Schiit Bifrost 2

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  1. treboR

    treboR Wow, I made it this far without being a friend?

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    Balanced Output and Remote Control, two AD5781 converters—the same basic chip used in Gungnir Multibit—all-new Unison USB, completely modular, firmware updates

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    https://www.schiit.com/products/bifrost-1
     
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    Oh shit! And it's offered in black. Who can resist?
     
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    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    Should have known that within a month of buying a Gungnir Multibit that the DAC I was hoping would be made would be announced.

    Yeah, yeah, my DAC doesn't all of a sudden sound worse, but the perceived value of what I got for my money just dropped (especially if I want Unison when available since it has to be installed by Schiit).
     
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    Scheeeeit.

    Wtf is this internal design?

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    I love it!

    P.S. Dunno about the remote. Kinda expected a volume control in there.
     
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    Soups Sadomasochistic cat

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    Fax. I don't really need a "backup" DAC... but balanced + multibit + UNI_MUTHAFAXIN_SON USB?!?.... have to resist!!!!
     
  6. schiit

    schiit SchiitHead

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    The remote volume option costs $299 and is called "Saga S."
     
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    schiit SchiitHead

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    For those of you wondering about the general availability of Unison USB for all DACs, figure on January.
     
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    How does the output stage compare to the original Bifrost MB and the Gungnir MB/Yggdrasil?

    Oh, and is it still 4X oversampling, like the Modi and original Bifrost, or 8X?
     
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    schiit SchiitHead

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    Completely different from both. Differential op amp based (LME49724).
     
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    schiit SchiitHead

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    Oh, and I just posted the final board shots.
     

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    Does it at all address some of the claimed limitations of the SE outputs from the larger DACs?

    And I should have just posted a second time rather than edit my post, but was curious if it's using 4X OS like the Modi/Original Bifrost or 8X like the bigger DACs.

    Thanks!
     
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    schiit SchiitHead

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    8X. It's the Gungnir DACs, just 2 of the lower-grade ones (AD5781ARUZ) versus 4 of the higher-grade ones (BRUZ).
     
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    I'll just sit further away from my speakers.
     
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    k4rstar On a journey... somewhere

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    Looks like previous Bifrost owners are eligible for a $100 rebate on their purchase of a Bifrost 2. Beyond cool of Schiit to offer this.

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    A full APx555 report is up on the site. The measured performance of SE and balanced is identical, other than level (balanced is 6dB hotter.)
     
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    Actually, anyone who purchased a Bifrost or Bifrost upgrade is eligible. So even if you bought a used Bifrost and added Gen 2 USB way back when for $70, you qualify.
     
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    Ah, I thought the 4X was some sort of cost or space saving measure for the lower two models regardless of the DACs.


    Integral Nonlinearity Error (Relative Accuracy) - Min: −4 Typ: ±2 Max: +4 LSB A version

    Literally unbuyable!

    Please honor my warranty if I sloppily try to swap out the ARUZ for BRUZ and break the Bifrost in the process.
     
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    ColtMrFire Writes better gear impressions than you

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    This is awesome. I'd been lamenting to @famish99 lately that I was curious about Bifrost Multibit, as I've heard or owned all the schiit Multibit dacs except Beefroast. It's always been this weird darkhorse of the schiit multibits with a weird reputation.

    Not sure this can dissuade me from getting Gungnir Multibit back in a few weeks though. But always a treat to see new schiit stuff drop.
     
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    Damn, now I'm beginning to think of having a secondary/backup dac for myself. Must resist..
     
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    Damn, Unison USB. So god damn tempting.
     
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