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Schiit Audio Europe NEWS....

29 november 2019

THUNDERDOME 2: MAGNI 3+ & MAGNI HERES

Schiit Heresy

Redefining the Entry Level Headphone Amp—Twice
 
November 29, 2019, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the availability of two new entry level headphone amps: Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy. Magni 3+ is the highest-performing discrete current feedback entry level amp from Schiit, ever, while Magni Heresy uses an all op-amp topology to push measured performance even higher. Both deliver output power 200% higher than other entry-level headphone amps. Both amps are designed and built in California, feature all-metal construction, and are available immediately at schiit.com for $99.
 
“Magni 3+ is a serious miniaturized speaker amp for headphones,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder. “It further refines Magni 3 with a driver stage and Vbe multiplier for significantly better performance, with THD+N under load of 10-15dB lower than previous Magnis. At the same time, we wanted to see how far we could push measured performance with modern op-amps, so Magni Heresy betters the performance of Magni 3 by another 6-8dB.”
 
At the same time, both Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy deliver these results while delivering class-leading power output and extremely low noise floors. Magni and Magni Heresy are both rated at 2.4W RMS into 32 ohms, both channels driven, at less than 1% THD, which is 2X higher than typical competing entry-level headphone amplifiers, and higher than any Magni delivered to date. Both have noise floors that are inaudible when used with extremely sensitive IEMs. This unique combination of power and low noise means that Magni 3+ or Magni Heresy are suited for virtually every headphone.
 
“These are not entry-level amps,” added Jason. “They’re really all the amp you’ll ever need, whether you’re using inefficient planar magnetic headphones or super-high-efficiency in-ear monitors.”
 
Magni Heresy got its name because it is a radical departure from Schiit’s all-discrete-whenever-possible design dogma. Schiit was so pleased with the overall result that they decided to introduce both Magnis in what they call a “Thunderdome.”
 
Thunderdome, introduced several months ago with new preamp designs, allows allows Schiit to bring its customers new, cool things more often, or offer one-off special runs—but without making prospects join a group to get the price down, or wait for months for delivery. The products that sell the best continue in the line.
 
“This allows us to have some fun doing variations that nobody may ever have seen,” Jason said. “Like Magni Heresy. Now, we can see if our customers want a discrete headphone amp with excellent performance, or an op-amp headphone amp with even better measured performance. It’s literally up to them.”
 
To facilitate early comparisons of the two headphone amps, Schiit is offering a special “buy both, return one” promotion to the first 250 takers. With this, a customer can order both amps, keep both for an extended time (30 days), and return one with no restock fee.
 
Like all of Schiit’s products, both Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy are designed and built in California, with Schiit’s key production partners being located only minutes away from the Schiit facility in Valencia, CA—chassis are done in Valencia and PCBs in Simi Valley. The vast majority of production cost for either product goes to US companies, producing in the USA.
 
Both Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy are available now at schiit.com for $99. 
 
About Schiit Audio
Founded in June 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, amplifiers and preamplifiers, and headphone amplifiers, from $49 to $2399. 
 


29 october 2019

GAME ON: MEET FULLA 3 AND HEL

Schiit Hel

Schiit Introduces Two Gaming-Focused Desktop DAC/Amps

 
October 29, 2019, Valencia, CA, USA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the immediate availability of a pair of gaming-focused desktop DAC/Amps, Fulla 3 and Hel. Fulla 3 adds a versatile, high quality microphone input to the popular Fulla 2, while the retail price remains at $99. Hel adds much higher power output—4x that of Fulla 3—a stereo mic input with 24-bit ADC and front panel level control, as well as switchable input and gain, for $189. 
 
“For gaming or just for listening, Fulla 3 and Hel provide high performance at modest cost,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder. “Both seamlessly integrate with popular gaming headphones, which have electret mics. But both are also designed with great sound in mind—and not just on the output. One of the surprises during the beta testing was how many comments we got on how good the microphone inputs sounded. ‘Podcast quality,’ was a frequent phrase.”
 
Fulla 3 retains the performance and functionality of Schiit’s popular Fulla 2, while adding an electret microphone input with automatic level control and a 24-bit AKM ADC. Output is via the high-end AKM AK4490 DAC, with high performance TI OPA1662 and LMH6643 amplification, as well as thin-film resistors and film capacitors. A convenient, top-mounted Alps RK09 potentiometer rounds out the high quality parts roster.
 
Hel is an all-new product that expands on the form factor of Fulla 3. In development, jokingly called “Fulla Biceps,” Hel delivers much higher power than Fulla 3, 1000mW RMS into 32 ohms, both channels driven, using multiple paralleled OPA1688 output amplifiers. Hel also provides a higher-quality stereo-compatible electret mic input with precision OPA1662 gain amplifier and front panel trim control, together with a 24-bit AK5720 ADC. Finally, Hel is more versatile than Fulla 3, with a front panel gain switch and input select.
 
Schiit worked with a wide range of gamers, streamers, and podcasters during the 18-month development process of Fulla 3 and Hel, to help ensure the product met their needs. 
 
Fulla 3 and Hel are compatible with a wide range of platforms, including all UAC2 compliant products, plus Windows 7 and 8.1 via drivers.
 
Like all Schiit products, Fulla 3 and Hel are designed and built in California, with the vast majority of cost going to US companies making parts in the USA. Schiit’s strategic partners in chassis development, for example, are less than 5 miles away from Schiit, while Schiit’s PCB assembly is done by another strategic partner less than 30 miles away. This close coupling allows for rapid product development and excellent quality.
 
Fulla 3 and Hel are available today at schiit.com.
 
About Schiit Audio

Founded in June 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers, from $49 to $2399. 
 

28 august 2019

A NEW ERA: MEET ASGARD 3 AND BIFROST 2

Schiit Reinvents the Two Products that Started it All

August 28, 2019, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the availability of the Asgard 3 modular headphone amp/DAC/preamp and the Bifrost 2 upgradable DAC. The Asgard 3 headphone amp offers 3.5x the output power of its predecessor (3.5W/32 ohms), as well as a modular architecture that allows it to be configured as an amp/DAC as well as just an amp—at a price 50 euro less than the Asgard 2) The Bifrost 2 DAC debuts Schiit's new Unison USB™input and Autonomy™platform, which enables user upgrades for both hardware and firmware—without returning the DAC to the factory. It also adds remote control and balanced outputs, and uses Gungnir-class AD5781 DACs, at a price of only 799.

"These are the two products that started the company," Jason Stoddard, Schiit's Co-Founder, said. "Asgard was our first product, introduced in June 2010. Back then, it was just a Class A headphone amp, and we were building them in a garage. We still were in a garage when we introduced Bifrost in September 2011, our first digital product. Both Asgard 3 and Bifrost 2 are incredible upgrades to their forerunners, and we're very proud of them."

Asgard 3 Brief
Asgard 3 moves from Class A to Schiit's proprietary Continuity™ output stage, shared with Lyr 3 and Aegir. Continuity extends the benefits of Class A outside of the Class A bias region, addressing the problem of transconductance droop identified by Bob Cordell and John Broskie. Asgard 3 runs 500mW of Class A bias, so it's running Class A for most headphone loads. However, when required, it can also deliver its full output of 3.5W RMS per channel into 32 ohms, both channels driven. 

Asgard 3 is also modular, so it can be configured with a AK4490 or True Multibit DAC module for a single-box desktop solution, like Lyr 3 and Jotunheim. Asgard 3 is available now at schiit.com at the following pricing:

  • 229 euro as an amp only
  • 319 euro with the AK4490 module
  • 409 euro with the True Multibit module

Bifrost 2 Brief
Bifrost 2 is nothing less than a complete re-invention of the affordable DAC. Compared to the outgoing Bifrost Multibit, Bifrost 2 offers:

  • Balanced output: Bifrost 2 now has balanced output, as well as single-ended output, to simplify its integration with any system
  • Remote control: Bifrost 2 now has a remote control for input select, mute, and phase invert
  • Better DACs: Bifrost 2 now uses the 18-bit Analog Devices AD5781ARUZ D/A converter, rather than the 16-bit AD5547 
  • Better USB: Bifrost 2 introduces our Unison USB—a complete elevation of the USB input
  • Easier updates: Bifrost 2’s Autonomy architecture means that both cards are replaceable from the back of the product for easy hardware updates, and firmware changes are handled with an external MicroSD card slot
  • Improved power supply: Bifrost 2’s transformer is larger, and the power supply has more stages of local regulation, for insanely great low-noise performance

Bifrost 2's Unison USB input is the first appearance of Schiit's proprietary USB solution. Not based on C-Media or XMOS, Unison USB is the result of nearly 2 years of development and testing of a fully UAC2 compliant digital input based on a general-purpose Microchip micro controller. This allows us to focus specifically on optimizing the performance of USB for PCM audio. 

"As a result, Unison USB is now our preferred input over SPDIF," said Mike Moffat, Schiit's Co-Founder. "It's not 'just as good,' or 'close.' It's really better than SPDIF. And yes, that's me saying this, not an alien pod person."

The Autonomy platform is also the result of extended R&D, and a response to customer requests.

"Our customers were saying, loud and clear, that they liked the upgradability of our DACs, but they also didn't like sending them in for upgrade," said Mike. "And yeah, I get it, being without a DAC for a couple weeks really sucks. So we decided to do a platform where they won't have to send it in for USB, analog, or firmware upgrades."

In Autonomy, the USB and firmware upgrades slide in from the back, making user-installed upgrades possible. Also, firmware changes are done via microSD card, so the chassis does not have to be opened or sent back to us for code changes. The goal is an upgradable product that gives the owner all the benefits of upgradability, with none of the downsides. As far as Schiit knows, this is the lowest-cost, completely upgradable DAC (hardware and firmware) in existence.

Since Bifrost 2 is a new platform, Schiit is addressing current Bifrost owners with a reassurance that Bifrost will continue to be supported and upgradable. As an example, the Unison USB card for current DACs, expected in January, will be available for Bifrost, and Bifrost does not have to come back to the Schiit factory for upgrade.

In addition, current Bifrost owners or upgraders receive $100 off the price of a Bifrost 2, if they want to move to the new platform. Current Bifrost owners or upgraders are anyone who purchased a Bifrost or Bifrost upgrade from Schiit or an authorized reseller, at any time. Current owners and upgraders will be asked for a proof of purchase.

Bifrost 2 is available at schiit-europe.com now at the following pricing:

  • -- euro price for current Bifrost owners and upgraders still to be announced
  • 799 euro for all-new owners

About Schiit Audio

Founded in June 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers 

13 June 2019

Ragnarok 2, Modular, Remote-Control Integrated Amp Features Unique Differential Nexus™ Topology

June 13, 2019, Valencia, CA. Schiit announced the immediate availability of Ragnarok 2, a unique, modular, remote-control integrated amplifier designed for both headphones and speakers. Featuring Schiit's unique, current-feedback differential Nexus™ topology, Ragnarok 2 seamlessly handles all sources and transducers, both balanced and single-ended, without conversion. Rated at 60W RMS into 8 ohms and 100W RMS into 4 ohms, Ragnarok 2 is an excellent match with most speakers. It also delivers 24W at 32 ohms to the balanced headphone output and 6W to the single-ended headphone output, making it one of the most powerful headphone amps on the market.

"This is a huge step forward," said Jason Stoddard, Schiit's Co-Founder. "Leaving aside the topology techno-talk, Ragnarok 2 adds performance, flexibility, and convenience when compared to the original Ragnarok—at a lower cost. Now, Ragnarok 2 comes standard with remote control, rather than no remote. It has a 128-step relay attenuator, rather than 64. It has a modular design that allows you to get it as just an amp, or load it up with a phono preamp and Multibit DAC. It allows you to select three gain levels and headphone and speaker outputs with the remote. It takes balanced and single-ended input and delivers balanced and single-ended output, without conversion on either side."

Ragnarok 2 is the result of a long-term R&D project at Schiit Audio to create the "holy grail gain stage," a discrete, current-feedback gain stage that can accept either balanced or single-ended input, and deliver both balanced or single-ended input. The result, Nexus™, was prototyped in 25+ different iterations before joining up with Ragnarok 2 for its introduction.

"Nexus is a complex implementation," said Jason Stoddard. "It requires precisely matched SOT-23 JFET transistors, and matched bipolars throughout the rest of the stage, as well as an operational point servo to balance its operation on a knife-edge. As far as we know, this is a unique differential stage, in that it does not exhibit the typical N/N+1 gain structure, and it provides two high-impedance input terminals for both phases."

Ragnarok 2 is intended to be used as both a speaker and headphone amplifier, with three levels of gain (1, 8, and 25), and independently switchable headphone and speaker outputs. It delivers full power to the balanced speaker output, and about 1/4 full power to the single-ended headphone output.

Like all Schiit power amplifiers, Ragnarok 2 uses a completely linear power supply, and includes a 600VA shielded transformer and over 132,000uF of filter capacitance. Its output stage operates in Class AB, with about 1W of Class A bias.

Ragnarok 2 is designed to be a single-box solution for all audio needs for many people when ordered "Fully Loaded." This configuration includes a MM phono preamp and a Multibit DAC card, for phono and USB digital sources, as well as one single-ended RCA input and two XLR balanced inputs. Fully Loaded, a Ragnarok 2 is euro 1949.

Ragnarok 2 can also be ordered as "Just An Amp," which offers two RCA input modules, for a total of three RCA line-level inputs and two XLR balanced inputs, for euro 1649.

Ragnarok 2 is available for immediate purchase at Schiit.com.

28 may 2019

May 28, 2019, Valencia, CA. Schiit announced the immediate availability of four stereo preamplifierss, ranging from 279-769 euro today, as well as a new “Product Thunderdome” sales model that allows Schiit to bring a wider variety of interesting products to its buyers, without the downsides of a traditional mass buying site model.

The four preamps are:

  • Saga S. Single-ended passive or JFET buffer remote controlled preamp with 64-step relay stepped attenuator, 279.
  • Saga+. Single ended passive or tube hybrid buffer remote controlled preamp with 64-step relay stepped attenuator, 379.
  • Freya S. Balanced and single-ended passive or Nexus™ solid-state gain stage remote controlled preamp with 128-step relay stepped attenuator, 599.
  • Freya+. Balanced and single-ended, passive, discrete differential buffer, or discrete differential tube remote controlled preamp with 128-step relay-stepped attenuator, 769.

"This may seem like a lot of preamps,” Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder, said. “But, taken together, they provide a wide range of options at affordable prices for people looking for either tube or solid-state preamps. And, since we’re selling them under the Product Thunderdome model, we’ll find out exactly what people like—and continue making only what they like.”

Product Thunderdome is an entirely new idea, where “several products enter, but maybe none leave.” It allows Schiit to bring its customers new, cool things more often, and perhaps even to offer one-off special runs in the future—but without making prospects join a group to get the price down, or wait for months for delivery. The products that sell the best continue in the line.

“This allows us to have some fun doing variations that nobody may ever have seen,” Jason said. “For example, we probably would have never done solid-state preamps without Thunderdome. Now, with two solid-state preamps in the line, we’ll see what people really want.”

One of the solid-state preamps, Freya S, is also the first product to feature Nexus™, a unique, discrete, current-feedback topology that seamlessly handles both single-ended balanced inputs and outputs without conversion.

Similarly, Freya+ is a large advance on the previous Freya, offering complete power-down of tubes when not in use, a motorized potentiometer to track the remote control, and a new differential buffer stage for easier integration with amplifiers that need differential input. 

Saga S is Schiit’s least expensive preamp to date, and provides an ultra-high-end relay-stepped attenuator passive stage, as well as a two-JFET discrete buffer, for use with a wide range of power amplifiers. Combined with Vidar, it creates a complete preamp and power amp system for under 1000.

Saga+ is an enhancement of the original Saga, with a motorized potentiometer to track the remote control and DC heaters for even lower noise. Like all Sagas and Freyas, it also features a relay-stepped attenuator for volume control.

All four preamps are available to purchase  at pre-order www.schiit-europe.com please note the stock status for expected delivery dates.

02 april 2019

AEGIR CONTINUITY™ SPEAKER AMP ANNOUNCED

Unique Constant-Transconductance Topology Offers Benefits Beyond Class A

 
April 2, 2019, Valencia, CA. Schiit Audio announced the immediate availability of Aegir, a compact, Class-A-like stereo or mono speaker amplifier with a unique constant-transconductance topology (Continuity™) that extends the benefits of Class A operation outside of Class A. Aegir is rated at 20W RMS x 2 into 8 ohms, 40W RMS x 2 into 4 ohms, and 80W into 8 ohms as a monoblock. Aegir employs no-compromise design—100% discrete, fully complementary, current-feedback, linear power supply, intelligent microprocessor management—with an affordable price of 849 euro.

 
"Our first Continuity™ speaker amplifier extends the benefits of linear transconductance beyond Class A, resulting in a cooler-running, more affordable amplifier," said Jason Stoddard, Schiit Audio's co-founder. "Both Bob Cordell and John Broskie have long discussed the problem of transconductance droop in Class AB amplifiers. Our unique Continuity technology, introduced with the Lyr 3 headphone amplifier last year, addresses both transconductance droop and mismatch between NPN and PNP output devices."
 
Aegir is the first speaker amplifier with a constant transconductance output stage that is designed to operate outside of the Class A region. Unlike Class A designs, Schiit's Continuity output stage enables Class-A-like performance beyond Class A operation.
 
"This doesn't meant that it's a cool-running amplifier," said Stoddard. "It does run about 10 watts of Class A bias. The difference is that Aegir can deliver over 100 watts into a 4 ohm speaker when run as a monoblock, without the transconductance droop of a Class AB amplifier."
 
This additional efficiency allows Schiit to produce a more compact and affordable amplifier than traditional Class A designs. Aegir sells for much less than a typical Class A amplifier, has a smaller footprint, and runs cooler.
 
Aegir joins Vidar in Schiit's line of affordable speaker amplifiers. Like Vidar, it's a natural complement to Schiit's preamps and DACs, allowing customers to create complete electronic systems for not much more than 1000 euro. 
 
Aegir is available for sale immediately at www.schiit-europe.com for 849 euro (please be aware shipping will be in 3-4 weeks, since new stock must arrive in Europe first).

20 februari 2019

new stand for Modi, Magni sized products available...just 35 euro, order now at our website at accessoires!!


21 september 2018 

 New Modi 3 released - soon available for order on the website

All customers that have asked to get a note for Modi 2 or Modi 2 uber will get an email once its available...

 USB, Optical, and Coax Inputs; USB or External Power

 

September 21, 2018, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the introduction the Modi 3, the third generation of its popular, high-value DAC. Modi 3 is a significant enhancement over previous Modi 2, offering 3 digital inputs (rather than just USB), a premium AK4490 D/A converter with active filtering and DC-coupled output, and the capability to be powerd by USB or with an external power supply. A 5V wall power supply and USB Micro cable are provided. Retail price remains Europe 125 euro.

 

“This is how you define progress,” said Mike Moffat, Schiit’s Co-Founder, and chief digital designer. “The original Modi in 2012 was a USB-only DAC that worked only up to 24/96, and provided only 1.5V RMS output due to its simple USB power supply. Now, Modi 3 gives you three switchable digital inputs, a better D/A converter, 24/192 capability, a dual rail power supply and full 2.0V RMS output—and we included a wall-wart and a USB cable, for the same price as the original Modi.”

 Despite its low cost, Modi 3 is quite a sophisticated design, using custom firmware and a Microchip microprocessor for system control and oversight. In addition, Schiit worked with C-Media to extend its power-sensing-and-reporting code from Fulla 2 to this higher-performance DAC.

 “This helps us eliminate ‘draws too much power’ errors,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder. “If you use the included external power supply, Modi 3 reports as a 0mA USB device. This means it works much better with phones and tablets, which usually don’t want a lot of power pulled from their USB ports. Or, you can just plug the single supplied USB Micro cable into virtually any computer, and Modi 3 will get both its power and data from there.”

 This versatility allows Modi 3 to be used in the same way as the outgoing Modi 2 and Modi 2 Uber. Connect one USB cable to use it as a single-input, USB-only DAC, or use the included power supply and connect up your optical and coaxial digital sources. 

 In addition, Modi 3 is the first product developed using new investments in Audio Precision and Avermetrics test equipment, which has helped it to be the best-performing DAC Schiit has ever offered, when using conventional metrics. A full APx555 report is provided in the product specs.

 Modi 3 replaces both Modi 2 and Modi 2 Uber, at 125 euro. It is available for purchase soon at schiit-europe.com

12 april 2018

New Jotunheim Multibit DAC now available on our website...

20 march 2018

SCHIIT INTRODUCES LYR 3 (availability expected Europe in may)

The First-Ever Modular Hybrid Headamp/Preamp 
 
March 20, 2018, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the introduction of its third-generation Lyr headphone amp/preamp. Using Schiit’s new Coherence™ hybrid single-tube/solid state architecture, new Continuity™ constant-transconductance output stage, the same modular design as Jotunheim, Lyr 3 is a significant advance in technology, versatility, and convenience. Lyr 3 is available now at schiit.com, starting at $499.
 
“This is a clean-sheet design,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder. “Modularity means you can use the same cards as Jotunheim to create a single-box amp/DAC or amp/phono that’s very desktop friendly. But it’s a whole lot more than that. We developed a new tube/bipolar hybrid topology that we’re calling Coherence™, for the seamless way the tube and transistor work together. We also developed a constant-transconductance output stage, which we’re calling Continuity™, to address the most fundamental issue with a Class AB amplifier—and bring it closer to Class A performance.”
 
In addition to being a technology showcase, Lyr 3 is a versatile, powerful, and convenient solution for desktop listening via headphones and powered monitors.
  • Versatile: Lyr 3 can be configured with a Multibit DAC, a AK4490 DAC, a phono preamp module, or with no module at all, so it can be tailored to the customers’ specific needs. In addition, Lyr 3 can be converted from a hybrid design to an all-solid-state amp by using Schiit’s Octal LISST (a solid-state tube product.)
  • Powerful: Lyr 3 delivers its full 6W RMS of power at 32 ohms via the single-ended headphone jack, so there’s no need for balanced connections for high power. 
  • Convenient: Lyr 3 uses only a single tube, which means lower tube costs and no need for matched tube pairs.
The Lyr 3, the Multibit DAC, the 4490 DAC, and the phono preamp module are all available now at Schiit.com, together with tube and solid state gain options.
  • Lyr 3: $499
  • Lyr 3 with AK4490 DAC or Phono Preamp: $599
  • Lyr 3 with Multibit: $699
  • Upgrade to new-production Tung-Sol Tubes: $25
  • Add LISST (solid state tube): $45 

19 september 2017

 

SCHIIT INTRODUCES MAGNI 3 (now for order on schiit-europe.com)

 

Redefines the Entry Level Headphone Amp with 2X Performance

 
September 19, 2017, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit announced the availability of the Magni 3 headphone amplifier, featuring fully 2X the output power of the original Magni, together with greater flexibility and significantly enhanced measured performance.
 
“Magni 3 replaces both Magni 2 and Magni 2 Uber,” said Jason Stoddard, Co-Founder of Schiit Audio. “It has all the features of Magni 2 Uber, with even higher performance, but carries the 2-figure price tag from the base Magni 2.”
 
Magni 3 is rated at a full 2W RMS per channel into 32 ohms, thanks to an all-new, fully discrete, fully-complementary current-feedback gain stage, together with a linear power supply with over 6000uF of filter capacitance and a 21VA transformer. 
 
“This really isn’t an entry-level amp anymore,” said Jason Stoddard. “It’s an entirely new topology, one that offers considerably higher bandwidth, together with lower distortion and noise, than any other Magni before it. In fact, Magni 3’s gain stage is substantially similar to the one used in the 699 Vidar speaker power amplifier.”
 
Magni 3 features virtually all of the flexibility and cosmetic touches that distinguished the previous Magni 2 Uber from Magni 2—at a price that’s 50 euro lower. Magni 3 is ready to be a complete desktop control center, with included gain switching, preamp outputs, and automatic preamp output disconnect when headphones are inserted. Magni 3 also features an anodized, brushed aluminum top panel.
 
“We moved Modi 2 to a brushed aluminum top to match,” said Jason Stoddard. Modi 2’s 120 euro price does not increase, making a Modi 2/Magni 3 combination a potent, high-performance DAC/amp stack for just about 240 euro.

 

25 august 2017

First stock of Jill products is available from 1st september for shipments....if you dont want too miss it than order asap on the website!!

29 july 2017

 

SCHIIT'S FIRST ADC: JIL

 

07/29/2017

Schiit JIL ADC

 

Affordable, High-Performance ADC For Ripping, Recording, and More

August 2, 2017, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit introduced their first analog to digital converter (ADC), Jil. Jil's unique combination of low cost ($199) and high performance are ideal for enthusiasts looking to transfer rare or beloved records and tapes to their digital library. Jil can also be connected to a mixing board or mic preamp for live recording. 

"Jil is designed for customers looking for higher sonic performance than most inexpensive recording interfaces, but who still don't want to spend a fortune," said Mike Moffat, Schiit's Co-Founder. Jil is not Mike's first ADC, but it is by far his most affordable one (Mike's last ADC was the GAIN 1 system, co-designed with Nelson Pass, for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, a mastering-quality, multi-chassis, cost-no-object design.)

"We're experimenting," Mike added. "We've been pleasantly surprised by the success of the Mani phono preamp, so we thought we'd introduce a digital companion. Of course, Jil isn't just for archiving records—any line-level input will do."

Jil accepts any input from 400mV RMS to 3.5V RMS peak, providing convenient adjustment of clipping levels with a front-panel knob. Three sample rates, from 48kHz to 192kHz, are provided, with 24-bit sample depth. Digital output is via USB, for interfacing to a Mac or PC running any popular recording software, from Audacity to Logic Pro. 

Jil will be available at www.schiit-europe.com wihin a few weeks for 219 euro.

 

17 july 2017 - Schiit VIDAR and EITR new products released

update 20 july 2017The new products will be available from mid august expected, since than the firs stock will be released to europe!!

Affordable, No-Compromises High-End Audio is Back

July 17, 2017, Valencia, CA. Schiit Audio announced the availability of Vidar, an audio power amplifier rated at 100W RMS x 2 into 8 ohms, 200W RMS x 2 into 4 ohms, and 400W into 8 ohms as a monoblock. Vidar is a 100% discrete, fully complementary, current-feedback, Class-AB design with linear power supply and intelligent microprocessor management—a no-compromises design for the affordable price of $699.

"It's time to reset the bar for value in high-end audio," said Jason Stoddard, Schiit Audio's co-founder. "No matter how you look at it, Vidar is a true no-excuses design. There are no capacitors in the signal path. No DC servos. No Class D output stages. No switching supplies. No invasive current limiting. The power supply is insanely overbuilt—dual mono back to the transformer for high-current rails, with a separate linear regulated high voltage supply for input, voltage gain, and drivers. All critical operational points--temperature, DC offset, and current output--are monitored and set in real time via microprocessor control. At the same time, bias is held constant, allowing simplified testing of full power output with non-musical, steady-state signals."

Vidar is the culmination of multiple years of R&D at Schiit Audio, including the development of multiple candidate designs that ranged from MOSFET output stages with active heat tunnel cooling, to BJTs with large passive heatsinks (the design seen on the production Vidar.

"The challenge in developing an affordable amplifier lies mainly in keeping the cost of the chassis and heatsink reasonable," said Jason. "We ended up with a unique design that uses the heatsinks as a structural part of the chassis, allowing the rest of the components to be simple and efficient to produce. At the same time, we were able to get all components on a single PC board, which eliminates board-to-board wiring and simplifies production—while allowing the investment in a 4-layer board for optimized signal and power routing."

Vidar extends Schiit's growing line of audio products aimed at loudspeaker systems. It's a natural complement to the Saga and Freya preamplifiers, as well as Schiit's full line of multibit DACs. Customers who are interested in a no-compromise, tube-input, remote-control system with a relay attenuator can now combine Vidar with Saga and Bifrost Multibit to create a complete electronics package. 

"Less than the cost of some cables," jokes Jason.

Schiit Eliminates Need for USB "Band-Aids"

July 17, 2017, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the availability of its new Gen 5 USB input and Eitr USB to SPDIF converter. Both products feature "Gen 5" USB technology with full electromagnetic and electrostatic isolation from the source, complete self-power, and precision crystal clock sources for both 44.1k and 48k sample rate multiples, for unprecedented performance. 

“Throw away your decrapifiers, regenerators, isolators, magic boxes, and all the rest of those USB band-aids,” Mike Moffat, Schiit’s Co-Founder said. “You don’t need them with our Gen 5 USB input.”

Mike Moffat notes that the Gen 5 USB technology achieves its UAC2 high-speed capability in a different way than most other USB inputs, using transformer coupling rather than optoisolation. “Transformers gave us better jitter performance,” Mike added. “This, coupled with much better local clocking, makes for the highest-performance USB input we’ve sold. I like to say it’s so good, we skipped a generation (from 4 to 5.)”

The USB Gen 5 input is now standard on all upgradable Schiit DACs. Retail prices remain the same as before, with Bifrost and Bifrost Multibit , Gungnir and Gungnir Multibit and Yggdrasil. Current owners of Schiit DACs with Gen 1, 2, and 3 USB inputs can upgrade with installation at our website from around mid august. All Gen 5 products are available for purchase on schiit-europe.com from early august, per model the product page will mention if the Gen 5 model is standard on your purchase.

Eitr, a standalone product, converts USB to

 

6th july untill 28th july- Summer holiday closing

From 6th july till 28th july we are closed for summer holiday. New orders from 6th july till 28th july will be shipped from 31th july. New emails from 6th july will be answered from 31th july. Returns and warranty will still be handled, see the return/warranty page

12 may - Modi Multibit stock

There is some long waited Modi Multibit stock coming next week and available for order today.. 

 21 April - 28 April 2017 HOLIDAY CLOSED

due to Holiday week (Kings Day celebration) and warehouse counting, we wont ship any orders that are placed from 21 april (1300 hour). When you place an order we will ship your order 1 may. 

Also emails and return requests will be answered at 1 may.

3 march 2017

There is new stock coming for Jotunheim DAC, 13 march, you can order now. Stock will be limited and expected to be sold out soon. 

23 december 2016 - Freya also launched

Schiit announced that its first two dedicated 2-channel products are now available: the Saga (single-ended) and Freya (balanced) remote-control preamps. Saga already available for order and shipping from Schiit-Europe and Freya only pre-order.
 
Schiit Freya
 
"It's time to decouple the high-end/high-price connection," said Jason Stoddard, co-founder of Schiit Audio. "There's plenty of mega-price gear out there, but we wanted to create great products that almost anyone can afford."
 
Both preamps were designed as no-compromise high-end components, using design techniques and topologies typically seen on much more expensive gear. Saga and Freya use extreme high-end design techniques such as relay-switched stepped attenuators (rather than a volume control IC or a potentiometer), and employ highly linear 6SN7-type tubes on 200 or 300V rails in the active stages. 
 
"These new preamps are the perfect companions to our line of multibit DACs," said Mike Moffat. "Combine them with any of the DACs—from the 279 Modi Multibit to the 2590 euro Yggdrasil—and you have a really amazing system, without the heart-attack price."
 
Saga
Remote Passive/Active Preamp
  • Relay switched stepped attenuator (64 steps) 
  • Selectable passive or tube hybrid buffer operation
  • Tube hybrid buffer uses 6SN7 tube and 200V rails
  • 5 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Full remote control
Freya
Balanced Remote Passive/Active Preamp
  • Relay switched stepped attenuator (128 steps) 
  • Selectable passive, JFET buffer, or tube gain operation
  • Tube gain stage uses (4) 6SN7 tubes and 300V rail
  • 2 balanced inputs, 3 SE inputs, balanced and SE outputs
  • Full remote control

1 december 2016 

 

Saga arrives on the 9th of december in Europe. now available for orders in our store....

 

 

November 2016  Fulla 2

 

Do-All Desktop Headphone Amp, DAC, and Preamp

 

11/21/2016, Los Angeles, CA. Schiit introduced its next-generation Fulla today, with dramatic upgrades in terms of capability, flexibility, and quality. The new Fulla offers everything a listener needs for a full desktop system, including high power headphone amplification, high quality D/A conversion, analog input, and both fixed and variable DAC output. It also solves the most difficult problem with interfacing to today's computers and tablets, with an optional power-only USB input.

 

"Fulla 2 lowers the entry point for great desktop sound from $198 to $99," said Jason Stoddard, referencing the cost of their popular Magni 2/Modi 2 stack. "And it offers everything you'd need. Connect to your computer, tablet, or phone via USB, or connect another analog source as well with the front-panel input. Connect the fixed DAC output to a larger system, through a preamp or integrated amp. Connect the variable preamp output to your desktop powered monitors. It's your choice."

 

Plus, Stoddard commented, getting "this device draws too much power" messages, or USB dropouts from low-powered USB ports, is a thing of the past with Fulla 2. "Just connect your phone charger, or any other 5V source with a micro-USB connector, to the power-only USB input, and Fulla 2 reports to your computer, tablet, or phone that it needs no additional power."

 

Fulla 2 is more than an upgrade on the original Fulla—it is a complete re-imagining, with significantly increased capabilities. With up to 550mW output into 16 ohms and a full-sized headphone jack, it provides plenty of power for most headphones. A new top-line AKM AK4490 DAC offers improved performance and sound. And high-quality parts from Alps, TI, AMD, together with premium thin-film resistors and film capacitors, make for performance beyond Fulla 2's size and price.

 

Fulla 2 is available now at Schiit-europe.com for 99 euro.

6 october 2016 

SCHIIT PREVIEWS 2-CHANNEL LINE AT RMAF

 Remote-Control Preamps and Stereo/Mono Power Amp Help Bring Sanity Back to High-End Pricing

 10/7/2016, Denver, Colorado. Schiit previewed the first products in its 2-channel line at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, including the Saga passive/tube hybrid preamp at $349, the Freya balanced tube/buffer/passive preamp at $699, and the Vidar 100W/400W stereo/mono power amplifier at $699. All products were designed as no-compromise high-end components, using design techniques and topologies typically seen on much more expensive gear.

"It's time to decouple the high-end/high-price connection," said Jason Stoddard, co-founder of Schiit Audio. "There's plenty of mega-price gear out there, but we wanted to create great products that almost anyone can afford."

 At the same time, Stoddard says, they didn't want to compromise on the performance of the components. Which is why the preamplifiers use extreme high-end design techniques such as relay-switched stepped attenuators (rather than a volume control IC or a potentiometer), and employ highly linear 6SN7-type tubes on 200 or 300V rails in the active stages. It's why the power amp was designed to double its rated power from 8 ohms to 4 ohms, why it uses an exotic current-feedback topology, why it has no capacitors or DC servos in the signal path, and why it is dual mono back to the transformer. The amplifier also employs a 100% linear power supply (no switchers) and is class A/B (not Class D.)

"These new preamps and power amp are the perfect companions to our line of multibit DACs," said Mike Moffat. "Combine them with any of the DACs—from the Modi Multibit to the Yggdrasil—and you have a really amazing system, without the heart-attack price."

 read more here 


 
20 september 2016

Jotunheim is running hard in sales, so dont wait too long before new stock will arrive, it can take a few weeks instead. 

27 August 2016

Today, Schiit Audio introduced Jotunheim, the first headphone amp built on a modular architecture to provide unprecedented flexibility and to eliminate obsolescence. Customers can configure Jotunheim as an amplifier alone, or add a hardware-balanced AK4490 DAC module, or a passively equalized, DC-coupled MM phono preamp. 

 “We’ve essentially blown up the entire idea of a DAC/amp,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder and head of analog development. “Every other DAC/amp has built-in obsolescence. When digital technology changes, you’re stuck with throwing the whole thing away, even if it has a perfectly good amp section. Jotunheim’s modular architecture means you can simply change DAC modules when technology changes.”

 

 Stoddard said that Jotunheim’s advantages go beyond non-obsolescence. A customer could choose the Passive MM Phono module for a turntable system. And, in the future, additional modules could provide other capabilities.

  “But, most importantly, nothing in Jotunheim is a compromise,” added Stoddard. “Jotunheim is simply the best-performing, most flexible headamp and preamp we’ve ever made.”

  Jotunheim’s performance comes thanks to Schiit’s new inherently-balanced, all-discrete Pivot Point current-feedback topology, which has been under development for over 3 years. Pivot Point provides for both balanced and single-ended inputs and outputs—without the need for phase splitters at the input or summers at the output. 

 Jotunheim’s unique topology allows Schiit to optimize the performance even beyond the analog inputs, however. It enables the use of a passively-filtered, hardware-balanced DAC module featuring two AKM AK4490 DACs—essentially eliminating one stage between a typical DAC and amp. This means that Jotunheim’s performance as a DAC isn’t compromised by its headphone amp, and vice-versa. 
 
The available MM Phono Module offers exceptional performance for most moving-magnet (MM) cartridges. With 44dB of gain and a massive 53mV overload point, it features fully passive RIAA equalization and DC coupling via a DC servo. 

 

 Jotunheim is available in the following configurations.

 

 - Jotunheim (no module)        
 
- Jotunheim with DAC Module        
 
- Jotunheim with MM Phono Module 

 
The Schiit Jotunheim is available for purchase at www.schiit-europe.com in this week....
 

12 August 2016

The new Modi Multibit is coming expected 15-16 august and we already receive a lot of interest for this model...you want to be one of the first to receive one, please dont wait to long with an order.

25 july 2016

New Modi Multibit version launched!!!

 The Most Affordable Advanced Multibit DAC—From Anyone, Anywhere 

 

 

 July 25, 2016, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio introduced Modi Multibit, the most affordable DAC in the Schiit Multibit lineup. Modi Multibit, which retails for expected price of 259 euro, joins Bifrost Multibit, Gungnir Multibit, and Yggdrasil in the Schiit Multibit DAC line.

 

 “Modi Multibit smashes the price barrier in advanced multibit DACs,” said Mike Moffat, Schiit’s Co-Founder and head of digital development. “It is the most affordable multibit DAC built on a modern architecture—from any manufacturer, in any country in the world.”

 

 Modi Multibit is built on Schiit’s proprietary multibit DAC architecture, featuring Schiit’s unique closed-form digital filter on an Analog Devices SHARC DSP processor. For D/A conversion, it uses a medical/military grade, true multibit converter specified down to 1/2LSB linearity, the Analog Devices AD5547CRUZ. 

 

 “It may seem incredible that, just a little over a year year after we introduced our first multibit DAC, Yggdrasil, we’re introducing a multibit DAC that includes a version of the same digital filter and a real multibit D/A converter for 89% lower cost,” said Mike. “But we don’t believe that you should have to spend a boatload for great sound, so it makes complete sense.”

 

Modi Multibit is Schiit Audio’s fourth multibit DAC, and is built on Schiit’s second major multibit platform that was developed from the ground up. It fits into the line as follows:



JULY 2016

 FROM 8TH UNTILL 29 JULY NO ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED, CLOSED FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY!!!!

1 April 2016

Black Ragnarok On stock...we have some on stock right now. If you want one, dont wait too long because this is not standard finish that is on stock!!


21 January 2016

New stock of Vali 2 but take in mind there is a huge demand, so dont wait to long!!! First batch of Vali 2 was sold in a few days....

December Shipping 2015

Please note that shipping can be delayed during the last week of the year, early january normal shipping timeframes are back.

Vali 2 is coming!! 22 december  2015

You can place your backorders already, expected delivery will be early january 

Bifrost Multibit is coming!! 2 october 2015

its expected that you can order already from this weekend, but expected delivery will be expected end of this month, early november. Standard Bifrost now includes USB and is available for delivery already.

First Yggdrasils are coming!! 23th august 2015

We can finally say the first Yggdrasils are now coming to us...first backorders will be filled within the next week...more are coming, so keep an eye on our stockstatus at Yggdrasil page.

New product Yggdrasil DAC available  - June. 2015

True Multi-Bit DAC with Unique Closed-Form Digital Filter for Optimal PCM Performance

The new Yggdrasil DAC from Schiit Audio is an entirely different take on "end-game" DAC design, eschewing the now-standard delta-sigma and DSD-optimized architectures to deliver optimal performance for the 99.99% of recorded music out there—music in PCM format.



New product Mani available  - October. 2014

A new Phono Preamp for MM and MC cartridges is now available for order...just go to the Mani product page!!

New website for Schiit in Europe - febr. 2014

Schiit got started when two audio Industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up a bit. The two audiophiles are Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta. Together, they have designed dozens of audio and A/V products, from the Andromeda III tot the Cobalt 307 to the DS pre and Angstrom 2000. In the beginning Schiit was sold mainly in the USA but it soon started to sell all over the world, because of the banging good Schiit that you receive for your money. All the fantastic reviews on the biggest hifi websites took all the attention of customers worldwide and Schiit is now one of the most populair brands in this segment.

In line of the Schiit products, we have released a new website for European customers. All products sold on this website have European plugs and is 220-230v.

 
To all of you, thank you for visiting our website!