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post #286 of 1116

It will be interesting to see how Yggdrasil will compare to other high-end DACs under 2000 or 2500. Maybe they'll release a Uber Yggdrasil!

post #287 of 1116

Got my Uber back from Schiit today! Currently listening and the first thing I notice is better detail. Depth? May just be because I've been without the LCD-2s for a week. Literally just fired everything up so no burn in (from me) and the tubes aren't warmed up. Super excited though!

post #288 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Rope View Post

Solid state electronics mind burn-in?  I rub my lucky rabbits foot.

 

Given that burn-in occurs due to electron flow on conductors.... the rabbit foot might not have much effect. wink.gif

post #289 of 1116
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

Also recorded, concerning Bifrost burn-in, was this: "Although it struck me as a fairly casual issue to Jason - he had to be asked after all - his answer on this point was that all units are burned in for 24 hours at the factory, and their amplifiers benefit from 50-100 hours after that. He suggested a similar period would apply to the Bifrost."

 

I leave my DAC always ON, unless I'm on vacation.

post #290 of 1116

anyone get the usb upgrade? is it worth getting?

post #291 of 1116

Analog board upgrade went smoothly, thanks to the instructions in this thread.  Just had one stubborn screw that was close to stripping, but I got it out fine.  3 of the 4 black screws in the back didn't go back in very tight though - they seem to screw into plastic vs metal, so they don't grab well, though it doesn't seem to affect anything.

 

Sounds very good and well worth the $70.

post #292 of 1116

Regarding burn-in, I believe Jason burns-in devices just to make sure they work correctly (defects that spring up), not so much of any performance-related issues. 

 

And someone said it before me, suggesting a burn-in brings the consumer closer to the return-policy limit. ;)

post #293 of 1116
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It will be interesting to see how Yggdrasil will compare to other high-end DACs under 2000 or 2500. Maybe they'll release a Uber Yggdrasil!

From the PDF, in the bottom small text:

 

 

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"We can say these are the highest-end products we expect to develop—there will be no “super statements” coming."
post #294 of 1116
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Originally Posted by azteca x View Post

From the PDF, in the bottom small text:

 

 

I see, I guess they are going all in then.

post #295 of 1116
^ as well, their stated intention (going back two years or so, see HeroKid's schiit threads) was the statement gear would be 'end game' period, regardless of the cost of competing gear.

If they're still serious about that, there's no need to compare Yggdrasil with dacs that cost a mere $2500, we need to think much bigger biggrin.gif
post #296 of 1116
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

^ as well, their stated intention (going back two years or so, see HeroKid's schiit threads) was the statement gear would be 'end game' period, regardless of the cost of competing gear.

If they're still serious about that, there's no need to compare Yggdrasil with dacs that cost a mere $2500, we need to think much bigger biggrin.gif


How much bigger is there?

post #297 of 1116
Like any product with a niche, specialist market, dacs reach insane prices, well above 10k. Which I think was Jason's point, IIRC...that the same quality levels could be reached much more cheaply.

Evidently there's a lot of innovative thought and design behind how Mike and Jason are achieving this though. These aren't merely the 'same' products built more cheaply.
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post #299 of 1116
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How much bigger is there?

 

Much, much bigger!!!

post #300 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Rope View Post

HPiper -

 

Be sure and use a wristband to avoid ESD.

 

I found this to be kick@ss funny.

ksc75smile.gif


I haven't laughed that hard in a while! Thanks!

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