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Schiit Bifrost usb gen 2 upgrade ?

post #1 of 10
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I just bought a used Schiit Bifrost with a uber analog and usb 2 upgrade. how can I tell if it is upgraded?

post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by valtopps View Post
 

I just bought a used Schiit Bifrost with a uber analog and usb 2 upgrade. how can I tell if it is upgraded?

If the first owner bought it from schiit with those upgrades/had them install them then it will have a special sticker on it somewhere showing it has the uograde.

If they installed it themselves I'm not sure how you can tell short of opening it up.

post #3 of 10
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I see the sticker for the analog but nothing for the usb upgrade

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is there any information on the date it was manufactured? Because after a certain time (not 100% sure when) if it has USB then it has to be the Gen2 USB as they dont sell them with Gen 1 anymore, its either no USB or the Gen2 Card.

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a044371 I don't see a date?

 

can it be possible that I like the sound of my hrt music streamer II+ better than this bifrost uber????????????

he-4 , ef5  and the hrt = soundstage, bass and mids are amazing. it sounds like analog.

he-4 , ef5 and bifrost  = smaller soundstage dosent have the bloom like the hrt.  bifrost sound flat ,natural, plain.  my toe's aren't tapping?

 

is the hrt just a better match with my setup or is the hrt just a supper amazing dac.


Edited by valtopps - 5/19/14 at 10:38am
post #6 of 10

Have you had the opportunity to test the bifrost on optical?

I have heard that the Gen1 USB board was quite lack lustre so maybe your Bifrost has that but to be fair I have no idea really. Maybe the HRT just fits your sound better.

post #7 of 10
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I wrote to schiit maybe they know.

2 minutes after I asked I got an email from them , yes its a gen2. wow I didn't have to wait 2-5 days, nice :)

also an easier way to know if you got a gen2 It will report as “Schiit USB Audio Device” to your computer


Edited by valtopps - 5/20/14 at 10:44am
post #8 of 10

I'm in the same situation, my second-hand Bifrost Uber will be here today (hopefully), and I just want to make sure it has the USB gen 2 card on it, too. 

 

"also an easier way to know if you got a gen2 It will report as “Schiit USB Audio Device” to your computer" - that's what Schiit told you? What did gen 1 appear as? (Just wondering because even my Modi shows up as "Schiit USB Audio Device".)

post #9 of 10

Hey guys, anybody knows since what serial number of Bifrost is there Gen 2 USB ? 

 

So we could determine this easier ?

post #10 of 10


My Bifrost Uber USB Gen 2 shows up on my Mac Pro like this:   Schiit USB Audio Gen 2    Type USB (Under sound settings).

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