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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Will these upgrades only be available from Schiit directly or will local dealers such as headphonebar.com carry the upgrades?

 

http://www.headphonebar.com/schiit-bifrost/

 

Headphone bar will be stocking Uberfrosts with and without the new USB module.

post #62 of 69

Sorry, i meant will the Uber upgrade be sold as a standalone product or is it only going to be sold together with the Bifrost at headphonebar.

post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Schiit Rocks!! biggrin.gif

 

The USB board was actually Tango Uniform and has been replaced at no charge (I get it back tomorrow).  For my own sanity, I'm still going to let them do any future upgrades.  My "pucker factor" was sitting at 9.5! tongue.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Better late than never...tongue.gif

 

W00T!  It's coming back!  It's coming back! biggrin.gif

I'll be very happy to try out the new USB and uber upgrades!

 

My thanks to Schiit for being willing to work with me!!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 5/15/13 at 11:54am
post #64 of 69
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Better late than never...tongue.gif

 

W00T!  It's coming back!  It's coming back! biggrin.gif

I'll be very happy to try out the new USB and uber upgrades!

 

My thanks to Schiit for being willing to work with me!!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Sweet!!

post #65 of 69
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

Sweet!!

After getting my fully functioning uber Bifrost back (Thanks, Schiit Dudes!) and falling asleep listening to music last night, I wanted to offer a couple of (vague) impressions of the uber in comparison with the original Bifrost analog/usb config.

 

I find there is noticeable extension in the bass and treble which makes the uber board appear almost "bright" sounding.  I am hoping a little of that settles with time because folks with the Lyr and bright-sounding tubes might find it a bit over-bearing.  That's really the only nit I found to pick.  Fortunately, I was listening with a very warm, lush Mullard CV4109 tube set in my Lyr and the extension really served to bring out additional details that might have been "hidden" by the warm, prominent mids.

 

I noticed another thing, positioning (this is the possibly vague part).  Listening to the original Bifrost/Lyr/LCD-2 config, the focal point of the sound seemed to be in the middle or slightly towards the back of my head.  I could make out the position of the instruments to the left or right, in the front or to the rear of the ensemble but it felt as if the different layers all came together near the rear of the inside of my head (told you...vague wink_face.gif).  The uber board brings the sonic focal point forward to the front of my head, almost behind my eyes.

 

Actually...a better way to describe it:  With the original configuration, I felt as if I were on-stage with the band, facing the audience.  With the uber I feel as if I am on-stage, this time facing the band!  I can also hear additional levels of detail that comes with the change in perspective.  It uncovers subtle nuances and layers of detail that I did not hear before.

 

I hope this made some kind of sense.  It's really the only way I can describe the differences.  It does make me want to re-evaluate what little remains of my tube collection.  However, I can say the uber Bifrost makes the Mullards sing!

 

Cheers and all the best!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 5/17/13 at 8:17am
post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Hey all,

..........

 

So, since your new USB card does 24/176, does that mean it does DSD?
Nope. We will announce a DSD solution soon. It will not require you to send in your product for upgrade. That’s all we can say about that at this moment.

......

 

How can I tell if I have the Gen 2 USB board?
When using the Schiit Unified drivers on our site with PCs, or plugged into a Mac, it will give you the 24/176.4 output option

 

All the best,

 

Jason

 

1.  Does that mean DSD solution will work with USD gen 2 upgrade only or  on existing older version of USB pcb

     I can forgo 24/176 if the older usb pcb is DSD capable...

2.  Where can I download this Schiit Unified driver???  can't seem to find it.

 

 

rgds

post #67 of 69
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Hey all,

..........

 

So, since your new USB card does 24/176, does that mean it does DSD?
Nope. We will announce a DSD solution soon. It will not require you to send in your product for upgrade. That’s all we can say about that at this moment.

......

 

How can I tell if I have the Gen 2 USB board?
When using the Schiit Unified drivers on our site with PCs, or plugged into a Mac, it will give you the 24/176.4 output option

 

All the best,

 

Jason

 

1.  Does that mean DSD solution will work with USD gen 2 upgrade only or  on existing older version of USB.

2.  Where can I download this Schiit Unified driver???  can seem to find it.

 

PS: sorry for bring up a old post, but just saw this went I was searching for the schiit usb gen 2 upgrade info.

 

 

rgds

post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by Stealer View Post

 

1.  Does that mean DSD solution will work with USD gen 2 upgrade only or  on existing older version of USB.

2.  Where can I download this Schiit Unified driver???  can seem to find it.

 

PS: sorry for bring up a old post, but just saw this went I was searching for the schiit usb gen 2 upgrade info.

 

 

rgds

I sent you a PM.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #69 of 69

got it thanks

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