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post #1621 of 1629
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Originally Posted by Puurple View Post
 

I'm thinking since tech support said it would work that's the way I would go. You can always return it if it doesn't work. However I feel like it makes logical sense. The Gungnir is their top DAC but I don't see the difference between the desktops USB and the laptops USB unless it's 1.0 if that's the case then you need a motherboard that supports usb 2.0 or 3.0 It also could be a problem with foobar. Try messing around with different usb ports on the laptop if you haven't already and if all fails just try out the Wyrd you can always take it back.

 

How do you like the Gungnir? I'm about to purchase some T200c's and will need a DAC because my audio source is trash coming from my computer. Not sure if I would be fine with just the Modi or not. Not really looking at the Bifrost because after adding the upgrades to it its close in price to the Gungnir and I would really appreciate the balanced XLR ports as balanced is better than unbalanced and my speakers will support it. Plus an additional out for a sub that I may get in the future.

Exactly why you should get the Gungnir. IME, the Bifrost Uber is a little grainer than the Gungnir as well.

post #1622 of 1629
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Exactly why you should get the Gungnir. IME, the Bifrost Uber is a little grainer than the Gungnir as well.

Just get the Gungnir. My logic for skipping over the Uberfrost was similar to yours, and I have so far been quite pleased with its sound, an upgrade very noticeable coming from the Modi.
post #1623 of 1629

Finally meeting some people helping me out thank you so much @kothganesh and @Liu Junyuan going with the gungnir definitely.

post #1624 of 1629
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Originally Posted by Puurple View Post
 

Finally meeting some people helping me out thank you so much @kothganesh and @Liu Junyuan going with the gungnir definitely.


Any time. While you're doing the order, consider getting the Wyrd as well. It makes a slight difference to the SQ (for the better of course).

post #1625 of 1629

It seems as if my post somehow got lost...I've been noticing some glitches lately. If it still appears to you, I apologize for double posting.

 

Does anyone here use the Pure i20 iPod dock to feed the Gungnir?  If so, does it run in "buy better gear mode" or the better alternative? In other words, how good is the timing the i20 sends to the DAC?

post #1626 of 1629

Ok my fellow Head-fiers I dearly need your help/input because I'm not familiar with all of the DAC differences so please help me out.

 

I have a Teac PD-H600 CD player with a built in DAC.  I will paste the specifications below; therefore my question is :  based on the specs is the built in DAC as good as a Schiit Gungnir or even a Bifrost Uber or is it worth getting one of the two Schiit DACs.

 

The DAC is a Burr Brown PCM1796 D/A converter, a 192kHz/24-bit component

  • Compatible Discs: CD-DA, CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000Hz (±0.5dB)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.003% (1kHz)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: more than 110dB (1kHz, 0dB, A weight)
  • D/A Converter: 24bit/192kHz Delta-sigma (PCM1796)
  • Oversampling Rate: 8-times

Would even the Bifrost Uber DAC outperform the Burr Brown built-in DAC in my CD player ?

 

Thanks.     

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post #1627 of 1629
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It seems as if my post somehow got lost...I've been noticing some glitches lately. If it still appears to you, I apologize for double posting.

 

Does anyone here use the Pure i20 iPod dock to feed the Gungnir?  If so, does it run in "buy better gear mode" or the better alternative? In other words, how good is the timing the i20 sends to the DAC?


It is not good enough, the sound is better from my macbook pro than pure I20. The sound with pure as transport is a bit bright and mids are recessed. Also, the sound is different if you use ipod nano (gen 4), iphone 4, or iphone 4s. Don't ask me why ... sorry for my english.  


Edited by totacelasi - Yesterday at 10:37 pm
post #1628 of 1629

It is not as good as the Biofrost/Biofrost Uber/Gungnir if I were you I would get the Biofrost Uber unless you plan on using balanced XLR connections. Then get the Gungnir. The best part about buying audio equipment is that it last a long time and with Schiits upper end DACs theyre upgradeable. Plus the DAC is somewhat portable. Not the carry it with you while going for a run for your iPhone and IEMs but portable as in not built into the CD player so you can use it on multiple devices.

But yes from what I read on the Biofrost Uber and Gungnir they are the equivalent to DACs 3 times their price. By the way the Biofrost Uber is basically the same thing as the gungnir without the XLR outputs. And theres some other small things too im not sure. Like power output

post #1629 of 1629
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Originally Posted by totacelasi View Post
 


It is not good enough, the sound is better from my macbook pro than pure I20. The sound with pure as transport is a bit bright and mids are recessed. Also, the sound is different if you use ipod nano (gen 4), iphone 4, or iphone 4s. Don't ask me why ... sorry for my english.  

 

Thanks for the info.  When outputting the i20 into the Gungnir, is it running in VCXO mode or VCO mode?

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