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post #3241 of 3320
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Originally Posted by erselhickeyfan View Post

I have the Bifrost and have the clicking problem. The connection is coax from CD player.

It occurs between tracks. The player is also a 6 disc carousel and it will click continuously

if I hit pause - and doesn't stop until I resume play.  I was in contact with Jason Stoddard

at Schiit and here's what he said...

"Yep, if the CD player interrupts the data stream, Bifrost will click. That's the muting relay, doing its job."

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 " Bifrost's mute activates every time there's an interruption in the data stream. Some CD players have constant, repetitive interruption when in pause. The only real solution is to use a different player or computer source, I'm afraid."

So, what seems like a real design flaw is apparently 'Working As Designed'.

 

I agree - those CD player manufacturers should really get their act together!

post #3242 of 3320

has schiit given any info on a timeframe for release of their statement equipment? 

post #3243 of 3320

Aiming for summer release for amp and a little longer for dac

post #3244 of 3320
Anyone compare an Uber with a Gungnir yet?
post #3245 of 3320

Just trying the Woo wa6 off the back of the Modi,(out of my iMac), for the first time.

QUITE nice.

 

Haven't had any issues with the Modi yet, did have some clicky/scratchy noises with the BiFrost--->Lyr.

Most of the issues resolved with changing to the optical link, the USB wasn't happy for the BiFrost.

The BF/Lyr combi is strictly for my LCD2s, I think I shall only DAC the Woo with the Modi in future, it's just such a nice match.

The Mullard/Amperex metal base on there REALLY likes the Modi, too.

Happy clams all the way around on this.

 

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post #3246 of 3320

Can anyone else here some computer noise through the bifrost when using USB? Past 12 oclock on my amp dial  I can here a lot of distortion being passed through to the Bifrost. When my video card is under load I can here even more noise.

post #3247 of 3320

that's your amp causing the noise

post #3248 of 3320
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Originally Posted by mac336 View Post

that's your amp causing the noise

 

It's not  the Lyr, when I unplug the USB cable from the Bifrost it goes away.

post #3249 of 3320
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

Can anyone else here some computer noise through the bifrost when using USB? Past 12 oclock on my amp dial  I can here a lot of distortion being passed through to the Bifrost. When my video card is under load I can here even more noise.

Set all system sounds to mute and also disable Windows Aero. (Google how to if you don't know)


Edited by M-13 - 5/15/13 at 6:27pm
post #3250 of 3320
Try another USB port or a USB hub. Had the same problem but using the hub fixed it. Or use optical. Comes down to crappy shielding on your system.

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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

It's not  the Lyr, when I unplug the USB cable from the Bifrost it goes away.
post #3251 of 3320
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Originally Posted by kessomatt View Post

Try another USB port or a USB hub. Had the same problem but using the hub fixed it. Or use optical. Comes down to crappy shielding on your system.

This might be why Jason recommended SPDIF to me over USB (instead of up-selling me to the USB board), it seems to be a more solid implementation for audio. Just my two cents.

post #3252 of 3320
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Originally Posted by justie View Post

Aiming for summer release for amp and a little longer for dac

This is awesome to hear.  What's your source?  Earlier posts or e-mails or face-to face conversation with them?

post #3253 of 3320

earlier posts and I asked that myself just a few pages back. lol

post #3254 of 3320

My Uber card arrived and I installed it. Aligning the LEDs is a bitch...

 

Yes the upgrade makes a difference, I was happy before - but now the soundstage is even more exact and I enjoy my music even more.

 

The Highs seem sweeter, if that makes any sense at all...

 

Listened to some fav tracks before upgrade and straight after, so obviously no A/B testing.

 

I am glad I upgraded, but Schiit also forgot to include the sticker with my upgrade, so I will contact Jason.

post #3255 of 3320
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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post

His is clearly different than the picture provided of the stock analog stage of the Bifrost on the Schiit website. The topology does look much more similar to the analog stage of the Gungnir. You can see something at the top of the PCB that looks like "v2.3", can't make out the other words though. Also, if you look you can also see that it says "Thanks to Siegfried Erda and Loge" at the edge of the PCB, that line also shows up on the analog stages of the Gungnir on the Schiit website. Maybe there have been unannounced revisions to the Bifrost, or maybe he got lucky and got a free Uber board smile.gif

 

That's a revision of the original board. The giveaway is the presence of four red, square-shaped film caps on the old boards. All revisions of the original board have them. The uber board is direct DC coupled which eliminates the need for those caps in the signal path. 

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