MIDGARD

MIDGARD

£235
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Midgard is simply the best measuring, highest power discrete headphone amp Schiit has ever made. But that's not all. Midgard's new Halo topology also offers the potential for higher performance where it matters-at your ears.

Introducing Halo: Breakthrough or Illusion?

Halo is mixed-mode feedback topology that incorporates your headphone driver into the feedback loop, offering the potential for better control at driver resonance and improved acoustic results. However, since confirming that would require years of research and still have everyone arguing about it, we decided to do something crazy: introduce this amp at a great price and let you decide. 

Try For Yourself; Measure For Free 

Want to try Halo? Plug in to the front panel XLR. Compare to the front panel TRS, which doesn't have Halo, because Halo requires separate ground returns. See what you think. 

A Great headphone Amp, period

Halo or no, Midgard is completely over the top in terms of value and performance. It delivers nearly 5W into 32 ohms through either the 1/4 TRS or 4-pin XLR connectors with near state of the art measurements. It's quiet enough for super-sensitive headphones. it has smart protection to safeguard your headphones (and itself). And it has a top-of-class Alps rk27 volume pot for smooth control and fantastic tracking.

Flexibility for Your Entire Desktop

Midgard isn’t just a headphone amp. It also has balanced and single-ended preamp outputs, so you can connect to powered monitors or Gjallarhorn's for a complete system. It also has both balanced and single-ended inputs, and two gain levels. And all these connections use best-in-class Neutrik connectors, together with Alps signal switches, for ultimate integrity and reliability.

Perfect Pair With Modius

If you’re looking for a great-sounding, great-measuring balanced DAC to pair with Midgard, look no farther than Modius to create an end-game desktop stack. These two components were developed together, are exactly the same size, and stack perfectly on a desktop. 

Designed and Built in Texas

By “designed and built in Texas" this is what Schiit mean: the vast majority of the total production of the Midgard's —chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—stays local. The chassis are made in California. The PCBs are done in Nevada. Yes, the UK wall-warts are made in China, but there's some give and take at this price point. 

2-Year Warranty

Midgard is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labour for two years. 

SPECS THAT MATTER

Power: plenty for all headphones except maybe Tungsten

Noise: inaudible on all headphones and IEMs

Distortion: unmeasurable at normal listening levels; 1000x lower than the typical headphones you're using 

Heat: amp gets slightly warm

Size: desk-friendly

OTHER SPECS

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.01dB

OUTPUT POWER

Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 5.5W RMS per channel 

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 4.8W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 3.2W RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 750mW RMS per channel

Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 375mW RMS per channel

THD+N

Low Gain: Less than 0.0001% (-118dB) at 4V RMS into 300 ohms

High Gain: Less than 0.0003% (-108dB) at 4V RMS into 300 ohms 

IMD

Low Gain: Less than -112dB at 4V RMS into 300 ohms, CCIF

High Gain: Less than -110dB at 4V RMS into 300 ohms, CCIF

SNR

Low Gain: Greater than 128dB, referenced to 4V RMS

High Gain: Greater than 118dB, referenced to 4V RMS

Crosstalk Less than -80dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 300 ohm load

Output Impedance SE ¼” TRS output: less than 0.1 ohms, Neutrik 4-pin XLR output: approximately 2 ohms

Preamp output: 75 ohms

Input Impedance: 50k ohms

Gain: 1 (0db) or 5 (14db)

Topology: Fully discrete, DC coupled, highly linear open-loop with low loop feedback, Halo™ topology mixed-mode feedback for Neutrik 4-pin output

Protection: Failsafe DC power input and muting relay, overcurrent sensing and output lift

Power Supply: “Wall wart” style 14-16VAC transformer, stacked rails of +/-20V and +/-30V regulated voltage rails, 10,000uF total capacitance

Power Consumption: 3W idle, 16W max

Size 22.86 x 15.24 x 3.8 cm

Weight: 907 grams

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