New Loki incoming? Loki mysteriously absent from the Schiit page

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  1. PerfectAnalog

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    New Loki incoming? I noticed that the Loki is mysteriously absent from the Schiit web page.
     

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    It's not mysterious. DSD is a dud. No new Loki. No new DSD products. We're done with that.
     
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    Exactly what I thought. I haven't heard about DSD in months, figured it was over.
     
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    OMG quick gather up all the Lokis and sell for a profit!:rolleyes:

    I really wish the industry would move on from this though it actually pisses me off when the main marketing for a product is 32/384 DSD256 Capable!

    Like really? Please show me where that music is available and if it is I probably wouldn't want to listen to it anyway.
     
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    It's worse--now they're actively pimping 32/768, DSD512, and DSD1024. None of which have a single track you can buy. Pure madness.
     
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    And yet, those same pimps have no idea how to get regular 16/44.1 right.
     
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    But...But... Sony says its better....
     
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    I don't think DSD is going anywhere. But could be wrong. To me it seems like some folks are trying to make money out of content delivery formats.
     
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    if you are referring to IFI to "take advantage" of its capabilities people are actually using a program called HQ player to upsample there music to DSD512, I kid you not.

    You need a pretty powerful cpu to do it though.
     
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    That is a true "WTF?!!" moment. It's like people scaling photos from the Apple front facing camera to 42 megapixels.
     
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    yep, but hey it sounds better yo':rolleyes:
     
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    Quote of the decade.
     
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    Jason any chance of schiit updating firmware on the USB cards for bimby and up to work with the USB 1.0 standard? I literally have no music above 24/96 and if I do I usually just down convert it.

    I feel it would solve a lot of headaches.
     
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    You mean adding a driverless mode, a la Modi 2? Not without it having to come back to us, and chassis changes (for the Class 1/2 mode switch.) So no.
     
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    Yeah that's what I mean. I will literally send you my Yggy as the guinea pig even if you could make it just a one of
     
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    wait what!??
    no futuristic products like a minimegaburrito multi bit Fulla capable of playing DSD2megaBit ?

    are you forcing us back to the dark ages of cassettes and 8-track tapes?
    :drunk:

    next thing you'll tell us is that solid state is "ahead of it's time" and schiit is stopping production of everything except tube amps?
    :D
     
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    I have a Loki for sale. $20 + shipping. Works great with JRiver. Just convert PCM to DSDoverPCM on the fly.
     
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    oh to be a fly on the wall at that discussion at Schiit HQ!

    Jason: "Hey Mike, for Loki I think we..."
    Mike: "Yah, I agree. just put it out of it's Fing misery. what took you so #!*!& long?"

    ;)
     
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    I had DSD on my list of things I might consider looking for in a great DAC. Then I looked at a lot of great DACs. Virtually none of them supported DSD.

    The only R-2R I saw that supported it and might be worth a darn is the Soekris.

    Dropped DSD from my requirements list real quick.
     
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    We are actually having a Loki death party here at Schiit on Friday, complete with a graveyard-themed cake. I will be barbecuing. We will take pictures and post.
     
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