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post #1531 of 1610
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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 1610
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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 1610

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

post #1534 of 1610

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 1610
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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 1610

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

post #1537 of 1610

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 1610

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 1610
^^^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 1610

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 1610
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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.

post #1542 of 1610

Hi, I want to add the USB option to my Gungnir. I'm no wizzard with electronics, but I was wondering of this would be an "easy" job I can do my self. Anybody has got any experience doing it themselves? any tricky things I should be watching out for, or is it all straight forward plug and play?

 

Thanks in advance for your replies!!

post #1543 of 1610

The hard part is getting the LEDs lined up when you put the case back together.  It was not fun.

post #1544 of 1610
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

The hard part is getting the LEDs lined up when you put the case back together.  It was not fun.

Not to mention keeping track of all the screws. I was surprised by how fully I had to disassemble my Gungnir to update from USB 1 to USB 2.
post #1545 of 1610

With my luck I'd strip the screws and accidentally scratch the case when I put them back in. 

 

Luckily, my Gungnir came with gen 2.

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