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

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
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  1. Brubacca
    Doesn't Freya have 3 more tubes than Saga?
     
  2. KoshNaranek

    According to Jason, the front ones are gain tubes and these make the biggest difference.
     
  3. bosiemoncrieff
    How much gain does Freya have? 
     
  4. bigro
    I do not believe that information has been Released Yet.  Usually Those details will be Available on the Schiit Product When the product is available.
     
  5. Oveja Negra
     
    What did I miss? what's about to happen that makes you to fall for that compulsion? [​IMG]
     
  6. Mr Rick
    So, is anyone planning to purchase the Jot DAC module and build their own stand-alone balanced output DAC?
     
    Would it be as easy as I visualize? 
     
  7. Ableza

    Easy?  You jest.
     
  8. Mr Rick
     
    Not really.
     
  9. pdferguson

    In a word, no...
     
  10. bigro
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  11. Ableza
    OK.  Do you know the required voltages and current?  The pin out on the edge connector?  Will Schiit even sell you the DAC card as a stand-alone?  Would any of that be cheaper than simply buying a completed product from Schiit?
     
    But hey, if it floats your boat then go for it.
     
  12. Jason Stoddard
     
    DIY in your mind:
     
    1. Buy bare PCB for $20 plus $100 in parts.
    2. Assemble.
    3. Get $1000 in performance for $120!
     
    DIY in the real world:
     
    1. Buy bare PCB for $20 plus $100 in parts.
    2. Realize that you ordered the wrong parts, pay return shipping plus new parts, add $50.
    3. Realize that hey, while you're at it, might as well upgrade some parts, add $250.
    4. Get a good soldering iron, silver solder, flux, solder sucker, board cleaner, third hands, board cleaner, add $200.
    5. Realize you need a dremel for a board mod that someone recommended on a DIY forum, purchase dremel, drill bits, grinding wheels, cutters, and add hot air rework station, nice Fluke meter, on-sale oscilloscope, and variac, add $1000.
    6. Begin assembly. Realize you still have some wrong parts, so might as well get better ones, plus drawers to organize your parts, plus some more parts for A/B testing later, add $250.
    7. Power on. Despite variac, the board smokes. Troubleshoot and buy more parts, plus another Fluke meter to measure current, plus a current-limited lab power supply, plus a function generator so you can visually tell if the circuit is working early in the game, plus a Flir One to see what's getting hot. Add $1,000.
    8. Power on, it works. Spend a week swapping parts and listening. Oops, shorted something, board go boom. Spend an evening troubleshooting and replacing parts. Can't find it. Realize you need a 6.5 digit 4-wire bench meter...
     
    And so on...
     
    (Now, before I get eviscerated by the DIY crowd, I have to reiterate I have the utmost respect for DIY...and the lessons you learn while making your own stuff is invaluable. It just can't be thought of as cheap or easy, either in terms of budget or time. If you love it, do it. Just go in, eyes open.)
     
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  13. Rowethren
     
    Haha, that sounds exactly like whenever I try and DIY anything... Probably why now I just buy Schiit instead :p 
     
  14. Brubacca
    Jason,


    If it is ok to ask, how are you guys doing on Freya? Or are you too busy assembling Saga to worry about it. No pressure, just curious
     
  15. Jason Stoddard

    Fair question.
     
    Somewhat ironic answer: Freya (and one other product soon to be announced) is pushed back a week or so in order to keep Magni, Modi, and Jotunheim in stock. Sorry, but we can't go out of stock on core products in order to prioritize new releases.
     
    However, we're not far out now. If you want one for Christmas, I'm sure we're still good.
     
    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/Schiit/ http://www.schiit.com/
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