What happened to the Modi 3E?

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by Chicagorob, Nov 17, 2022.

  1. Chicagorob

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    It appears that the 3E now has the older 3+ moniker. Apparently, they kept the 3E ESS 9018 and added Unison. Do I have that right? I have the 3E and really like it, but a little disappointed in its short life-cycle.
     
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    Maybe it's related to supply chain issues like everything else seems to hinge on.
     
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    It's a completely updated unit now labeled the Modi + , same as Magni. Yes, it seems like the Modi 3E is discontinued. Check out Jason's blog if you are interested.

    To me the 3E was a bit of a stopgap after the supply chain issues (not that it sounded bad). I'm sure Jason and team have been working on Modi+ for a while now.

    Edited for idiocy.

    PS. Also not sure if this deserves it's own thread...
     
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    Yup. The new Modi + is an updated 3E. To clarify (if memory serves correctly):

    Modi 3 (AKM)
    Modi 3+ (AKM, Unison, maybe some updates)
    Modi 3E (ESS)
    Modi + (updated ESS, new sexier metal, steel lid with sexy paint)​

    Will post some Modi + measurements. Some interesting stuff...
     
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    Thank you. Would be interested in any comparisons with the prior Modi 3E(if the unit was available for testing).
     
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    I just finished Jason’s latest blog. Great reading and USB-C! Boy, you guys weren’t kidding when you said the Modi + was a complete revamp. I’m buying one. It’ll be a nice companion to my Modi 3E and Modi Multibit.
     
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    Hi Rob - we usually try to keep posts like this to a minimum here, and if you find it necessary to post stuff like updates on shipping notifications, or purchase decisions, we do so using the Status Updates/Profile Posts. Its also quite popular around here to use the Multi-quote tool (the "+Quote" button down in the bottom right hand corner of a post) to add multiple quotes to a single reply.
     
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    Just found this thread and noticed that Modi+ is newly released. Out of curiosity, why does it use old dac chip like 9018 when newer 9028 or 9038 chips are available? Is it mainly because of the cost?
     
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    Well it's an entry level DAC. Using a 9028 chip probably would have pushed it to $150 and up range. That, and the 9018K2M, 9028Q2M and 9038Q2M don't differ drastically unless you really like to drown in your SINADs. I imagine schiit mostly focused on the connectivity/unison as well as the analog output stage voicing.
     
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    The Modius uses the ESS9028 and it does sound better than the Modi E. The Modi + brings the Modi series closer to the Modius. More later. I've been on a bourbon, whiskey, rum drunk-fest this week so been ignoring the stack of gear I need to review.
     
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    Since Modi is now Modi+, Will the upcoming Modi Multibit refresh be called the Modi++?

    My 2 cents on Schiit's product naming. It's terrible. To someone who doesn't live this stuff, it was easier to tell that a Modi 3 was better than a Modi 2 (probably). Now it's kind of random and Schiity. I don't know who thought this + crap was a good idea but it's terrible. I know Schiit likes to be clever and cute and sometimes snide, perhaps they are going for that.
     
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    My guess is that Modi multibit + will come after Modi multibit 3.
     
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    Modi Multibit Pro Max Peecock +
     
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