Just go check out the NAIM Audio Forum and you'll meet a BUNCH of Hugo fans ;)
The V1 is over-priced and outdated. I'm not sure I'd take it if you gave it to me, and I am a NAIM fan.
The Yiggy is better for about $300 less (new).
I don't need the balanced outputs. My NAIM amp accepts DIN or RCA interconnects. Too bad Schiit doesn't let you replace the XLR with DIN as an option...
Barring that would anyone be interested in a hypothetical Schiit product that is the Yiggy minus the balanced XLR outputs in a half-height / smaller footprint case for say $1750-1850?
I'd buy it.
I auditioned the GMB and BMB (and Yiggy) and found the BMB vs. GMB differences to be slight (SE output only).Have you compared the BMB ($600) to the 2Qute ($1800)? I personally think if you are willing to spend $1800 on the 2Qute then what is an additional $300 for the Yiggy at $2099? I was blown away by the Yiggy. It seems like everyone is. As I said before, I think the decision for most should be easy: either the best value DAC in the industry (BMB) or the best DAC...
I had the chance to audition the BMB, GMB, and YGB about a week ago. The B and G were both SE. Otherwise similar source and setup all around. I found the differences between the B and G to be less discernable esp. given the price difference. But the YGB was a revelation to my ears. Loved it. So if your needs are just SE, either go for the best value DAC around arguably with the BMB or go big and go home with the Yiggy and never worry about a DAC purchase for a while.
I too want to thank @sheldaze for coordinating this and for his hospitality and eagerness to expose us all to great HeadFi.
I just brought my lowly ATH-CKM55 IEMs to the meet. Like bringing a knife to a gun fight. They were enough to ascertain significant differences in the DACs I wanted to audition.
It was my first time seeing any Schiit products! It was indeed a Schiit Show: Bimby, Gumby, Yiggy, and even Fulla!
The Yiggy is indeed astounding even at first...
I am looking for consensus among those who have extensive listening time with the BMB and GMB, especially with RCA (SE) output only. Which do they prefer? Cost is not an issue. XLR/balanced output not an issue.