Schiit Yggdrasil GS

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  1. Vtory

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    Product page: https://www.schiit.com/products/yggdrasil-gs

    And I quickly looked at their measurements... What the f***? GS and A2 do REALLY resemble.

    Very curious about what GS actually sounds like.

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    GS measurements: https://www.schiit.com/public/upload/PDF/Schiit DAC APx555 Standard Test Suite_ Yggdrasil GS.pdf
    A2 measurements: https://www.schiit.com/public/uploa...dard Test Suite_ Yggdrasil Analog 2_Gen 5.pdf

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    Also according to Schiit, A1 can be upgraded to GS via firmware rom update for $35. Seems not a super easy task though.

    From the FAQ:
     
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    That’s basically what they say for all their self-installed upgrades, prior to the new Bifrost 2 “Autonomy” platform.

    Disassembly/reassembly instructions are here: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...ggdrasil-gen-5-usb-upgrade-instructions.4842/

    The caveats are still true though, that if you’re not careful and break or electrocute something, you’re SOL (not the turntable).

    I myself have stripped 2 screws (and maybe damaged the case threads) opening up my Yggdrasil for the Unison Beta test, so beware.

    The same thing is offered for Modi Multibit. More info starting here: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...tibit-for-the-masses.2494/page-72#post-253466
     
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    @schiit Wondering if this Yggdrasil GS is also eligible for factory-in unison upgrades in early 2020. I'm guessing so but your confirmation could be really helpful for potential buyers.

    My colleague indeed showed some interest this afternoon when I talked about this.. but I want her to benefit unison as I know her main digital transport is PC and qobuz.
     
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    Did you see this earlier today Vtory?
     
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    Thanks I've gone through Yggdrasil threads but not Gungnir ones.

    I can more comfortably recommend GS now!
     
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    What about Yaggdrasil GS vs Gungnir Multibit A2, they are about $350 apart, is the upgrade worth it?
     
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    I just received a GS, and it’s replacing my Gungnir A2 in my 2 channel setup. (Gungnir Multibit moves to headphone duties with a Jotunheim)
    I didn’t set up a head to head A/B on them, but the GS seems to output a bit higher level than the Gungnir Multibit, and nominally seems more resolving. That could just be my purchase justification though. If I have time, I'll try some A/B between the two after I figure out level-matching.
     
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    Does anyone have a guide on how to upgrade the rom? Using marvs usb guide I upgraded to gen 5 last year but no means competent with electronics
     
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    Have ordered the updated rom chip and will give it ago. If it goes well will post pics so that other non-techies know what to do. If it dosent will need advice on a new dac! :p
     
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    Just follow the GEN 5 USB upgrade instructions. (There is a Modi Multibit ROM upgrade thread somewhere too with useful tips)
    You can find the before/after pictures of the ROM upgrade I did last month here:
    https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...il-gen-5-usb-upgrade-instructions.4842/page-3
     
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    Managed to update the rom, not too tricky. thanks for the advice.

    Transients immediately seem improved also change in depth with vocals not so forward. Only brief impressions on a cold Yggdrasil so will hold my full judgement till it’s had a while to settle and my ears get use to it.
     
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    Would the Yggdrasil GS come with Unison USB installed now that it's out?
     
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    See: https://www.schiit.com/products/yggdrasil-gs

     
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    Been warming the Yggdrasil up for 4 weeks now. Noticed clipping on particular electronic tones and was really pissing me off as it never did it before. Luckily my amp has the option of attenuating by 6db the XLR input and has completely solved the issue. It appears the upgraded rom on the old analog circuit must increase the output voltage which caused problems with my amp.

    my initial impressions of improved transients, still holds. Also appears to have more delicate micro dynamics
     

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