The Mike Moffat (#2 at Schiit) Blog

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  1. Darren G

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    I have barely posted in the last few months, but that's because Yggdrasil with A2 board, and Mojo 2 with the Tesla tubes just sounds like music to me, and I have been enjoying music. There is nothing annoying, just sounds like music. You will put yourself out of business ;)

    And gads I hate believing in magic, but the tubes in the MJ2 path make a difference to me. It's what I was missing with my old SS gear. That warmth, the sense of liquid sound, smooth, well no words, but yea gonna keep using this gear until the next round of magic happens.
     
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    Now that's the essence of the hobby.
    You are one happy person.
    (What headphones are you using?)
     
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    ColtMrFire Writes better gear impressions than you

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    When I owned the Lyr2 the Teslas were a breakthrough. By far my favorite sound. My T3 is better in technicalities, but the Lyr 2 with Tesla tubes is the best tone/timbre I've ever heard in an amp, bar none.
     
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    Lately I have been using the Focal Utopias. They are sort of harsh (aka truthful), but with Yggdrasil A2 A2 and Mojo 2 and tubes of choice, the balance is about right. I cannot recommend these headphones if the backend gear is not working, because they will reveal every annoyance, but with right gear behind them, pretty amazing.
     
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    For whatever it is worth, I can write, tubes do NOT make the sound mushy like it did a few decades ago (aka the Heathkit days). The MJ2 is as lively as any SS amp, every bit as clear, it's just not sterile (aka sucky). LIkewise, Yggdrasil with the newer A2 board, nothing wrong at all. Every detail is there, but Baldr has succeeded, what an amazing DAC. It just sounds like music. Smooth, musical. Like I wrote earlier, Schiit may put themselves out of business, this gear is just that good there is not much motivation to buy anything else.
     
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    Thought you sold your Utopias? (https://superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/fs-focal-utopia.6792/)
     
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    @zonto - I put them up for sale, nobody bought them, I've revisited them and finding them to be more enjoyable then when I first got them. They are still hard for me to recommend because they are potentially brutal too, but maybe they've gotten to be more tolerable due to break in or I maybe I have just adjusted. They do a lot well, but if there is any annoyance behind them, well you'll hear it all.
     
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    Totally agree.

    It's about how the internal components are designed around the tubes. Even the Vahalla 2 is by no means "mushy" or euphonic.

    I just heard the new PrimaLuna tube DAC. It's pretty damn good. $3k good? Not sure.
     
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    @baldr congrats to you, Jason and your team on the new Bifrost 2. Seems like an epic product for the price, and setting up good things to come for Gungnir Multibit and Yggdrasil. Honestly, the amount of value (not to mention sound quality) packed into your creations is truly amazing.

    Also hope that your health is doing ok these days. All the best.
     
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    +1 And mostly wishing you good health.
     
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