Before we get into the big 2014 product releases (Ragnarok, Yggdrasil, etc, etc...), I figured I'd let you know about two new things we have available now: Modi Optical and Sys.
Modi Optical is exactly what it says: a Modi with optical input. Now, I know some of you are wondering why we've bothered with this, given the preponderance of USB these days. Well, if you have a CD player with optical out, a computer with optical out, an Apple TV or other streaming player with optical out, or an Airport Express, you're not wondering. There's a lot of optical out there too, and we wanted to give you an inexpensive way to get great sound out of your optical-output products. Hence, Modi Optical. So, now you can choose Modi with a USB input, or Modi with an optical input. Simple.
Sys is a simple 2-input passive preamp. The name, short for Switch Your Sch..tuff, tells you exactly what it does: connect one or two sources to it, select a source with the pushbutton, and control the volume with the pot. No electronics, no power, just simple passive switching and attenuation. For people who want to use a fixed-output DAC (like Modi, Bifrost, Gungnir, etc) with powered monitors, this is a great way to control the volume without using digital attenuation. And, you can plug in another source as well--from phono preamp to phone.
And that's about it for now! Enjoy.
All the best,
Edited by Jason Stoddard - 4/21/14 at 1:27pm