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schiit saga

Postby hifinutt » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:09 pm

new pre amp arrived today , fascinating little pre which can be passive or active with valve . very good vfm at 360 new

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will keep you posted how it sounds
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit saga , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns

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Re: schiit saga

Postby SteveC » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 pm

hifinutt wrote:new pre amp arrived today , fascinating little pre which can be passive or active with valve . very good vfm at 360 new

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will keep you posted how it sounds


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Re: schiit saga

Postby hifinutt » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:11 pm

yes i have been using the little velleman valve pre which is super . its not the last word in dynamics but for 120 quid its good . i do love sniffing out these hi fi bargains as there is so much expensive stuff out there that simply is crazy

the schiit is a passive i have never tried but i do lean towards the valve pre these days . first thing i noticed was a smoother top end than the velleman . the ta`us are in a very live room and sound , well just incredible really . not too long ago i had the opportunity to hear the magico A3 premiered in London and i am pretty sure these RFC modded impulse ta`us could give that speaker a run for the money

not used the saga much yet but for the money its a cracker , one thing i note is i do have to turn the vol knob past 12 oclock to get a good sound
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit saga , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns

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Re: schiit saga

Postby MiniCoupeman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Had Schitt stuff in the past. Like Nord, punch way above there price ( How do they do that?) Enjoy!

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Re: schiit saga

Postby hifinutt » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:08 pm

yes nord is on the list to try but in the meantime the saga is extremely transparent without being fatiguing . some good slam and dynamics . it is not as versatile as my pre 3 which saves volume for every input and has 200 db steps

and i love how they describe their stuff in the manual

Yes, this preamp comes with a remote control. And yes, it’s a
relatively simple plastic affair. Yeah, we know you want milled
aluminum, but you also probably don’t want to spend a fortune
on a remote control either. This remote is inexpensive enough
that if your dog eats it, you can get another one without any
financial stress.
:)
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit saga , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns

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Re: schiit saga

Postby julianh » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:16 am

And they now make a very nice small aluminium remote. It’s basic but is pretty cheap. I have one for my Freya pre-amp.
Sources: Cyrus CDXT Signature, Cyrus Stream X Signature, Linn Sondek LP12 (Basik Plus, AT440MLa, Khan, Lingo 2, Trichord Dino Mk3 & Dino+)
DAC: Schiit Gungnir Multibit
Pre: Schiit Freya
Power: Hypex nCore NC400
Speakers: Focal 1008Be + BK XLS200
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Re: schiit saga

Postby hifinutt » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:20 pm

very nice , be interesting to compare the 2 pre amps . certainly the saga is making compelling listening with the horns
probably one of the best systems i have had so far .
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit saga , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns

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Re: schiit saga

Postby hifinutt » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:53 pm

july the 9th and the saga is running very nicely , only thing to note is i have to have the vol knob up fairly high at 1 or 2 o.clock
1]bc pre 3 vbs
msb s200 power amp
/vbs1 FM1 tuner
onkyo sacd , tannoy eaton legacy 2] schiit saga , firebottle hybrid monos , bc 3.5vbs, marantz sa8005 , reference fidelity impulse ta`us horns