Schiit Saga Thread

Discussion in 'Preamps' started by HitmanFluffy, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. deserat

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    Thanks for the reasurance.

    Any suggestion on a tube to open up soundstage?

    I've also got a maxed out foreplay 3 that I need to finish refurbing, going to enjoy comparing the two,
     

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    Just got my Saga in. Currently just running it as a preamp to my Black Widow, but it will also serve my JBL monitors. Oddly, it seems like I need to have the volume pot turned all the way up in order to get decent volume. And even then, it's about the same volume as if I had connected my RCAs directly from source to amp. Is this to be expected, or is something amiss?
     
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    From the Schiit website under specs for the Saga:

    Gain: Approximately 1 (0dB) through either passive or active stage​

    So yep, that's what to expect...max output same as the source direct. No gain.
     
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    While the Saga is transparent for speakers, I would not use it in between a dac and a resolving headphone amp. When I tried it with the ZDT, there was a loss in max volume (likely due to the impedance interactions b/t pre-amp and headphone amp) and a loss in overall resolution.
     
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    That makes a lot of sense. I also don't find it makes much of a tube buffer either in my experience. Saga is subtle enough on its own WRT the tube-loob it adds on, and I found it's even less apparent going through another preamp (the character of the next preamp marks it's stamp on the signature as well).
     

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