Schiit Loki

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  1. Bad Andy

    Bad Andy Well-Known Member

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    i came across this device online. Anyone use one? It has a bypass mode for the times you don’t want to degrade or alter the signal path. I think there might be times where adjusting the tone could really enhance the listening experience.

    For the price, I am tempted to try one. Anyone have any experience or a solid reason why I should not? Online reviews seam mixed but mostly positive.

    I could see if I had a real high end system, there might be better options.

    My current setup is: Otofron 2M Blue - U-Turn Orbit - Mofi Studio Phono pre - Tube Cube 7 amp - Klipsch RB 61 ii speakers. Although I just bought a new to me amp from forum member Jaycee. I should have the NAD D3020 here on Friday.

    While I like the little Tube Cube amp (3.5 watts per channel), I am hoping that the new NAD will offer more headroom. At low volumes, my systems sounds good. When I turn the volume up beyond 3/4 the bass falls a little flat. I am thinking it is a lack of power from the little unit to push out to the speakers. The Klipsch are efficient, and don’t take a lot to drive, but I will be very curious to see what a more powerful amp can do.

    I am saving and eventually want to upgrade more of my system. I have my eyes on heritage Klipsch speakers (either Forte’s or Heresy’s). After that, I plan on upgrading to a Prima Luna in the future too. The incoming NAD amp is a place holder for now. Also interested to try out the additional features like Bluetooth and DAC that are built into that amp.
     
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    HiFi Guy Well-Known Member

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    The NAD is an excellent match for the speakers you have now.
     
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    Bad Andy Well-Known Member

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    NAD arrived today. Sounds great. Really liking the features on this amp.

    With the bass boost feature (adds just the right amount of low end, but still sounds balanced), I may not need the Shiit Loki Mini equalizer.
     
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    2BEAB748-51DC-4D45-AE30-6FFAF033DF78.jpeg 2C9BA89E-0F90-4339-B897-3B980BE0D364.jpeg Update: I decided to treat myself and get the Schiit Loki equalizer.

    I love this device. I finally am getting bass out of my Klipsch RB61 ii bookshelf speakers.

    So far have just been listening to rock / classic rock albums since getting it today.

    Flipping the bypass switch is just night and day. I currently have the low bass up pretty high, mid bass turned up a little, midrange turned up just a hair, and top end turned down a little. Takes away the bright sound from the Klipsch speakers. Of course each album is different and may need different levels (or no) adjustment.

    All connections are with Blue Jeans cables.

    I know some purists will frown on using an EQ, but if it adds to my listening pleasure why not have it?
     
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    Nice little set up, Gratz :)
     
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