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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    To those with the new Bifrost: How does the Unison USB handle inferior sources? I am running Roon on a NUC and the performance on my Gungnir Multibit is significantly worse using the NUC USB as a source compared to a Digione. I'd love to remove the Digione and the extra switch from my setup...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Assuming you aren't interested in Roon yet, Volume is certainly competent but a couple of things I don't like: 1) There is a brick wall between locally stored files and streaming service favorites. 2) Streaming favorites can't be sorted in any useful way. 3) And expect to pay extra to access...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I'm about to start building an Amp Camp power amp and I'm thinking now might be a good time to pick up a used Saga. I have a question about the specs though: In active stage the Saga says it has 0db gain but output at >10V. I'm in the beginning of my electronics studies but to me that doesn't...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    At this point I think that the market based reasons that Schiit wouldn't add ethernet to any DACs are persuasive. However, I don't buy the tech based reasons. RAAT does not require interactions with the users to run properly and "firmware" can be updated easily by plugging the device into a...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    A Schiit transport would be a great compromise. And once USB is solved we won't need the LPS, right? This does make me think of the Schiit-Pi.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Ha. I'm dreaming of a world where network bridges are a thing of the past.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Thanks for this. Definitely informative for me. Unison first! I agree. I hope it will be available on a user installable board for my Gumby.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Believe it or not, you can update software without a UI. Obviously we interpret Jason's words differently.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    As a software project I bet the burrito filter puts the micro-rendu to shame. Just guessing.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I think Jason made that comment when asked if Schiit would be building a streamer. And I think he said he didn't want to build a UI, which would be required for a streamer but not for an ethernet port. Schiit writes software all the time.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I don't know what "roon tested" means except that you can plug a Schiit into some USB port somewhere and Roon will stream to it.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    The question is about built in ethernet. This is something that is showing up on more expensive DACs. I have a DigiOne and I know how all that works. Personally I like the idea of fewer boxes and fewer expensive power supplies. I hope that in 10 years we will look back at the bridge as a...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I'm curious to know if Schiit feels any temptation to add a Roon ready ethernet port to any of their DACs. I know they are fully committed to USB and I think that is great. However, I've recently put together a very reasonably priced NUC based Roon Core so I'm interested in affordable ethernet...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    So what's up with Gen 6 USB?
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    Introducing the Matrix M-Stage HPA-3U and HPA-3B, review to follow!

    I went ahead and ordered these. At about half the price of the Deckard ( after holiday discount ) I couldn't resist. I've got brand new LCD2-Classic headphones. I've been running them off my Dragonfly Red for a few days. I figure I'll have the option of running the DfR (2.1v line level) into...
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