- Sep 16, 2015
2020, Chapter 6:
Tales Told By A Shotgun
Compare Yggdrasil’s manufacturing cost (with four $64 DAC chips, DSP with custom filter code that took 5 person-years to complete, USB with custom USB receiver code that took 2 person-years to complete, an insane choke-input power supply, a completely nuts seamless-look chassis, etc.) to other stuff on the market, and yeah, it’s expensive, but it’s not priced like a car or a house, which is what some others might charge. Sure, it may not be your cup of tea, and yeah, you might prefer our best-measuring DAC, Modi 3, at $99, and that’s totally fine, but Yggdrasil’s not overpriced.
I had a Theta Gen V for a few weeks, decades after it was current (I couldn't afford it new). I liked it, until it burned up (user error). I also like the sound of my Casablanca and also like the idea I can replace the DAC cards if I want to keep up with what Theta are doing.
Perhaps I need to try an Yggdrasil MB...