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Control Freak has one big advantage: it's available in a balanced version. We recommend them all the time for people who want to run Gungnir output into monitors or directly into amps. Of course, the Control Freak is a single-input device.

 

I'll chime in for the Control Freak - it does work well and is very convenient with allowing passive volume control from the Mjolnir's balanced pre-outs to a pair of powered Airmotiv 4s monitors. Nice smooth rotation and has some heft to it. Plus, as quite a large, black volume control knob, it just looks cool sitting on my desk.Of note is the Control Freak is available in XLR and RCA variations.

 

https://emotiva.com/products/electronics/control-freak

post #92 of 102

Soo, as far as I know choosing between optical modi and usb modi is a choice between usb static and using up another wall outlet, or is there something else I need to know before buying one or the other?

post #93 of 102

i bought an optical modi and had problems with it.  i had to send it back in twice for repairs but Schiit definitely took care of me and i <3 them for it.  I swapped it out for a USB modi and am very happy.  I can't hear a discernable hiss but you may have better ears for it than me :) my schiit stack sounds amazing with my q701s

post #94 of 102
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Soo, as far as I know choosing between optical modi and usb modi is a choice between usb static and using up another wall outlet, or is there something else I need to know before buying one or the other?

What USB static are you talking about? From the 5V power source? How would that affect a digital signal?

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What USB static are you talking about? From the 5V power source? How would that affect a digital signal?

electromagnetic noise from the psu and the motherboard

post #96 of 102
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electromagnetic noise from the psu and the motherboard

it'd be noise from the motherboard, etc.

post #97 of 102

It's all anecdotal, but I've never gotten any noise or hiss through USB.

post #98 of 102
It's doesn't have to be overt noise, "hissing", "buzzing", etc., the Wyrd lowers the noise floor, so the music you are listening to rises from a quieter "blacker" background.
post #99 of 102
I know you guys hate these Schiity questions but is there any news on Mani? (Yes, Mani, the little phono pre, not Raggy.)
post #100 of 102
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

It's all anecdotal, but I've never gotten any noise or hiss through USB.

 

With most good computer equipment you won't experience noise through USB. Heck... if there's line noise in excess of what USB's native error connection can handle, that's bandwidth/speed being lost. That said, there are some crappy motherboards, addon cards, and chassis out there.

post #101 of 102
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Originally Posted by Jay Dickson View Post
 

 

With most good computer equipment you won't experience noise through USB. Heck... if there's line noise in excess of what USB's native error connection can handle, that's bandwidth/speed being lost. That said, there are some crappy motherboards, addon cards, and chassis out there.

Well, it doesn't matter now I ordered Optical Modi, I figured that I can turn S/PDIF DAC into USB DAC with a converter or an external soundcard but not the other way around

post #102 of 102
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Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post

I know you guys hate these Schiity questions but is there any news on Mani? (Yes, Mani, the little phono pre, not Raggy.)

Check out the Schiit Happened history thread. Jason recently did an upcoming product-release post. Mani is tracking to release in September.
Edited by HalSF - 8/19/14 at 4:19pm
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