New Schiit Vali 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by jexby, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. lm4der

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    So what's the best 'affordable' option for the THX00, Vali 2 or Magni 2 ?
     
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    Reasonable enough!
     
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    Depends upon preferences. Magni 2U has more extended sub bass and better quality bass. Vali 2 has better everything else. For most electronica recordings, I would tend toward Magnu 2U. The best part about Vali 2 is that you can remove the board from the chassis and touch certain parts of it to give yourself a minor tingle.
     
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    People sticking the Modi on top of the Magni despite the Magni having vents are hilarious.
     
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    Can anyone give me their opinions on the Vali 2 paired with the HD 800?

    Getting the HD 800 for xmas and current have the Objective 2 amp and the Schiit Modi (first version). Is the Valhalla 2 worth the price difference from the Vali 2? I'm sure it's better but a little expensive for right now. What do you guys think?
     
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    Will test that on my golden schlong.

    Also waiting to see if anyone on HF freaks out about this as a safety issue.
     
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    I wonder if head fi has every plugged a pair of low impedance studio headphones into a guitar amp or mixing console and heard the drivers go boom.

    Tubey tubes are bad for anything where the distortion is part of the music like kraut rock, no wave, noise rock, extreme metal, etc. Adding the typical tube distortion yourself audibly lowers the fidelity of the playback. Smoothing it over yourself with tubes isn't as effective as just darkening (HD 650) or rolling off (Meier Corda Rock) the high end if it's too harsh. I don't think Sonic Youth shoved screwdrivers into their guitars or Sepultura glued batteries together to make "bullet belts" to make smooth string music. The MFSL gold disc of Goo is real though as Steve Hoffman.

    Sovtek 6922 keeps crunch? The out of control bass and smoothing over of guitars bleeding into the treble is why I hated the original Vali.
     
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    Dude... the Vali 2 was just available for purchase just a few hours ago. Calm down.
     
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    I'll get measurements of the Vali 2. It's defint
    I'll run the thing on low-gain and report back. (Only have been running on high-gain). I need to dig up my Sonic Youth CDs. Went through my own Sonic Youth phase as probably every other person here has. Will provide measurements too. I know the original Vali measured like shit. I am curious.
     
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    Pair with Gungnir Multibit? :D
     
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    Interesting choice, trying to decide to go for a Valhalla 2 or the Vali 2 now for my dynamics.
     
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    Just want to add that this thing sounds pretty damn good. A lot better than Vali 1. I never liked Vali 1 though FWIW

    I am disappointed that no one caught on to Easter Egg in Omni pic. I spent a good 10 minutes framing that to be subtle enough without pulling a Jude
     
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    I expect some that new about the Vali 2 earlier might have caught on, but how would you really be able to tell otherwise? Maybe if the PCB was red. :p
     
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    BTW I strongly recommend people NOT buy this product. Look at the product picture! Not only does the reflection look off, it doesn't match the style of their other product pictures AND is not upside down!

    No wonder this amp will give your schlong a little tingle outside of the case. It's clearly infused with SATANIC BLACK MAGIC! I'm fairly certain you can see the reflection of Satan himself in the tube.

    Clearly this is a highly dangerous product physically, mentally, spiritually, and demonically. I am specifically freaking out about this publicly and not going to Schiit about it privately so that I can make the world a better, happier place and make myself feel like a hero for the people.

    LOOKSEE!

    vali2-front-1920.jpg

    I specifically recommended this amp to a coworker because I hate him.

    (Yes, I'm being a trolling ass, don't think this matters whatsoever, and this seems like a damn sweet little amp at a great price. Really want to hear one myself.)
     
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    Yup the red would have been more egg than Easter.
     
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    It's K Hands. Just do the condom mod on it and you'll be safe.
     
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    I think the "World Exclusive" banner needs to have the text edited to say "Schiit Vali 2" - note the numeral 2. The existing banner just says "Schiit Vali".
     
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    That banner made me laugh! :D
     
  20. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist MOT: Schiit - Here to help!

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    In case I missed it, does this mean that the tubes are roll-able in Vali 2? (in Note #1)
     

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