Schiity rumors (and SBAF talks about McDonald's)

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  1. JohnCarter17

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    Baldr

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    Well, I am sitting here listening to Wagner’s Siegfried. Siegfried just kissed Brunnhilde and woke her ass up. After another half hour of singing they will be united in bliss and love at the end of the opera. The stage will then be set for Gotterdammerung, the end of the world. I will have to follow this with some Lucinda Williams for proper cheer.

    So what does this have to do with Schiit? Or for that matter, its better competitors? How about the fact that the chief designers produce a by-and large unique sound. The Schiit digital sound is by and large a product of what I like. The influence was cemented when I met my hero designer, Peter Walker in the bar of the Blackstone Hotel in the very early 1970s, when CES shows were still in Chicago. Mr. Walker was the main design guy at Acoustical Mfg. Co., makers of the Quad Electrostatic Speaker. He explained to me that the purpose of a music reproduction system was to do just that – to reproduce the sound – to come as close as possible to the sound of the original.

    Those who know my preferences are aware of my preference for multibit DACs as being by far the best reproducers of recorded music. So why even bother with delta sigma (ds) DACs? Well, they are cheap. Remember, Schiit has DACs under a couple of hundred, even under one hundred bucks. The first ds dac I built, was astonishingly insipid, out of the Crystal 4328 series. 1989-90 or so it was. If you read the technical papers, there were really elegant math and totally cool design features. Like a beautiful woman with no heart. The key was there was no need to learn anything, just build it from the cookbook and copy their PCB layout. That’s why there are so many of them out there. Hey, I have a couple of them in Schiit production myself. They are all both cheap and are distinctly not copies of someone else’s engineering. My rules are if I can’t build a better sounding multibit DAC, that is where ds dacs belong. Or maybe in surround decoders which I will never build anyway.. The DSD,etc. is more of the ds same with really cooler math, more reduced bits quicker, and the beautiful women start to look more and more like anime.

    I prefer the multibit analogy: a still beautiful woman with maybe a mole on her face that gets it on like the Easter Bunny (Apologies to John Prine). That’s why whenever it doesn’t have to be cheap, cheap, cheap or in a surround sound decoder, I go for multibit. Sounds more like the original to me.

    Oh, the transport - We are awaiting more info from the micro maker to solve a persistent bug in the host (usb output). It is diverting to watch Ivana’s enthusiasm in solving problems. Oh, and finally, the end of the world (Gotterdammerung) has begun.

    from: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/what-a-long-strange-trip-its-been-robert-hunter.784471/post-15697047
     
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    Jason Stoddard

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    Hey all,

    Sorry to be scarce, but things are pretty busy around here.

    To solve the mystery of the new action on the B-stock side, blame it on me. I got tired of looking at the old products, and said, "Hey, let's get these listed." Everyone is super busy, so it's not their fault...but Rina took that direction and ran with it...and found additional B-stock stuff...and found more things hidden in the warehouse...and is still finding things. So we're updating as we find things. Expect this to go on for a while longer. I think we're about halfway through the piles.

    And to solve the mystery of C-stock: this is less than B-stock. Meaning, it probably has visible cosmetic flaws, but works fine. We'll update the B-stock page to reflect this shortly.

    Beyond that, it's pretty busy, so I need to get back to product development.

    All the best,
    Jason

    from: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/sch...most-improbable-start-up.701900/post-15699537
     
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    Schiit swag is up:

    Shirts, Hats, Socks and ....

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    Excellent. Finally something I can keep on my desk for cleaning all of my Schiit.
     
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    Not for cleaning - for headphone mods.
     
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    @JohnCarter17 I noticed that you post here every time there is a new blog post that Schitt does. I just want to confirm that you do not work for Schiit, that's all.
     
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    I lamented and wondered elsewhere if there were any more things to upgrade on Schiit Dacs. This is since USB were the majority upgrades in the first eight years or so of Schiit until USB was finally fixed with the Unison built from scratch USB. Yet we have readily upgradable Bifrost 2s and Yggys. Now I have built several sideways-grade boards which do sound different, some to my distinct preference. What say you?

    from: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/what-a-long-strange-trip-its-been-robert-hunter.784471/post-15725871
     
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