Schiit Eliminates Need for USB “Band-Aids”root
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