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The Schiit Sol Turntable Gets Official At $799

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Schiit Sol Turntable

It has been a long time in the works. Our first glimpse at a mechanical doohickey that spins black discs from the wildly successful budget DAC-and-Amp maker Schiit Audio was probably more than a year ago. Even the company’s direct to consumer website notes 6 years of research and development for the product.

Now perhaps the longest teased audio product of all time has finally taken form in the market as the Sol turntable. While the actual price has bounced around some since its inception, the final market price rolled out at $799 (without a cartridge).… Read the full article

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Schiit’s first turntable, Sol, drops for $799

By | September 4th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

You wait weeks for one and then two arrive in the same 7-day period. Not buses but press releases from the masters of affordable audio, Schiit (💩).

Today’s news brings the Californian company’s long-drawn-out development of their first turntable to a close. After six years of R&D, Sol is finally available for purchase.

The belt-drive’s features include a die-cast aluminium construction, a 11” uni-pivot carbon-fibre tonearm, an outboard motor, an “insanely over-engineered” 2.5” inverted bearing, integrated cueing and on-the-fly VTA adjustment.… Read the full article

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Schiit Audio, Rok and Sol – CanJam SoCal 2019

By | July 26th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Schiit Sol Turntable from CanJam Socal 2019

Schiit’s new prototype SOL turntable was on display, but much closer to looking like the final production product. The new turntable prototype has a laundry list of design features unipivot arm, two-speed outboard motor, aluminum platter, belt-drive, on-the-fly VTA adjustment, adjustable tracking force, a carbon fiber tonearm. Retail is suspected to be around $700 USD but still yet to be determined. The SOL was being shown connected to one of a pair of Schiits more recently released Ragnarok 2 integrated. The new Schiit Audio Ragnarok 2 features a new NEXUS™ topology.… Read the full article

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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

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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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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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The art of the tease: Schiit’s forthcoming Sol turntable

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

Born in the USA. An all-American album needs an all-American turntable. VPI? SOTA? MoFi? Well Tempered? Later this year – or early next – we might add Schiit Audio to the list of contenders.

The Californian company that cut its teeth on headphone amplifiers and DACs and disrupted the high-end audio market like no other manufacturer in the last ten years, is readying its first turntable product, designed by digital engineer and Schiit Number Two Mike Moffat. That’s right. A digital guy.… Read the full article

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