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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Using a simple USB battery (two outputs, one smart capable of 2A, and one dumb capable of 1A, I used the latter) and a split data/power USB cable, I'm able to get the xDuoo X10T II (portable digital transport) to get a clean USB signal to the Bifrost 2 without clipping, and man, it's even...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    A quick follow-up... I had originally thought that the coax SPDIF output of my Oppo BDP-103 bested Unison USB. For those impressions, I was using an xDuoo X10TII (portable digital transport), however, I now think that it was having a hard time powering the receiver or something because, plugging...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    I have a BMB (last revision) and B2, and primarily use coaxial SPDIF for both. I rarely use USB, even with my xDuoo X10TII as a transport (and it is a very good transport), Unison loses out to coaxial SPDIF from my Oppo BDP103 in PureAudio mode... by just a hair. Comparing the two side by side...
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    Moondrop KXXS

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Moondrop KXXS

    no longer for sale but can't find how to delete the thread
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    Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray/SACD player and network streamer

    Yes, still available. Price is still firm but $300 can include shipping costs.
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    I own the Bifrost 2 and the Bifrost Multibit (never heard the D/S Bifrosts except briefly at a meet with other unfamiliar gear). Whether to upgrade or not is a personal choice based on your budget and what you want out of your system, but here's what I find the differences to be, in order of...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    That all makes sense, thanks for clearing this up and my apologies for getting it so wrong. Bifrost 2 is seriously an excellent DAC and y'all have done amazing work.
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    I'm no engineer, so I'm quoting them secondhand, but I recall reading that Schiit had "gimped" the SE outputs of Gungnir and Yggdrasil, so they didn't perform as well as the balanced outputs. With Bifrost 2, they decided not to "gimp" the SE outputs and so they are effectively identical to the...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    As to why they are different sounding, I'm not really sure. The two technologies are pretty different, electrical vs optical that is, even though they are both S/PDIF. I have no idea what your motherboard's or the Xonar's digital output sounds like, but as I mentioned above, the coaxial and...
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    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    I go back and forth between coax and optical. Honestly they are very close sound-wise. Optical is very slightly more focused, coax is slightly more warm/full, but the coax cable makes the units stack more neatly so that's what I use most of the time. I tried using it as a transport for my...
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    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    I'm sad to announce I'll be moving on from the N3... I recently picked up an xDuoo X10T II portable digital transport, and WOW. Chord Mojo has never sounded so good. The difference between the N3 and xDuoo as sources is small, but those differences for me make a big impact in how realistic and...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I own the xDuoo X10T II and I have spent a lot of time going back and forth between coax and optical. They are very nearly identical, but it's true that the optical input is just slightly more focused than coax, whereas coax is a little warmer/fuller due to having just slightly less focus. They...
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