You’ve heard many Schiit DACs as a comparison I take it?
I've never had a high-end Schiit DAC at home for direct comparison in my own system, though I've heard all of them multiple times on separate occasions and at meets and at the Schiitr and whatnot. I borrowed @Clemmaster 's Gen V for a couple months though, and I miss it frequently.
Not confident enough to make any sweeping statements in terms of comparison w/ Schiit DACs until I can do direct comparison, but the Gen V immediately stands out as being a slamming, ballsy, slightly warm DAC, and I've never heard bass with a better texture or dynamic rendering.
All I know is that queueing up the Gen V after a few days of warm-up was one of my most memorable moments in the hobby.
I will have to keep an eye out for one on the used market. I had always assumed it was just an earlier/lesser Yggdrasil.
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