Yggdrasil Refined - New Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 (Yggdrasil A2) Sound Impressions

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  1. purr1n

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    The thing about brain burn-in, keeping ourselves honest about it, or isolating it, is to have another source handy as a reference. Brain burn-in is real, but we can reset ourselves from its effect.
     
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    I had UAPP Pro on Android streaming Tidal lossless via USB to Yggdrasil A2. The improvement over attack and agility could be easily noticed with bass become solid and vocal become realistic, with bit perfect processing. But perfect lossless processing had improve greatly the Sound Quality from Emit20.

    The difference between 320kbps and lossless streaming to Yggdrasil A2 is actually quite substantial with Lossless having much more detail, attack and agility.
     
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    Hi guys, I'm about to join the Yggdrasil club as my unit will arive in a few days. It's a new unit so it's USB Gen5 and Analog 2.

    I consider using Allo DigiOne Signature Player with Volumio as a transport connected to the Yggdrasil via coaxial cable with RCA. Would you say that is a good option and is it better then using my current ASUS Mini PC PN40 with Volumio via USB?

    I've read that AES may sound best on Yggdrasil, but I'm looking for a relatively cheap and simple solution without too much added devices.

    I think of buying either Blue Jeans or Audioquest Red River cables (XLR Interconnects and digital cable). Which one of these should be better? Considering that I reside in Europe and Blue Jeans will be shipped from US (custom taxes and such), the Audioqest is just about 60 euro more expensive than the Blue Jeans.

    I'm a bit hesitant if I made the right desicion with the Yggdrasil. Maybe I should have got the Gungnir Multibit instead. I haven't heard either one and my decision is based on trying other Schiit gear (Jotunhaim multibit and Ragnarok 2 Nexus multibit) and liking the sound. I'm still thinking that maybe I should return the Yggdrasil and get the Gungnir Multibit instead. I read a lot of people prefer the Gungnir Multibit or think the difference is not so big.

    My current gear is ASUS Mini PC PN40 with Volumio => Fiio X3 II DAP (used as a DAC) => Violectric V281 Amp => Sennheiser HD800S Headphones

    Thanks.
     
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    Digione signature is very good streamer, Im very happy with mine. Just use good LPS Or battery power for cleaner side however if your are looking for cheap solution for AES check out below thread
    https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...-pi-i2s-to-spdif-hat.1990/page-99#post-265611
     
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    Do you mean PI2AES? I'll research into it.

    I plan to use IFi iPower as a power supply. I think it should be a decent option.
     
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    I think Digione has suggested to use battery power if LPS is out of budget at the moment. Get the battery pack from them when you order Digione. They suggest Lifepo4 18650
    And may I suggest getting a BNC coax instead of RCA one as BNC is better and secured connection and Digione has both so why not use BNC
     
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    Swapped out my speakers and I'm still loving my Yggdrasil A2 as much as I did wth my former speakers. Running it AES input with a Berkeley Audio Alpha USB. Have a Qutest at work in my office system. Perhaps one day I will bring it home and A/B against the Yggdrasil, but then again, I'm so happy with the Yggdrasil, I lack the motivation to do the testing.
     
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    Please do!
     
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    I will probably get crapped on by 90% of SBAF for this, but to me this is a breathe of fresh air, especially in much of densely populated and overly squeamish/squirmy Southern CA. Not happy that the dog was shot per se (a tragedy at a personal level and I personally question if this was really necessary vs just hitting the dog next door) but that people still have it in them to take a stand without being nutjobs and that the police and neighborhood didn't try to screw them afterwards (or at least I assume so given that this wasn't in the news, they aren't in prison, etc.)

    Speaking of which, I'm somewhat suprised we don't have a guns thread on SBAF. Maybe because it crosses the no politics line (different convo for a different day)? To clarify, I have no personal interest in (edit: or problem with people) talking about guns on SBAF, just that [edit:the topic] normally pops up in most online forums with enough people (just like outdoors threads, cars threads, etc.)
     
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    I'll downvote any guns post and I'm sure most EU members will do the same. Why not have a drug thread while we're at it? Psilocybin anyone?
     
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    I vote drugs!

    I'm currently on paracetamol+phenylpropanolamine HCl+chlorphenamine maleate all together! They help keep my demons at bay.

    Jokes and my thoughts on sundry topics aside, this is a DAC thread. I'm one to talk about topic derailment, but @fp627 dude come on.
     
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    There was one when I first joined, it eventually got deleted entirely.

    Why not downvote all posts about alcohol while you're at it, or posts about fatty foods, or knives?
     
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    you dirt little psychonaut! LOL I vote for this new topic. sorry about the noise
     
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    I'm not opposed to or against any threads. Up to SBAF individuals and as a whole to participate or not. Whoever can make an off topic thread about umbrellas or rocks for all I care. I probably just won't participate much and let others who care enjoy the threads.

    Now, Yes, sorry for noise and yes off topic for sure, I won't be posting anymore about this in this thread. But at the same time given that SBAF talks about a lot of other stuff openly enough, I was just curious.

    Also purrin posted 1 sec after me. Thank you for answering stupid curiosity question. Completely get it.
     
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    Negatory to guns discussion. I don't have a problem with guns. It's mainly people I have a problem with, so maybe some people who have mental (or financial or sex) problems shouldn't have guns or even think about guns. I talk guns with certain people at work. One dude at work introduced me to a Kriss Vector which was kind of cool because of its design to reduce muzzle lift. However, guns discussion (and post of photos) among Internet audio geeks comes off as extremely cringy. I mean audio gear discussion is already cringy enough. Also, because my D&D alignment is chaotic-good, guns discussion may give 4chan or 8chan weirdos (angry young males who have been given all the advantages of this country but ended up losers anyway) the wrong idea about this site.
     
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    I'm cool with drugs discussion. As long as you are cool with me warning y'all about how drugs fuck your brain up (it's different for different people); and are really more suited for consumption by rich people. I'm hardly square as I've tried stuff, but people who say drugs don't fuck up your brain are probably too far gone to even notice diminished brain function. 1-5% diminished brain function with weekend weed is still 1-5% diminished brain function. I guess it depends upon your job. Cloud security and drugs (including damage from prior abuse) don't mix well.
     
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    For the record, the only drugs I have ever taken are sugar and ridiculous volumes of caffeine, occasionally alcohol. Recreational use of weed or whatever, I don't mind as long as it's not immediately life-ruining for oneself or others. An actual drugs thread, I'd probably shrug at and ignore, maybe read for funny stuff.

    Post you quoted was me trying to lighten the mood, talk of certain topics (in this case guns), can be stressful.
     
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    This wasn't a first-time event. The dog was one of those big mastiff or dane type dogs. I know other big dogs who have gone after and killed other dogs. When big dogs go apeshit, hitting them doesn't work. At that point, it's all instinct. I guess a baseball bat, shovel, or knife in lieu of a gun might have done the job too. The owners were irresponsible and their dogs kept jumping the fence. The dogs did not heed commands. The thing about dogs is that ANY dog can suddenly go apeshit. Even "gentle" breeds such as labs have a small possibility of this. It's up to the owner.
     
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