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post #76 of 419
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Originally Posted by cddc View Post
 

1. Bifrost 2 (with USB and Uber incorporated)

2. Something between Loki and Bifrost

3. Portable headphone amp

 

:k701smile:

 

1. No reason Bifrost is upgradable. ;)

2. loki is not a stand alone dac so you meant modi and bifrost

3. Maybe,would be cool. 

post #77 of 419
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Originally Posted by lord_tris View Post
 

 

1. No reason Bifrost is upgradable. ;)

2. loki is not a stand alone dac so you meant modi and bifrost

3. Maybe,would be cool. 

 

There is a big jump from Modi to Bifrost then...thought it would be nice to have something in between, the way how Schiit amps rank :D 

post #78 of 419
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Originally Posted by lord_tris View Post

1. No reason Bifrost is upgradable. wink.gif
2. loki is not a stand alone dac so you meant modi and bifrost
3. Maybe,would be cool. 

The Loki is most definitely a stand alone dac, it just happens to only do DSD...
post #79 of 419
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post


The Loki is most definitely a stand alone dac, it just happens to only do DSD...

 

Not if you do the secret firmware hack!

post #80 of 419
"New" DAC is available...actually, it's the same Modi, but now you can get optical input instead of USB.
post #81 of 419

The upgrade path on the Bifrost is really nice; but it makes the initial purchase that much harder to justify.  I'm happy with my Modi; though a bifrost would be better.   300 entry much easier to justify than 500 though.  

 

Fix maybe be too add a discount if buying all at once? (Bifrost+upgrades upfront cheaper than Bifrost then later upgrades).  This would somewhat go against the Schiit 'no sales, best price upfront' approach, but it would help with the current cost-creep on the Bifrost for 'need all the upgrades!' compulsives like myself 

post #82 of 419
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Originally Posted by worminater View Post
 

The upgrade path on the Bifrost is really nice; but it makes the initial purchase that much harder to justify.  I'm happy with my Modi; though a bifrost would be better.   300 entry much easier to justify than 500 though.  

 

Fix maybe be too add a discount if buying all at once? (Bifrost+upgrades upfront cheaper than Bifrost then later upgrades).  This would somewhat go against the Schiit 'no sales, best price upfront' approach, but it would help with the current cost-creep on the Bifrost for 'need all the upgrades!' compulsives like myself 

Which double checking; they currently give an 80usd price cut if ordering from the start; so I'm just whining that there's more toys I want now.. :)

post #83 of 419

I know Schiit will hate this one, but I would definitely pay $99 for a desktop or portable amp with...op-amps!

I love being able to switch those out easily. I know some say this doesn't change the sound at all, but that hasn't been my experience.

 

I know it won't be as technically as good as their other desktop amps, but that's OK.

 

PS. I really like the sound of the OPA2134. That seems to work well with most AKG headphones and the HD-650.

 

An under $100 portable amp would be amazing..

 

BTW I love the idea of that Modi with optical (that's available). Perfect for using near the TV for with a Blu-Ray/DVD player or my Xbox 360.

post #84 of 419

A transformer coupled tube amp that would be capable of driving a pair of some of the more power hungry orthos (1W +) would be cool.

post #85 of 419
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Originally Posted by worminater View Post
 

The upgrade path on the Bifrost is really nice; but it makes the initial purchase that much harder to justify.  I'm happy with my Modi; though a bifrost would be better.   300 entry much easier to justify than 500 though.  

 

Fix maybe be too add a discount if buying all at once? (Bifrost+upgrades upfront cheaper than Bifrost then later upgrades).  This would somewhat go against the Schiit 'no sales, best price upfront' approach, but it would help with the current cost-creep on the Bifrost for 'need all the upgrades!' compulsives like myself 


Haha yeah I agree. I kinda wanted to purchase a Bitfrost but being a perfectionist I know i'd feel "incomplete" buying the Bitfrost without upgrade... However with the upgrade it's kind of expensive. Especially coming from a 99$ Modi. Would be nice to have a 225-250$ amp inbetween.

post #86 of 419

A battery powered Mjolnir?  Or a battery powered Ragnarok?  My mains is so Fubar I'm going completely off the grid and sadly that means waving goodbye to the Mjolnir, if I can bring myself to sell it.  

 

Battery powered alternatives capable of driving the HD800s properly are very limited, with Red Wine Audio and Bakoon on a rather short list.  Ideally the amp would have 8 hours run-time, or else constantly trickle charge whilst providing total isolation from the mains supply.  I've tried a crapload of mains products and none of them were perfect solutions (some failed to resolve the issues, others caused their own issues and I just traded one for the other).

 

I don't suppose anyone does battery mods for the Mjolnir already?

 

Edit: just a 12v unregulated input would be fine, so we can hook up a car battery!


Edited by Stormfriend - 5/1/14 at 10:17am
post #87 of 419

Oh, and one more thing...

 

A headphone power amp.  Battery powered as above, but with s/e and balanced inputs like the Mojo, no preamp output or volume pot and 2x3pin balanced outputs.

 

Thanks in advance :-)

post #88 of 419

I wanted to see a Modi with optical in, but evidently that's a thing already.

 

It would be interesting to see a Mjolnir level tube amp.

post #89 of 419

1. A Valhalla 2 with gain switches and pre outs

2. Ragnarok's power amp as a standalone

3. A portable amp. My god that april fools post about the schitt portable amp made me cry a bit when i realized it's fake

4. A switch box with five inputs, and a pair of outputs

5. Colors! Red would be so nice on the schitt line

post #90 of 419
For the love of god: An amp/dac all in one. It's high time Schiit did one for convenience.

Simply a Magni or Vali with a Modi usb AND optical in an Asgard sized casing would be great.

Amp
optical AND usb dac
Rca input
Gain switch and input switch in front.

$300 range


You already have a large variety of single pieces. Some of us tend to be minimalists, and one piece of equipment would be a boon.

Expand your horizons and do your best to curb your distaste for all in ones. I would love to own a Schiit like this. Loved the Lyr, Asgard 2, Modi, and Magni. I'm a fan. I would be even more so if there was an all in one in the Schiit arsenal.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/8/14 at 1:51am
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