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Schiit Gungnir Multibit

Schiit Gungnir is a Multibit Dac which is fully upgradeable

With Unison USB Dac

The Schiit Gungnir Multibit offers the world's most advanced Adapticlock clock regeneration system in a fully upgradable, hardware-balanced DAC with 32-bit D/A converters, advanced fully discrete analog output stage, with hardware summing for single-ended output. Like Bifrost, it also offers one of the most advanced asynchronous USB 2.0 input sections available. The USB, SPDIF BNC and RCA coax inputs, and Toslink optical input all offer 24/192 capability.

Gungnir Multibit: Above and Beyond

The Schiit Gungnir Multibit gets the same proprietary closed-form DSP-based digital filter as Yggdrasil, coupled to four precision Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ digital to analog converters for true hardware balancing and 19 effective bits of resolution. The analog section is completed with discrete JFET buffers and summers, the same as Yggdrasil.

Adapticlocks Unique Clock Analysis and Regeneration

The best ways to kill jitter is with high-precision, voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO)  what happens when you have a source that will not allow the VCXOs to lock? like a satellite receiver or some computers? In most circumstances it just won't work. The VCXOs unlock, and jitter flows right through the system.In Gungnir, if the VCXOs won't lock, it shifts the entire reclocking network to VCOs. This allows it to lock on to virtually any input, and still provide a low-jitter regenerated master clock. The result is higher-quality clock, despite the source this is what Schiit have called an Adapticlock 

Schiit Gungnir uses two AKM4399 32-bit D/A converters for real hardware balancing.After the DAC, Schiit's Gungnir uses fully discrete, JFET-input output stages for current gain and filtering. Following that, discrete, JFET-based summing stages convert the balanced signal to single-ended outputs, so that Gungnir can offer both balanced and single-ended output.

Like the Bifrost, Schiit Gungnir Multibit does not use asynchronous sample rate conversion to simplify clock management. All data is passed through, to the D/A converter, preserving all the original music samples--whether it's 16/44.1 or 24/192.  Gungnir now includes Schiit's all-new Unison USB, their own USB input based on a general-purpose PIC32 microprocessor, using precision local clocks and complete electromagnetic and electrostatic isolation. No more off-the-shelf USB for them—this unique, UAC2-compliant input provides the highest performance and lowest power draw of any USB input they have offered to date.

Schiit Gungnir Multibit is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labour for four years. Thats 4 years. Yes. FOUR Compare that to the competition. Please note this doesn't mean free upgrades for four years!

Not Suitable for Linux Systems

Windows Drivers and Setup

Inputs: Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC, Optical SPDIF, USB

Input Capability: Up to 24 / 192 for all inputs

Input Receiver, SPDIF: Crystal Semiconductor CS8416

Input Receiver, USB: Schiit Unison USB™, based on Microchip PIC32 microprocessor

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

Output: One Pair XLR balanced and dual RCA (single ended)

Output Impedance: 75 ohms

Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20 hz - 20 Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1 hz - 200 Khz, -1dB

Maximum Output: 4.0V RMS  (balanced), 2.0V RMS (single ended)

THD: Less than 0.005%, 20 hz - 20 Khz

SNR:  >115dB

Power Supply:  2 transformers (one digital, one analog) with 8 stages of regulation, including separate supplies for critical digital and analog sections.

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

Power Consumption: 20W

Size: 40.6 x 22.3 x 6 cm

Weight: 4 Kg

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

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