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A short film about the Schiit Modi 3 DAC

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

“Saw it on the tube
Bought it on the phone
Now you’re home alone
With a piece of crap”

– Neil Young


The Modi 3 DAC. It’s a piece of Schiit  but it’s no piece of crap. Previewed (here) and reviewed with words and pictures (here), the Modi 3 might not have the portable prowess of the identically-priced AudioQuest DragonFly Black but what it lacks in go anwhere utility, it more than compensates us with broader connectivity – coaxial, TOSLINK and USB – and a tonally richer, weightier sound.… Read the full article

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Schiit Modi 3 DAC review

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

What can you buy for a hundred bucks? A month of takeaway coffees. Four vinyl LPs. Or a DAC – a digital to analogue converter – from Californian hi-fi company Schiit Audio. Their name is a Dad joker’s dream ticket; so brace yourselves.

This metal box is called the Modi. According to Norse mythology, Modi (‘brave’) was son of Thor. In the Schiit DAC world, this is Modi’s third outing, this time with three inputs: USB, coaxial and TOSLINK. Digital in, analogue out for a highly affordable US$99!… Read the full article

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Eat Schiit, audiophiles!

By | October 13th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Aegir (“Ay-jjj-ear”?) is the forthcoming stereo (and mono-blockable) amplifier from California’s Schiit Audio and teased at RMAF 2018: a Class A-ish circuit dropped into a Vidar chassis that borrows from the Lyr 3’s Continuity output stage to deliver 20wpc into 8 Ohms, 40wpc into 4 Ohms. It was designed by Jason Stoddard and will be available for purchase from Q1 2019. Price? US$799.

That same (estimated) price and release quarter will be shared by the Mike Moffat-steered Sol turntable that threatens to shake up the entry-level(ish) vinyl playback world for those willing to put a little time into ‘table setup.… Read the full article

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Schiit Updates The Modi DAC To Gen 3, Keeps The $99 Pricepoint

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Before anyone who isn’t familiar with Los Angeles-based Schiit Audio wonders why people bother with $99 DACs, I think its important to point out that our comparison of the last Modi generation was one of our most popular posts ever. Ever. The market is hot-to-trot for this product, at this price point. And why shouldn’t the masses be? Its a fairly attainable cost for something that really starts to answer the opening question on the lips of any budding audiophile “How can I make this sound better?”

The main talking points are now three digital inputs at the $99 level and a new AK4490 D/A chip at the helm.… Read the full article

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Schiit introduce Modi 3 DAC, still $99

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

Who makes the best value DACs in the world today? No stronger case could be made than for California’s Schiit Audio whose range of decoders mixes multibit with delta-sigma designs across a broad spectrum of price points. Their flagship Analog 2 Yggdrasil (US$2399) reminds us that high value can also be among multi-thousand dollar audio components.

At the opposite end of the their DAC range sits the Modi, which today officially steps out as a third generation budget decoder to put a bullet in the Modi 2 and Modi 2 Uber.… Read the full article

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