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Schiit Bifrost Multi Bit 

Schiit Bifrost Multi Bit is a Multi bit technology Dac

With Gen5 USB Board

The Schiit Bifrost Multi Bit is the world's most affordable fully upgradable DAC, featuring Schiit's proprietary closed-form, time- and frequency-domain optimised DSP-based digital filter like Yggdrasil and Gungnir Multibit, coupled to a precision Analog Devices AD5547CRUZ digital to analog converter D/A never before used in any other audio product. The result? Ultimate sonic performance in a desktop-friendly form factor.

32-bit D/A conversion, a fully discrete analog section, and a sophisticated bit-perfect clock management system, together with one of the most advanced asynchronous USB 2.0 input sections available, as well as SPDIF coaxial and optical inputs, all with 24/192 capability.

Now, if you're new to this whole DAC game, the only thing you might have gotten out of that sentence was "affordable" and "upgradable." That's fine. We want the Schiit Bifrost to be affordable, because you shouldn't have to take out a second mortgage to get fantastic sound, and it's upgradable, because, well...times change.

Fully Upgradable: The Future-Proof DAC

Worried about rapidly-changing USB input technology? Concerned about future advances in D/A conversion? Schiit's Bifrost's modular design uses separate, USB Input and DAC/Analog cards. When USB technology changes, we can simply drop in a new, better USB Input Card. When meaningful upgrades to D/A converters come out, we can drop in a new DAC/Analog Card. The result? A virtually future-proof DAC that won't end up in the dumpster.

Advanced Bitperfect Clock Management

Most DACs in this price range is sacrifice every single one of your original music samples to get their magic "192kHz" spec. Every input is routed through a sample rate converter and upsampled to 24/192. Bifrost dispenses with the sample rate converter and uses a sophisticated master clock management system to deliver bit-perfect data to the DAC, preserving all the original samples--whether it's 16/44.1 or 24/192.

GEN5, 24/192, Async, Completely Buzzword Compliant

Have high-res music? No problem. Bifrost offers a full range of inputs: Coaxial and optical SPDIF, as well as USB. Schiit Bifrost USB is one of the most advanced implementations available today, featuring a high-speed USB Gen5 interface and asynchronous data transfer to 24/192, based on the C-Media CM6631 USB receiver.

No drivers are required for Macs, and Windows drivers are downloadable for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, etc (Click Here)

Schiit Bifrost is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labour for three years. That's 3 years. Yes. THREE. Compare that to the competition. Please note this doesn't mean free upgrades for three years!

Not Suitable for Linux Systems

Windows Drivers and Setup

Inputs: Coaxial SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB

Input Capability: Up to 24 / 192 for all inputs, including 24 / 176.4

Input Receiver, SPDIF: AK4113

Input Receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631A with electromagnetic and electrostatic isolation

D/A Conversion IC: AD5547CRUZ

Analog Stages: Precision I/V convertor and output buffer based on AD8512

Output: Dual RCA single ended

Output Impedance: 75 ohms

Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20 hz - 20 Khz, +/-0.1dB

Maximum Output: 2.0V RMS 

THD: Less than 0.003%, 20 hz - 20 Khz, at max output

SNR:  >109dB reference to 2.0V RMS

Power Supply:  5 stages of regulation, including separate supplies for critical digital and analogue sections.

Upgradability: Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC / Analogue Card are snap-in replaceable.

Power Consumption: 12W

Size: 23 x 17.5 x 6 cm

Weight: 2.3 Kg

*All measurements made on a Stanford Research SR1 or SR1+ Audio Analyser

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