Schiit Yggdrasil GS

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  1. Vtory

    Vtory Illogical Spock

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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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