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post #1606 of 1610

FWIW, I have the Bifrost Uber and the Gungnir. To my ears, the Uber actually sounds a little more grainy than the Gungnir. The latter is my DAC at home and the former is what I use at work (due to smaller footprint). Gungnir delivers a relatively more forceful lower end extension and as Solude pointed out somewhere, is ideally suited to pair with the Mjolnir amp. But I also use the Gungnir SE with the HD 800 and the BH Crack amp or the Schiit Vali (both of which are SE). No issues there at all.

post #1607 of 1610

Personally, I found the Bifrost Uber to sound very much like what I remembered the first gen Gungnir's SE output to sound like. Neither DAC is particularly detailed or bright, but they're quite musical and non-fatiguing.

 

Take this for what it's worth, since it's based on audio memory (I still own the Bifrost Uber, but not the Gungnir and did not have them at the same time).

post #1608 of 1610

Pretty much comes down to how much lower jitter, tighter timing and clean supply means to you.  To me it's a no brainer if money is a non issue.  Or to put it in Schiit terms, the Bifrost runs in "buy better gear" mode all the time while the Gungnir only drops down to that if the light comes on.

post #1609 of 1610
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Pretty much comes down to how much lower jitter, tighter timing and clean supply means to you.  To me it's a no brainer if money is a non issue.  Or to put it in Schiit terms, the Bifrost runs in "buy better gear" mode all the time while the Gungnir only drops down to that if the light comes on.

 

Agreed. If it were my money -- and it was, when it came time to buy another Schiit DAC -- the differences were small enough to not warrant the extra $$$. Others may disagree.

post #1610 of 1610

Pretty sold on running this with Equator D8 speakers using XLR via USB on my computer. Also want to use my turntable (RCA) to push it through the DAC. What's the best method to do this since the Gungnir RCA aren't input?

 

Cheers.

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