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ASGARD 3 no Dac

ASGARD 3 no Dac

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Schiit Asgard 3 with Dac

Asgard 3 is a highly powerful, highly affordable, modular headphone amp and preamp that gives you a complete, single-box solution for all your desktop needs. It’s a re-thinking of the headphone amp that started it all (for Schiit, anyway—the original Asgard, introduced in June 2010, was our first product.) Asgard 3 features our unique Continuity™ topology that extends the benefits of Class A output, and accepts all the same modules as Jotunheim and Lyr 3.

The Strong, Silent Type

Asgard 3’s all-new Continuity output stage delivers 3.5W into 32 ohms—a whopping 3.5X more than any previous Asgard—while also running 500mW of Class A bias. What this means is you have tons of power for virtually any headphone—and, since full power is delivered to the ¼” jack, you don’t need balanced headphone cables to take advantage of it. At the same time, Asgard 3’s low noise floor means you are ready for the most sensitive IEMs. 

A Complete Desktop Control Centre

Select from the internal card or rear-panel analog input, and pick high or low gain with convenient front switches. Connect the preamp output to your powered monitors for a complete desktop system—or use it as a front end to your speaker power amplifier. Asgard 3 provides all the flexibility you need.

Customise to Your Specific Needs

Want more than an amp, without a bunch of boxes on your desk? Choose the ES9028 module with Unison USB™ for a world-class delta-sigma DAC for $100 more. Plus, this unique modular design means Asgard 3 won’t be dumpster-fodder when technology changes—just swap a card!

Designed and Assembled in USA

By “designed and assembled in USA" this is what we mean: the vast majority of the total production of Asgard—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—are manufactured in the US. The chassis are made minutes from there facility. The PCBs are done just over the hill from the factory, or done in NorCal. The transformers are also made in California. They are not just putting in the last screws and calling it done.  

3-Year Warranty

Asgard 3 is covered by a 3-year limited warranty that covers parts and labour.

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-400KHz, -3dB

Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 5W RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 3.5W RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 2.5W RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 600mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 300mW RMS per channel

THD: Less than 0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, high gain mode (worst case)

IMD: Less than 0.002%, CCIF at 1V RMS, high gain mode (worst case)

SNR: More than 115db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, in low gain mode

Crosstalk: Less than -82dB, 20Hz-20KHz, 300 ohm load

Output Impedance: Less than 0.2 ohms in high or low gain mode

Input Impedance: 22K ohms

Gain: High = 6 (15.6dB) or Low = 1 (0dB), via rear switch

Topology: Fully discrete, current feedback with Continuity™ constant-transconductance output stage and stacked power supply rails

Protection: Standard muting relay for delayed turn-on and fast turn-off

Power Supply: Internal 48VA power transformer with 4 separate power supply rails and over 20,000uf of filter capacitance

Power Consumption: 30W

Size: 22.86 x 15.24 x 5.08 cm

Weight: 2.27Kgs

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