The Valkyria is the Culmination of the Dreams of Headphone Visionary Andrea Ricci of Spirit Torino. His dreams have taken shape in Titanium and sound like a Dream indeed.
Also it has become the Dream of many Headphone aficionados around the World.
When you listen to the Valkyria, a few long valid laws of the Head-Fi physics need to be reviewed and tested in the context of a new reality:
- A Headphone cannot be worth more than 8.5 k€
- A High-End headphone needs massive amplification
These two assumptions were a fact of life – until the arrival of the Valkyria:
Now there is a 10k€ exVAT headphone – that could seem discouraging to many who are on the pursuit of the best head-fi experience.
… and thank the Head-Fi heavens there is a point 2, as it comes to our rescue: While you realistically need a massive investment in amplification to run a High-End Planar, the Valkyria comes to full bloom on a Lotoo LPTG Titanium. and that not also provides preciously unknown transportability and flexibility, but als gives the budget a completely different appeal: All of a sudden you get a full system for the price of a Riviera AIC10 (which is what most of my customers end up with on their AB1266TC or Susvara).
So, is the Valkyria
- just insanely expensive or
- part of the most cost efficient High-End Head-Fi system on the face of the earth…?
You will have to come to the shop to LISTEN and find that out for yourself!