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In my mind Yggdrasil is a very low cost Theta product with USB input and without the funky front panel design.  Although to look right in my rack I may have to spray paint it flat black.

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Is that in combination with exactabit and extractabit (tm) tech?
Yes! The extractabit (tm) technology gathers information lost due to hawking radiation and reintroduces the lost bits back into the exactabit (tm) data path; the exactatude in which it operates is literally on the Planck scale!
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Yes! The extractabit (tm) technology gathers information lost due to hawking radiation and reintroduces the lost bits back into the exactabit (tm) data path; the exactatude in which it operates is literally on the Planck scale!

 

:D haha! Brilliant, hi-five dude.

 

Well, in terms of Rag/yggy for myself. I am probably going to end up with them, might wait for some reviews with some TOTL iems too (Jude's comment about noise floor to be elaborated upon) (K10 / NT-6 / H8Pro etc) but will probably get it for the HD800 and some others.

Though actually is more of an enforced wait, not from non-availability as yet, more portable equipment costs... Ah timing...

Well, time to just leave this and keep an eye on it - can't wait for the impressions thread(s)!!

(If any impression posters / first reviewers see this and happen to have TOTL iems.... :wink: )

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I am looking forward to the YGG vs Chord Hugo impressions. I wonder if the YGG will be in the same playing field. Some people are even saying that the Hugo is as good if not better than the Audio GD M7! I hope the YGG is up there also but i suppose only time will tell. 

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Seeing that both of these units are going to be weighing thirty pounds, they are going to have some pretty serious hardware. Really can't wait, love some hardware that has some weight to it. Makes me feel like my components have some value to them. Jason can we expect to hear a Yggdrasil early review such as Jude had with the Ragnarok?

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Weight is related to sound quality in the same ways as price.  It's illusory.

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Weight is related to sound quality in the same ways as price.  It's illusory.

I didn't say that it was going to relate, I just said I like it when my equipment has some weight to it. Having light components is nice, it's just a preference of mine..

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I didn't say that it was going to relate, I just said I like it when my equipment has some weight to it. Having light components is nice, it's just a preference of mine..

Same here. Totally irrational, but still my preference.
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Heft used to represent the big, heavy iron transformers that were naturally better than the small, less heavy transformers.

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Heft used to represent the big, heavy iron transformers that were naturally better than the small, less heavy transformers.

And they still are. Unless everyone moved to driving their headphones with class D amps and I just haven't noticed.
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I was for a while, although I'm back to class-A now. I miss the tiny size of the class D amps though. There's something to be said for a little amp no bigger than a book that you can literally tuck away.

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Same here. Totally irrational, but still my preference.


Not so irrational. Decks for vinyl? I like weight too. FWIW

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Put your turntable on it and call it vibration isolation. :P (Though I don't think Raggy is big enough.)
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I'm surprised people don't show more interest in the analog side of Yggy's design.  Yes the digital filter and frontend is exciting, but if any attention has been paid at all to Schiit's mission as a company (be bitperfect whenever and wherever possible) then this is the natural culmination of that philosophy and isn't all that surprising.  The analog section of a DAC is where it gets its flavor and largely what makes one DAC sound different from another IMO.  I'm curious to find out if the single ended output performance is equal in performance to the balanced too.

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It would be interesting if it was a R2-D2 design, but unfortunately it's using multi-bit. Wouldn't be worth the wait imo.
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