Dedicated Schiit Yggdrasil thread

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Hutch, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Hutch

    Hutch Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just wanted to create a place to post news dedicated specifically to this DAC. I've read two reviews so far but haven't heard much lately. I will post the 2014 links if anyone's interested. Anyone here got news to share?
     
  2. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

  3. Hutch

    Hutch Forum Resident Thread Starter

  4. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    Sorry :hide: you did say 2014 links.
     
  5. Hutch

    Hutch Forum Resident Thread Starter

    No it's cool. I was gonna post that additionally. Kinda trumps the older ones anyway.
     
  6. Noooo! Don't build up the hype. That's going to cause a huge rush of pre-orders and cause me to have to wait in a long pre-order queue to get one. :tsk:

    I am considering the Yggy DAC. I need a good DAC. I've been holding off on other DAC purchases knowing the Yggy was coming.
     
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  7. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Painting It Black

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Hands down, jaw dropping, game changing...indecision on my part (just getting the standard cliche/ superlatives out of the way). :D
    Had hoped it would be priced to match the Ragnarok at $1,699 but alas I think it'll be more like $2,400.
     
  8. Hutch

    Hutch Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I broke and bought a BitFrost while waiting because I haven't an inkling when Yggy is coming. I also figured Murphy's Law would kick in and they would announce Yggy for sale once I ordered the non-returnable BitFrost. Taking one for the team.
     
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  9. Hutch

    Hutch Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Alas, indeed.
     
  10. MonkeyLizard

    MonkeyLizard I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Hahah,

    Schitt...
     
  11. tomd

    tomd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brighton,Colorado
    People who've heard to prototype said it bests the PS Audio DAC touted on this forum at roughly half the price!
     
  12. 6 months ago I was going to get a Gungnir. Decided to wait and save my money. I hope that was a wise choice.
     
  13. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    I'm holding out until they make a dac with no vowels in the name.
     
  14. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vallejo, CA
    A friend of mine with excellent taste called it the best DAC under $20K he's ever heard.
     
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  15. tomd

    tomd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brighton,Colorado
    Yeah-over at the Head HIFI website/forum there is a thread on it (audio asylum-digital drive has link to it) and there is some mention of those in the know saying it competes (and bests) a lot of 5 figure DACs.The best thing is when it does come out -and it does set a new performance bar for the price-you can bet all the others will be reverse engineering it and the DAC market be offering better performing DACs as a result.
     
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  16. dnuggett

    dnuggett Well-Known Member

    Location:
    DFW Texas
    If lives up to the hype through some review channelsI follow I may be in for one.
     
  17. It doesn't do DSD. Nobody is going to want it in this age of modern DACs that do everything. :winkgrin:
     
  18. Hutch

    Hutch Forum Resident Thread Starter

    +1
    ...but obviously not so for the BitFrost. But, hey I got parties coming this week and with no Yggy in sight gotta have something to convert the party people with (in addition to my audio proselytizing)!
     
  19. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan A man who dreams he is a butterfly?

    Would that be a vowel movement?

     
  20. tomd

    tomd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brighton,Colorado
    If it was a preamp-dac I'd purchase it
     
  21. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chester County, PA
    It's a $150 upgrade for DSD...called the Loki!
     
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  22. evanft

    evanft Active Member

    Location:
    Taylor, MI, USA
    DSD converted to PCM played through Yggy supposedly sounds better than DSD played through any DSD DAC.

    I'm very much ready to pick this up. Though if I get it I'll almost be obligated to upgrade from Mjolnir to Ragnarok.
     
  23. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    At least you're being consonant.
     
  24. Sorry for probably sounding a little bit too picky, but the DAC’s name actually is Bifrost.
     
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  25. gloomrider

    gloomrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hollywood, CA, USA
    Here is an update from Schiit on the Yggy from 3/26:

     
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