Originally Posted by scottcocoabeach
I didn't attend the meet but I did purchase a Jodie as soon as they became available on Schiits site. I have been spending a lot of time with it and have listened a little bit to the built in DAC but mostly with a Gumby. I think Schiit sold the Jodie a little short by just having it at the show with the built in DAC. This amp is very revealing of the source and the Gumby just takes it to a very different level. I think some of the concerns expressed in the impressions were due to the DAC and not the amp. I suspected this early on, but after spending many hours listening with the Jodie and Gumby, I feel very confident that this is the case.
I am really digging the Jodie, it's really fantastic not only with my headphones, but my IEMs as well.
I was going to put this amp in a secondary location but I may have to buy another one for that as this is being added to my main rig with my Violectric V281 and Lyr 2.
This is a good post! Just what I wanted to read. I've been using Jotunheim at my office with the built in DAC and as I've posted before, it sounds really good, in fact it's the best my system has ever sounded. That's with the built in DAC. In fact I ordered two more Jotunheims to go on my other rigs, and for now, it's endgame amp wise. I got the built in DACs on the other two as well, but only for "insurance".
I've been thinking of gumby or Yggy for endgame DACs. It was very nice to read Gumby takes the sound to a different level. Is it a night and day difference? Or just subtle?
I really dig the Jotunheim too, I agree, what a fantastic sounding amp.