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post #376 of 1210
+1, with this proviso: I have learned my wife's perception is also my reality - perhaps my only reality - as she reminds me often.
post #377 of 1210
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Originally Posted by walls View Post

Burn in on a DAC? Nah its just the placebo affect IMO.

 

Any way you cas do a serious A/B comparison of the two dacs? I have been considering another Bifrost for my office but if I can save $400...
 

Burn in is legit. Actually the Bifrost sounds a lot better if you find a lynch mob with pitchforks and torches that maul it like an angry bear. 

 

I too would like a A/b comparison of the two dacs. 

post #378 of 1210
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A man's perception is his reality. And since this whole hobby is based on our perceptions of sound, whatever helps you perceive better sound by all means indulge yourself.

 

 

This hobby is a broad church and allows for many different approaches. There is a place for those who are also interested in objective measurements of accuracy (low noise, low distortion, flat FR etc), if for no reason other than to confirm that the design is half-competent, which sadly in the realms of high end audio is not always a given

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/mcintosh-ms750-music-server-measurements

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/zanden-5000-mkivsignature-da-converter-2000-premium-cd-transport-measurements

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/harmonic-technology-cyberlight-wave-p2a-interconnects-measurements

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/head-direct-hifiman-hm-602-digital-audio-player-measurements

post #379 of 1210
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How do isolation feet change the sound of a solid state device? Did you try changing the isolation feet of your pc?

 

Yes, actually, just some Vibrapod model 5's. Helped things marginally.

post #380 of 1210
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Originally Posted by xoaphexox View Post

How do isolation feet change the sound of a solid state device? Did you try changing the isolation feet of your pc?

 

Yes, actually, just some Vibrapod model 5's. Helped things marginally.

 

For me this is hard to imagine. How would you explain that and what are you hearing differently?

post #381 of 1210
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

+1, with this proviso: I have learned my wife's perception is also my reality - perhaps my only reality - as she reminds me often.

+1 on that..

 

Fly---give it a good 100 hours..things do smooth out a bit

At least,thats what my ears told me...

post #382 of 1210
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+1, with this proviso: I have learned my wife's perception is also my reality - perhaps my only reality - as she reminds me often.

 

Well there is that! wink.gif

post #383 of 1210

I agree, burn-in is legit. I wasn't satisfied with the sound of my bifrost for the first few days after receiving it, but something happened that changed my mind. The only thing I can attribute the change to is time used. I was ready to return it but the sound just gets more real with time. My only problem now is should I return it and get the Gungnir? Somebody help.

post #384 of 1210

Can anyone who has had both usb boards for the bifrost tell me if there is any physical differences?

 

I received mine from a local reseller and it looks exactly the same - tested it and no 176.

 

Cheers

Paul

post #385 of 1210
Jonesin' 2 subscribe.
post #386 of 1210
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Originally Posted by barbz View Post

Can anyone who has had both usb boards for the bifrost tell me if there is any physical differences?

 

I received mine from a local reseller and it looks exactly the same - tested it and no 176.

 

Cheers

Paul


Did you check your software settings? In JRiver I need to  tell my DragonFly to down convert 176 and 192 to 88 and 96, if I got a Bifrost I'd have to go into the software and change those settings....


Edited by jmsaxon69 - 8/5/13 at 6:17am
post #387 of 1210
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Originally Posted by barbz View Post

Can anyone who has had both usb boards for the bifrost tell me if there is any physical differences?

 

I received mine from a local reseller and it looks exactly the same - tested it and no 176.

 

Cheers

Paul

Check page #3 post #45 there are pictures of the two boards.  There is  jumper on the chip and a chip solder in crooked in one corner on the new boards.

post #388 of 1210

Thanks - confirmed I have two of the same boards :( back to the local disty I go....

post #389 of 1210

I have a similar issue with my Schiit Bifrost Uber.  It sounds a bit thin and highs seem over emphasized (bright) and lots of sibilance when compared to my other dac I used Burson Audio Conductor.  But I am using the pre-out from the Lyr to my 2 channel Marantz 15s2 with Paradigm Reference Studio 60 V3s.  I want to tame the brightness down and wish there was a little more low end.  I'm not sure if its my Lyr with the tubes creating the sound or my Bifrost Uber.  I did order the 1968 NOS Telefunken E88CC so hopefully that will change the sound to more a rich fuller sound without the harshness.  Even when connected to my Senn hd800 sounds a bit thin and bright.  

post #390 of 1210
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Originally Posted by dnlee480 View Post

I have a similar issue with my Schiit Bifrost Uber.  It sounds a bit thin and highs seem over emphasized (bright) and lots of sibilance when compared to my other dac I used Burson Audio Conductor.  But I am using the pre-out from the Lyr to my 2 channel Marantz 15s2 with Paradigm Reference Studio 60 V3s.  I want to tame the brightness down and wish there was a little more low end.  I'm not sure if its my Lyr with the tubes creating the sound or my Bifrost Uber.  I did order the 1968 NOS Telefunken E88CC so hopefully that will change the sound to more a rich fuller sound without the harshness.  Even when connected to my Senn hd800 sounds a bit thin and bright.  

 

Have you tried going straight from Bifrost Uber into the Marantz and bypassing the Lyr?  To me, the Uber has plenty of low end, but I'm using it into an older tube pre and into a B&K SS amp.

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