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

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  1. neogeosnk

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    Audiophonics, Chinese lps, iPower and batteries for the Allo. Stock cheap power supply on the Pi2AES to me sounded better than any Allo power combination I tried. Ended up using the Audiophonics to power the pi portion of the Pi2AES, made a tiny difference (2%?) but you really don't need it.

    Let me be clear, you have to use the AES connection on the Yggdrasil A2 to yield good results with the Pi2AES. Level of performance: AES>Bnc>Coax
     
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    I can not compare to the Unison, but recent comparisons on the outputs of my Yggdrasil 2 with Pi2AES, I have come to the same conclusions. AES has the fullest most dynamic sound. BNC sounds a little brighter up top and thinner on bottom. Might be better depending on your speakers and system. Coax wasn’t as clean. Loving the Pi2AES. Have used other setups in the past. Daphile with a Windows PC, a Pro sound interface running firewire. All sounded good but not at the level of the Pi2AES.
    I’m using piCorePlayer as software now. I like it’s interface best but Moode may sound better. Have run Snakeoil in the past which also sounded really good.
     
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    I have similar impressions, maybe not as emphatically favoring Pi2AES but certainly putting it at or above Unison in my particular setups:
    1. Allo USBridge with Sbooster LPS for the USBridge board and a random 5v SMPS for the Sparky SBC > USB > Unison
    2. Pi 3 + Pi2AES with Meanwell 24v SMPS > AES
     
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