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The Schiitstorm: Next-Gen Magni 2 and Modi 2 Family!

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  1. Jason Stoddard
    Hey all,
     
    Buckle up, because this is likely our biggest announcement of the year: the next-generation Magni 2 and Modi 2…together with their Uber counterparts.
     
    There are four products in second-gen Magni/Modi family:
     
    Magni 2. All-new discrete headphone amp with 1.2W RMS per channel (32 ohms) and switchable high/low gain, together with a refined constant-feedback gain stage. $99. 
     
    Magni 2 Uber. All-new discrete headphone amp with 1.5W RMS per channel (32 ohms), switchable high/low gain, preamp outputs, and even more sophisticated constant-feedback gain stage. Also includes new 24VA wall transformer (3x larger than Magni) and aluminum top chassis and knob. $149.
     
    Modi 2. All-new USB asynchronous DAC with switchable USB Class 1 and Class 2 modes. USB Class 1 remains driverless for all supported computers, USB Class 2 adds 24/192 capability, but requires drivers for Windows. $99.
     
    Modi 2 Uber. All-new USB, optical, and coaxial three-input DAC running full USB Class 2 for 24/192 capability through all inputs. Essentially a mini Bifrost. AC linear power supply with included 8VA wall transformer. Aluminum pushbutton and top chassis. $149.
     
    Magni 2, Magni 2 Uber, and Modi 2 are all in-stock and available now at schiit.com. Modi 2 Uber will take a few more days, sorry. It was a little later than we’d like, and we’re still testing and qualifying them.
     
    Because we got bit by parts contamination on Fulla, I’m sure you have some questions, so I’ll address them here:
     
    Is Modi 2/Uber going to have the same problem as Fulla?
    No. We have fully qualified all Modi 2s in-house, and they do not have the same oscillator contamination problem. Modi 2 Ubers are still coming in, and they are also being 100% tested in-house at all sample rates.
     
    Why release them now, so deep into December?
    Well, besides the fact that we’re out of Magni, and that it’s two years since we launched Magni and Modi, the reality is, well, delays. Read Schiit Happened for the real story of what it takes to get products launched, and you’ll see what we mean.
     
    Hey, I want a Modi 2 Uber for Christmas! Any possibility of that happening?
    Maybe. As stated on the site, we’re looking at 7-10 days to shipping Modi 2 Ubers. If you’re close to us, and if things don’t slip again (or if we can move up the shipping date), maybe. But I wouldn’t be placing any big bets yet.
     
    And…that’s it for products this year (12 new or updated, if you’re counting). Stay tuned for Yggdrasil…and more!
     
    All the best,
     
    Jason Stoddard
     
    Co-Founder
    Schiit Audio
     
     
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    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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  2. Xdaggersoul
    WOW great Schiit you got there!
     
  3. Tuco1965
    Very Nice!  Awesome entry level gear!
     
  4. superjawes
    Holy Schiit...did not expect this one.

    1. Very nice to see these...going to have some trouble resisting the urge to impulse buy.
    2. Because someone has to ask: When can we expect Vali 2 and Vali 2 Uber :D
     
  5. Jason Stoddard

    You'll be waiting a LOOOOONGG time.
     
    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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  6. superjawes
    So wait...

    1. Ragnarok
    2. Fulla
    3. Sys
    4. Mani
    5. Wyrd
    6. Valhalla 2
    7. Lyr 2
    8. Magni 2
    9. Magni 2 Uber
    10. Modi 2
    11. Modi 2 Uber
    12. Modi Optical

    Isn't that twelve products for 2014? Or did I miss something that actually launched last year? Or did Ragnarok not count because you announced it forever ago?
     
  7. MekraC
    What a great suprise! I was almost about to place my order for the Modi yesterday but held off, the Modi 2 Uber is exactly what I was looking for. Order placed along with a Valhalla!
     
  8. xuan87
    Haha I kinda expected that. Just as the Magni made Asgard obsolete initially, I was half expecting Fulla to make Magni and Modi obsolete and was just wondering when you would release the Magni 2 and Modi 2.
     
  9. LaPierre
    I have Magni and Modi, somehow it's very tempting to upgrade to the M/M 2 Uber *drools*
     
  10. skyline315
    Jason, come on!
     
    I'm pretty sure I've got a Modi sitting under the Christmas tree right now.  Curse you and your horrific timing!  *shakes fist*
     
    I would have told Santa to hold off if I had known.
     
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  11. nedifer
    You'll have to change your home page now, too...  What will feature there next?
     
    :)
     
    --Ned
     
  12. XERO1
    I was just about to buy another Magni on Amazon, when I saw this!
     
    Just ordered the Magni 2 Uber!
     
    Can't wait 'til it gets here!  [​IMG]
     
  13. Jason Stoddard

    Nope, I just can't count! 12 it is.
     
    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/Schiit/ http://www.schiit.com/
  14. jaywillin
    and i just bought a brand spanking new modi !! 
    but very cool i feel a modi sale coming on, i want the modi 2 uber !!
     
  15. teofilrocks
    Too bad the Wyrd doesn't come in a matching aluminum finish..
     
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