If he liked the combo he should be very frustrated
Nice reaction from Schiit
Without him clarifying whether or not this was his first amp, etc, who knows if the damn amp was 'defected' or whatever. More to the point, if the amp was a dud, that's tough. We've all sadly dealt with these things and
it sounds like Schiit provided support the best to their ability. Even more, sounds like dude is just bitching
to get Schiit in public and put up the refund, which is totally stupid. Living in a place where you constantly
deal with import tax, etc, you should have known better and taken the proper steps to insure you got your 'full' refund.
What happened to TranceDude's Lyr review? I thought it was a fair review.
Most likely Schiit took care of him and he deleted it.
I wish I could have found out why my Asgard 2 sounded so "off". Gave up trying. Maybe it's not apartment compatible. Tons of wireless crap in the area.
Sometime I will try a Lyr through a distributor with no restocking fees. There is one just an hour away.
"Hey, this Bifrost I got clicks! What’s up with that?
I am using the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 analog RCA output straight to the Valhalla. I am listening to DTS-MA, DTS and DD all downmixed to stereo "surround encoded". It all plays without a hitch. If I hooked the Panasonic via toslink to the Bifrost would I get sound from all the aforementioned formats?
No. Bifrost is PCM only AFAIK. [So only two-channel stereo]
Oops. I should have thought a little more before the terse reply. Check you manual and see if the Panasonic will output those formats via toslink. It might be possible if your media is DVD-A or just plain old DVD (look for stereo mix tracks), but Blu-Ray . . . not likely. Specifically, I'm pretty sure it won't do S/PDIF out for DTS-MA, kinda sure it won't do DTS and don't have a clue regarding DD. Misguided assumptions regarding piracy typically forces stuff like DTS-MA to output digital via HDMI only (so HDCP can be in play). At least this has been my experience with my OPPO BDP-95.
How about the Optical Modi and the Passive Switch? Do they fit the bill? They are a small company so I wouldn't expect a large number of products to hit the pavement so soon.
Aha, an personal motive Yes I hate it when a newer improved model comes out just after I bought something. They're still working on their two superduper over $1K products so I'd be surprised if they managed to squeeze out anything else this soon.