Schiit Audio Bifrost D/A processor Specifications
Description: Solid-state D/A processor. Inputs: coaxial S/PDIF, optical S/PDIF, USB (optional, included with review samples). Input capability: up to 24-bit/192kHz, all inputs. Input receiver, S/PDIF: Crystal Semiconductor CS8416. Input receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631A. D/A conversion IC: AKM4399. Output: RCA (single-ended). Output impedance: 75 ohms. Frequency response: 20Hz20kHz, ±0.1dB; 2Hz100kHz, 1dB. Maximum output: 2.0V RMS. Upgradability: separate, modular USB input card and DAC/analog card (both snap-in, replaceable). Power consumption: 12W.
Without Uber Upgrade: THD: <0.005%, 20Hz20kHz at max output. IMD: <0.007%, CCIR. Signal/noise: >106dB, ref. 2V RMS.
With Uber Upgrade: THD: <0.002%, 20Hz20kHz at max output. IMD: <0.002%, CCIR. Signal/noise: >110dB, ref. 2V RMS.
Dimensions: 9" (230mm) W by 2.25" (55mm) H by 6.75" (170mm) D. Weight: 5 lbs (2.3kg).
Serial numbers of units reviewed: A042654 (with Uber Analog upgrade), A041462 (without Uber Analog upgrade).
Price: $349; Uber Analog stage, $70; Gen 2 USB input, $100. Approximate number of dealers: sold factory direct.
Manufacturer: Schiit Audio, 22504 Sixth Street, Newhall, CA 91321. Tel: (323) 230-0079. Web: www.schiit.com.