Yggdrasil Refined - New Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 (Yaggy) Sound Impressions

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by David De Lucena, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Darren G

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    I'm going to leave that question to the EEs and folks who have experience measuring, but we have Schiit's own recommendations to warm this DAC up, and many here (and other forums) experiences (and my own), Yggdrasil doesn't sound appealing until warmed up. I also happen to agree now with other's observation, it took 3+ weeks before I heard consistency. That's just another opinion to add to the pile.

    FWIW, I had bought many CD players since the first year they came out, and they all annoyed me. Variations of the same digital repetition, haze, and grating on my nerves. Bifrost was overall better, smoother, less repetitious sounding, but it still had the haze, murky, congested issues. Yggdrasil A2 is the 'finally', "this is what I was looking for" experience. Clear, essentially none of that digital annoying repetition, plus lively, dynamic, and clear. Tonality, the hard instruments like cymbals, violins, piano, sounds like those instruments at a concert.

    BTW I noted you used a pseudo Geisha as your avatar ;)
     
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    Anyone here use a Empirical Syncro Mesh Reclocker with their Yggdrasil ? I have ordered a Yggdrasil analog 2 back in June with back orders to July 30th , well maybe , Schitt have changed the shipping date twice since I placed my order and that’s ok .
    I will be using a transport with the Yggdrasil and was just curious if anyone have used a Reclocker with their Yggdrasil,.
     
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    I use 2) Mutec 3+ re-clockers as the last link in my AOIP chain to feed my JggyB via AES.
    They did make a noticeable improvement, but at this level of performance it isn't earth shattering, rather it's a refinement and a greater degree of focus into the music.

    JJ
     
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    More praise for the A2 version of this DAC...

    If you know about those cringe moments listening to complex music reproduced digitally, with many overlapping sounds, and ugh, WTH, the music has turned into a digital fuzzy mess of sounds interfering with each other... stunning how well the A2 version keeps the details separated.

    Live still wins, but it's damn close.
     
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    7-17-18 system off 3 weeks+ away from home (YggyB ran over 2 mo. before downtime). Turned on today for 24/7 uDO/YggyB processing so the chain can "get back in shape" by 7-28 Seattle meet. Listened a bit. No surprise at all. Sounds like a "good" $200 dac, clean, clear, no painful artifacts at all. Missing is startling true timbre, touch, real & varied bass micro & macro, powerful yet graceful dynamics, spatial relationships that make me follow individual musicians. It'll be back; been there - done this with two Yggys.
     
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    It wouldn't hurt to try, but I much preferred the sound from my favorite transports by themselves without stuff in between. This is mostly because I know how my x3 transports sound, their sonic signatures, and prefer their known quantities (for component matching / synergies) rather than change them into something unknown with stuff placed in between. I like to keep variables to a minimum. I did not like Mutec in between BTW.
     
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    @purr1n sorry if this has been covered before, but what transports do you use currently?
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Theta Data III, Marantz CD5004 (modded), some weirdo ancient cheap Chinese DVD/CD deal. If you add Eitr, that makes four.
     
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    I’ve never tried anything like the Syncro Mesh with a transport included with it are highly regarded BNC cables they manufacture and a upgraded power supply all in for a little over 2 grand with a full refund 30 day trial , will see , the manufacturer claims the only thing that matters with a transport is the issue of jitter .
     

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