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Schiit - Vali 2

Desktop Headphone Amplifier

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Designed & Made
in the USA

2 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Connect With
RCA

1000mW RMS @ 32Ω
Power Output

Metal
Build

Volume
Controls

DESCRIPTION

REDEFINING THE AFFORDABLE TUBE AMP

Some cheap (and even expensive) tube amps don’t use tubes to their full potential, “starving” them with low plate voltages or using op-amp buffers for output. Not the Schiit Vali 2. It uses a unique, class-leading power supply that gives you 60V on the plate. Along with a fully discrete, current-mode noninverting hybrid topology, this amp redefines what you can expect from an affordable tube amp, even at twice its price.

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THE POWER TO ROLL YOUR OWN SOUND

The Vali 2 comes with a single NOS 6BZ7 tube, which can be swapped for other Schitt tubes to “roll” the sound to your own preference. It delivers 1W into 32 ohms for hard-to-drive headphones—while providing a low gain mode for low-noise performance with sensitive headphones. You can also use the preamp outputs to add a tube preamp to your power amp or powered monitors.

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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20Khz, -0.2db
5Hz-150KHz, -3dB
MAXIMUM POWER 1300mW RMS per channel (16 ohms)
1000mW RMS per channel (32 ohms)
650mW RMS per channel (50 ohms)
270mW RMS per channel (300 ohms)
270mW RMS per channel (600 ohms)
THD <0.03%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, low gain
IMD <0.05%, CCIR, low gain
SNR >99db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, low gain
CROSSTALK -68dB, 20Hz-20KHz
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 1.2 ohms in low gain mode, 5.8 ohms in high gain mode
INPUT IMPEDANCE 50K ohms
GAIN 5 (14dB) or 1.25 (2dB)
TOPOLOGY Tube voltage gain with convolved bipolar current mode inverter and discrete bipolar class AB output stage
PROTECTION Delayed start and fast shut-down with muting relay
POWER CONSUMPTION 9W
WEIGHT 453g (1 lb)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. Schiit - Vali 2
2. Wall-Wart

FAQs

WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEWS

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Schiit Vali 2 comes with a 2 year warranty from Schiit that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Schiit's warranty in India.

Customer Reviews

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Best sound for Headphones, not so best as a pre-amp

I decided to purchased an entry level tube amp / preamp after sitting on the fence for far too long, the Vali2 fits the bill just fine. The tonal quality isnt too much like the more capable elder brothers from Schiit but the soundscape is very nicely handled, the mids are where the Vali2 shines. My setup need this to be used as a Headphone amp aswell as a PreAmp (trying to squeeze the most of the tube from Vali2) it doesnt shine in the preamp section. The PreAmp matching to a PowerAmp is really difficult and the circuit switching to the tube produces a buzz each time scaring the hell out of you and your speakers. Its best to avoid using it as a PreAmp. The Amp itself works very well and you get what you pay for. 5 stars for the Vali2 as a Headphone Amp and 2 stars as a PreAmp.

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