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    Default Nice Affordable DAC from SCHIIT with more to come . . .

    I've heard some rumblings around the forum lately for a nice affordable DAC. Here's something else to consider. The Schiit BiFrost has yet to be released, but I own the Valhalla Tube amp and love it.

    http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?mai...&products_id=7



    Schiit Audio, has just announced the introduction of their new Bifrost, their first standalone DAC, which is claimed to be ?the world?s most affordable fully upgradable DAC?. The new Bifrost DAC features a modular design with upgradable USB input and DAC/analog output boards, giving the buyer some future-proofing.

    The Bifrost, though value priced, is packed with advanced features and high-end components, including the AKM4399 32 bit D/A converter, a fully discrete analog section, a sophisticated bit-perfect clock management system, asynchronous USB 2.0 receiver implementation that offers 24 bit / 192 kHz playback from both Windows and Mac computers and a low-jitter SPDIF receiver that is also 24 bit/192kHz capable.

    Bifrosts ordered without USB can be upgraded to add the USB input at any time with a $100 board, thanks to its upgradable design.

    Schiit Audio will make selected upgrades available for Bifrost when there are meaningful changes in USB or D/A conversion technology. Bifrost owners will have the option of sending in their DAC to Schiit to have them upgraded or completing a DIY upgrade using Schiit supplied parts and instructions.

    Bifrost is the first in a planned line of three Schiit DACs, including a step-up model with balanced outputs as well as a high-end performance basted model. All models will offer upgrade plans or options.

    Schiit Audio announced pre-order availability today for Bifrost, at a retail price of $349 U.S. (without USB 2.0 input) and $449 U.S. (with USB 2.0 input) via the Schiit Audio online store or through select international distributors and US dealers.

    The new Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC is scheduled to begin shipping on August 31, 2011.

    http://canadahifi.com/index.php/new-schiit-bifrost-dac/

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    They should change the name...........

    So now you'll two pieces of Schiit :tongue:

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    They should change the name...........

    So now you'll two pieces of Schiit :tongue:

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    So now you'll two pieces of Schiit :tongue:

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    Now that's funny right there.....

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    I am actually laughing out loud Brock.
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    I can see it now;

    Guy 1 : What kind of gear do you own?

    Guy 2 : Oh, I have a couple pieces of Schiit

    Guy 1: Really, you should buy something nicer, you might get more enjoyment out of the hobby.

    Sorry couldn't resist. Looks promising, but I'd like to see the guts and I'd probably wait until some reviews just to get some impressions.

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Check out their FAQ section. Their stuff is all USA supplied and manufactured. That's the Schiit in my book.

    By the way, you guys would really enjoy pushing some clean power with a nice Schiit. ;)
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    Hey that's some nice Schiit you got there.

    How does that Schiit sound?

    Where can I get my hands on that Schiit?

    I love the name, it could sound like Schiit and I would still love the name.
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    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.

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    After reading the stats, I'll gladly take a Schiit.
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    Do you say shiit, or ****e ? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Man, you guys don't know DAC Schiit!

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    Oh, and if you don't want to buy Schiit, maybe you can buy from these Fuchs:
    http://www.fuchsaudiotechnology.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    They should change the name...........

    So now you'll two pieces of Schiit :tongue:

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    Waaaaaaaa!

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    C'mon guys, lets keep this schiit on topic please.
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    Smile Their home page says it all....


    And yes, that is our name. And yes, it's pronounced exactly like you think. Shee-tah. It's a proud German name, host to a long line of audio engineers who slaved away in crumbling Teutonic fortresses as lightning lashed the dark lands outside, working to perfect the best amplification devices in the world . . . Or, well, no. Yep, Schiit is our name. As in "Hey man, that's some really cool Schiit." Or, "We like music and Schiit." And now that we have your attention, can we show you some Schiit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    Man, you guys don't know DAC Schiit!
    ^^^^^^Best one so far!

    And yest, it Schiit rhymes with "sit".

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    I don't have any Schiit.
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    Haha, does that ad really say "introducing ASGARD"

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    I wonder if it floats :tongue:

    I wonder if that Schiit stinks?

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Any Schiit worth the effort can get pretty dirty. Do the cleaning instructions specify whether Charmin or Northern should be used, and do you flush afterwards?
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    mite pick up a asguard if its the shiit
    polk 10bs--- prodigy hd2 modded Burson Audio opamps
    dcm time windows ---- parasound pre amp
    TDQ-1600 Broadcast Reference Tuner -- yamaha cd s700
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    now thats some funny shiit
    polk 10bs--- prodigy hd2 modded Burson Audio opamps
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    I really dont know schiit when it comes to dacs .Has any one here had there hands on schiit if so how do you like shiit in your ears
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    on a more serious note, Schiit products get high marks from Head-fi.org people, I've been considering getting an Asgard myself to pair with possibly a Sennheiser HD 600 or 650
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsax View Post
    on a more serious note, Schiit products get high marks from Head-fi.org people, I've been considering getting an Asgard myself to pair with possibly a Sennheiser HD 600 or 650
    Thats what im thinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastz28 View Post
    Thats what im thinking
    Lets just keep talking schiit guys :tongue:

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    Wait till the schiit hits the fan...
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    audio-gd NFB-10.2 / Denon AH-D7000

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    I love the smell of new Schiit!...I wished i would have known about this before i bought my dacmagic, $450 for a piece of Schiit....NICE!
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    I always said I would never put schiit in my av rack but this thread has me reconsidering

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    I hear they're making a 5-channel amp called The Floater.

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