Yggdrasil Refined - New Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 (Yggdrasil A2) 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 Yggdrasil A2 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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    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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    How do you rank them?
     
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    Data III > Marantz (modded) > Eitr > Cheap Chinese deal
     
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    Just received a email from Schitt informing me of yet another delay shipping my Yggdrasil analog 2 , I place my order early June .

    Well as much as I would like to hear the analog 2 in my system I made a decision to cancel it and placed an order for a Rockna Wavedream dac last night.
     
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    My order for the BMW M5 has been delayed again.

    As much as I would like to drive the M5, I made a decision to cancel the M5 and have placed an order for an Aston Martin Vantage car last night.


    Thank you for your attention.
     
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    what you did there, i see it.
     
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    LOL ,....
     
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    Extraordinary sounds delight ears of those with patience.
     
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    All I did was laugh at a silly comment and Im4der got all upset and gave me a dislike?

    Well I’ll have to laugh some more ,.

    Hopefully I can get a chance and borrow a Analog 2 as I have access to several other dacs to compare like for example the Denafrips Terminator, Bryston dac 3 , Metrum Onyx and PS Audio dac senior and of course the Rockna Wavedream
     
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    Yes I know Bob however I’ve been without a dac since April, just getting a little anxious,.
     
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    Likely because you come across as having no idea why your original post was disliked in the first place.
     
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    Hey Merc I'll give you a good tip. Try to make your posts of high quality and actually have something of value to contribute when you post. This isn't headfi, so you'll need to actually put some effort into anything you do here, and even then there's no guarantee your views will be accepted. That's usually reserved for "Friend" users. You'll get the hang of things eventually, as Marv always says lurk more, post less.
     
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