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  1. Jason Stoddard

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

    Virtual SchiitrMeet June Jason & Mike—Back Together! Hey guys, Since we're now getting back to more sane times—which, by the way, means that soon we'll be able to have real Schiitrmeets again, and do some new blind listening—Mike and I thought it would be good to do the duo thing while I'm...
  2. Jason Stoddard

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

    I'd rather it be here than in one-star reviews on the Schiitr--seriously, several people have one-starred the Schiitr because we haven't shipped their online order yet. I get it, you're frustrated. But the Schiitr is our retail store. It has nothing to do with an online order. If you've never...
  3. Jason Stoddard

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

    I'm sorry you are disappointed, but sending Freya in for repair would not take weeks or months. Our typical service turnaround is one business day. We receive packages every week for international service, including from our distributors. We have made a specific point to have a distributor...
  4. Jason Stoddard

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

    2021, Chapter 8: An Inauspicious Number? Back in the old days, we wouldn’t do a 4. I mean, Mike mandated that the Theta DS Pro Generation 3 jump to Generation 5 to miss the dreaded 4. And we even did the same thing when we went from Gen 3 to Gen 5 on our USB inputs. Aside: to be fair, the 35...
  5. Jason Stoddard

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

    It's the same as the one in Lyr, just re-tuned. With respect to protection, this is a good example of TANSTAFL. DC protect too sensitive? It'll trigger on some EDM (or other music with a lot of second harmonic distortion baked in). But it does save you from cooking sensitive drivers. Current...
  6. Jason Stoddard

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

    2021, Chapter 7: The Thunderdome Returneth So now we have three Magnis. Yeah. In case you missed it, we have a new model in the Magni line, called IEMagni. This one is black and gray, rather than silver and gray or black and red, like 3+ and Heresy. “So it’s a different color? Who cares!”...
  7. Jason Stoddard

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

    We changed all of our backordered products yesterday to more accurately reflect current conditions and uncertainties. Previously we provided a ship date, like "Backordered, ships May 5," which caused many people to camp out and wait until, like, May 4, then place an order and expect it to ship...
  8. Jason Stoddard

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

    Hey all, I'm back in California for a while, so I figured I'd give you an update. First, we are producing speaker amps like crazy--you'll be seeing the backorders shrink for Aegir, Vidar, and Ragnarok 2 over the next week or so as we get caught up, and the intent is to eventually get to 1-3...
  9. Jason Stoddard

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

    On a related note, April 4 was our 20th wedding anniversary--so we went to the beach and took the boards out. That's normal, right? Just kidding...but yeah, April 4...I think you have started a great tradition.
  10. Jason Stoddard

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

    Sorry to hear about the AF. If you want an electrophysiologist recommendation, I can provide one from personal experience. Ablated 4 years ago now, AF gone, one and done.
  11. Jason Stoddard

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

    Hey all, quick update: this week we shipped over 1750 products from Corpus Christi. This is with only two products in production here, and a somewhat slim week since PCB shipments were delayed. Once all products and product variations are in-house here, that number is going to get a lot bigger...
  12. Jason Stoddard

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

    2021, Chapter 5: How We Fool Ourselves I’m sure you’ve all heard these proclamations before: “OMG, I just got the new Arglebargle A200-33KX DAC and it’s a completely different ball game! It totally opened up the soundstage and the high end is so natural, I can’t believe how much better it is...
  13. Jason Stoddard

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

    In our case, we need to make sure customer service is more accommodating (as it was in your case) in all extraordinary cases, like the one just posted. In terms of Amazon, the windows are getting shorter and they are asking a lot more questions these days. I bought something there recently that...
  14. Jason Stoddard

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

    Used to be religion. Now more objectivist and subjectivist nirvana. A nice metaphor for what we'd like to do. I've always thought we make the Camaros and Corvettes of the audio world. And crap, now I've probably irritated someone on the political side. Because I don't know why. Except maybe...
  15. Jason Stoddard

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

    Oh, I'm not irritated. I'm amused. Basically, I've decided that I'm just not gonna moderate for politics.This site has very specific proscriptions against politics. If the mods of this site choose to nuke this thread because you can't behave, then that's fine by me. Less work to do. So I'll...
  16. Jason Stoddard

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

    Oh, and everyone else getting political: thanks for keeping it civil (in general). If it gets noncivil, I'll leave you to the tender mercies of the Head-fi mods. If they choose to nuke the whole thread, well, that's on you. Less writing for me. Thanks for reducing my workload. Hint: no politics...
  17. Jason Stoddard

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

    Oh, and bcowen, I'll buy you TX BBQ at Nueces Brewing anytime. Or CA tri-tip, if you want to blow up your head. Lotsa good BBQ all over the place (some of the best BBQ I had was in Tokyo), no need to crap on other interpretations of it.
  18. Jason Stoddard

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

    Another update: gonna be a crazy year. Tyr (AKA biggus ampius) released to production, as well as Loki Max and Folkvangr (10 tube headphone amp), and another one on the inexpensive end of things, and Urd beta now in production, and a couple other things. Plus next week. And a couple weeks after...
  19. Jason Stoddard

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

    Virtual SchiitrMeet March: Texmageddon and Afterwards, Supply Chains, and Lokis Oh My! Hey all, It's that time again! Join us at 4PM PST on Wednesday, March 10 to hear me talking about Texas, backorders, supply chain, and the Lokis! It's been a heck of a ride, but we now have an official...
  20. Jason Stoddard

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

    To keep this from being too political, there are good sides to both California and Texas. The problem is, either through accident or otherwise, California has become "middle-class hostile." As in, it's nearly impossible to get established in life when a small, run-down "starter house" in the LA...
  21. Jason Stoddard

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

    CA to start, TX soon. We'll be making Magnis and Modis later this month here, then bringing in additional models before summer. Plus, we'll be shipping with "Built in Corpus Christi" or "Built in Santa Clarita" stickers soon. I know that makes all the difference, LOL.
  22. Jason Stoddard

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

    2021, Chapter 3 Even Trickier The new Loki Mini+ is just like Loki Mini, but quieter and lower distortion. That’s it. The end. No, really. No, totally totally serious. I mean, to create the Loki Mini+ manual, I opened the Loki Mini manual in Indesign, added a “+” after Loki Mini, and saved it...
  23. Jason Stoddard

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

    Holy moly, yeah, shipping delays. (Or, in other words, Thursday update ahead.) So, after Texmageddon, AKA the Big Freeze, you can basically just edit one week out of our plans. If you were working in Premiere, it's basically snipping ten seconds of someone going, "Ah, um, er, hmmmmm...." and...
  24. Jason Stoddard

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

    I have a sauna in the California house (yeah, dry sauna, but whatever). I thought about getting one here...then I remembered that it's a sauna outside about 6 months out of the year. Things are getting better: power is back on. For now.
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