Schiit Modius DAC announced

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by JohnCarter17, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Scott Kramer

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    That's the program header for the PIC microcontroller (Unison, and now a-sundry functions)! 'cmon now ;)
     
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    I would think its how they program the firmware.
     
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    Well, it was either that, or if a user plugs it into their internet, it will start mining Bitcoins...
     
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    Can anyone say which of the latest Schitt DACs measures the best out of SE only? I keep reading that BF2 is a little Yiggy, so now especially during COVID money times, I wonder if a BF2 will get me 90% of a Yiggy in terms of SE output only? Using Unison for the input.
     
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    The Modius measures the best out of all Schiit DACs. The Yggdrasil, Gungnir, and Bifrost are for dumb people like us who believe that once we hit 75-80db SINAD, it doesn't really mean much anymore.
     
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    Hope so I ordered one to do just that! I didn't like the Modi with it so much so will be interesting to see if Modius does better! I suspect it will based on the commentary. Definitely need that balanced amp to go with the modius. A SchitTHX style amp would be pretty awesome, hope they do that.
     
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    It exists. It’s called the Magni Heresy aka the “You have ED and allow your wife to have a boyfriend so she doesn’t take half your anime figurines” version.

    balanced doesn’t matter for headphones. It’s mostly for active monitors and pro gear. You don’t want to h
     
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    No, this is for the factory not users. Schiit uses microsd for firmware updates on devices that support it.
     
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    It seems like the best Magni/Modi upgrade "pack" is now Modius and, until the Magnius Maximus Uber is out, the SMSL SP200. I wouldn't normally recommend a SMSL product, but they didn't design it and it is the cheapest of the THX-789 clones.
     
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    That is exactly what I have been doing during my agonizing wait for my Bifrost 2 backorder, and honestly, it's really not half bad. Far superior to the USB out on my MacBook, anyway. Will be interested to see how the Unison sounds when I get it.
     
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    Wow, there's a hole, can I stick something in it? C'mon, we gotta be able to stick something in there.
     
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    I have to give a counter - recommendation against the sp200. Even off the Bifrost 2,there is some noticeable lower treble glare that's not present with something like the Magni 3+.
     
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    Scratching my head, but why does the SMSL SP200 THX AAA cost $290? That seems rather expensive for a Chi-Fi deal.
     
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    THX licensing? Oh, and the knob is a misalligned piece of crap.
     
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    According to Marv's impressions.. should I get this dac over Bifrost 2 if I need something like poor man's Convert 2?

    Especially in speed and transient department.
     
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    What would you recommend then? I want to keep the Gilmore if I can, but I want to get the most out of the Modius. Is there a good, reasonably priced balanced to SE RCA box out there or is it a "you're SOL" kind of deal?
     
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    THX789 costs $299, so why bother with a clone?
     
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    Actually an unadvertised function is that it's also a fax/modem.
     
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    so is this finally better than the Modi Multibit? (on single ended output)
     

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