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    Default Schiit Bifrost DAC

    Anyone here have one? Heard one?

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    I'm looking for a Pre to follow my Squeezebox Touch.
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    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...e-to-come-.-.-.

    Ah, finally took the leap to the Squeezebox. How are you liking it Darla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...e-to-come-.-.-.

    Ah, finally took the leap to the Squeezebox. How are you liking it Darla?



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    Thanks for the link. I did a search and nothing popped up. I love my Touch.
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    I started with a SQB II about 4 years ago and then moved to the Touch over a year ago, love it. I have an external linear power supply for the Touch and use an external dac. Works fantastically. Look into the external linear power supply for another nice upgrade.

    I just remember that link from all the wise cracks about the name.

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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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    From what I have read the schiit seems to be the best performer in the price range. I would be interested on how you compare the sound to the integra

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    I've only read good things about it.

    http://www.audioaficionado.org/digit...s-bifrost.html

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    Well I already like the SBT's DACs compared to Integra for music I think. I have been bouncing back and forth between Direct and Stereo for an hour and a half lol. I can appreciate what Audyssey does but im just not feeling it.

    Upon further review that thread was more schiit jokes than anything else lol.

    I should have it Thursday but I know it needs break in.
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    Darla, there are other threads on that board where the Bifrost is mentioned.

    I'm not a fan of Audyssey for music either.
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    Got it today and it's going back. I can't really hear much discernible difference between it and the touch except maybe it's brighter and I don't want that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    Got it today and it's going back. I can't really hear much discernible difference between it and the touch except maybe it's brighter and I don't want that.
    I bought one also and returned it because I thought it was too bright. Not saying it was a bad DAC, but just not my taste.

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    I would highly recommend the peachtree dac it

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    I think the touch is too bright as it is, bad news about the dac. What will you be going for now then wingnut?

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    I'll probably leave it as is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    Got it today and it's going back. I can't really hear much discernible difference between it and the touch except maybe it's brighter and I don't want that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_k View Post
    I bought one also and returned it because I thought it was too bright. Not saying it was a bad DAC, but just not my taste.
    Just a thought, these things need some break-in time. One day is hardly enough time to evaluate or break in new gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Just a thought, these things need some break-in time. One day is hardly enough time to evaluate or break in new gear.

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    That's a good point. I had mine for around 2 weeks before I decided to return it. I did try and put as much playing time on it as I could. I had several friends who thought it sounded just perfect. But, at the end of the day it wasn't for me. Eye of the beholder or ear in this hobby. I still think it's a solid product though!

    As a side note I had to deal with there customer service a few times and gotta say it's top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Just a thought, these things need some break-in time. One day is hardly enough time to evaluate or break in new gear.

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    Yeah. I don't subscribe to that break in stuff. For speakers yes but not electronics. Usually the recommended ' break in ' period surpasses the return period. If it doesn't grab me out of the box I'm not gonna listen to it until I've convinced myself it does. :)
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    I really want to hear one. Don't they offer a trial?

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    i have one and i like it. i also just acquired a Peachtree Dac-it, and just for me, the Peachtree is not doing it yet. The Dac-it is used, but low hours, so i have been trying a little burn in... it has improved, but so far I am not hearing the musicality that seems to be mentioned in every review.
    I also have a new-to-me NAD 116 pre amp, and some new resistors to drop in the cross overs of my Infinity RSb's, as well as a Grover Huffman digital IC coming to replace this Tributaries TOSLINK... then there is going to be a lot of listening and swapping of gear.
    at the end, there will either be a Peachtree or a Schiit for sale.
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