This thread is to discuss the Nitsch Magni Piety headphone amplifier. It is a (sold out in 12 hours) limited production “rich-sounding solid state amp with tube-like characteristics.”
- A new variation of the Continuity™ circuit design
- Two-step gain switch
- Powder-coated aluminum top and steel bottom chassis in unique NITSCH colorway
- Designed and hand-assembled in California
- Limited release
Why do we need THIS Magni??
We had quite the Schiit stack and used to switch between Vali and Magni. Piety is the Magni that we always wanted- solid state ease-of-use with a touch of tube punchiness. (Hint: try it in both low and high gain. And try with different headphones, it may surprise you!)
How, again, does it do that?
A ways back, Jason did a test to see if he could alter the Continuity circuit to fit in a Magni. Not only did it work, but he could also mimic some tube characteristics with the design.
Why doesn’t this Schiit sell itself (on the Schiit website)?
Magnis usually need to be produced at higher volume. An order of Magni-tude higher volume. The Magni Piety uses difficult to source transistors that affect the sound. Schiit was kind enough to let NITSCH assemble and launch the product as a limited edition for the community.
Why NITSCH x Schiit?
NITSCH is inspired by what Schiit has done. A decade of innovation and great value. One of NITSCH’s missions is to find great stuff that otherwise wouldn’t get made- and make it. Another of NITSCH’s missions is to add something special and different to what is available. This is another level of niche within our niche. Perfect for NITSCH.