Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
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I'm betting that there will be black Freyas (and Sagas and Vidars,) because Schiit always seems to release a few licorice units not long after introduction.
 
How to speed the process:
 
Step one: Find where Schiit's metal fabricator's production facilities are
Step two: Infiltrate the plant to find out when the next shipment of Freya (or insert model of choice here) metal will leave the plant for the Schiit Shack
Step three: Arrange for a road accident leading to superficial damage of a portion of the shipment
Step four: Wait (likely in a holding cell) for Schiit to decide to go ahead with the damaged casework (of course, in black to cover up the cosmetic damage)
Step five: Have a relative or friend order one of the black units for you
Step six: Do your time
Step seven: Enjoy your black Schiit once released from government supervision/care (If your relative hasn't already succumbed to the temptation of selling it at a premium before you were released...)
 
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How to speed the process:
 
Step one: Find where Schiit's metal fabricator's production facilities are
Step two: Infiltrate the plant to find out when the next shipment of Freya (or insert model of choice here) metal will leave the plant for the Schiit Shack
Step three: Arrange for a road accident leading to superficial damage of a portion of the shipment
Step four: Wait (likely in a holding cell) for Schiit to decide to go ahead with the damaged casework (of course, in black to cover up the cosmetic damage)
Step five: Have a relative or friend order one of the black units for you
Step six: Do your time
Step seven: Enjoy your black Schiit once released from government supervision/care (If your relative hasn't already succumbed to the temptation of selling it at a premium before you were released...)
 
ftfy:
 
Step seven: Enjoy your black Schiit before and after being released from government supervision/care (If your relative hasn't already succumbed to the temptation of selling it at a premium before you were released...)
 
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I prefer black Schiit, but because Yggy was largely only available in silver, I now have a silver Yggy with a black Bryston 3BSST.
 
Any chance I can get a striped Freya to put in between them??  

 
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I prefer black Schiit, but because Yggy was largely only available in silver, I now have a silver Yggy with a black Bryston 3BSST.

Any chance I can get a striped Freya to put in between them??  :D

I wonder how hard it would be to take the chassis pieces off, spray it in black, and reassemble it again.

Can't be THAT difficult.
 
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I wonder how hard it would be to take the chassis pieces off, spray it in black, and reassemble it again.

Can't be THAT difficult.
 
Painting instead of anodizing and not being laser inscribed afterwards, it would look like schiit and not in a good way.
 
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I came across a post awhile back in another Schiit product thread were someone took theirs apart and had it powder coated black.
 
It looked pretty good from the pictures posted. Might want to do some searching.
 
The logo's actualy came thru the powder if I remember correctly.
 
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  I prefer black Schiit, but because Yggy was largely only available in silver, I now have a silver Yggy with a black Bryston 3BSST.
 
Any chance I can get a striped Freya to put in between them??  
You like black because you are anal retentive! 
 
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  Chapter 11:
USB Sucks! Or, Mike Joins the 21st Century
 
USB Modes. This is all about data rate. This has nothing to do with audio.
 
1.0: The earliest standard. So slow I forgot what it was. Not used for audio.
1.1: Transmits data up to 12Mbps. Can be used to transmit audio up to 24/96.
2.0: Transmits data up to 480Mbps. Can be used to transmit audio up to insane torture-the-cats-and-hard-drives rates like 32/768 and such.
3.0: Transmits data up to 5Gbps (ha.) No USB Audio 3.0 standard. No USB Audio 3.0 receivers. However, USB 3.0 ports are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, so they can be used with anything using USB Audio 2.0 standard.*
3.1: New reversible fantasy USB spec created out of Apple envy and support for people too dumb to insert a cable the right way. No products out yet. Looking forward to all the confusion coming our way because of this.
 
IMHO, this is the way USB should have been designed from the onset.  Admittedly any format change causes disruption, and it's too bad they are first thought of it almost 20 years after the initial USB spec, but it is a clear improvement.
 
Who among us has not had to lean down behind a case in a cramped spot where we can't see and tried to insert a USB plug that won't go in.   Then we flip it around and it won't go in that way either???  Then you pull the cable back out.  Look at the direction of the USB plug.   Stick a mirror or a cellphone or something back there and try to take a picture of the port, figure out the correct direction was the first way you tried, and then finally it goes in... 
 
It can be a real pain, enough so that Intel actually put a joke about the "USB Superposition" in one of their official slide presentations when they first started supporting the new bidirectional standard:
 

 
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IMHO, this is the way USB should have been designed from the onset.  Admittedly any format change causes disruption, and it's too bad they are first thought of it almost 20 years after the initial USB spec, but it is a clear improvement.
 
Who among us has not had to lean down behind a case in a cramped spot where we can't see and tried to insert a USB plug that won't go in.   Then we flip it around and it won't go in that way either???  Then you pull the cable back out.  Look at the direction of the USB plug.   Stick a mirror or a cellphone or something back there and try to take a picture of the port, figure out the correct direction was the first way you tried, and then finally it goes in... 
 
It can be a real pain, enough so that Intel actually put a joke about the "USB Superposition" in one of their official slide presentations when they first started supporting the new bidirectional standard:
 
 
Now that is funny!
 
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  I prefer black Schiit, but because Yggy was largely only available in silver, I now have a silver Yggy with a black Bryston 3BSST.
 
Any chance I can get a striped Freya to put in between them??  

Black electrical tape striping?  Heck, you could even make it look even more [REDACTED] that way!
 
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Black electrical tape striping?  Heck, you could even make it look even more [REDACTED] that way!

One word:

Plastidip!

(After covering all the holes with masking tape, of course)
 
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  How to speed the process:
 
Step one: Find where Schiit's metal fabricator's production facilities are
As I recall, the first black products (Lyr, Bifrost and one other I think) were explained as mistakes by the metal supplier. The sub had made a few boxes in the wrong finish and rather than scrapping them, Jason apparently decided to build 'em out and sell 'em. Didn't exactly set the internet on fire, IIRC. Not sure I believe that, whole exercise might have been an experiment conducted by the mad doctor Stoddard to get some hard data on the real demand for black. (I passed because I already had both and I wasn't gonna replace 'em just for the hue.)
 
Another reason for my skepticism is that there have been subsequent unheralded black products, like both Rag and Ygg which I had bought first day of issue and would really have preferred carbon but had to settle for brushed tinfoil and console myself with great sound. Boo Hoo. If the asphalt boxes really were a mistake first time, you might assume Jason would have had a stern word with the supplier and that would have been that. I mean, Jason's a sterling fellow, but I venture to speculate he's not too tolerant of f***-ups.
 
While I learn slowly, I do learn. So I will bide my time until the inevitable midnight Freya peeks out from behind the curtain. Then I will pounce like a starved panther - a black panther of course...
 
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As I recall, the first black products (Lyr, Bifrost and one other I think) were explained as mistakes by the metal supplier. The sub had made a few boxes in the wrong finish and rather than scrapping them, Jason apparently decided to build 'em out and sell 'em. Didn't exactly set the internet on fire, IIRC. Not sure I believe that, whole exercise might have been an experiment conducted by the mad doctor Stoddard to get some hard data on the real demand for black. (I passed because I already had both and I wasn't gonna replace 'em just for the hue.)

Another reason for my skepticism is that there have been subsequent unheralded black products, like both Rag and Ygg which I had bought first day of issue and would really have preferred carbon but had to settle for brushed tinfoil and console myself with great sound. Boo Hoo. If the asphalt boxes really were a mistake first time, you might assume Jason would have had a stern word with the supplier and that would have been that. I mean, Jason's a sterling fellow, but I venture to speculate he's no too tolerant of f***-ups.

While I learn slowly, I do learn. So I will bide my time until the inevitable midnight Freya peeks out from behind the curtain. Then I will pounce like a starved panther - a black panther of course...

Yep, mostly right. If you read chapter 33 of the book, it's spelled out there.

One of the lessons learned in that chapter was apparently, that when black isn't a huge seller, it is good for touching up blemishes chassis.

If I recall the chapter stated that you can't really touch up the stock chassis if it gets nicked, but you can use the black to cover up any damage.

So, my assumption is that any black models that are sold after than initial mistaken run, are built up from chassis that were originally scratched or otherwise damaged, sent back out for the coating and then built up and sold as "limited edition" black parts.
 
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  i might have missed it but any photos of the saga remote?  i checked the gallery on this thread back to the keyboard segue but didn't see one.  i read it was black plastic and credit card sized.  just curious what it really looks like.  thanks

Here you go...
 

 

 

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