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Schiit Audio Gungnir Multibit DAC

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The Gungnir Multibit DAC is a wonderful addition to any sound system, with a natural and organic texture that feels more like analog than digital source.

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$1,249.00

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Schiit's Gungnir midrange multibit DAC delivers most of what we love most about the Yggdrasil DAC in a more compact, more affordable package. Like the Yggdrasil it's free of the digital artifacts and creates an expressive, detailed and harmonious musical experience free of digital artifacts. The sound is simultaneously exceptionally detailed yet utterly relaxed with no sense of strain or edge to the music so it's easy to listen for hours on end without fatigue. It does not have the ultimate transparency of the Yggdrasil, but the family resemblance in clarity, dynamics, tone and texture runs deep. It pairs perfectly with the Mjolnir 2, but also has the resolution and technical prowess to pair with the Cavalli Audio gear, which says a lot. The Gungnir Multibit is available only in silver finish. All Schiit Audio products are for sale to US addresses only. SPECIFICATIONS: D/A Conversion IC: Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ x 4 (2 per channel, hardware balanced configuration) Digital Filter: proprietary Schiit bitperfect closed-form digital filter implemented on Analog Devices SHARC DSP processor Analog Stages: Fully discrete JFET buffers for balanced output and discrete JFET summing stages for single-ended output, direct coupled throughout Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1Hz-200KHz, -1dB Maximum Output: 4.0V RMS (balanced), 2.0V RMS (single-ended) THD: Less than 0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output IMD: <0.004%, CCIR SNR: > 115dB, referenced to 2V RMS Inputs: Coaxial RCA SPDIF, BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB Input Capability: up to 24/192 for all inputs Input Receiver, SPDIF: AKM 4113 Input Receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631A Output: One pair XLR balanced and two pairs RCA single-ended Output Impedance: 75 ohms Clock Management: Bitperfect clock management at all native sample rates via Adapticlock analysis and VCXO/VCO regeneration, plus asynchronous USB Gen 2 module Power supply: two transformers (one for digital supplies, one for analog supplies) with 8 stages of regulation, including separate local supplies for critical digital and analog sections. Upgradability: Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC/Analog Cards are snap-in replaceable.

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  1. Awesome musicality review by bags on 2/2/2018
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    I hated digital from day 1. I was never going to give up my VPI TNT with a Clearaudio straight arm and a Koetsu. I heard a few $20k DAC's that were good, but... Then I heard this. I ran 1000 cuts through it, only 2 retained that edgy digital treble haze that I hate. Everything else, space, clarity, slightly warm and inviting, but always accurate. Wow. 4k LP collection and equipment, gone. Because of this unit. The higher end one is accurate, but doesn't have the same sweet hint of warmness. This is the one.

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