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post #916 of 1446
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

 

To my ears, the Uber is not totally grain free, but it has less grain than my V-DAC II.  It's as close to vinyl as I've ever heard, but I've never heard DACs costing in the thousands $$. 

That is high praise indeed. I am running it through the Zana Deux and hear very very little grain. I think I should stop looking for more expensive DACs (at least for time being).

post #917 of 1446

I quit looking at more expensive DAC's a long time ago. If there are more upgrades for the Bifrost available in the future, I will not hesitate to get them, but other than that, I'm done.

post #918 of 1446
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post
 

I quit looking at more expensive DAC's a long time ago. If there are more upgrades for the Bifrost available in the future, I will not hesitate to get them, but other than that, I'm done.

 

That is pretty much my approach, too.  I thought about the Gungnir, but the Bifrost Uber was close enough for me call it a day. 

post #919 of 1446
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

 

That is pretty much my approach, too.  I thought about the Gungnir, but the Bifrost Uber was close enough for me call it a day. 

 

Add me in.  Other than possible Bifrost upgrades, I'm done.

post #920 of 1446

Me also.  Had the Violectric V800, but the Bifrost is a better price to performance value. 

post #921 of 1446
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

 

Add me in.  Other than possible Bifrost upgrades, I'm done.

Sadly, I'm not done.

I agree with the opinions here, especially the reference to vinyl: this DAC with my Burson is the best digital system I have ever heard or owned.

 

However, I'm a bit of a pretentious snob, and when the Yggy is released, I will probably get it...

post #922 of 1446
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

However, I'm a bit of a pretentious snob, and when the Yggy is released, I will probably get it...

 

This makes Schiit and "used gear" folks happy. ;)

post #923 of 1446
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

This makes Schiit and "used gear" folks happy. ;)


+1

 

'cept I'm going to keep my Uber.  It's a fantastic value that will fit nicely in our study, or even guest room.

post #924 of 1446

I just got my Uber Bifrost USB and it makes me feel like a pretentious snob (in the best way possible).

post #925 of 1446

Does anyone have experience with the Über Bifrost USB2 and the Gungnir USB?

 

I don't need balanced outputs.

post #926 of 1446
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post
 

Does anyone have experience with the Über Bifrost USB2 and the Gungnir USB?

 

Bifrost's USB implementation is very robust from what I can tell.

post #927 of 1446
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post

Does anyone have experience with the Über Bifrost USB2 and the Gungnir USB?

I don't need balanced outputs.
I have both. I definitely feel the USB implementation is very very good in both. The Gungnir is a tad better but I have my own bias for balanced. I used to have a USB - SPDIF converter for the Bifrost but threw it away after using the USB directly.
post #928 of 1446

How does the sound compare and is the Gungnir worth the extra $300 if you don't need balanced?

post #929 of 1446
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post
 

How does the sound compare and is the Gungnir worth the extra $300 if you don't need balanced?

 

If you don't need balanced, I'd save myself $300 and get the Bifrost. With Uber upgrade, it's very similar sounding to Gungnir from what I heard.


Edited by madwolfa - 5/23/14 at 7:51am
post #930 of 1446

I concur with what everyone has said so far.  The USB gen 2 card is excellent in the Bifrost Uber.  I cannot hear any difference between USB, coax, or optical.  In lesser DACs, I could hear slight differences over USB.

 

Also, unless you need balanced, the Bifrost is a better a value.  Some reviewers, like Purrin, has said the Gungnir is slightly better at unbalanced than the Bifrost, but it's not very much.  If you might eventually go balanced in the future, go ahead and get the Gungnir.  If you will always be unbalanced, go with the Bifrost.  They are that close in quality while both running unbalanced.  The Gungnir takes it to another level over balanced.

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