Dedicated Source Components
“This is my non review of the Multibit upgrade to the Bifrost ('Bimby'), in which I don’t try and describe to you how it sounds. I think reviewing audio equipment must be like trying to describe sex with smoke signals. Unless you actually experience it for yourself, it’s just a bunch of pointless puffing. Instead I’ll tell you how it feels, which is brilliant. Listening to Bimby I can’t...” --Padgett
“Much has already been written about the Schiit Gungnir Multibit (Gumby), so I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here. Rather, I'll briefly discuss my interpretations on various questions, opinions, and disputes that are central to people's decisions regarding buying this DAC. My evaluation system Source: iPod Classic ---> Apple lossless ---> Pure i20 dock ---> optical...” --hodgjy
“This isn't a review so much as throwing my throwing 2cents into the "great little DAC for the price!" pot. I think if I was starting out and I needed gear, this with the magni, or the Asgard, would be my first choice. I use this at work with the PSY RCA/USB cables. They are plugged into a Schiit Lyr with some nice Russian tubes. I usually this setup with the HD650, sometimes the...” --SursumCorda
“Quick review of the Modi 2 Uber... Sound Much improved from the original Modi. In particular, the midrange has much better overall tonality, and the new Modi really brings forth a more detailed presentation. It has an overall tilt towards details, which I believe to be in the upper midrange/lower treble region... it also does so without sounding overly crisp, or bright. I...” --mikoss
“Introduction In February 2011, I joined Head-Fi where I was re-introduced to the world of headphones. Prior to joining, I had a passing familiarity with various offerings from STAX, but my primary interest was in analog two-channel speaker based systems. Jumping into the deep end of the Head-Fi pool, I came to learn about the world of computer audio, digital audio files, and signal formats...” --jazzfan
Modi is a complete family of affordable DACs for virtually any need. Whether you want better sound from your computer, from your Apple TV, from your CD player, or virtually any source, the Modi family has a model that will fit your needs perfectly. Modi Optical: For Airport Express, TVs, Gamers, CD Players, and Beyond Modi Optical plugs into any optical source—from computer sound cards...
Modi 2: Improve Any Computer’s Sound Modi 2 plugs into virtually any computer—Windows, Mac, popular Linux distros, Intel Chromebooks, as well as iPhones and iPads. Just plug in via USB and go with no drivers in Standard Mode, up to 24/96 output. Switch to Expert Mode for extended high-res capabilities to 24/192. This will require drivers for Windows, but for no other OS (hello,...
Now, you can add DSD to any DAC for only $149. Yes. You read that right: pure DSD playback capability. $149. Meet Loki. Loki is a complete DSD DAC and switching system. Just connect the output of your current DAC to Loki, connect Loki via USB to your computer, and you've added DSD to your system. DSD Only When You Need It With Loki, you'll instantly get DSD64 decoding from PC and Mac...