Schiit Asgard 3 - Impressions Thread
Feb 21, 2022 at 9:53 PM Post #2,371 of 2,565

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I use a Modius once in a while with my Asgard 3 and it's a great $200 delta sigma DAC in my opinion. My trusty little Mimby gets the most use too. I ordered a Modi 3E just because I want to see, hear actually, what Schitt can do with an ES chip. I had a Topping D50 and didn't keep it.
 
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Has anyone installed the MB DAC card himself in the Asgard 3? Thinking of buying a used unit and getting the card separately from Schiit to install myself, not sure how hard or easy it will be.

I couldn't find much info, except for a video installing a ESS card in Jot 2 and it looks to be a simple slot-in and screwing in 2 screws.
 
Feb 27, 2022 at 11:14 PM Post #2,376 of 2,565

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Has anyone installed the MB DAC card himself in the Asgard 3? Thinking of buying a used unit and getting the card separately from Schiit to install myself, not sure how hard or easy it will be.

I couldn't find much info, except for a video installing a ESS card in Jot 2 and it looks to be a simple slot-in and screwing in 2 screws.
Yes, I have done this with the ESS card, look for my posts from around late September last year,

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-asgard-3-impressions-thread.914012/post-16580549

My volume knob does not have a hex bolt to secure it, for this type just pull it straight off, you may have to apply a bit of force

I had to remove all of the screws from the chassis to be able to nudge the main board to a position where the card could actually seat into it properly.

Other than that it wasn’t much drama at all…
 
Mar 6, 2022 at 2:02 PM Post #2,378 of 2,565

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Guys, do you know which USB plug do the Asgards (shipping now with an ES9028 DAC) have? Since the DAC card itself has USB C, I'd assume it's type C now, even though the manual hasn't been updated.. Is anyone able to confirm?

EDIT: For anyone wondering, Tom at Schiit confirms it's USB C.
Isn't it USB-B to A?

"Please note this uses a USB-C input, so plan your cables accordingly."

Aha upgrades!
 
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Isn't it USB-B to A?

"Please note this uses a USB-C input, so plan your cables accordingly."

Aha upgrades!

Based on what I've heard from Schiit, the ES9028 version of Asgard has an USB-C port, so the old B to A cables (like the one Schiit carries) won't cut it. I also don't think there's a USB-C cable included with Asgard, so bottom line is one has to organize their own. Will be able to confirm in a day or two (I hope!), when my unit arrives :wink:
 
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Based on what I've heard from Schiit, the ES9028 version of Asgard has an USB-C port, so the old B to A cables (like the one Schiit carries) won't cut it. I also don't think there's a USB-C cable included with Asgard, so bottom line is one has to organize their own. Will be able to confirm in a day or two (I hope!), when my unit arrives :wink:
Yes, the new ESS card has a USB-C port, welcome to 2022 Schiit! :wink:

There is no cable included, but if you are connecting another USB-C device to the A3, you already have a cable, right?
 
Mar 14, 2022 at 10:26 AM Post #2,383 of 2,565

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Anyone heard the LCD-XC through this amp? I have the A3 and considering the XC.
I have the LCD-XC (2021 model) originally powered with Asgard 3, Modius and stock headphone cable. For about 3 months I ran this setup until switching to a Jotunheim 2. With EQ sounds very good. Not a fan of the LCD-XC stock without EQ.
 
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I have the LCD-XC (2021 model) originally powered with Asgard 3, Modius and stock headphone cable. For about 3 months I ran this setup until switching to a Jotunheim 2. With EQ sounds very good. Not a fan of the LCD-XC stock without EQ.
Thanks, that seems to be the general consensus. I am mulling over some potential closed backs to gift myself for turning 40yrs. This model, the z1r and the hd820 all in the running maybe denon 9200 or th900mk2.
 
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Thanks, that seems to be the general consensus. I am mulling over some potential closed backs to gift myself for turning 40yrs. This model, the z1r and the hd820 all in the running maybe denon 9200 or th900mk2.
My pleasure!
 

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