Modi is the most advanced USB DAC under $100 that is made in the USA. With a C-Media CM6631 USB...

Schiit Modi

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  • Modi is the most advanced USB DAC under $100 that is made in the USA. With a C-Media CM6631 USB 2.0 asynchronous input receiver and 24-bit AKM4396 DAC coupled to an active filter output stage, Magni is ideal for a computer-centered audio system.

    USB Powered, No Drivers
    Modi plugs into virtually any computer—Windows or Mac—and requires no drivers to deliver great sound, up to 24/96 sampling rates. It features asynchronous transfer with individual crystal oscillators for the 44.1 and 48k sampling rates, and uses the USB Audio 1.0 standard over USB 2.0, and is powered by the USB port.

    24-Bit AKM4396 DAC
    Modi uses the 24-bit AKM4396 DAC with switched-capacitor filtering and a high-quality active filter section with excellent line-driving capability. Yeah, we know, engineerese is a disease. What this means is that it uses one of the highest-performance DAC ICs out there, and it will comfortably drive long cables. You can easily hide Modi behind your computer and run long RCAs to your main audio system.

    Made in USA
    By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Modi—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies. Our board house is 20 minutes away from our office in Newhall. Our chassis guys are just over the hill in the Valley.

Recent User Reviews

  1. Nada190
    5.0/5,
    "Amazing sound quality"
    Pros - Everything
    Cons - Nothing
    I'll keep it simple.
     
    Makes my stereo sound 100x better than it ever did.
     
    Super high quality, looks fantastic. 
     
    I have it hooked up to my receiver which along with the speakers have been booming strong for the past 25 years, hope it can live as long as them. 
     
    Before I hooked this up, bass was uncontrolled and boomy but with the Modi, it's much more accurate. Highs are little better but still not much good, mids are better but like the highs, didn't change a whole lot. 
     
    Setup:
     
    Receiver: Pioneer VSX-9700s (25 yrs old)
    Speakers: Bose 10.2's (25 yrs old)
    DAC: Schiit Modi!!! (4 months old)
  2. Holeff
    5.0/5,
    "If you are looking here - then you are thinking to buy it - GO FOR IT"
    Pros - Sound picture is just sooo much better with this little majic box
    Cons - N/A
    Just did a new install - and it sounds just so much better than internal DAC.
    I did my purchase based on a reviews and company in general.
     
    Very good build and probably best in-expensive DAC out there.

    PS. My USB cable is coming, probably will be better than the one I plugged it with now.
  3. lup1
    4.5/5,
    "Wow"
    Pros - Clean , detailed , and Very easy to use , small and beautiful , build quality
    Cons - Light
    I always thought Dacs arent that great of a deal. I had my BH Crack connected to macbook pro directly by a 2xRCA and listened to music with my hd650. Unfortunately I still wasnt impressed by the soundstage nor separation and detail. So i bought speedball for crack , then a new Power cable , new hd650 cable and all that improved the sound . The biggest difference was made after the speedball instalation and the smallest was made by the HP Cable.Then I thought id buy the Modi. I bought it and WOW. Guys dac is crucial for the sound and the difference between macbook/iPhone out and modi is night and day ! And that little fella is 99 dollars and solidly built .He made the sound much cleaner , extended the treble which i thought was veiled by the sennheiser veil. The soundstage got nicely organized and extended much!! If you dont have a dac yet , you can easily go for the modi !

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