Just announced by Schiit. Ragnarok is a 100wpc (into 4 ohms) amp and Yggdrasil is a bitperfect dac. Both have balanced XLR outputs. From the preliminary spec sheet: RAGNAROK: "Ragnarok is the world’s first universal amplifier, fully capable of powering everything from ultra-sensitive IEMs to loudspeakers. With 100WPC RMS into 4 ohms, 3 selectable gains, a relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control, and Crossfet™ circlotron-style output topology, Ragnarok befits its name—in Norse legend, Ragnarok was the “end of the world.” Power Output: 100W into 4 ohms, 60W into 8 ohms, 15W into 32 ohms, 9.6W into 50 ohms, 1.6W into 300 ohms, 800mW into 600 ohms Inputs: 2 balanced, 3 single-ended stereo inputs Outputs: speaker terminals, 4-pin balanced XLR headphone, TRS unbalanced headphone, balanced and unbalanced preamp outs Gain: selectable gain of 20, 7, or 1 Volume: (64) 1.25dB steps via relay-switched stepped attenuator Topology: Fully discrete Crossfet™ circlotron-style stage with no caps in the signal path and no DC servos, all solid state Management: microprocessor control of quiescent current and DC levels, with monitoring of all fault conditions Power Supply: 400VA transformer with 4 separate circlotron output rails, over 100,000uF filter capacitance total Size & Weight: 16 x 12 x 3.875”, 30 lbs Estimated Price & Availability: $1400-1600, late 2013" YGGDRASIL: "Yggdrasil is the ultimate expression of Schiit’s bitperfect approach, and the antithesis of noise-shaping DACs and technologies such as DSD. With proprietary technology from input stage to clock regeneration to digital filter to D/A conversion and analog output stage, Yggdrasil (the world tree in Norse legend, and the source of all things) resets the bar for DACs. Inputs: USB, Toslink, Coax, BNC, AES/EBU Outputs: balanced XLR and single-ended RCA Clock Regeneration: proprietary Adapticlock topology with analysis of quality of incoming datastream, as well as VCO and VCXO reclocking Phase Inversion: selectable via front panel button Digital Filter: proprietary Schiit closed-form bitperfect digital filter based on <REDACTED> D/A Conversion: proprietary fully differential configuration based on <REDACTED> Analog Stage: proprietary Schiit Pivot-Point differential current-feedback topology, fully discrete, with ultra-low-noise JFET and bipolar devices Power Supply: 4 choke-input, shunt-regulated supplies feeding 20+ stages of discrete and integrated local regulation Size & Weight: 16 x 12 x 3.875”, 30 lbs Estimated Price & Availability: $1700-1900, early 2014" http://www.schiit.com/ragnarok-yggdrasil.pdf Updates and Links 2014-05-07: jude posted his first impressions of the Schiit Ragnarok.