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post #2161 of 6013

I kind of prefer the Apple strategy of product releases. Don't comment or talk about unannounced products period until they're announced.

 

Either way, Jason knows marketing so releasing tid bits like he's been doing just add to the hype. wink_face.gif

post #2162 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Erukian View Post

I kind of prefer the Apple strategy of product releases. Don't comment or talk about unannounced products period until they're announced.

 

So do we. Believe me, if I could go back a couple of years, I'd tell my earlier, younger, stupider self: "Keep your damn yap shut!"

 

Unfortunately, we are now dealing with the aftermath of my excitement. I didn't anticipate the problems we'd have with platform changes, software changes, business growth, hell, the DSD mess, all of that. And so, yeah, we'll release some info about the Statement products as they solidify, because we have been talking about them for so long. But I wouldn't call it good marketing strategy.

 

But there are many other things coming besides the Statement products, about which we're keeping absolutely silent until they're available.

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Just got my Asgard2 yesterday and slowly running it in. First impressions are it drives my HD650 pretty well on high gain. I think it sounds better on high rather than low gain. Still edgy at times but I hope to see improvements as it runs in.
post #2165 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

 

So do we. Believe me, if I could go back a couple of years, I'd tell my earlier, younger, stupider self: "Keep your damn yap shut!"

 

Unfortunately, we are now dealing with the aftermath of my excitement. I didn't anticipate the problems we'd have with platform changes, software changes, business growth, hell, the DSD mess, all of that. And so, yeah, we'll release some info about the Statement products as they solidify, because we have been talking about them for so long. But I wouldn't call it good marketing strategy.

 

But there are many other things coming besides the Statement products, about which we're keeping absolutely silent until they're available.

Say no more! I will start saving up for the Schiit Bragi - no doubt the name for the upcoming Schiit headphone!

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Say no more! I will start saving up for the Schiit Bragi - no doubt the name for the upcoming Schiit headphone!

 

No headphones from us, ever. We know nothing about transducers.

post #2167 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

 

No headphones from us, ever. We know nothing about transducers.

 

Will we ever see a ESS9018 based Dac from schiit?

post #2168 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

 

No headphones from us, ever. We know nothing about transducers.

 

Neither do Denon, they buy their stuff from Foster and relabel it, seems a successful business model.

post #2169 of 6013
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Neither do Denon, they buy their stuff from Foster and relabel it, seems a successful business model.

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post #2170 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

 

So do we. Believe me, if I could go back a couple of years, I'd tell my earlier, younger, stupider self: "Keep your damn yap shut!"

 

Unfortunately, we are now dealing with the aftermath of my excitement. I didn't anticipate the problems we'd have with platform changes, software changes, business growth, hell, the DSD mess, all of that. And so, yeah, we'll release some info about the Statement products as they solidify, because we have been talking about them for so long. But I wouldn't call it good marketing strategy.

 

But there are many other things coming besides the Statement products, about which we're keeping absolutely silent until they're available.

 

Looking forward to your speaker amps!

post #2171 of 6013
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

 

Will we ever see a ESS9018 based Dac from schiit?

+$50...confused_face.gif

post #2172 of 6013

intergrated headphone amp/dac?  biggrin.gif

post #2173 of 6013

I vaguely remember Jason saying they weren't going to make a DAC/amp combo as schiit think the digital should be kept seperate from the analogue or something.

I think schiit might borden their markets out of headfi but make amps not just for headphones.

post #2174 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Just got my Asgard2 yesterday and slowly running it in. First impressions are it drives my HD650 pretty well on high gain. I think it sounds better on high rather than low gain. Still edgy at times but I hope to see improvements as it runs in.

 

Just got one in myself that I'm going to be using with an HD650 and an upgraded Bifrost that I'm borrowing from my brother.  Haven't had enough time with A/Bs to get a good feel for it yet, but my initial impression is positive. 

 

On a side note, if Schiit ever decides to go into power management, I think a "Schiit Storm" surge protector would be a top seller.

post #2175 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Yes, sorry to be testy about it, but we get asked about the Statement products all the time.

 

What you have to understand is while we are committed to doing the Statement products, and we are committed to making them like nothing else out there, the reality is that sales decrease exponentially with price, while care and feeding of buyer neuroses increases exponentially. While we're below the price level where I think a staff psychologist is necessary, we need to be ready for the increased support load. 

 

What you also have to understand is that these products are at least an order of magnitude more complex than anything we've done--and pretty much anything else on the market--and they need significant shakedown time. Consider that even the amp will be fully microprocessor controlled, and has significant software development time in it, as well as 5 separate PC boards and 7 chassis components. All of these have to be perfect. It's not a $99 Magni with a single tiny board, no wires, and a two-piece chassis. 

 

And, thanks to the current DSD mania (we are in the Benchmark and Ayre camp, not thrilled about it, but knowing we have to support it) we have to have our DSD strategy in-place before launch. So, you'll see DSD from us before a statement DAC. And no, you won't have to send in your Bifrost or Gungnir to add DSD. That's all I can say about that at the moment.

 

We're doing some (hopefully) final work on the amp this weekend, and, if it goes well, I will probably be making an announcement about preliminary specs, names, *estimated* price ranges, *guessed-at* possible announcement dates, and showing some renderings soon.

 

However, there will be no interest list, and no pre-order, until we are absolutely confident that we are ready to ship perfect products. And I will update the price to reflect the $50 increase for inquiries (kidding--for now, anyway).

 

Bottom line, if you're looking at something else that's available right now, and it works for you, it's better to go ahead and do it, because we will not release these products until they are absolutely done, perfect, and right. Asking 10000 questions won't make them come any faster, I'm afraid.

 

 

All I want for X-Mas is an I2S input in the Statement DAC L3000.gif

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