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by Danny Kaey on April 26 '13

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What's the world of high performance audio without Jason Stoddard and his team at Schiit (audio that is) doing some further digging… Jump the link to get the full scoop!

Hey all,

When we announced Bifrost and Gungnir, we said these DACs were pretty much “future proof,” since they’re upgradable. Now, it’s time to announce the first upgrades!

Bifrost Uber

This DAC/Analog upgrade card improves the sonic and measured performance of Bifrost, using a discrete, direct-coupled gain stage from Gungnir. This discrete stage is more sophisticated than the base Bifrost, with a more complex topology, and DC servo to eliminate capacitors in the signal path and to improve on the already impressive performance of the AKM4399 D/A converter.

The Bifrost Uber Analog card can be ordered with any new Bifrost, or can replace the existing DAC/Analog card in any Bifrost. Bifrost Ubers will ship with a specially serialized hologram label to distinguish them from standard Bifrosts.

Cost: $70 when purchased with Bifrost or as a board for professional installation, or $100 as an upgrade.

Product link: http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=19

Bifrost/Gungnir Gen 2 USB

This new USB input card for Bifrost and Gungnir now supports 24/176.4, and improves USB performance across the board. Featuring the C-Media CM6631A receiver and additional isolation and filtering, the Gen 2 USB input outperforms external USB-SPDIF converters that cost several times as much.

The Gen 2 USB board can replace the existing USB board in any Bifrost or Gungnir, or be added to any Bifrost or Gungnir without USB.

Cost: $100 when purchased with Bifrost or Gungnir or as a board for professional installation, or $150 as an upgrade.

Product link: http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=18

New Schiit Upgrade Scheduling System

Since we know nobody wants to be away from their Bifrost or Gungnir for long, (and since, say, trying to do 3000 upgrades in one week wouldn’t be so great on our side either) we’ve developed a convenient scheduling system that allows an owner to keep their product until we’re ready to turn it around immediately. When an order is placed on our site, a series of emails will notify the purchaser when your order is accepted, when to send in the DAC, when the work is performed, and when it’s shipped back.

Press release link: http://schiit.com/news/42613-bifrost-gungnir-upgrades-announced/

If you’re interested in review samples of Bifrost Uber, please contact jason@schiit.com.

All the best,
Jason



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