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post #481 of 3320

As I saw there is a small button on the front beside indicated leds, I supposed it is the switching outputs' one.

post #482 of 3320
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As I saw there is a small button on the front beside indicated leds, I supposed it is the switching outputs' one.


Inputs actually on the Bifrost.
post #483 of 3320

Is this a stupid question or wouldn't this do what you want?

Y splitter

Not these specific versions perhaps. I know many of you would want the $4000, blessed by Jesus, version :)

 

post #484 of 3320

Jason, any chance we can get a module for additional digi input instead of usb?

post #485 of 3320

Which price range dacs the Schiit DAC going to compete with?

post #486 of 3320
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Which price range dacs the Schiit DAC going to compete with?

 

$350 or $450 for those USB fiends?  confused.gif
 

 

post #487 of 3320

Noticed in a photo stream somewhere a picture of Schiit amps burning in.  Wondered if Bifrosts will be fully burned in when shipped or if we can expect that they will need some burn-in at home before they sound their best.

post #488 of 3320

Wait you mean that they send there amps off to the customers already burned in?

post #489 of 3320
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Wait you mean that they send there amps off to the customers already burned in?


Yep.

post #490 of 3320

I don,t want to say your lying but has anyone emailed them on this subject to be sure of such?

post #491 of 3320

Why does it matter? I doubt it'd be unbearable out of the box.

post #492 of 3320
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I don,t want to say your lying but has anyone emailed them on this subject to be sure of such?



Hi, shaunybaby.  As I mentioned above, there's a photostream somewhere (wish I remembered exactly where - if I locate it I'll let you know, or maybe someone else here will recognize it from my description) with captions that was sort of "A Day in the Life of Schiit," showing their offices, Mike and Jason doing designs, their production lead Rina Slayter, etc.  One of the photos was captioned "[Name of Schiit Amp] burning in" or something like that, and showed a couple of rows of amps sitting on shelves.

 

I haven't e-mailed them to ask if this was an extra special shipment; I assumed it wasn't and that they did the burn-in procedure for pretty much everything they send out.  Anyhow, I've posted the question about Bifrost burn-in here, so if Jason answers "WTF burn-in?" or something similar then we'll know either I hallucinated the photostream or that *was* a special shipment of amps.

 

post #493 of 3320

Found the photostream.  At the following link, a little over halfway down the page, photo captioned "Burn in."  http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/schiit/4.html 

post #494 of 3320

Hi judmarc, I think the photos you are mentioning belong to this 6moons article.

 

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/schiit/4.html

 

Hope this helps.

 

Santiago

post #495 of 3320

Hey all,

 

Burn-in? Yep, everything's burned in for a day before we ship. This isn't for audio quality, though--this is to catch early failures. Our amps usually improve over the next 50-100 hours of run time beyond our burn-in. Bifrost will probably be similar.

 

Power supply scrimping? Uh, no. Like I've said before, we don't do wall-warts, we don't do switching power supplies. Bifrost uses a 4X over-specced EI core transformer (the same kind of transformer we use on all of our gear,) feeding 5 stages of regulation, with low-noise regulators in critical sections, and over a dozen conductive polymer aluminum solid electrolytic capacitors--which you typically only find on very, very expensive gear. Bifrost is no joke--it's a serious DAC!

 

 

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