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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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

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kabjunk's picture

I'm in...

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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.

armando22's picture

Yes Please

bertdw's picture

Please and Thank You.

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ZombieFish's picture

Maybe, just maybe, I'll get picked from here.



cpetkus's picture

I have always wanted to try these DACs

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Alan150th's picture

This would be a great addition to any system. I would love to win this.

dave2dreams's picture

I like to accept this prize on behalf of me, myself and I.

awehns's picture

OH, hey Stereophile.



cggkevin76's picture

Just got a Bifrost but I could sure use a Modi for the office.

tubesound's picture

Hope I win.

Slee ZZ's picture

It's nice to see you.

stebaht's picture

muchas gracias

benni's picture

Emphatic comment!

Capa's picture

The final step.

Holygeezer's picture

These units look really nice and are made in the USA as well. What a great deal. May the winner of these enjoy them fully.

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How nice this would be

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Googlymoogly moogly

srs27's picture

Pick me!

Chigo's picture

Now Stereophile is giving us stuff in sets? Totally awesome.


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