Wednesday, April 13, 2021, Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, Schiit announced the immediate availability of IEMagni, the highest performance, most versatile member of the Magni family of headphone amplifiers. IEMagni offers three gain levels, including negative gain, advanced protection, and the lowest noise floor of any Magni. These features make IEMagni ideal for extremely sensitive in-ear monitors (IEMs), while maintaining the same high rated power output for hard-to-drive headphones.
“IEMagni is simply the do-all Magni,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder. “It has negative gain, a vanishingly low noise floor, and advanced protection for very sensitive IEMs, plus it delivers high gain and high power needed for hard-to-drive headphones.”
IEMagni is the first Magni to offer three gain modes:
- High, 15dB. For hard-to-drive headphones, such as planars and high-impedance models.
- Low, 0dB. For most headphones, providing a good balance of performance.
- Negative, 10dB. For very sensitive IEMs, reducing noise floor and providing exceptionally fine volume control.
IEMagni is also the first Magni to feature built-in DC protection, an important feature for highly sensitive IEMs.
Built on the advanced TI OPA1656, IEMagni uses 7 separate amplifier sections for each channel (one for gain, 6 for output) in a unique no-overall-feedback configuration that allows for high input impedance even in negative gain. IEMagni’s input impedance never drops below 40 kOhms, allowing it to be used with a wider variety of sources, and to preserve performance of sources that may not be able to drive low-impedance loads effectively.
“IEMagni is also the first product conceived, designed, and built in our new Corpus Christi, Texas, facility,” said Jason Stoddard. “Other Magni models, Modi, and SYS have been built there for about two months now, but this is the first product that’s 100% Texas.”
IEMagni costs 159, a 24 euro premium over Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy. Magni 3+ and Heresy remain in the Magni line, for a complete family of affordable headphone amps built in Corpus Christi, Texas.
“Consider this a Thunderdome,” Jason added. “We’ll see how people feel about a more expensive, more versatile Magni—while ensuring that we still offer the highest-value products in audio.”
IEMagni is available at schiit-europe.com for 159.
About Schiit Audio
Founded in 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 69 euro to 2699 euro. All Schiit products are designed and built in Corpus Christi, Texas or Valencia, California.