Those who’re fans of classic tube amplifiers will already know what these 6N dual triode tubes represent, but for those who’re new to all of this, I don’t think I can describe it better than Schiit themselves.
“Tube sound is a smoky nightclub with a hot chick in a red dress, it’s a warm swimming pool in summer, glowing green against the purple twilight, it’s a . . . well, hell, you can’t really explain tube sound. Think “smooth, fluid, liquid, alive.” But not in a SF-movie-gonna-eat-you kinda way.”
So to sum it all up, tubes make a great experience from amplifiers and turn them into something incredible. Obviously to experience an amplifier you’ll need to pair it up with a set of good headphones; hence our combo of the Schiit Valhalla and the Sennheiser HD 800.
Here’s a specification sheet to show what the Schiit Valhalla is capable of.
Headphone Impedance: 32-600 ohms
Gain: 8 (18 dB)
Frequency Response: 10Hz-200KHz, -3dB
Maximum Output: 30V P-P
THD: Less than 0.5%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V
Topology: Class-A single-ended triode, zero feedback, noninverting, single voltage gain stage
Tube Complement: 6N1P dual triode input, 6N6P dual triode output, 1 each per channel
Power Consumption: 40W
Size: 9 x 6.75 x 3.25”
Weight: 7 lbs