4 New Schiit Preamps (Saga and Freya variants)

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  1. Taverius

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    You can also order a khozmo passive with the remote option.
     
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    On the Freya S, are both the balanced and SE outputs active all the time?
     
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    I'm curious as to the differences between the differential stages in the Freya S (Nexus) and the Freya+ (differential buffer), in terms of sonics and usability/flexibility.

    I own a 2019 pre-Thunderdome Freya (Schiit-supplied NOS tubes) and often find myself switching between tube and SS. I often linger on tube, and I wonder if it's because it does do the SE to balanced thing (I have both SE and balanced into Freya) on the tube stage. If Freya/S does that better, *and* on output (my Freya is sending SE to Jotunheim, and XLR to Vidars) could be that's what I like hearing. For the NOS tubes that in are my Freya, I'm not hearing significant goodness over SS (except for increased gain).
     
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    Perhaps a really stupid question, but for the Freya + and Feya S, will balanced still be 6db louder than single ended? I am not sure because of the fact they convert singled ended to balanced and vice versa. While I am asking dumb questions, will the gain on the Freya + tube stage still be 12db over passive and active when used with balanced? Trying to decide if I want to try the + or S.
     
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    I’ve really been wanting to add a remote to my Lyr 3. How transparent is the saga in passive? I would be running 100% volume and just turning it down 10%-20% for louder albums. Or should I just my lazy ass out of my lazy boy?
     
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    Seems most of the talk is revolving around the Freya, but has anyone heard the new Saga models? Particularly the S. May just have to buy one and report back myself.
     
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    My Freya S just shipped, meaning they're in stock in iurop, if you were waiting for that.

    Freya S has a unity gain nexus mode. Freya +'s tube stage has a gain 4 (12dB).

    I'm not sure about SE-Bal conversion, and straight bal depends on how hot your source is.
     

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