Selling a near mint condition 2 channel stereo Schiit Saga (1st gen) preamp with original tube and Vidar power amplifier (100wpc in 8ohms) Both in near mint co Chat to Buy. Used but not abused. Details about SCHIIT AUDIO SAGA PREAMP See original listing. Darren, Apr 18, 2020 #2. Saga+ and Freya+ are the early candidates. Well Schiit. Schiit Audio that is. Stock tube (6H8C), also a USN Raytheon VT-231, CBS JAN-CHY 5692, and a new cryo'd new issue Tung-Sol 6SN7-GTB. The Schiit Saga and the iFi iTube and Elekit TU-8500 that I am comparing it to all have this functionality. Electromod at the North West Audio Show are showing, for the first time in the UK, the Schiit Hifi system comprising of Schiit's Vidar Amplifier, Schiit's Saga Preamplifier and the Bifrost Multibit Dac with a pair of Kudos X2 loudspeakers and using Audioquest entry level connections, the total price for the system not including source is under £3500. The more I read and think about the more it seems this won’t work for me. It can be used in either passive preamp or tube buffer mode. 00 7d 9h +$35. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability Schiit Saga S US Audio Mart $250 Jun 22. February 2019 edited February 2019 in DIY, Mods & Tweaks. p19i1 Item: 4819 Manufacturer: SCHIIT Model: SAGA Condition: (9. Talking Schiit on the forums. 00 (2 used & new offers) LOXJIE P20 Full Balance Tube Amplifier Headphone Power Amplifier (Red) 4. Switch it to JFET buffer mode if you want to drive long cables. On low gain, the Asgard 2 is quiet enough to use with IEMs. Schiit Mani MM / MC Phono Stage A thrill for any newcomer and satisfy most too. Long story short, it was a crossover that didn't play nice with the Saga. 2020-05-06. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. The Schiit Ragnarok 2 is the rare purist audiophile amp designed and built in the US. I should note that the Saga also has a tube buffer stage as an option to the passive mode. File "B" garnered 54% (240 votes), while 23% of respondents (103) felt the two phono preamplifiers were either "identical" sounding or it was "too close to call. Schiit Audio Asgard 3 headphone amp- perfect as new condition!! Barely used!! Save shipping/taxes a 165 165 USD USD. I just bought a set of speakers for that rig a few months ago. I'm nothing but happy with the amp, and if you're not into building your own JDS Labs should be your first choice imo. In those years, most of the components I have purchased have been on Audiogon as pre-owned. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Schiit Saga Stereo Tube Preamplifier; Remote at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!. 售 Schiit Lyr 1 Tube Hybrid Headphone Amplifier 膽前石後耳擴 2000 2000 HKD HKD. New to the 2 is a gain switch. But that price. 1: What's up with this Schiit ? (11. Schiit Saga Thread. Weighing in at 22lbs, it's harder to lift than it looks, a task made trickier by the sharpish heat sink fins flanking the sides. p19i1 Item: 4819 Manufacturer: SCHIIT Model: SAGA Condition: (9. You can hear it clicking as you turn the volume up and down. Review: Schiit Bifrost Multibit DAC. 105) I was searching used DAC Schiit just last week on Audiogon, and a few times prior but nothing. For the latter, a gorgeous Steinway grand piano was installed. Marketplace 89 For Sale. For its measurements, the Schiit Saga S is 9 x 6 x 2 inches (W x D x H), plus an extra 1. In addition, the unit comes with a remote control. Nexus Ragnarok 2 Amplifier pdf manual download. Freya + $899. They can be used as passive pres as well, but impressions throughout the internet seem to favor the tubes. About Schiit Audio. Other components used in this review include the Massdrop x Grace SDAC, Cavalli Tube Hybrid, Cavalli Liquid Carbon X, Monoprice Liquid Spark, RME ADI-2 DAC, Schiit Audio Modi 3 and Modi Multi-Bit DACs, Loki tone-control/four-band EQ and Eitr USB-to-S/PDIF converter, SYS passive pre-amp/switch. Schiit Magni 3 - Headphone Amp. " Thanks to everyone who voted in this non-scientific "straw poll". Local buyers pay cash and meet at or near Starbucks 1895 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 60026 Out of town buyers pay through the OfferUp app. Speakers and now some Schiit B-stock (not really "used" but close enough). At $699usd it's very competitive. My 2-channel rig has a Yamaha stereo receiver that I'd like to upgrade to Saga and Vidar. According to. Schiit rewrites the value equation in home audio the same way we've done for the desktop by introducing the Saga. 875", it fits snugly on one half of the bottom shelf in my rack, right next to my competent Schiit Bifrost Uber DAC. Kongo Saga Lived Up to All the Hype. (Yes, the Saga does make a light clicking sound. Schiit Saga Thread. Finding those rare components can take some time and for some fine audio listeners, time is a luxury for which patience is rarely afforded. Aimed squarely at the budget or entry-level user looking to investigate this new fangled format called vinyl, the Mani is a basic and easy to use. That being said, I've built two O2 amps and have the parts for a third. Both companies are registered in England and Wales. having had lots of pre amps in past like yourself including the ref5se. Average: Research Pricing: I am the original owner, purchased Jan. I had come across Schiit Audio and became interested due to value for the price and favorable user reviews on their products. I have used this for around 2 years now and had no issues what so ever. Like other Schiit producs we've used, the Vidar is well-built, but it's also clearly hand-built — our Vidar arrived with a loose screw on the top casing and some small dents on the heat sinks. But that will be awhile. It was purchased from the original owner for a second system, but that project never materialized and the preamp has never been used by me. This is an outstanding Schiit Saga preamp. The Valhalla 2 from Schiit Audio is an excellent amplifier. File "B" was the $89 U-Turn MM phono preamplifier. Schiit Saga preamp with Schiit Yggdrasil (tweaked). Follow us sign up for our newsletter Schiit audio saga passive active vacuum tube preamplifier - made in USA here is a cool little preamp from the. FS Schiit Bifrost Uber Gen 3 Schiit Saga OG 250 250 USD USD. Weighing in at 25. On paper, all of these features are hard to believe for the price. Balanced out is good, assume Lyr 3 has enough juice for Verite though. Â Cash on collection only please from Worcester. The Saga, on the other hand, is an open circuit for non-selected inputs since it uses relays. With nearly 500 votes cast, File "A" received 23% (104 votes). Current Gear: Pi2AES -> Schiit Bifrost 2 ->Schiit Saga S -> Schiit Lyr 3 or Woo Audio WA6-SE ——->Focal Clear, Focal Elex, Aeon Flow Closed, HD6XX Fantasy gear: ZMF Auteur, Headamp GSX Mini will_f , Mar 28, 2020. Schiit Saga. You can use the Schiit Freya as a passive or switch to s/s (fet) buffer, or to tube buffer, it can be used rca or balanced in all modes, not that balanced is any advantage unless you have garden hose length interconnects. Verified Member Posts: 8. On low gain, the Asgard 2 is quiet enough to use with IEMs. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. Schiit Magni 3 Headphone AMP. The issue I have is I nearly only listen to records. The Saga would work. Using an Art DJ preamp. However I'm really a speakers guy at heart (ML Electromotions) And then Schiit announced Saga and Freya - the later is in my sights This whole tube thing is new to me - I heard tubes before in various 'audiophile' speakers system and they always sounded noisy - the Lyr 2 was the clearest I heard and gave a real run fir the money to the SS. Well Schiit. The more I read and think about the more it seems this won’t work for me. That's saying something in this day and age. For the latter, a gorgeous Steinway grand piano was installed. “Teenage Turn-Ons As played by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight Saga movies, Edward has a certain physical sex appeal thanks in part to the the actor's handsome features. Schiit Magni 3 - Headphone Amp. Denon DL103 LOMC cart. I stumbled upon a Schiit Saga (regular single tube, not the Saga S or Saga+) for $300 used and good conditioned. Found 200 records in Search of Computer Audio Asylum. We offer the full range of products and full warranty. Schiit Audio Announces Four New Pre-Amps Schiit Audio has taken the unusual step of announcing four new pre-amps. Schiit "Eitr" USB-SPDIF converter used to convert USB output to coaxial (discontinued) Schiit Audio Saga Vidar and Modi3 Combo - Duration: 6:36. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway! Last week’s Winners. Saga/Freya Remote for $18. Nothing against Emo, When Schiit announced the two channel gear I jumped on it. Like all Schiit products, the Vidar amp is sturdy and compact. First time (at any length) since I received the Saga. Share Tweet Snap. Special thanks to the entire Schiit crew for helping to set this up, especially to the gentleman who did all the blind amplifier switching. I am considering of getting myself the Schiit Saga with the Schiit Vidar. eBay Kleinanzeigen: Schiit, Kleinanzeigen - Jetzt finden oder inserieren! eBay Kleinanzeigen - Kostenlos. The Freya+, Freya S, Saga+ and Saga S replace the existing Saga and Freya by offering not just […]. Weighing in at 22lbs, it's harder to lift than it looks, a task made trickier by the sharpish heat sink fins flanking the sides. 25″ for the tube. Keep in mind, everything else that I used as a preamp, be it my anthem, my denon stereo reciever, or an audio-gd amp I had did not introduce this crazy popping issue. All they do is controlling the volume. Used Schiit Gungnir D/A Converters for sale on 400+ second hand hifi sites & shops. Last week, we took a look at the Magni and Modi headphone amp and DAC combo from Schiit Audio. 00 Schiit Audio Saga Stereo Pre-Amplifier $519. Moj also 2 tubes not one, so have to buy two, get matched pairs etc. Found 193 records in Search of Amp/Preamp Asylum. 25″ for the tube. (The online edition contains, so far, 26 additional chapters. * Registered Office: Enbrook Park, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3SE. Total power consumption typically reaches 15W in total. Please Note: No Manufacturing Supply Date means we do not know when we are getting more due to the Virus, sorry we have no more information than this. Anyway, I sent it back to schiit, thinking it was obviously defective, and when my replacement arrived, I saw that it had the same issue. Schiit calls this proprietary gain stage its "Schiit Pivot Point™ fully discrete differential current-feedback topology. But that will be awhile. Photos are stock photos. Today I see not one but TWO Bifrost Multibit, a Gungnir Multibit, and the Schiit Yggdrasil DAC. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. I do buy used gear. Current Gear: Pi2AES -> Schiit Bifrost 2 ->Schiit Saga S -> Schiit Lyr 3 or Woo Audio WA6-SE ——->Focal Clear, Focal Elex, Aeon Flow Closed, HD6XX Fantasy gear: ZMF Auteur, Headamp GSX Mini will_f , Mar 28, 2020. I'm thinking of trying a Passive pre-amp and don't want to spend loads - probably £250-350. The Magni 3's rear panel has one pair of RCA single-ended inputs, one pair of single-ended RCA outputs, an on/off switch, a high/low gain switch, and a connector for the power-supply cable. i'm a cheapskate but like quality and Schiit products suit me perfect. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability. I should note that the Saga also has a tube buffer stage as an option to the passive mode. Ordered a Schiit Saga with a Tung-Sol 6SN7. Schiit Saga Review. I listen on a pair of KEF Q350s, B&W sub, old Sony turntable and TC750 phone preamp, Spotify via chrome cast. In theaters April 2, 2021. A Saga, the story of a Schiit upgrade. Ordered a Schiit Saga with a Tung-Sol 6SN7. hifinutt hifinutt. 00 Schiit Audio Saga Stereo Pre-Amplifier $519. The first is a unity-gain passive/active buffer that uses relay to deliver 64 steps of precise attenuation, with the option of passive out or a 6SN7-based buffer out. Amps: Bottlehead Crack, Schiit Lyr3, Schiit Vidar (loudspeakers), Eddie Current ZDT Jr, Gilmore Lite MkII DACs: Topping DX3 Pro, Schiit Bifrost 2Gilmore Lite MkII Pre & Tuning: Schiit Loki Mini, Schiit Saga Travel: Sony WH-1000XM2 / Shanling M0. Verified Member Posts: 8. The more I read and think about the more it seems this won’t work for me. schiit valhalla 2 class a tube headphone amplifier. Paul Rigby reviews the Gungnir The more I hear from Schiit, the more that the company impresses me. - Not Shown - Fiio Q5 DAC with Moon Audio Blue Dragon 3. Schiit unveiled at least three new products, the Saga, Freya, and Vidar. I have a Schiit Mani and a SUT, so the Schiit pre's lack of phono is a non-issue ( I have many. rotel cd , modright modded jolida dac 2] tannoy eaton legacy 2]bel canto pre 3vbs BC ref 500s black ice modded. Since elsewhere I did find the Saga to be on the neutral/lean side, this time around, I swapped it out for my usual tube preamps, and that made all the difference in the world. This led to the purchase of a new Schiit Bifrost unit. I like Musical Surroundings Phonomena. US Audio Mart. SCHIIT MAGNI HEADPHONE amp Only - $70. Saga+ and Freya+ are the early candidates. Icon MB30SE monoblocks using KT150. Current Gear: Pi2AES -> Schiit Bifrost 2 ->Schiit Saga S -> Schiit Lyr 3 or Woo Audio WA6-SE ——->Focal Clear, Focal Elex, Aeon Flow Closed, HD6XX Fantasy gear: ZMF Auteur, Headamp GSX Mini will_f , Mar 28, 2020. Coupled with precision 2% film capacitors, 0. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook - HiFiHT Instagram - @HiFiHomeTheater Gear used in this review: Schiit. I just bought a set of speakers for that rig a few months ago. I should note that the Saga also has a tube buffer stage as an option to the passive mode. I'm nothing but happy with the amp, and if you're not into building your own JDS Labs should be your first choice imo. I love passive preamps. That big room (upstairs in the old part of the building) is now a multipurpose space, used for meetings and performances. The Schiit Saga S is an upgraded version of the Saga that houses a discrete JFET buffer stage instead of the tube stage. Found 200 records in Search of Computer Audio Asylum. Have spare 6SN7GTB valve and original packaging. Easiest Relay-Switched Volume, Ever The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. 2020-05-30. This only has 15 hours or so on it. Weighing in at 25. Saga+ and Freya+ are the early candidates. The amplifier comes with its respective power cord (UK, US, Australian, or Euro) as well as a user manual. 64 volume steps. Like Saga+, Saga S gives you all the uber-high-end, no-compromises features you need in a preamp, including a real relay-switched volume control, a switchable DC-coupled discrete JFET buffer, and a custom remote control. SAGA improves on the theory behind SAG and SVRG, with better theoretical convergence rates, and has support for composite objectives where a proximal operator is used on the regulariser. Speakers and now some Schiit B-stock (not really "used" but close enough). With nearly 500 votes cast, File "A" received 23% (104 votes). Tried out tube rolling the Saga tonight. We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit. Runs in either passive or tube buffer modes. This is the latest headphone amp from Schiit and is the first in this Asgard series in 7 years! The Asgard 1 and 2 were Class A amps, and the new Asgard 3 is essentially an. The Magni 3’s rear panel has one pair of RCA single-ended inputs, one pair of single-ended RCA outputs, an on/off switch, a high/low gain switch, and a connector for the power-supply cable. From their web site: "Schiit got started when two audio industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up a bit. I promise not to make any jokes about the name of this product! When I decided to upgrade my music server setup I started to look around for a more. The more I read and think about the more it seems this won't work for me. Purists and most DIY people would shudder at the fact that the resistors are Surface Mount (SM) Components. Schiit's choices makes this a very flexible device. I had come across Schiit Audio and became interested due to value for the price and favorable user reviews on their products. Page 13 of 13 Prev 1 You could keep an eye out for a used Freya I suppose, but. File "B" garnered 54% (240 votes), while 23% of respondents (103) felt the two phono preamplifiers were either "identical" sounding or it was "too close to call. Schiit Audio seems to understand this, as their Freya preamp offers something you don't normally see anywhere close to its price point: a tube gain stage in a preamp that costs only $699. Loved this preamp but attempting to go a bit minimalist with the audio system! Will probably regret it, only because I've heard a ton of preamps over the years and this. 6 with Pure Music 1. I stopped listening to vinyl because it sounded so bad with the Saga. Average: Research Pricing: I am the original owner, purchased Jan. Used but not abused. Yes at least 2 folks looking for the latest freya and saga but out of stock of some hifinutt, Apr 19, 2020 #3. w-and-measurements-of. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. Selling a near mint condition 2 channel stereo Schiit Saga (1st gen) preamp with original tube and Vidar power amplifier (100wpc in 8ohms) Both in near mint co Chat to Buy. I do buy used gear. On this page, you can find 1 coupon codes and 14 deals for Schiit. Like other Schiit producs we've used, the Vidar is well-built, but it's also clearly hand-built — our Vidar arrived with a loose screw on the top casing and some small dents on the heat sinks. Approximately 1-2 month ago I ordered a 2016 Tesla Model S 75D from Tesla’s Used Inventory of cars. In Herb Reichert's review of the original Schiit Audio Ragnarok integrated amplifier, he wrote, "Schiit Audio's Ragnarok [is] the first amplifier of my experience that plays earth and sky, mind and body, brown eyes and blue, speakers and headphones, with equal narcotic intensity. By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. Both companies are subsidiaries of ST&H Group Limited. After road testing seven pairs of exotic men's underwear for the sake of journalism, I was faced. I do buy used gear. I love passive preamps. Schiit Audio aficionados will be quick to observe that this is a Delta Sigma-type DAC coming from a company whose reputation has been built, in part, on stepping away from Delta Sigma-type DACs to offer instead. 5 RCA line inputs. So, for instance, if the Saga used two 6J5s instead of one 6SN7, you could select your 6J5s for a better match. - Not Shown located behind the Macbook Pro - Schiit Audio BiFrost Multi-bit DAC. " Thanks to everyone who voted in this non-scientific "straw poll". The Freya+, Freya S, Saga+ and Saga S replace the existing Saga and Freya by offering not just […]. 4 home theater setup now, but am attempting to go to two channel, stereo. Paul Rigby reviews the Gungnir The more I hear from Schiit, the more that the company impresses me. Re: Schiit Freya thanks for update , I use the original one in passive form only and its pretty good but glad if they can solve the valve issue bit 1]bel canto pre 3 vbs ice power amps. Re: Schiit Saga for Phono Post by zlartibartfast » 04 May 2019 22:35 Typically a passive pre-amp is used for matching the levels of differing inputs, without "adding" anything in the process, or spending a lot of money. the Schiit Freya pre-amp? I have a great 7. I've replaced the Wima caps with Clarity Cap CMR's of same value and covered the clicky relays with sound damping. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Schiit Jotunheim Balanced Desktop Headphone Amplifier and Preamp with AK4490 DAC Module. I'm nothing but happy with the amp, and if you're not into building your own JDS Labs should be your first choice imo. Schiit Audio Freya. Speakers and now some Schiit B-stock (not really "used" but close enough). Coming in at the same $99 price point as the preceding USB-only Modi 2, it now includes the S/PDIF COAX and TOSLINK inputs - options that were formerly reserved for the more expensive Modi 2 Uber - as well as a revised. Freya S $599. This is some Schiit. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Sounds good. By my understanding the Saga uses its single tube as a buffer, but the Freya has a tube gain stage. After road testing seven pairs of exotic men's underwear for the sake of journalism, I was faced. WELCOME TO SAgA IN THE bOX Saga Saga is a no-compromise, ultra-high-end preamp cleverly disguised by its low price. I am considering of getting myself the Schiit Saga with the Schiit Vidar. Ergonomics and Setup The front panel of the Magni 3 has three elements: a volume knob, a white LED, and a standard ¼" stereo headphone output. The vast majority of the total production cost of Saga—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. ~$250 Then get a nice adjustable phono preamp. Icon MB30SE monoblocks using KT150. Schiit "Saga" - My First New Preamp. 00 7d 9h +$55. I'm going to avoid the joke every reviewer can't seem to resist and dive right into Schiit's nitty gritty. Used with Temple Audio monoblocks with great success. 1: I like the looks of the new Freya S and Freya + (12. Used but not abused. I used the following tubes (all 6SN7): 1. Run Saga S in passive mode for a convenient remote-controlled passive preamp that’s ideal for many systems. 105) I was searching used DAC Schiit just last week on Audiogon, and a few times prior but nothing. Ask questions. So having had the excellent Schiit saga [courtesy of jerry] I got the higher model some months back and been comparing the two pre amps in 2 systems. (Yes, the Saga does make a light clicking sound. Buy Schiit Saga Vidar Pre Power Amplifier Combo in Singapore,Singapore. For its measurements, the Schiit Saga S is 9 x 6 x 2 inches (W x D x H), plus an extra 1. Sennheiser 800, 650, Schiit Saga,Valhalla 2, Bimby, Vali, Magni, Modi 2 Uber, Emotiva A-100 Share This Post post-13029610. Ordered a Schiit Saga with a Tung-Sol 6SN7. I think this is a better business decision than trying to compete in the lowest price slab of MDF or even worse Crosley end of the market. Coming in at the same $99 price point as the preceding USB-only Modi 2, it now includes the S/PDIF COAX and TOSLINK inputs - options that were formerly reserved for the more expensive Modi 2 Uber - as well as a revised. Current Gear: Pi2AES -> Schiit Bifrost 2 ->Schiit Saga S -> Schiit Lyr 3 or Woo Audio WA6-SE ——->Focal Clear, Focal Elex, Aeon Flow Closed, HD6XX Fantasy gear: ZMF Auteur, Headamp GSX Mini will_f , Mar 28, 2020. Nexus Ragnarok 2 Amplifier pdf manual download. The Mani phonostage has 4 different gain levels to accommodate virtually any cartridge from moving coil to Decca, plus selectable loading, for $129. Zoids Saga is a series of Game Boy Advance (and later Nintendo DS) games based on the Zoids franchise, primarily released in Japan. Schiit Saga for $450 including delivery. 2020-05-30. Schiit Saga Review. Do i read correctly, the Freya/Saga has switchable option between Tube to Solid-state Pre-Out?? And what about remote - it works only in Solid-State and not on Tube ? its little confusing regarding volume control on Schiit audio. Decware SE84UFO2 (mono block) , ZP3, ZRock2, Rega P3-24, Groovetracer subplatter and delrin platter, Schiit Saga, Schiit Bifrost Multibit, DNA2, Omega Super 3HO, Omega DeepOmega8 sub, ZLC IP Logged. It's a natural complement to the Saga and Freya preamplifiers, as well as Schiit's full line of multibit DACs. schiit As in photos good used condition. Funny you ask. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. Schiit rewrites the value equation in home audio the same way we've done for the desktop by introducing the Saga. Schiit Audio Announces Four New Pre-Amps Schiit Audio has taken the unusual step of announcing four new pre-amps. THE SAD SAGA OF SELLING MY USED SKIVVIES. The Saga (official info) This recent Schiit offering caught my eye because of the relay-switched 64-step attenuation (1 db each). Schiit's choices makes this a very flexible device. Nexus Ragnarok 2 Amplifier pdf manual download. Price: 32k Purchased in May 2020 Import Date Feb 2020 Reason for Sale: Bought an integrated Creek Amp hence letting this go. Today I see not one but TWO Bifrost Multibit, a Gungnir Multibit, and the Schiit Yggdrasil DAC. Our complaints about the PA-1 are few - we would have like a slightly less aggressive timer on the auto. Total power consumption typically reaches 15W in total. Source is my Denon DP-1250 with a Sumiko Premier MMT arm. Has anybody heard them?. But that will be awhile. I purchased this new from Schiit in October of 2018. 00 shipping. Cost: €250. 1016/S2352-3026(19)30235-2. There's also the Schiit Saga at half the price $349!!!, single ended (no balanced), 5x inputs, 2 x outputs, active tube or passive outputs (no s/s) output. We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit. Used (normal wear), Schiit Bifrost 4490 - $250 Schiit Saga - $275 Schiit Sys - $35 Whole Schiit Stack $525. 5% thin-film resistors, and super low-noise gain stages, Schiit Mani delivers superb accuracy and performance, even well beyond its modest price. That's how I came across Schiit's Mani phonostage, at only $129 sold direct online. Keep in mind, everything else that I used as a preamp, be it my anthem, my denon stereo reciever, or an audio-gd amp I had did not introduce this crazy popping issue. That being said, I've built two O2 amps and have the parts for a third. me/HiFiHT Instagram - @HiFiHomeTheater Gear used in this review: Schiit Schiit Saga not Saga s or Saga + A Star Wars Is Born - "Shallow" Parody (Nerdist Presents) We're taking this SHIP to a whole new level in a galaxy far, far away. My favorite preamps are Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE and Audio-gd P-2. Almost sent it back. The Magni 3’s rear panel has one pair of RCA single-ended inputs, one pair of single-ended RCA outputs, an on/off switch, a high/low gain switch, and a connector for the power-supply cable. More Buying Choices $344. American outfit, Schiit, has released a new budget phono amp, Paul Rigby reviews the Mani OK, I'll pause a second while you think of 101 additional different jokes surrounding the name, which is apparently German and pronounced 'Shih-tah'. I'm nothing but happy with the amp, and if you're not into building your own JDS Labs should be your first choice imo. I listen on a pair of KEF Q350s, B&W sub, old Sony turntable and TC750 phone preamp, Spotify via chrome cast. 00 Schiit Audio Hel Gaming DAC and Headphone Amplifier $525. The Schiit Ragnarok 2 is the rare purist audiophile amp designed and built in the US. Keep in mind, everything else that I used as a preamp, be it my anthem, my denon stereo reciever, or an audio-gd amp I had did not introduce this crazy popping issue. Pretty much same here. - Not Shown - Fiio Q5 DAC with Moon Audio Blue Dragon 3. Think understated and handsome. Freya + $899. I moved the Sony receiver down the rack and it is itnow being used only as an amplifier in pass through mode with the volume set to max. It is Awesome. Approximately 1-2 month ago I ordered a 2016 Tesla Model S 75D from Tesla’s Used Inventory of cars. But I think the Schiit Saga is the better deal, passive, or tube buffer still has the same relay attenuator rca only for $349usd. It can also be used in mono mode (and dual mono mode with 2 units) and it can output 400W per channel into 8Ω. It is governed by applicable UK laws and regulations, including a voluntarily adopted Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing, shaped to comply with UK laws, FATF recommendations and international standards. Do i read correctly, the Freya/Saga has switchable option between Tube to Solid-state Pre-Out?? And what about remote - it works only in Solid-State and not on Tube ? its little confusing regarding volume control on Schiit audio. Talking Schiit on the forums. Schiit Audio Announces Four New Pre-Amps Schiit Audio has taken the unusual step of announcing four new pre-amps. Funny you ask. Jason Stoddard's latest chapter in the epic "Schiit Happened" saga is called "Sailing off the Edge of the World". Which raises another interesting point: You *could* replace the single 6SN7 with a dual 6J5 adapter (you can get these on eBay) and use two 6J5s--a lovely tube, BTW. The Freya to me was noisier than the Saga but, (a) I only used the Freya single ended and (b) it was not noisy enough to cause me any issues and (c) I was using the Freya/Saga with non Schiit amps. Catalan: ·feminine singular of emotiu··feminine singular of emotivo. SCHIIT MAGNI 3 - Headphone Amp Amplifier Box - $71. For anyone researching the Schiit Saga: Recently ordered / received a Schiit Saga first Schiit product for me. Schiit Saga. See what pops up I guess. Like other Schiit producs we've used, the Vidar is well-built, but it's also clearly hand-built — our Vidar arrived with a loose screw on the top casing and some small dents on the heat sinks. All they do is controlling the volume. Finding those rare components can take some time and for some fine audio listeners, time is a luxury for which patience is rarely afforded. 3 out of 5 stars 4. Schiit Audio Saga Vidar and Modi3 Combo Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook - HiFiHT Instagram - @HiFiHomeTheater Gear used in this review: Schiit. Fast & Free shipping on many items!. Note, please, that these are the very same DAC devices used in Astell & Kern's über-expensive flagship AK380 digital audio player. I do buy used gear. 33) Currently thinking about which pre to get I am looking at Schiit's Saga or Freya, or Elekit's TU-8500. Keep in mind, everything else that I used as a preamp, be it my anthem, my denon stereo reciever, or an audio-gd amp I had did not introduce this crazy popping issue. Yes, the Loki is a 4-band analog EQ. I was also curious about their gear. Schiit previewed the first products in its 2-channel line at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, including the Saga passive/tube hybrid preamp at $349, the Freya balanced tube/buffer/passive preamp at $699, and the Vidar 100W/400W stereo/mono power amplifier at $699. Schiit makes very good products, and if you have an issue their customer service is excellent. Saga Holidays is a trading name of ST&H Group Limited (registration number 00720588) and Saga Shipping is a trading name of Saga Cruises Limited (registration number 3267858). Just got my Schiit Saga Tue. It's a great time to upgrade your home theater system with the largest selection at eBay. But that price. Tried out tube rolling the Saga tonight. ~$400 Snag one of those Schiit Preamps. I'm going to avoid the joke every reviewer can't seem to resist and dive right into Schiit's nitty gritty. I did purchase a SYS a few years ago. Source is my Denon DP-1250 with a Sumiko Premier MMT arm. If you want to save just like them, come to ExtraSelected and enjoy the savings. Fs Schiit Saga preamp; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Other components used in this review include the Massdrop x Grace SDAC, Cavalli Tube Hybrid, Cavalli Liquid Carbon X, Monoprice Liquid Spark, RME ADI-2 DAC, Schiit Audio Modi 3 and Modi Multi-Bit DACs, Loki tone-control/four-band EQ and Eitr USB-to-S/PDIF converter, SYS passive pre-amp/switch. Apr 5 2011, 11:24am. Review By Rick Becker. Keep in mind, everything else that I used as a preamp, be it my anthem, my denon stereo reciever, or an audio-gd amp I had did not introduce this crazy popping issue. Anyway, I sent it back to schiit, thinking it was obviously defective, and when my replacement arrived, I saw that it had the same issue. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability. Both companies are registered in England and Wales. But that will be awhile. Like other Schiit producs we've used, the Vidar is well-built, but it's also clearly hand-built — our Vidar arrived with a loose screw on the top casing and some small dents on the heat sinks. Kirk Member. Just FYI, Amazon has some Saga's they are blowing out for $254. Special thanks to the entire Schiit crew for helping to set this up, especially to the gentleman who did all the blind amplifier switching. Before Christmas I was having the urge to try something new. Coming in at the same $99 price point as the preceding USB-only Modi 2, it now includes the S/PDIF COAX and TOSLINK inputs - options that were formerly reserved for the more expensive Modi 2 Uber - as well as a revised. 00 [ 2 bids] Postage: May not post to United States - Read item description or. 0 out of 5 stars 3. Used Schiit Gungnir D/A Converters for sale on 400+ second hand hifi sites & shops. I do buy used gear. So, for instance, if the Saga used two 6J5s instead of one 6SN7, you could select your 6J5s for a better match. Total power consumption typically reaches 15W in total. for the 360 pounds it costs it really is delightful 1]bel canto pre 3 vbs ice power amps. Wall-Warts $10. File "B" was the $89 U-Turn MM phono preamplifier. It's a natural complement to the Saga and Freya preamplifiers, as well as Schiit's full line of multibit DACs. Used Schiit for sale on 300+ second hand hifi sites & shops. However I'm really a speakers guy at heart (ML Electromotions) And then Schiit announced Saga and Freya - the later is in my sights This whole tube thing is new to me - I heard tubes before in various 'audiophile' speakers system and they always sounded noisy - the Lyr 2 was the clearest I heard and gave a real run fir the money to the SS. The Freya+, Freya S, Saga+ and Saga S replace the existing Saga and Freya by offering not just […] by Amos Barnett. Electromod at the North West Audio Show are showing, for the first time in the UK, the Schiit Hifi system comprising of Schiit’s Vidar Amplifier, Schiit’s Saga Preamplifier and the Bifrost Multibit Dac with a pair of Kudos X2 loudspeakers and using Audioquest entry level connections, the total price for the system not including source is under £3500. just wish Schiit would give us a decent MC stage. Tried out tube rolling the Saga tonight. Electromod at the North West Audio Show are showing, for the first time in the UK, the Schiit Hifi system comprising of Schiit's Vidar Amplifier, Schiit's Saga Preamplifier and the Bifrost Multibit Dac with a pair of Kudos X2 loudspeakers and using Audioquest entry level connections, the total price for the system not including source is under £3500. I purchased it to use while my main integrated was being serviced. hifinutt hifinutt. Schiit Mani's RIAA network is implemented fully passively. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. I mean 1 or 4, maintenance is constant. Buy Schiit Saga Vidar Pre Power Amplifier Combo in Singapore,Singapore. Make Offer. 25″ for the tube. Coupled with precision 2% film capacitors, 0. - Anti-Cables Level-2. I'm well aware of the Tisbury in the UK and others like it but the Saga (in the US mainly) does seem to get great reviews and few seem to return to the used market. Schiit Saga Preamplifier. " Thanks to everyone who voted in this non-scientific "straw poll". Schiit makes good to great products and charges a reasonable amount of money for them. Schiit Audio Saga Vidar and Modi3 Combo. its a reasonably weighty pre amp with a volume knob that clicks when you turn and has a remote control , the manual is quite colourful and this is a flavour. Before Christmas I was having the urge to try something new. On paper, all of these features are hard to believe for the price. I just wanted to get the view of those who have or did have a Schiit Saga Pre-Amp. Accessories. February 2018: I added a Schitt Saga preamp to the system. 1: I like the looks of the new Freya S and Freya + (12. The Configuration for the last part of the review. Ask questions. 133373218433. That being said, I've built two O2 amps and have the parts for a third. This mode uses the 6SN7 based hybrid tube buffer. The 5se is dead quiet and 3 dimensional in a way that defies reason, its that good BUTand this is a big but, in a normal home with normal ambient. 2020-05-06. I wondered when Schiit would be making a preamp for speakers, it should have a remote. After the CBS Hytron 5692 has 2-3 months then I can listen if the tube stage sounds more of a noticeable difference to the passive stage. Found 200 records in Search of Computer Audio Asylum. Details about SCHIIT AUDIO SAGA PREAMP See original listing. Anyway, I sent it back to schiit, thinking it was obviously defective, and when my replacement arrived, I saw that it had the same issue. Review By Rick Becker. At 9" x 13" x 3. 00 (2 used & new offers) LOXJIE P20 Full Balance Tube Amplifier Headphone Power Amplifier (Red) 4. Schiit also added the ability to use the Asgard 2 as a preamp, so for those of you with powered monitors, there you go. We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit. I did purchase a SYS a few years ago. I listen on a pair of KEF Q350s, B&W sub, old Sony turntable and TC750 phone preamp, Spotify via chrome cast. Average: Research Pricing: I am the original owner, purchased Jan. Saga+ and Freya+ are the early candidates. It is governed by applicable UK laws and regulations, including a voluntarily adopted Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing, shaped to comply with UK laws, FATF recommendations and international standards. (Yes, the Saga does make a light clicking sound. Review: Schiit Vidar December 4, 2018 December 4, 2018 AudioHead 0 Comments Amplifier, Review, Schiit, Vidar. Talking Schiit on the forums. Saga + $399. Found 193 records in Search of Amp/Preamp Asylum. Schiit Audio Announces Four New Pre-Amps Schiit Audio has taken the unusual step of announcing four new pre-amps. Saga Board of Directors. Dec 08, 2016 · There is a temptation to be witty on the name, Schiit and rolling, but there is more in tube rolling with the Saga. Now I use a Goldring cartridge with an output of spec wise 6,5mV. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Schiit Saga Stereo Tube Preamplifier; Remote at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!. Using an Art DJ preamp. me/HiFiHT Instagram - @HiFiHomeTheater Gear used in this review: Schiit Saga S - https://www. Schiit makes very good products, and if you have an issue their customer service is excellent. With nearly 500 votes cast, File "A" received 23% (104 votes). Introduction. Schiit Audio Asgard 3 headphone amp- perfect as new condition!! Barely used!! Save shipping/taxes a 165 165 USD USD. But that price. One of the coolest things about the Vali2 is it's ability to. These are the old style (well 'old' meaning what you would have received four months ago from Schiit) and if you are a prime member there is a $50 coupon added during Prime Days (gotta be a prime member) which last another 16 hours. Freya S $599. Since I like budget gear, these are hard not to be tempted by. Based in the States, it is a company that manufactures all its equipment domestically. It can be used in either passive preamp or tube buffer mode. The more I read and think about the more it seems this won’t work for me. The more important difference between them is probably the feature set: the added jfet (active transistor ) mode, and balanced output and input on the Freya, as well as getting 128 vs. me/HiFiHT Instagram - @HiFiHomeTheater Gear used in this review: Schiit Schiit Saga not Saga s or Saga + A Star Wars Is Born – “Shallow” Parody (Nerdist Presents) We're taking this SHIP to a whole new level in a galaxy far, far away. The Schiit Saga S is an upgraded version of the Saga that houses a discrete JFET buffer stage instead of the tube stage. This is the 34 th in a series of reviews dedicated to the concept of 32Ohm Audio as embodied by the store of that name in downtown Portland/Oregon and described here - Ed. It's selling for $1,499. Which raises another interesting point: You *could* replace the single 6SN7 with a dual 6J5 adapter (you can get these on eBay) and use two 6J5s--a lovely tube, BTW. You can hear it clicking as you turn the volume up and down. The Valhalla 2 from Schiit Audio is an excellent amplifier. The power supply used for the Saga S is a single 24VA transformer with a regulated +/- 18V rail. Clearly the overwhelming favorite was File "B". Saga+ and Freya+ are the early candidates. Pretty much same here. I just received my Saga on Friday and have only listened to it for a few hours. Schiit Saga, less than 200 hours on it. Easiest Relay-Switched Volume, Ever The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. I also added the Schiit Mani to connect my record player. Fast & Free shipping on many items! SCHIIT SAGA TUBE PREAMP. - Not Shown located behind the Macbook Pro - Schiit Audio BiFrost Multi-bit DAC. See what pops up I guess. FREE Shipping. Run Saga in passive mode for a convenient remote-controlled passive preamp that’s ideal for many systems. I wondered when Schiit would be making a preamp for speakers, it should have a remote. Saga Board of Directors. Schiit Mani's RIAA network is implemented fully passively. Re: Schiit Freya thanks for update , I use the original one in passive form only and its pretty good but glad if they can solve the valve issue bit 1]bel canto pre 3 vbs ice power amps. However I'm really a speakers guy at heart (ML Electromotions) And then Schiit announced Saga and Freya - the later is in my sights This whole tube thing is new to me - I heard tubes before in various 'audiophile' speakers system and they always sounded noisy - the Lyr 2 was the clearest I heard and gave a real run fir the money to the SS. Schiit Bifrost 2 Multibit DAC (Gen 5 USB) + Asgard 3耳擴 - 黑色. Details about SCHIIT SAGA S PREAMP. Amps: Bottlehead Crack, Schiit Lyr3, Schiit Vidar (loudspeakers), Eddie Current ZDT Jr, Gilmore Lite MkII DACs: Topping DX3 Pro, Schiit Bifrost 2Gilmore Lite MkII Pre & Tuning: Schiit Loki Mini, Schiit Saga Travel: Sony WH-1000XM2 / Shanling M0. Clearly the overwhelming favorite was File "B". I initially got the Saga primarily to add remote control of volume. Decware SE84UFO2 (mono block) , ZP3, ZRock2, Rega P3-24, Groovetracer subplatter and delrin platter, Schiit Saga, Schiit Bifrost Multibit, DNA2, Omega Super 3HO, Omega DeepOmega8 sub, ZLC IP Logged. Its overall weight is 6 pounds. Users jumped up and down saying they really really needed a DSD DAC from Schiit, Schiit made one, and basically nobody bought it. Kirk Member. New to the 2 is a gain switch. Aimed squarely at the budget or entry-level user looking to investigate this new fangled format called vinyl, the Mani is a basic and easy to use. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Schiit Saga Stereo Tube Preamplifier; Remote at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!. Review By Rick Becker. New posts Search forums. So, for instance, if the Saga used two 6J5s instead of one 6SN7, you could select your 6J5s for a better match. Clicking over to Schiit’s pre-amplifier range, the optionally tubed-buffered Saga, teased alongside Vidar at RMAF 2016, offers a microprocessor-controlled relay-switched stepped attenuator – its audible clicking takes some getting used to. Re: Schiit Freya Hi jimmy, i have a new freya+ too had buzz/hum issue but got it worked out, dead quiet now, i rolled tubes however i think the new tungsol tubes sound pretty good, just too much like jfet so i rolled to black treasures cv181-z tubes, in the input side, freya+ ran really hot , i use laptop processor fans to suck out that venom!. Used Schiit for sale on 300+ second hand hifi sites & shops. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook - fb. February 2018: I added a Schitt Saga preamp to the system. i am currently using the schiit saga pre and its a super little thing. just wish Schiit would give us a decent MC stage. (Yes, the Saga does make a light clicking sound. For Sale: Schitt Vali 2 Schiit Vali 2 with extra tubes for sale. Review: Schiit Vidar December 4, 2018 December 4, 2018 AudioHead 0 Comments Amplifier, Review, Schiit, Vidar. Speakers and now some Schiit B-stock (not really "used" but close enough). I do buy used gear. To me, this device is most practical used when listening to a whole album, the reason being otherwise, like if you stream a variety of individual tracks, you have to sit there constantly making adjustments. Both companies are registered in England and Wales. schiit As in photos good used condition. No Lyr 3 or Moj for quite some time. 133373218433. Discussion in 'Preamps' started by HitmanFluffy, Feb 2, 2017. I recently picked up a used Schiit Vidar amp and am now on the hunt for a preamp. I have included the LISST Tube (solid state tube) which has to be ordered from the US and cost around $100. SCHIIT SAGA S PREAMP. 2020-05-30. Schiit also added the ability to use the Asgard 2 as a preamp, so for those of you with powered monitors, there you go. Now I use a Goldring cartridge with an output of spec wise 6,5mV. Anyway, I sent it back to schiit, thinking it was obviously defective, and when my replacement arrived, I saw that it had the same issue. I have a Schiit Mani and a SUT, so the Schiit pre's lack of phono is a non-issue ( I have many. In excellent condition; works as it should. Schiit makes very good products, and if you have an issue their customer service is excellent. me/HiFiHT Instagram - @HiFiHomeTheater Gear used in this review: Schiit Schiit Saga not Saga s or Saga + A Star Wars Is Born – “Shallow” Parody (Nerdist Presents) We're taking this SHIP to a whole new level in a galaxy far, far away. Phyrexian Tower card price from Urzas Saga (UZ) for Magic: the Gathering (MTG) and Magic Online (MTGO). On DC servos: "We could have a discussion for a week about the pros and cons of DC servos vs coupling caps vs twiddling pots; on whether they are technically in the signal path or not. Great deals on Schiit Home Audio Amplifiers & Preamps. Now I use a Goldring cartridge with an output of spec wise 6,5mV. With your amps having a 10K ohm input impedance you wouldn't want to use the Schiit Saga. I listen on a pair of KEF Q350s, B&W sub, old Sony turntable and TC750 phono preamp, Spotify via chrome cast. Literally we have 4 used Schiit items on eBay. Re: Candela vs Schiit Freya « Reply #19 on: 27 Aug 2017, 10:12 am » here's an inside look at the candela, might be outdated, I know Klaus evolves his designs over time. The 5se is dead quiet and 3 dimensional in a way that defies reason, its that good BUTand this is a big but, in a normal home with normal ambient. We offer the full range of products and full warranty Please Note: No Manufacturing Supply Date means we do not know when we are getting more due to the Virus, sorry we have no more information than this. The issue I have is I nearly only listen to records. At $349 ($374 with the Tung-Sol), this is definitely at the top end of The Doorway Menu. So having had the excellent Schiit saga [courtesy of jerry] I got the higher model some months back and been comparing the two pre amps in 2 systems. File "B" was the $89 U-Turn MM phono preamplifier. Fast & Free shipping on many items!. It's a natural complement to the Saga and Freya preamplifiers, as well as Schiit's full line of multibit DACs. I listen on a pair of KEF Q350s, B&W sub, old Sony turntable and TC750 phone preamp, Spotify via chrome cast. As Amir wrote in the review, the Saga will cause attenuation of the bass frequencies when used with amps having an input impedance of less than 30K ohm. The Aegir is a power amp and must be matched with a preamp. I like Musical Surroundings Phonomena. 2 words Wima and clicky. US Audio Mart. Thanks! Looking at your suggestions along with the Schiit Saga (not the tube). I don't do headphones, run solely 2 channel for music. 售 Schiit Lyr 1 Tube Hybrid Headphone Amplifier 膽前石後耳擴 2000 2000 HKD HKD. There's also the Schiit Saga at half the price $349!!!, single ended (no balanced), 5x inputs, 2 x outputs, active tube or passive outputs (no s/s) output. Pretty much same here. Schiit Audio Vidar Power Amplifier Review. 64 volume steps. The Saga replaced an Emotiva DC-1. The Magni 3's rear panel has one pair of RCA single-ended inputs, one pair of single-ended RCA outputs, an on/off switch, a high/low gain switch, and a connector for the power-supply cable. 2020-05-30. Stock tube (6H8C), also a USN Raytheon VT-231, CBS JAN-CHY 5692, and a new cryo'd new issue Tung-Sol 6SN7-GTB. I initially got the Saga primarily to add remote control of volume. I have been a fine audio listener for more than twenty years. Schiit modi 3 DAC. Schiit Saga Stereo Tube Preamplifier; Remote (25856) $359. This listing is for a schiit magni headphone amp. Photos are stock photos. One of the coolest things about the Vali2 is it's ability to. After road testing seven pairs of exotic men's underwear for the sake of journalism, I was faced. Verified Member Posts: 8. Schiit modi 3 DAC. 4 home theater setup now, but am attempting to go to two channel, stereo. I listen on a pair of KEF Q350s, B&W sub, old Sony turntable and TC750 phono preamp, Spotify via chrome cast. New to the 2 is a gain switch. There’s also the Schiit Saga at half the price $349!!!, single ended (no balanced), 5x inputs, 2 x outputs, active tube or passive outputs (no s/s) output. Schiit "Eitr" USB-SPDIF converter used to convert USB output to coaxial (discontinued) Schiit Audio Saga Vidar and Modi3 Combo - Duration: 6:36. Schiit Audio seems to understand this, as their Freya preamp offers something you don't normally see anywhere close to its price point: a tube gain stage in a preamp that costs only $699. Fast & Free shipping on many items!. In terms of aesthetics, the Schiit Ragnarok 2 comes in a brushed aluminum chassis which is much like its predecessor and the rest of Schiit's other line of products. Almost sent it back. Wall-Warts $10. As Amir wrote in the review, the Saga will cause attenuation of the bass frequencies when used with amps having an input impedance of less than 30K ohm. Amp is gently used; comes with box and original power supply as well as all paperwork. Schiit rewrites the value equation in home audio the same way we've done for the desktop by introducing the Saga. Schiit Saga is a Single Ended Pre amp with Remote Control Schiit Saga S is just like Saga+—without the tube. I brought it back to Reno, NV with little issues and got the battery unlocked after an email the the delivery advisor. New posts Search forums. The Active Mode is best used for when you have to drive long cables and want to take advantage of the warm tube sound. Schiit Saga S Schiit Saga is a Single Ended Pre amp with Remote Control. Schiit "Saga" - My First New Preamp. The amplifier comes with its respective power cord (UK, US, Australian, or Euro) as well as a user manual. I also added the Schiit Mani to connect my record player. The tube supplied with this unit was the Russian 68HC which is their clone of 6N8S (dural triode). That big room (upstairs in the old part of the building) is now a multipurpose space, used for meetings and performances. Btw, the comparison with Trigon and Vidar - ain't the Trigon 3x the price of Vidar? Just asking. Loved this preamp but attempting to go a bit minimalist with the audio system! Will probably regret it, only because I've heard a ton of preamps over the years and this. It was purchased from the original owner for a second system, but that project never materialized and the preamp has never been used by me. If the product name didn't make you think "What the ****" then you can probably see how completely unexpected this new product is, if not at least for the fact that it re-uses the name of their now defunct DSD DAC.