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Old 11th July 2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default An apparently very good DAC design, at a reasonable price. $450/ $350

Pre sale, made up, with upgradable DAC, 32-bit D/A conversion, a fully discrete analog section, "bit-perfect clock management system", and asynchronous USB 2

BIFROST - $349.00 : Schiit Audio, Headphone amps and DACs made in USA.

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Old 11th July 2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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Unusual to have the same name as another audio item. ie a pair of Seas speakers.
Bifrost was also the name of a very nice drag racing funny car, a good few years ago.

Anyway, it's both interesting and nice.
I'll have to study it further.
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Old 11th July 2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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In Norse mythology, Bifröst or Bilröst is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods

One of Schiit Audio's product names is Asgard, another is Valhalla . .
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Old 11th July 2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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Schiit Audio gear is held in pretty high esteem by the headphone amp gang over at Head-Fi. These guys have been working on this DAC for quite awhile and I've been waiting to see how it came out. For those looking for an entry level DAC it bears looking into.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/schiit/1.html
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Schiit Audio gear is held in pretty high esteem by the headphone amp gang over at Head-Fi. These guys have been working on this DAC for quite awhile and I've been waiting to see how it came out. For those looking for an entry level DAC it bears looking into.

6moons audio reviews: Schiit Asgard

Are these not just headphone amps
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Old 18th July 2011, 06:13 AM   #6
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I think the Asgard is, but its a pointer to Schitt's design, value and quality
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I really don't know how these small shops make any profit building these things. If I did a DIY of a Schiit product I would pay as much in parts alone. I get the economies of scale thing, but boutique design hand built quality products in USA, they are amazing and clever guys.
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The value look high, but are you sure they are hand built in the US??
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The value look high, but are you sure they are hand built in the US??
look at the link in post 5.
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Which might be better, US or China made ?
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