Schiit BiFrost USB and Modi DACs Sweepstakes

Register to win a Schiit BiFrost USB and Modi DAC (MSRP $449 Bifrost; $99 Modi) we are giving away.

According to the company:

Bifrost is the world's most affordable fully upgradable DAC, featuring 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.

Fully Upgradable: The Future-Proof DAC
Worried about rapidly-changing USB input technology? Concerned about future advances in D/A conversion? Bifrost's modular design uses separate, USB Input and DAC/Analog cards. The result? A virtually future-proof DAC that won't end up in the dumpster. 

Even without considering upgradability, Bifrost offers incredible value. Consider its AKM4399 32 bit D/A converter, used in DACs costing many times more than Bifrost. Also consider that our analog section is a fully discrete, low noise JFET design—just like multi-thousand-dollar "statement" DACs.

Advanced Bitperfect Clock Management and a Complete Range of Inputs: 
Most DACs in this price range 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. 

Have high-res music? No problem. Bifrost offers a full range of inputs: Coaxial and optical SPDIF, as well as USB. Bifrost's USB featues: a high-speed USB 2.0 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 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Modi is the most advanced USB DAC under $100 that is made in the USA. With a C-Media CM6631 USB 2.0 asynchronous input receiver and 24-bit AKM4396 DAC coupled to an active filter output stage, Modi is ideal for a computer-centered audio system.

USB Powered, No Drivers
: Modi plugs into virtually any Windows or Mac computer, and requires no drivers to deliver great sound, up to 24/96 sampling rates. It features asynchronous transfer with individual crystal oscillators for the 44.1 and 48k sampling rates, and uses the USB Audio 1.0 standard over USB 2.0, and is powered by the USB port.

24-Bit AKM4396 DAC

Modi uses the 24-bit AKM4396 DAC with switched-capacitor filtering and a high-quality active filter section with excellent line-driving capability. Yeah, we know, engineerese is a disease. What this means is that it uses one of the highest-performance DAC ICs out there, and it will comfortably drive long cables. You can easily hide Modi behind your computer and run long RCAs to your main audio system.

Click here for more info.



To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

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Junktrader's picture


lonceros's picture

great stuff

npsquire1's picture

I really need a dac... my TV is not the best for conversions..

DrThundr's picture

Yes please!

jamesk's picture

I could really use this and actually go digital!

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colombo's picture

All in.

matthewb's picture

I'm in.

skian's picture

My budget-fi system would benefit greatly from these (but so would alot of other people I expect).  Here's hoping they go to someone who'll put them to good use!

desennium's picture

I'm sick of my motherboard sound.

neogeo's picture

I would love to win these.

mcrushing's picture

Thanks for the chance at new gear!

jwchoi0522's picture


MiLKMAN's picture

That's some good Schiit!

andygrossman's picture

My current DAC supports up to 96kHz... would be great to dive into hi(er)-res audio with this kit!

ssorg's picture

good schiit

itsratso's picture

its the schiit

agentcooper's picture

Great promotion, and I need a USB DAC, so this works perfectly for me.

pjohnp's picture

Yea me too!

Bixby's picture

Wouldn't mind winning this.

J Young's picture


earwaxxer's picture

Winning in good, but buying a piece of kit from Schiit you win also!

jwngreen's picture


DanBNash's picture

Looks like a great item - I would love to win!

Asking for Grace's picture


I would like to be the recipient of these two luxury items for the following reason: I am not able to afford either of them otherwise. If you will allow me, I shall elaborate on that. Also, please remember that grace is defined as receiving what is not deserved.

We only have one car and my wife works full time days, M-F from 8am to 4:30pm and is gone from 7:15am to 5pm.

We tithe the first and full 10% of my wife's gross income to Tony Evans ministry per pay check as he is someone who has helped us for years. We are not willing to even consider stopping this as that would go against our faith and violate what we are commanded to do by God’s Word in the Bible.

Effective this month and in spite of still needing it very much, we no longer receive food stamps.

We still need to receive a monthly issuance from WIC for food and LIHEAP for electric heating and electricity in general in the fall and winter.

We still need to continue to be enrolled in PPL's On Track program for a highly reduced electricity billing plan. If it were not there, we would have had our power shut off and been without power for several months now as we just cannot afford what it actually costs to heat and power our apartment.

We still need to continue to receive a monthly food bank issuance that includes diapers from a local church that has also been the only source of Christmas presents for both of our boys for two years.

Once in a great while, we also go to a second food bank at another local church.

We do not want to be in need of any of these government or faith based programs, and while I highly desire to work full time in my career field of computer aided drafting and design that includes having worked at Cary Audio as an electronic test technician and designing a pair of two way floor standing speakers from scratch for them, but due to my unstable job history filled with so many temporary assignments and direct hire positions that got dissolved or down sized or restructured or asked me to do illegal things relating to fire alarm systems and the lack of a second car and the need and cost for day care of about $300 per week if I would get a full time first or even second shift job, I am for all practical purposes no longer employable. We also found that nearly all work at home opportunities are scams and we are not interested in any form of multi-level marketing ventures.


My last job was at the local McDonalds as a janitor in 2010. I earned about $89 for the whole year.  I quit due to nose bleeds from the cleaning fluids. I have not worked since.

I do not receive PA unemployment since November 2011. While I am unemployed, I am not counted or acknowledged as that any more as I am no longer in the state’s system.

We filed a joint chapter seven bankruptcy in July 2011 that was discharged in November 2011. Due to that, we do not have credit lines available other than the $200 secured one that my wife just got.

The payment on the car that we were blessed by God to get approved for has an interest rate of 18.75% and a payment of $370.14 per month for 5.5 years. That would be for a luxury vehicle.

Many times over the last few years, our checking account balance was less than $5.00 with a few times being less than $1.00 until pay day being more than a week away.

That gives you an overview of "where we have been and are". We struggle just to survive and maintain in all areas of life.

With all of that being said, and fully verifiable, I think that you can clearly see that there is no way that I would be able to afford either of these items; let alone both. It would truly be a gift from God flowing through you if I were the one to win these two items that for me are otherwise unattainable.

Thank you for your consideration.

Uncle Oswald's picture

These will be perfect for my Sansui/JBL/Pioneer vintage system!  Help me get the most out of my digital, Stereophile!

BennyB's picture


arron1313's picture

Oooh Ooooh Pick me! Pick me!

wendellkb's picture

good luck to all.

wendellkb's picture

good luck to all.

noirx7's picture

Yes, I'll take both!

SpinMark3313's picture

Mark's in!  Thanks.

volvic's picture

Want it!

Rommark's picture

Good luck to all!

ushman's picture

i want!'s picture

Please choose me!

curmudgeon's picture

or Winner!

Shaffer's picture


scottlfInSF's picture

Oh, yes, I'm entered!

Moukamal's picture


ClassyMikey's picture

...look awesome!  I would love to win these.  PLEASE and thank you! 

Sneakles's picture

...the contest. Bet it sounds smooth as.... silk.

hunwehol's picture

Currently ripping all my CD's to ALAC, and this would make them sound alot better!

WillWeber's picture

that's me, a big joke

ABQOkami's picture

I might be mistaken, but I believe I could use these.

Fullbull111's picture

This would be a fantastic addition.


sumbuba's picture

Please !

jiminlogansquare's picture

Would love to win these puppies!

Soulmuzik's picture

Keeping fingers crossed

Brankin's picture


zen2000's picture

I would like to win

mcdontho's picture

Power to the people!

evanolynuk's picture

Love the Shiit gear!  

bplexico's picture

I need a new DAC!

Zenon's picture

I'm looking forward to winning this. And when I do, I'll celebrate with a big and loud Ric Flair 'Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!'. 

Et Quelle's picture

Upgradable component! Would be a nice additions to my new system that includes a phono cartridge. blush

vander77's picture

Would be great for my new HTPC!!!

Laudio's picture

Wow, would be a great addition.

JJW's picture


germay0653's picture

It's the spice of life!

hdash's picture

Looks like good Schitt Maynard!

MET_ENGR's picture

I will win...I will win....I will win...I will win

jba's picture

nice schiit dacs

timdoug's picture


kabjunk's picture

I'm in...

deckeda's picture

Schiitered, Schiitered
Love and hope and sex and dreams
Are still surviving on the street
Look at me, I'm in tatters!
I'm a Schiitered

Friends are so alarming
My lovers never charming
Life's just a cocktail party on the street
Big apple
People dressed in plastic bags
Directing traffic
Some kind of fashion

Laughter, joy, and loneliness and sex and sex and sex and sex
Look at me, I'm in tatters
I'm a Schiitered

All this chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter bout
Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta -- I can't give it away on 7th avenue
This towns been wearing tatters (Schiitered, Schiitered)
Work and work for love and sex
Ain't you hungry for success, success, success, success
Does it matter? (Schiitered) does it matter? 
I'm Schiitered.

Ahhh, look at me, I'm a Schiitered
I'm a Schiitered
Look at me- I'm a Schiitered, yeah

Pride and joy and greed and sex
That's what makes our town the best
Pride and joy and dirty dreams and still surviving on the street
And look at me, I'm in tatters, yeah
I've been battered, what does it matter
Does it matter, uh-huh
Does it matter, uh-huh, I'm a Schiitered

Don't you know the crime rate is going up, up, up, up, up
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!
You got rats on the West Side
Bed bugs uptown
What a mess this town's in tatters I've been Schiitered
My brain's been battered, splattered all over Manhattan

Uh-huh, this town's full of money grabbers
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh
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My friends they come around they
Flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter
Pile it up, pile it high on the platter

EndersShadow's picture

Let me win this schitt!!

Modi Hammarstedt's picture

Well... How about that!

Something that shares it's name with me!

CosmicHippo's picture

Did that sound dirty?

The randomest, DACiest comment I can think of.


hartn046's picture

Boom, can't wait :)

WIlksFiveFive's picture


What does a broke A/V installer have to do to win one of these fancy prizes?

Zero for four so far and I'm starting to think nobody at Stereophile loves me. My headphones are getting lonley and I think that these guys would get along great with my Grados. If i could just win these I wouldn't ansk for anything else. I promise! 

Even if you don't love me anymore, think of my headphones! You guys wouldn't want to hurt thier feelings, would you? WOULD YOU?

tcharvet's picture

I can win this?

lesliejazz's picture

Would LOVE to win!

JIGF's picture

Im in

mdonohue's picture

A concept I have yet to try.

KDub's picture

Just let me have it.

Mocomono's picture

Checked out their website the other day--I love the voice and humor of their descriptions! And you've gotta love that this Schiit is Made in the USA!

GopherFan's picture

Thank you.

solemaker's picture

Oh man, I would love one of these DAC's. I've been looking at the Schiits for a while now. They look great.

Eagle13's picture

I'd love to win these!

gintrator's picture

I bet it sounds good...

quiller's picture

I'm in!

dainis's picture

Nice minimalistic design!

SKZA's picture

Wait... so I CAN use it to open a portal to other worlds that will send hoardes of soldiers to attack earth so I can summon The Avengers to fight them off? Cool. 

peter_ericsson009's picture

I want it!

Robby's picture

I'm a Schiit fan :-))

davidflas's picture

Next to my Mac Mini!

gunnerweb's picture

A great addition to my AV rack.

Dick James's picture

Here goes nothing.