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post #1006 of 3320

Damit damn you head-fi. I like it. I like it A LOT. I knew I shouldn't even have opened the box that said Schiit on top. I hate myself and this website :) 

 

I will come back with some impressions and comments but as I just found out that some drunk guy smashed my car while it was parked when I was out of town for a while. I'll be back after I take a look at it. But what I am hearing is REALLY good. 

 

And about that conspiracy guy, yes sir you're right, Jason has watched me for a couple of years and looked at all of my pitiful DACs and then sent me a Biforst for... for free!!! Can you believe that? But I'm really impressed that you got us! 

post #1007 of 3320

i've been following this thread for a while now. looking to upgrade from my audinst mx1. man, i'd really appreciate some direct comparison between the bifrost and the audio-gd nfb2/3

post #1008 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

 

and then sent me a Biforst for... for free!!! 



Really?

post #1009 of 3320
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Originally Posted by wiinippongamer View Post

Really?



No

post #1010 of 3320

I'm thinking of buying this DAC, but do any of you feel it would be a worthwhile improvement for a pair of $350 Audioengine A5s?

 

My feeling is that I'd need better speakers in order to justify that same cost for a DAC...thoughts?


Edited by oneway23 - 10/15/11 at 11:14pm
post #1011 of 3320

improvement over what?

post #1012 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

improvement over what?



I *think* he means 'given my speakers, is it worth spending another $350 on a DAC'.

post #1013 of 3320

    Quote:

Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

I *think* he means 'given my speakers, is it worth spending another $350 on a DAC'.



Granted, I should've been more clear, but yes, that's exactly what I'm going for.

 

I'm currently feeding these A5s by going through the line out on an onboard Realtek ALC888S that supports up to 24/96

 

I do have an optical toslink connection onboard to support higher-res files if need be that is currently going unused.

 

Basically, does it make sense for me to spend $350-$450 on an external DAC like the BIFROST if my speakers cost the same?

 

If the answer is yes, I'd obviously switch to the Toslink out.


Edited by oneway23 - 10/16/11 at 12:04am
post #1014 of 3320

The Bifrost would want to be sounding better than the DacMagic, considering the DacMagic is priced with dealer margin included.

 

I am hoping the Bifrost gets close in sound to the Dacs priced around $700-900, but there is a lot of good competition in that price range.

post #1015 of 3320
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Originally Posted by 29twenty View Post

how come all the early reviews are people coming from MUCH lesser dacs? marketing scheme? of course all initial reviews are glowing if theyre comign from portable/sub 150$ dacs. if it is marketing... its genius.  people im sure always talk to schiit about their gear and how theyre excited, etc.  if i were a company, id take that to my advantage.  ship out early units to early orders with much lesser gear.. get the early word + extra sales out. then send the rest. 

 

make any sense? or just over thinking things... u be the judge.


Maybe its Shciit!!! or a Schiit marketing strategy!!!!  LOL
 

 

post #1016 of 3320

Hey all, quick update:

 

1. Shipping of Bifrost backorders continues to be slow--apologies again for the wait.

2. However, we expect to start shipping the first USB units this week.

3. All backorders will be cleared out in less than 2 weeks, by our current guesstimates.

 

A conspiracy theory on which units we sent first? Well, uh, no. How would we know what DACs our customers have? It's not like we can map their real names to their forum handles. Here's how we ship Bifrost:

 

1. Oldest orders first.

2. Non-USB first, because that's what we have.

3. USB units ASAP.

4. Review units.

 

Again, sorry for the wait, but we'll be catching up more quickly now.

 

 

post #1017 of 3320

My invoice says:  Invoice number 30-0153.   So am I 30 or 153 in queue? 



 

post #1018 of 3320

So the USB-equipped-unit ship date slipped again?  I thought they were supposed to start shipping late last week.  Am I remembering wrong?  Does 'we expect to start shipping the first USB units this week.' mean Monday or Friday?

 

Sorry for the impatience, but I sold my last DAC 6 weeks ago in anticipation of getting the Bifrost and it's getting....well...you understand.

post #1019 of 3320

Jason thanks for the update!!!!!

post #1020 of 3320
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

FWIW, I have two DACs - the EE MiniMax and Jan's StageDAC - that cost more and I suppose might arguably be considered 'higher end'.

 

Yet I preordered the bifrost anyway, because (a) what a good price and (b) I like the Lyr, let's see what their DAC can do.



If you're going to compare the Schiit Bifrost against Meier's Stagedac, I'm looking forward to reading your impressions! 

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