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

    My own experience was yet cleaner sound, yet better imaging, and better bass quality. This from memory, since I was unwilling to put the Gen 2 board back into the Bifrost MB in order to go back and forth. :) And I use Windows instead of Mac. All reports from Schiit and others indicate that...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Exactly. Elsewhere on the web, people are being advised to get an Eitr instead of a Gen 5 Upgrade card "because it will work for all your DACs in the future". But either way, the output is no longer USB, so the USB is actually isolated. PS " Layman's " :) "lamens" sound like something that...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    @Baldr - I concur with other reviewers on various Forums on the web, that Gen 5 improves the bass quality of the Bimby (cleaner and less woolly, which makes it seem more solid). I would be interested if you happen to have a guess as to why the bass quality is improved?
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Throwing this out there for any suggestions... I received my Gen 5 USB upgrade board and installed it without problems. But my Home Theater PC - which worked fine with Gen 2 USB with Wyrd - won't recognize it. The PC is still running Vista. Why? Because I have spend many many hours...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Understood.... but if I had a $ for every OT post in this thread, Yggdrasil would be mine !!
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    @Baldr - speaking of "...Long Strange Trip..." - be sure not to miss "Long Strange Trip" (on Amazon Video) - excellent !
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    The context was not "favorite", it was someone expressing a desire to start listening to classical music for the first time. So, lol - no Bartok or Schoenberg !
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    My hardware install was successful. The tricky aspect is holding various parts while you unscrew or screw them (mentioned once in the Gen 2 install linked above). Schiit clearly has procedures (which they won't tell us about because legally "there are no user serviceable parts inside) - or...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Okay, you've made me go to wikipedia: "HP-35, the world's first scientific pocket calculator was introduced in 1972 by Hewlett-Packard. It used Reverse Polish notation and an LED display." So it was 35 not 25. The guy who had one (I remember his name, but won't repeat it here) told the story...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    The USB Gen 5 for Bifrost just arrived. It should be the same process as described with USB Gen 2 in these pictures: http://imgur.com/a/8JEGc
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    IMHO - the top 4 Classical composers are Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Mozart - who are a level above everyone else. (Yeah, I do like Wagner's RIng and many other composers - just not as much.) Of course, YMMV. (Mozart is a bit of an acquired taste - only after listening to a lot of music do...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I was about to mention the HP-25. In September 1972 (IIRC), I was a freshman in college and one of the other freshmen went out and bought the HP-25 when it was first available (similar to Apple Store fans buying iphones on the first day). I seem to remember $400 or $500 was the price. As far...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    The problem in this - and many audiophile vs skeptic discussions - is you are missing the concept of "listening skill". Yeah, "I don't hear anything therefore nobody does". Yeah, I can't run a 4 minute mile or a 10 second 100 yards, so no one can. (Usain Bolt is just clever photoshop, and...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Someone wrote: "If I were in California". lol, someone who has never been to California. :) I live closer to the Schiittr than 90% of Californians (and am qualified for the job, and might even do it just for the fun of it) - but - a 5 hour round trip commute is just too long. The Schiittr is...
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