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YGGDRASIL in Silver

YGGDRASIL in Silver

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Schiit Yggdrasil in Silver (Analogue 2 Version, OG or Orignal Yggdrasil)

Schiit Yggdrasil is the world's only upgradable closed form balanced DAC with Unison USB Dac

Forget everything you know about DACs. Yggdrasil's unique True Multibit™ architecture combines integrated multibit D/A converters with a proprietary time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter that preserves the original samples. 

Now Available in Three Flavours

Yes. Now, Yggdrasil is available in three different “flavours,” including two that (gasp) cost less than the original, and provide higher performance! Yes, we know. We’re super weird.

Yggdrasil Less is More 

Even better performance for lower cost. The most affordable Yggdrasil uses four TI DAC8812 16-bit D/A converters. Many think this is the best sounding flavor, hence less bits, more better…less is more.

Yggdrasil More is Less

The best-measuring integrated multibit DAC, ever. This Yggy uses four TI DAC11001 20-bit D/A converters. If you’re one who thinks multibit DACs can’t measure well, this one’s for you approaching -120dB THD+N. 

Yggdrasil OG

The Yggdrasil you’ve loved for years, same as it ever was. The original Yggdrasil with four AD5791 20-bit D/A converters remains in the line, because it provides an exceptionally engaging performance. 

Unique Integrated Multibit D/A Converter Architecture

All Yggdrasil versions use integrated multibit D/A converters—no delta sigma or discrete ladders here. While delta sigma designs can provide exceptional steady-state measured performance, we don’t believe they are proper to a cost-no-object DAC. And, while discrete multibit ladders are interesting, we prefer the repeatable performance of integrated DACs. 

Proprietary Digital Filter Preserves Original Samples

Many DACs simply use the stock digital filters embedded in their D/A converters. But even the most sophisticated ones, using their own digital filter algorithms, don’t have what Yggdrasil has—a time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter with a true closed-form solution. This means it retains the original samples, performing a true interpolation. This digital filter gives you the best of both NOS (all original samples retained) and upsampling (easier filtering of out-of-band noise) designs.

USB, Elevated: Unison USB™, Plus Adapticlock Advanced Input Optimisation

Yggdrasil now includes Unison USB, our 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 us—this unique, UAC2-compliant input provides the highest performance and lowest power draw of any USB input we’ve offered to date. Yggdrasil accepts up to 5 digital inputs and carefully manages them with our Adapticlock™ regeneration system. 

Made in USA

By made in USA, we mean made in USA.The vast majority of the production of Schiit Yggdraril chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc are manufactured in the USA. 

5-Year Warranty

Yggdrasil is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labour for Five years. 


Inputs: AES/EBU XLR, RCA SPDIF, BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB 

Input Capability: up to 24/192 for all inputs

Input Receiver, SPDIF: AKM AK4113

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

Clock Management: Bitperfect clock management at all native sample rates via Adapticlock analysis and VCXO/VCO regeneration

Digital Filter: proprietary Schiit time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter implemented on Analog Devices SHARC DSP processor

Output: One pair XLR balanced and two pairs RCA single-ended

Output Impedance: 75 ohms

Power Supply: two transformers (one for digital supplies, one for analog supplies) plus one input choke for discrete, dual mono, shunt-regulated analog +/-24V supply, plus 12 or more separate local regulated supplies for DACs and digital sections, including high-precision, low-noise LM723 regulation in critical areas.

Upgradability: Fully modular architecture. Separate digital input board, USB input board, DSP engine board, and DAC/analog output boards.

Power Consumption: 35W

Size: 40.6 x 30.5 x 9.85 cm

Weight: 11.35 Kg

Yggdrasil Less is More

Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 0.5Hz-200KHz, -1dB

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

THD: Less than 0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output

IMD: <0.002%, CCIF, at full output

SNR: > 110dB, referenced to 4V RMS

D/A Conversion IC: Texas Instruments DAC8812 x 4 (2 per channel, dual hardware balanced configuration)

Analog Stage: Integrated, using LME49724 differential stage 

Yggdrasil More is Less

Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 0.5Hz-200KHz, -1dB

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

THD: Less than 0.0002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output

IMD: <0.0005%, CCIF, at full output

SNR: > 123dB, referenced to 4V RMS

D/A Conversion IC: Texas Instruments DAC11001 (2 per channel, hardware balanced configuration)

Analog Stage: Integrated, using LME49724 differential stage

Yggdrasil OG

Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 0.5Hz-200KHz, -1dB

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

THD: Less than 0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output

IMD: <0.005%, CCIF, at full output

SNR: > 124dB, referenced to 4V RMS

D/A Conversion IC: Analog Devices AD5791BRUZ x 4 (2 per channel, hardware balanced configuration)

Analog Stage: Fully discrete, DC coupled Class A FET buffers optimised for high current output and fully discrete, Class A FET summing stages for single-ended output

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