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post #1531 of 1541
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Originally Posted by chewynuts View Post
 

Dear Sirs,

 

Are the outputs of the Gungnir all active at the same time? I.e. does it output to both the balanced out and the single ended rca outs at the same time? Thank you.

Nope, I found it is either XLR or RCA, not both at the same time.

Sorry that was with my Mjolnir!


Edited by Gerzom - 7/21/14 at 8:28am
post #1532 of 1541
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Originally Posted by chewynuts View Post
 

Dear Sirs,

 

Are the outputs of the Gungnir all active at the same time? I.e. does it output to both the balanced out and the single ended rca outs at the same time? Thank you.

I think they are. If my memory serves me right, I tried using the balanced out to the Mjolnir and the SE outs to the Emotiva mini-X. 

post #1533 of 1541

Yep, they are -- I regularly use balanced out to Mjolnir and SE out to Rega Brio-R.

post #1534 of 1541

Random thought.  It's super legit that the Gungnir sports 3 sets of outputs --  I haven't really seen other DACs that can do that so far.

post #1535 of 1541
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Originally Posted by chewynuts View Post
 

Dear Sirs,

 

Are the outputs of the Gungnir all active at the same time? I.e. does it output to both the balanced out and the single ended rca outs at the same time? Thank you.

I can speak only for the single ended outputs, which do output simultaneously.

post #1536 of 1541

Has anybody compared EE Minimax or Yulong DA8 with Bifrost or Gungnir?

post #1537 of 1541

In this review a comparison is made against the EE Minimax Plus, :

http://yourfinalsystem.com/dac-reviews/167-schiit-gungnir-usb-dac-review

post #1538 of 1541

Thanks for the link. 

 

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 Specifically, how did the two DAC's compare? The Minimax Plus gave us a little more pronounced snare hit and a little more air in the top end of the frequency response compared to the Gungnir...
 
...The real icing on the cake was the fact that we couldn't tell which DAC we were listening to once we listened for more than a minute or two without looking at our input selector.

 

The Gungnir seems like a pretty nice DAC.

 

I already have the original Minimax ($650 at the time). It has quite a few mods including rectifier bridge, diodes, Belleson regulators, caps, Dexa discrete opamps on the input stage and Mullard tube. I feel the Gungnir would be a lateral move at best. I guess there really is no free lunch. Looks like I'll have to move up a few price brackets to get that last iota of diminished returns improvement.


Edited by Turn&cough - 7/28/14 at 7:22am
post #1539 of 1541
^^^If for namesake and QC, too many variables. In the MinMax, and it sounds like a device to assist episodic, monthly bleeding.....just sayn'....:
post #1540 of 1541

http://www.head-fi.org/t/693798/ranking-of-21-dacs-and-dac-configurations-and-why-chocolate-ice-cream-must-die/1020

 

This is where you need to go to determine what's up at the next tier of DACs. A very good comparison, albeit very contentious, was had there.

post #1541 of 1541
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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post
 

Has anybody compared EE Minimax or Yulong DA8 with Bifrost or Gungnir?


I've directly compared the Gungnir with the DA8. They're equivalent in quality, but the feature sets differ considerably. The DA8 sounds like the Gungnir in the sharp filter mode. In the slow mode, the DA8 offers a softer presentation--may be good if you're trying for a rounder sound.

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