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Schiit Audio Unveils New Aegir Amplifier, Sol Turntable – AXPONA 2019

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

A stack of Schiit components.

More Schiit from the Axpona 2019 audio show was to be expected, as the two-channel segment of the audiophile market is learning, and learning fast. Schiit Audio debuts with Salk Sound a pair of Class-A stereo amplifiers configured for this system as monoblocks. Also on display was a prototype model of Schiit Audio’s forthcoming turntable.

Starting with the new Aegir, which is available now on Schiit’s website for $799 USD, and ships within 3-5 days depending on stock levels. The new Aegir is a 20 wpc @ 8-ohms (40 wpc @ 4-ohms) stereo amplifier, and in monoblock configuration a stout 80 wpc @ 8-ohms.… Read the full article

Schiit Audio Ragnarok 2 – AXPONA 2019

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Schiit Audio Ragnarok 2

Schiit Audio has really made their presence know in both the personal audio space and the two channel realm in recent years. This cycle’s AXPONA show in Chicago has the California-based company showing off more than one new product that seeks to bridge the gap between the two audio-loving markets.

Let’s start with the new Schiit Audio Ragnarok 2. The nifty thing about the NEXUS™ topology, which is new for Schiit Audio. The NEXUS technology is a discrete, current-feedback differential stage that works like this, you can input single-ended or balanced in, and get single-ended or balanced back out.… Read the full article

‘Beyond Class A’ – Schiit announces $799 Aegir amplifier

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

‘Competes with products two or three times the price’. Without qualification, any such review sign-off remains toothless and impotent. Full identification of those costlier rivals is critical. Anonymity results in a strong whiff of BS. Moooooo.

Putting Schiit’s half-width Saga pre-amplifier (US$349) and Vidar power amplifier (US$699) through their paces a year ago, I pitted them against AURALiC’s Polaris (US$3500), Vinnie Rossi’s LIO (US$5500 and up) and the Peachtree’s nova300 (US$2299) to find the Schiit pile – functional shortcomings notwithstanding – capable of pulling up alongside the more costly, tidier integrateds.… Read the full article

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Sitting Down With The Schiit Ragnarok 2, Sol and Aegir

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Schiit Audio recently hosted a get-together at their retail space in downtown Newhall. The Southern California location was entertaining several new products that have yet to hit the company’s retail website, all set up in a private listening room as part of a monthly event schedule to satiate a deep list of upcoming products set to release this year.

The three newest offerings on display are actually a slight departure from the personal audio core of Schiit’s slate of hifi components.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 26: Schiit Audio – Jotunheim Multibit

By | March 10th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The Feliks Audio Echo giveaway was great fun and we had many readers signing up in order to win this beauty. There can be only one winner though end this week that is Pascal Bricaud from France. You will be contacted very shortly by email (check your spam folder), so make sure to get in touch.

Number 26

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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A short film about CanJam NYC 2019

By | February 25th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With up to 100 exhibitors in tow, we might see Head-Fi.org’s CanJam as the travelling circus of audio shows. This headphone-centric audio show now runs in six cities around the world and throughout the year: Denver, Singapore, London, Shangai, Los Angeles and, on the second weekend of February, New York.

CanJam NYC is now in its third year and in 2019 attracted 65 exhibitors. No high-end headphone store on the planet could hope to match that level of product audition potential but with 2200 attendees spilling through the doors of the Marriott Marquis at Times Square, background chatter was bound to intrude upon definitive product assessment.… Read the full article

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Letters to the editor: Qobuz, HD800S, Qutest, Audiophonics

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Header image: HEDD Tower Mains launch event, Emil Berliner studios, Berlin – January 2019.


Alun H writes…

Hello John. Thanks for all this informative entertaining stuff. I didn’t know you could stream CD quality via Sonos until I watched your recent video. Qobuz now added to Spotify  – streaming via a Sonos Connect in the living room (via Marantz and KEF) and Chromecast Audio in office headphone system (via Schitt Modi, Magni and AKG). Second Chromecast bought to form part of a cheapo bedroom system (yet to buy).… Read the full article

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Review: Schiit Vidar

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Schiit Vidar

Schiit Audio Vidar Power Amplifier Review

Schiit Audio pretty much always pushed the idea of separates fairly hard into their product lines. While smaller, budget aspirations like the $99 Fulla headphone amp/dac have always been around, much more online buzz (and most likely sales) have revolved around the buzz-worthy Schiit-stack of $99 separates, standalone ladder dacs and tube-based gear the Southern California company manufactures.

So it only made sense that designer Jason Stoddard would eventually end up back within the thralls of the loudspeaker world after a stint with amplifier company Sumo some years ago.… Read the full article

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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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