Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
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Jason- great chapter, thank you. And, I'll pay for the extra parts it takes to make a fully balanced EQ (with balance control). Count that as a vote in favor.

It's less a problem of cost, and more a problem of fit. Doing it balanced all the way through would mean a product the size of an Yggdrasil, and about the cost of an Yggdrasil. Balanced I/O with SE internals is Freya sized, and half the cost.
 
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Dec 7, 2017 at 2:19 PM Post #27,257 of 75,071

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The point, just about halfway...
It's less a problem of cost, and more a problem of fit. Doing it balanced all the way through would mean a product the size of an Yggdrasil, and about the cost of an Yggdrasil. Balanced I/O with SE internals is Freya sized, and half the cost.

Thanks for the clarification. When you say "half the cost," are you referring to the list price of a Freya or Yggy? I have to start budgeting now.

PS- Please don't forget the balance control. :raised_hands:
 
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2017, Chapter 15:
What We Did Right


Okay, for those of you who missed my note yesterday, I’m breaking up our traditional end-of-the-year wrap-up into three parts:
  1. What we did right
  2. What we did wrong
  3. Where we’re going
And yeah, we’re starting with the “what we did right” stuff up front. So if you want to snicker into your handkerchiefs about the silly antics of a badly-named audio company, I suggest you skip this chapter. The next one will be much more to your liking.

Why start with the good stuff? It’s simple: because even in stuff that looks disastrous, there’s always something good.

Jason - I have enjoyed all the Schiit I have bought, and as I have pursued better audio, you always have products available that pair well with what I am doing with pricing that makes it achievable...Including my new Jotunheim. :)

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Ok. here is my personal wish for something I hope to be on your "to improve" list for 2018 ... international shipping costs ... I know you are still more focused on the US market (and this is one reason I thought about highlighting that matter on your radar), which is quite big, but I am sure the interest in your products outside the US would not be small. While I do not know the exact volumetric weight of your product shipping boxes, I usually make many orders from the US major online retailers every year so I kind of have a decent feel for international shipping costs. A cost of over USD 70 for shipping an item as small and light as the Magni 3 to a Middle Eastern country, which is an international air traffic hub and served by many international airlines, implies to me that you are yet to negotiate a good deal with one of the international shipping couriers. There are ways around this issue, like using US-based shipping forwarders, but they are less then ideal ( and the billing and shipping addresses would be in two different countries so I do not know if that would be ok with you).

It is great to hear that your moving form establishing the business phase to refining the business phase. Keep up the good work. You help bring more sense to this industry.
 
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Or how about “Equalizers Are Just For Crazy Uncle Joe (and His 1980s Fake-Bark Stereo System.” Yeah. Loki Mini kinda blows up that idea. An insanely transparent, insanely affordable little 4-band equalizer, Loki Mini is doing very well. So well, we may eventually do a Loki Uber (or something like that.) We’ll see. Balanced EQs aren’t really gonna happen, because it doubles the components you need…and if you’re talking about 1.5H chokes, that’s not a good thing. Or 120 relays versus 60. So you’re really looking at balanced-in, balanced-out, but SE-in-the-middle kinda thing. Which we’ve never done. So don’t get too excited. I’m getting ahead of myself.

You could put two Loki in a single box, one for each channel.

My personal wish for 2018 is for the full-size Schiit to all have pre-outs.
 
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It's less a problem of cost, and more a problem of fit. Doing it balanced all the way through would mean a product the size of an Yggdrasil, and about the cost of an Yggdrasil. Balanced I/O with SE internals is Freya sized, and half the cost.

Considering how the high end of the market likes to avoid EQ at all costs, I can't imagine there being any market for something like that.
 
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From the Magni 3 page:

Please do not email us every day asking about the boat. It's not our boat. The Captain doesn't work for us. We don't control the weather, the docks, or Customs and Border Protection. It's a boat, it'll get here when it gets here.


There's got to be a story behind those sentences!
 
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Thanks for the clarification. When you say "half the cost," are you referring to the list price of a Freya or Yggy? I have to start budgeting now.

PS- Please don't forget the balance control. :raised_hands:

Half the cost of Yggy.
 
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From the Magni 3 page:



There's got to be a story behind those sentences!

I'm sure Alex could write a whole chapter on some of the, ah, enthusiastic missives we get about "where's my schtuff!"
 
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Jason, will Gen. 5 be sold for the Jotunheim as an upgraded board?
 
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I recently purchased an M&M stack (Modi Multibit + Magni 3) from the For Sale section here on Head-fi. I bought the stack for the Mimby so I could A/B compare it to my Gumby. I use my Jotunheim balanced so my intention was to just resell the Magni. Until I plugged my Audeze into it. I was blown away with how great the Magni 3 sounds with the power-hungry LCD-4. Transparent and punchy, like a baby Jotunheim. So I'm keeping the M&M stack for bedside use. The Gumby/Jodie stack is staying downstairs for really close listening sessions.

Jason et al., congratulations on a stellar product in the Magni 3, no wonder you can't keep it in stock.

P.S. The Mimby arrived without its little rubber feet, so I asked sales@schiit.com if I could possibly order some replacements. They sent me three sets of four, via Priority Mail, gratis. Schiit products, backed by Schiit service. Stellar.
 
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