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post #16 of 65
We talked about reversing the inputs/outputs on the main Schiit thread. Jason said they had never tried it that way, so we don't know how it will function as so!
post #17 of 65
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

We talked about reversing the inputs/outputs on the main Schiit thread. Jason said they had never tried it that way, so we don't know how it will function as so!

Then we should wait until he tries it. They are his electronics. One would think that's a question he would want to answer. Personally, I think the reverse setup with one input and two outputs might sell even better. Even if they have to rewire the thing and make two versions of it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #18 of 65
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Then we should wait until he tries it. They are his electronics. One would think that's a question he would want to answer. Personally, I think the reverse setup with one input and two outputs might sell even better. Even if they have to rewire the thing and make two versions of it. smily_headphones1.gif

I ordered one as is, but would definitely be more interested in one with one input and several outputs, even if it doesn't have a volume control on it.
post #19 of 65

Wow, perfect timing for this piece to arrive... Just what I needed!

 

Cheers

post #20 of 65

Can this be hooked to my power amp, replacing my pre-amp? o.O

post #21 of 65
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post
 

Can this be hooked to my power amp, replacing my pre-amp? o.O


Yes, it says so in the product description under FAQ tab: http://schiit.com/products/sys-passive-preamp

 

cheers

post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post
 

Can this be hooked to my power amp, replacing my pre-amp? o.O


Yes, but understand...there is no pre-amplification going on.  It's a passive pass through with a volume control.  It will output only the level that your source supplies.  With most line-levekl sources, that shouldn't matter, but if you have a particularly low level source output, then YMMV. 

post #23 of 65

I would definitely consider this if the 2 inputs 1 output can be reversed. 

post #24 of 65

I would have more use with a single input and multi output to replace my RCA y blocks.  I don't need it, but it would look good with the rest of my Schiit.  

post #25 of 65

Schiit, make us a switchbox!

 

Any word on the reversible? I'm not electronically savy, but I think it would be cool if they had a switch that would make it 2 output 1 input and vice versa. 


Edited by cheneric - 3/28/14 at 12:16am
post #26 of 65
I know people are clamouring for a one-in-two-out scenario, but I love the Sys as designed. One input for my DAC and one for the phono preamp both outputting to the headphone amp. One for Analog, one for digital.
post #27 of 65
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

I know people are clamouring for a one-in-two-out scenario, but I love the Sys as designed. One input for my DAC and one for the phono preamp both outputting to the headphone amp. One for Analog, one for digital.

 

 

I agree, the SYS is great, and I have one on the way. I would just love to have a switchbox to sit underneath it, as well.

post #28 of 65

It seems a more likely scenario is a single DAC outputting to a headphone amp and powered monitors (or another amp) meaning one in and two outs so not ideal. In real world I would use my best DAC to the headphone amp and to my powered monitors as they get about 50/50 use. My monitors can take other inputs from the DAC but of course that bypasses the SYS and doesn't take advantage of the "pre-amp" functionality. That said I did order one to run two DACs to a single headphone amp but that was a $50 indulgence and not really necessary.   

post #29 of 65
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Originally Posted by AladdinSane View Post
 

It seems a more likely scenario is a single DAC outputting to a headphone amp and powered monitors (or another amp) meaning one in and two outs so not ideal. In real world I would use my best DAC to the headphone amp and to my powered monitors as they get about 50/50 use. My monitors can take other inputs from the DAC but of course that bypasses the SYS and doesn't take advantage of the "pre-amp" functionality. That said I did order one to run two DACs to a single headphone amp but that was a $50 indulgence and not really necessary.   

 

So it's not reversible? 

post #30 of 65

Not so far. 

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