Inputs: Coaxial SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB (optional)
Input Capability: up to 24/192 for all inputs
Input Receiver, SPDIF: Crystal Semiconductor CS8416
Input Receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631
D/A Conversion IC: AKM4399
Analog Summing, Filtering: Fully Discrete, DC Coupled
Output: Dual RCA (single-ended)
Output Impedance: 75 ohms
Frequency Response, Analog Summing Stage: 2Hz-100KHz, -1dB (actual frequency response limited by sample rate)
Maximum Output: 2.2VRMS
THD: Less than 0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz
S/N: Greater than 108dB
Power supply: 5 stages of regulation, including separate supplies for critical digital and analog sections.
Upgradability: Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC/Analog Card are snap-in replaceable.
Glad I stayed up lol!
Wow I'm in love with the specs! AKM4399, that's the chip used in Cary dacs. Bitperfect = no upsampling Woot!
Really happy they made USB optional, I have no use for it and for 100 bucks less!
Gonna put in my preorder later today :D
Only downside is Aug 31 shipping :(
Haha, Jason, you guy's are awesome. I wish all businesses were ran by people like you. I only wish I'd be home for when that package arrives. My only question is what do I do with my Xonar Essence STX now? lol
Oh by the way, just happened to notice this typo:
"IMPORTANT: Bifrost is in pre-order. We expect to ship beginning August 31, 2001."
lucky number #8 w/USB.
I believe that 8 is a lucky number in China... which I'm thinking is a sign that I should also be ordering HE-500. If you try hard enough you can convince yourself of anything ;)