Schiit Modi Multibit 2 Discussion

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  1. JK47

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    After a few weeks of listening to the MM2 vs the Modius E, mainly in my headphone rig fed by a pi2AES by way of coax. I'm getting a decent handle on what I like more... It's the Modius E with the caveat that it has to be with the Cinemag DIY XLR/SE box. I keep trying the Modius E SE, but always switch back to BAL with "the box". The box is simple to build, but a pain in the ass to get quiet, and each person's system will probably require a slightly different approach in troubleshooting and wiring. Definitely not for those that are easily frustrated and lash out at the world when they get a hint of the faintest fart in the wind.

    The Modius E w/Cinemag combo has a wow factor when it comes to faster paced music with dynamic gusto compared to the lazier more romantic MM2. The MM2 has a thicker, liquid density in the mids that gets lost in fast complicated sections of certain songs, but that dense tone is also addicting on some tracks.

    For now I think the Modius E w/Cinemag is staying in the headphone rig: SW51+, Piety--> HD600 new/old pads...

    I'll play with the 2ch set up and see where that goes in the next while.

    Mostly listened to my CD rips, my vinyl rips, and bit of Apple music
     
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    Sounds like an MM2 and a Magni Pi might be too romantic?
     
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    Unison has a sound. You can search for opinions on the site to find impressions. I find it faster and drier than SPDIF optical and cleaner than Gen 5 USB.

    If you want neutral, clinical, uncolored my non-value suggestion is Chord. Staying Schiit ecosystem, Modius E has a lot of blackground and somewhat untamed highs which you might like.
     
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    I don't know, you might like it.
     
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    How might I determine if my OG Multibit has the OPA2156 implementation?
     
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    I've gotten to the point that with headphones I listen to the Modius E at least as much as the Gungnir Multibit, but about 95 % of my speaker listening is from the Gungnir.
     
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    Open the hood, look at the bottom of the board at positions U17 & U18. See here.
     
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    Thank you! I appreciate the info and link. Most appreciated.
     

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