Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 27 of 27
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    No longer Castro Valley, California
    Posts
    5,099

    Default Holy Schiit!! Schiit Audio announces $99 headphone amp and $99 DAC

    Wouldn't you like a new headphone amp or DAC for X'mas?

    http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/20...d-99-modi-dac/

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    9,644

    Default

    I concur, HOLY CRAP...

    And of course right after I get my hi-fi work system build for something like this they come out with these lol...

    Oh well my Audio GD NFB-3 aint going nowhere and if nothing else I might get that DAC and a Vahalla tube amp for work....
    Advice is free, the Flea Market is earned - F1Nut

    Lessons cost money, good ones cost LOTS - Tony Beets

    HT: APC H15 | Pio 51FD | Uverse | Xbox 360 | Squeezebox Classic | Integra DTR 5.9 | Carver AV-705x & M1.0t MKII Opt002 | LSi 15 | LSiC | LSi F/x | Kimber Hero IC & 8VS SC

    Office: Win 7 -> DacMagic w/ Pangea PSU | Sunfire TGP-II | Parasound HCA-750ii | Polk RTA 11TL | Cables TBA

    Bedroom: Uverse | Roku 2 | Samsung LCD | SurroundBar 2000

    Sales Rating
    Gear

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    838

    Default

    I like that Schiit.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    No longer Castro Valley, California
    Posts
    5,099

    Default

    Did I mention these 2 components are made in the good, old US of A?

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SE MO
    Posts
    613

    Default

    That Modi is the Schiit for $99! It looks like they're shooting straight at HRT with a USB-powered DAC.
    2.1: Peachtree DAC●iT>Yaqin MC-10L w/6CA7-EH, Voskhod 6N1P-EV>polkaudio RT25i, PSW202

    5.1: ATI HD5850 HDMI Bitstreaming>Denon AVR-1910>polkaudio RT7, CS350-LS, RT3, PSW505, Sony Bravia KDL-52W3000

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (20)

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    7th Circle of Hell - aka DFW
    Posts
    10,658

    Default

    I love my Schiit, wish I had a use for these...
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    4,443

    Default

    Man that's the schiit

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    northern iowa
    Posts
    814

    Default

    i may get the headphone amp to go with my Bifrost so i can have two schiits.
    Polk 5jr+
    B&K Ref. 200.2
    NAD 116
    Keces DA-131
    Analysis Plus Copper Oval, AQ King Cobra
    AMD 8350 @ 4.8 Ghz.

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    9,644

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 11tsteve View Post
    i may get the headphone amp to go with my Bifrost so i can have two schiits.
    Steve I don't give two schiits about what you do lol
    Advice is free, the Flea Market is earned - F1Nut

    Lessons cost money, good ones cost LOTS - Tony Beets

    HT: APC H15 | Pio 51FD | Uverse | Xbox 360 | Squeezebox Classic | Integra DTR 5.9 | Carver AV-705x & M1.0t MKII Opt002 | LSi 15 | LSiC | LSi F/x | Kimber Hero IC & 8VS SC

    Office: Win 7 -> DacMagic w/ Pangea PSU | Sunfire TGP-II | Parasound HCA-750ii | Polk RTA 11TL | Cables TBA

    Bedroom: Uverse | Roku 2 | Samsung LCD | SurroundBar 2000

    Sales Rating
    Gear

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    northern iowa
    Posts
    814

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    Steve I don't give two schiits about what you do lol
    Polk 5jr+
    B&K Ref. 200.2
    NAD 116
    Keces DA-131
    Analysis Plus Copper Oval, AQ King Cobra
    AMD 8350 @ 4.8 Ghz.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,557

    Default

    This thread wouldn't be nearly as long as it is if people weren't making fun of Schiit's name.

    I guess people just have Schiit to say.

    RT-12, CS350-LS, PSW-300, Infinity Overture 1, Monoprice RC-65i
    Adcom GFA-545II, GFA-6000, Outlaw Audio 990, Netgear NeoTV
    Denon DCM-460, DMD-1000, Sony BDP-360, Bravia KDL-40Z4100/S
    Monster AVL-300, HTS-2500 MKII

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    105

    Default

    Its a great DAC the bifrost

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SE MO
    Posts
    613

    Default

    I just ordered the Modi DAC. I will be comparing it directly to an HRT Music Streamer II, which I figure is the closest competitor spec-wise to the $99 Modi at $149. I'll also compare it to a MF VDAC-II, which is closer to the Bifrost's price/performance league.

    I will post my impressions here.
    Last edited by Tbone289; 12-13-2012 at 11:20 AM.
    2.1: Peachtree DAC●iT>Yaqin MC-10L w/6CA7-EH, Voskhod 6N1P-EV>polkaudio RT25i, PSW202

    5.1: ATI HD5850 HDMI Bitstreaming>Denon AVR-1910>polkaudio RT7, CS350-LS, RT3, PSW505, Sony Bravia KDL-52W3000

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    252

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone289 View Post
    I just ordered the Modi DAC. I will be comparing it directly to an HRT Music Streamer II, which I figure is the closest competitor spec-wise to the $99 Modi at $149. I'll also compare it to a MF VDAC-II, which is closer to the Bifrost's price/performance league.

    I will post my impressions here.
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I nearly ordered a Modi last night.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Urbandale IA
    Posts
    2,253

    Default

    I can't wait to hear your thoughts as well, considering one of these for my Squeezebox..

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The heart of Texas
    Posts
    1,835

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by codyc1ark View Post
    I can't wait to hear your thoughts as well, considering one of these for my Squeezebox..
    It won't work will it? It looks to only have USB in like the HRT music streamer, and the SB only has digital optical or coax outputs right? Otherwise I would be tempted to do the same...

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The heart of Texas
    Posts
    1,835

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone289 View Post
    I just ordered the Modi DAC. I will be comparing it directly to an HRT Music Streamer II, which I figure is the closest competitor spec-wise to the $99 Modi at $149. I'll also compare it to a MF VDAC-II, which is closer to the Bifrost's price/performance league.

    I will post my impressions here.
    I thought about doing the same thing, but now I will wait until I read your feedback...

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Oconomowoc WI
    Posts
    643

    Default

    I will definitely be adding these two items to my Schiit list.
    Counterpoint SA1000 hybrid tube preamp, SUMO Andromeda amplifier, Acoustat Spectra 1100 Electrstatic hybrid speakers, HSU HRSW12-V subwoofer, NHT SA-2 Subwoofer amp, Rotel RCD-1070 CD, Thorens TD-160 TT, Mitchell Transcriptors Skeleton w/Vesigal arm TT

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Urbandale IA
    Posts
    2,253

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rooftop59 View Post
    It won't work will it? It looks to only have USB in like the HRT music streamer, and the SB only has digital optical or coax outputs right? Otherwise I would be tempted to do the same...
    USB as well, I believe!

    http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d...53_540x406.JPG

    Wait on second thought, that may just be for input IIRC.
    Last edited by codyc1ark; 12-13-2012 at 12:13 PM.

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    9,644

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by codyc1ark View Post
    USB as well, I believe!

    http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d...53_540x406.JPG

    Wait on second thought, that may just be for input IIRC.
    Yes the USB on the Squeezebox is for like a flash drive/external drive.

    You need to just suck it up and get a Benchmark DAC1 HDR and be done with it ... Just kidding mang, but thats the pre on my game ending wish list
    Advice is free, the Flea Market is earned - F1Nut

    Lessons cost money, good ones cost LOTS - Tony Beets

    HT: APC H15 | Pio 51FD | Uverse | Xbox 360 | Squeezebox Classic | Integra DTR 5.9 | Carver AV-705x & M1.0t MKII Opt002 | LSi 15 | LSiC | LSi F/x | Kimber Hero IC & 8VS SC

    Office: Win 7 -> DacMagic w/ Pangea PSU | Sunfire TGP-II | Parasound HCA-750ii | Polk RTA 11TL | Cables TBA

    Bedroom: Uverse | Roku 2 | Samsung LCD | SurroundBar 2000

    Sales Rating
    Gear

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,196

    Default

    Sh!t Schitt! Way to go!
    Last edited by Kenneth Swauger; 01-05-2013 at 03:51 PM.

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    6,073

    Default

    I should be getting one for Christmas from the folks. We will see how it works.
    Usher CP-6311, Shuguang S200MK, Shuguang S845MK, Pioneer BDP-51fd, Essence Audio HDACC, Douglas IC's, Douglas Alpha bi-wire SC's, Pangea/Douglas PC's, Epson 8100

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Galveston
    Posts
    3,195

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    I should be getting one for Christmas from the folks. We will see how it works.
    Good...put it in your pocket and bring it to LSAF

    P.S. Bring something to drink 'cause I'll be thirsty
    Home Theater:Samsung8000-55LED,Pioneer SC35, Pioneer DV-79AVi, Sunfire TGA7201, LSi25, LCi RTSc, LC80i
    2chnl system:Melody 101 tube pre, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, W4S Dac, MG Audio Planus2 speaker cables
    Office rig: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (24)

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    all I see is cows and cheese...
    Posts
    4,206

    Default

    Just placed my order for them. Trying out some headphone audio for a bit. Will be using Sennheiser HD380's and HD 598s and possibly a pair of AKG A550
    2 Channel-
    Soundlab M3PX
    BAT VK-31
    Wyred SX1000 monos
    Esoteric DV50
    Dynavector p75 modded phono stage
    Rega P25 modded-Denon 103R Cart
    Squeezebox Touch
    Modded Music Hall DAC Burson op amps
    Richard Grey 600S
    MIT Shotgun IC's and SC

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (11)

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    2,367

    Default

    Interested in the review

  26. #26

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SE MO
    Posts
    613

    Default

    I posted my initial impressions of the Modi here: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...=1#post1856902
    2.1: Peachtree DAC●iT>Yaqin MC-10L w/6CA7-EH, Voskhod 6N1P-EV>polkaudio RT25i, PSW202

    5.1: ATI HD5850 HDMI Bitstreaming>Denon AVR-1910>polkaudio RT7, CS350-LS, RT3, PSW505, Sony Bravia KDL-52W3000

  27. #27

    Member Sales Rating: (24)

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    all I see is cows and cheese...
    Posts
    4,206

    Default

    hmm, so far the sound tends to be a little on the bright side for me. Not sure if its the DAC or the amp. While its better than the DAC of my computer its not the final chapter in what I would be looking for.

    I'm getting a pair of HD600's here tomorrow or Thursday and will be able to listen some more. Will also try out the tube stage on my other DAC in the main system to see the differences. So far for the price its really not bad. I do have to say I do enjoy the difference it made when listening.
    2 Channel-
    Soundlab M3PX
    BAT VK-31
    Wyred SX1000 monos
    Esoteric DV50
    Dynavector p75 modded phono stage
    Rega P25 modded-Denon 103R Cart
    Squeezebox Touch
    Modded Music Hall DAC Burson op amps
    Richard Grey 600S
    MIT Shotgun IC's and SC

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Schiit Bifrost DAC
    By wingnut4772 in forum Going Digital
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-14-2013, 08:13 PM
  2. Schiit Gungnir DAC - Impressions During Burn in ...
    By PrazVT in forum Going Digital
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-28-2012, 03:44 PM
  3. Schiit Bifrost DAC
    By wingnut4772 in forum Electronics
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-21-2012, 07:17 PM
  4. Sweet - Schiit DAC & Joule Preamp
    By PreCd in forum 2 Channel Audio
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-28-2012, 11:27 PM
  5. Nice Affordable DAC from SCHIIT with more to come . . .
    By SolidSqual in forum Electronics
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 12-16-2011, 04:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts