Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by indiegradofan, May 12, 2015.
  1. wink
    Unless you want to make someone's day in being able to score a second hand Yggdrasil.........Keep the YGGY........ :ksc75smile::L3000:
  2. Limniscate
    The new Beeswax fuse is supposed to be good as well, but it's even more expensive than the Synergistic Research Blue!
  3. johnjen
    Yeah I can just hear it now.
    "Why these fuses are a bargain, a bargain I tell's ya…


  4. winders
    My Yggdrasil is for sale......
  5. wink
  6. sebna
    Has anybody compared YGGY to Meitner MA-1 by any chances? If so what were the impressions?
  7. 5genez

    More money does not mean it will sound better for your system. There comes a point where improving sound ends, and seeking the exotic begins.
  8. Limniscate
    My friend compared the SR Black to the previous generation Beeswax and liked the Beeswax better.
  9. 5genez
    On his system it was. Its not universal. The only thing that can be said is that they are different. I did not like the Black and preferred the less expensive Hi Fi Tuning Supreme in my system.

    If you want to know how your system would really should sound is to remove the fuse and put a solid copper tube across the fuse holder. After you do that? Then see how the fuses can match that sound. But, its dangerous to listen without a fuse. That's why we have them.

    Fuse designers are learning ways to manipulate the sound in how they construct them. And, raising prices as a marketing ploy, as to the more they cost we should believe the better they should sound.
  10. Limniscate
    I agree and wasn't implying that it's universal. Another user said he preferred the SR Black to the Blue on his Audio Research REF6 preamp.
  11. 5genez
    No problem.... were not implying anything. You simply left it open left to that kind of speculation and presumption.

    One thing I believe most of us can agree on. Almost any audio fuse will improve what's heard over the utilitarian glass fuses.

    Interestingly... I must say. The Yggy is the best sounding DAC I have yet to hear with only a glass fuse in it. Since Schiit will not let us know, I am assuming its glass.
  12. 5genez

    Just to set the record straight. I contacted Eric who showed the tweaks for the Yggy online. He said his unit has a 1 amp fast blow. Apparently, Schiit must have changed to a different value. When did you buy yours?

    Possibly at a time after an upgrade they made this change?
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
  13. Jamiee
    To play it safe, the absolute best thing to do is open your Yggy and see what the stock fuse is before you hunt down a replacement.
    My current unit is #444 and both it and my first Yggy (#308 seems to ring a bell ??) had/have 630mA stock fuses.

    Sure you could put a 1A fuse in as a replacement.... it will work, but you run a higher risk for potential damage as the fuse may not blow as quick as it should. Granted it's unlikely... but still....
  14. 5genez

    Understood. But some here reading what you found may want to order a 630mA fuse only to discover Schiit deemed a 1A fuse for their unit. Its got me confused at this point.
  15. Jamiee

    There's no confusion here? My Yggdrasil (two of them) came stock with a 630mA fuse.
    Any manufacture can change their BOM parts list at any time for a given product (for whatever reason), so before changing/modding any component it's ALWAYS best to confirm the original part used in your unit first.

    10 minutes of extra work now can save a lot of potential hassle down the road :L3000:
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017

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