New Schiit Preamps and Power Amp

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by jeffsab, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. jeffsab

    jeffsab Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Just saw a press release on three new Schiit products, part of its new "2-channel" line:

     
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  2. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

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    Looks pretty solid.
     
  3. dmckean

    dmckean Well-Known Member

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    Those are really nice price points, IMO.
     
  4. arglebargle

    arglebargle Active Member

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    Nice to have some more choices for separates at the budget end of the spectrum. I was looking into Emotiva and Parasound earlier this year and ultimately neither of them inspired me enough to lay out what is, to me, a considerable amount of cash. These might tempt me. Look forward to hearing them.
     
  5. james

    james Forum Resident

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    Never would have guessed those prices after reading the feature set. Can't imagine they won't sell a ton of them.
     
  6. Merrick

    Merrick Forum Resident

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    I am definitely getting one of the preamps. I just need to decide if the additional features of the Freya are worth it if I don't have any balanced components to use with it at the moment.
     
  7. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    They need a phono preamp in that range.
     
  8. Merrick

    Merrick Forum Resident

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    I suspect we'll see an update to the Mani in 2017.
     
  9. moops

    moops Forum Resident

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    It's nice to see that they understand Average Joe's disposable income levels ......

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  10. zonto

    zonto New Member

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    Boston, MA
    Came across this thread this evening when Googling for RMAF impressions on the new Schiit gear. Wanted to share the link to our Schiit Two-Channel Gear Compendium over at SBAF in case any find it a helpful resource.

    Regards,
    -zonto
     
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  11. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    Looks interesting. I don't need a new amp right now but if I was in the market for separates I would be keeping an eye on these and reading reviews once they are out. Props to them for including a decent amount of inputs. I hate when I see integrate amps and preamps with only 3 inputs.
     
  12. jeffsab

    jeffsab Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  13. Digital Vinyl Infidel

    Digital Vinyl Infidel Forum Resident

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    I am going to order a Freya sight unseen. Something I have never done.
     
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  14. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    I use a pre with a stepped attenuator - having 128 vs. 64 steps would be worth the price difference alone. Throw in the balanced ins and outs, JFET buffer and some of the other goodies and it's a no-brainer. I'd love to hear these new units.

    D.D.
     
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  15. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

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    I'm starting to think a Bimby + Freya to feed into my Anthem MRX-710 would make a pretty decent combination.

    Schiit.
     
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  16. Digital Vinyl Infidel

    Digital Vinyl Infidel Forum Resident

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    Does one get actual gain with a JFET buffer?
     
  17. jeffsab

    jeffsab Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    What I don't get about this is how you might incorporate it with a Schiit headphone amp. Right now I use a tape loop on my pre to feed an Asgard.
     
  18. mrvco

    mrvco Member

    I believe that one of the pre-amp outputs on the Freya can be set to fixed instead of variable, but otherwise I don't believe these are designed with headphone rigs in mind.
     
  19. dmckean

    dmckean Well-Known Member

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    There's really no good way to this. Saga was kept simple and not overloaded with every single feature so it could be sold at a low price point.

    Yes, the Freya gives you the choice of being completely passive, active with JFETs or active with 6SN7 tubes.
     
  20. Digital Vinyl Infidel

    Digital Vinyl Infidel Forum Resident

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    Great, thanks. This is a really serious joke on the industry. Balanced I/O, 3 operation modes, 128 stepped attenuator, remote, and made in the usa...for a buck under $700.
     
  21. dmckean

    dmckean Well-Known Member

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    They definitely managed to locate a huge hole in the market.
     
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  22. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

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    The Freya looks really nice!

    The Saga with it's single 6SN7, keeps calling out to my box of orphan 6SN7's. Hmmmm.
     
  23. Digital Vinyl Infidel

    Digital Vinyl Infidel Forum Resident

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    Hoping the Freya goes on sale this month.
     
  24. noladaoh

    noladaoh Active Member

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    Virginia
    Let's hope they make some schiity loudspeakers soon to go with these amps!
     

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