OH, COME ON!
At first Schiit have been talking about their statement DAC that it will cost $900-$1000
....half a year later they were saying that it will cost around $1200
"If you’re looking at spending at least 2X the price of a Gungnir,"
they must be kidding.
now they say that it will cost MORE THAN $1500 ?
if they continue in this manner, i believe that by august they will tell us that it will cost $2000
Man, as it is built, the Gungnir itself could cost 2000$ and be worth every penny.
Find me a DAC with clock regeneration, separate 44.1 and 48 KHz multiples clocks, double DAC stages, balanced FET output stages... and if you are able to, tell the price.
Or if you wish, find me an headphone amplifier with 8 power supply stages and 8 single gain stages in parallel push-pull.
...And... Everything Op-Amp free.
Made in the USA.
I could name both audiophile and pro brands that build their Hi-End 1000$ or 3000$ DACs with much, much less effort.
This stuff may not be a reference in their catalog, but is already top-notch, over-killingly and genially built.
And costs much, much less than already-very-good, but "nothing new", and not so hi-end, stuff.
Statement Schiit DAC and amp gonna cost 1500 $ each? Odin knows what they're going to put inside it.
I'm not buying this namely "mid-range" couple just because these guys have been fulfilling their promises and made me really, really very curious and hopeful about the statement gear to come.
Edited by Edoardo - 3/30/12 at 5:51am