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:
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:
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
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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.

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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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COMMENTS
hwbthree's picture

I favor my German heritage...Yah, zis Schiit ees goot stuff.

philridebike's picture

wants this BAD!

oscarsosa's picture

These look really nice.  Bifrost is just what I need for my bedroom system, by the way...

Elliottpwhite's picture

i'll take it!

Pony Coyote's picture

I'd love to win

jblackhall's picture

I'd love one of these!

Maleficus's picture

Will not win :(

MatthewSTL's picture

I would love the chance to bring these home. Thanks for a great contest.

jpbas1's picture

What is all this talk about digital?  My last last purchase was an 8-track...  I, clearly, need this more than anyone...  ;)

g0ldeng0pher's picture

Already own the Magni, so this would be the perfect complement.

tincanfury's picture

c'mon big money!

Reverend Amish's picture

I'm in.

jcross13's picture

A friend of mine has one and loves it. Great products.

jazar666's picture

Hopefully

mikeyb88122's picture

Count me in!

nealrm's picture

Would love to have either for my rig!!!

thelovelyflea's picture

For the win!

planecrazy's picture

Keeping my fingers crossed!!

jfeighny@mac.com's picture

This upgradable DAC would upgrade the sound of my 1998 Arcam intigrated Amp, Arcam CD Player, PSB Alpha speakers, PSB subwoofer, new Rega RP1 turntable, and and there and there would still be even more possible upgrades to make?  Yes there is a future in HiFi :-)

bonnerj's picture

Been reading great things about this pair.

RouletteRog's picture

I suppose I should simply enter and hope to win, but I'd much prefer if we simply cut through the shenanegins and I simply said thank you and I got a great DAC.

wetlikeaghost's picture

Pick me!

hmalbrt24's picture

I really want to hear what all this Schiit is all about!

Nerone's picture

I'd love to win one of these.

mkrzych's picture

Really nice would be to win!

Randolph32's picture

Comment, I could really use this, I'm stuck n the dark ages!!

jelyon's picture

Totally unrelated, the number I choose is 8189.

noir9191's picture

Comment comment comment gimme schiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

desperaudio's picture

Seriously - I have no Schiit. I like to have a Schiit. It's important to have a Schiit. A good Schiit is a thing of beauty - and good for you too!

 

jac

maelob's picture

I want one please.

arzach42's picture

heart

frantab's picture

I think modi offers awesome value. 

uvrmd's picture

Pick me, please!

wom-bat's picture

yes

darrenman's picture

Cross my fingers...

jde's picture

gimme gimme gimme some dat bifrost action.

wthorson's picture

Whether or not the grammar is sensible in the subject is lost on me.

tenordrum's picture

As I am currently DAC-less

ChetE's picture

Baby needs a new pair of shoes!

zfreiman's picture

I could really use this Schiit. I mean Holy Schiit, just think of the sonic bliss this Schiit would create!!!

taperpowell's picture

Looking forward to hearing the digital recordings I've made on a new USA-made DAC!

kentsan's picture

Excellent company & USA made.

mixpro's picture

Very cool! I can use this Schiit.

Artanis's picture

I want that Schiit !

mward's picture

Sure, I could put one to good use. 

lmf22's picture

I could use a DAC for my bedroom. 

thegrinch1's picture

Stereophile does!

jpb4321's picture

Count me in!!

panditr's picture

Looking forward to a DAC in India...

Davidlillis's picture

This would be perfect for my PC and stereo setup!

leits10's picture

Good luck

willdao's picture

Great prize!

baron de Belleme's picture

Would be nice to get one!

iListen's picture

I would love it! 

full1nelson's picture

I can always use a new audio toy

Dhaskell's picture

Yes Please!

sheepdog02's picture

Big Bucks no whammies

projectc's picture

Please pick me..  This would be great for my low cost system build..

alexgerli's picture

to compare a USB and non USB powered DACs

mikepbrowning's picture

I would love to have this

Nuttylemur's picture

It's gotta be a joke.

Asking for Grace's picture

Also, please delete my membership / terminate this account immediately as I am no longer interested in on line participation.

fly_fish_nz's picture

Love to give them a listen.

Musicaltruth's picture

Great st

pininf4r1na's picture

These stuff are really the Schiit!!

uzi's picture

... but I would like to be Schiit upon.

noneother's picture

just getting started in this arena.. seems the BiFrost is the perfect starter piece....

will need to build around it and my Harbeth compacts.. :)  

gabeslotnick's picture

Schiit!

BAC_Knight's picture

Comment :)

jromaz's picture

I would love to upgrade my current DAC to the Bitfrost which I have read a lot of good things about.  

donunus's picture

I want me some of this schiit!

galiven's picture

I just have to hope that they really mean it works with standard USB audio for linux.

audiom's picture

Exactly what I need!

corrective_unconscious's picture

Is a little worried about trademark questions.

lithium's picture

Now this is a great contest....

caligula5555's picture

Comment! Want a Bifrost to match my Lyr!

ajpearso1's picture

my comment, for the win. 

lake_eleven's picture

Yeeee, am the winner

csc32@yahoo.com's picture

Love Schiit products. Excellent build and great performers.

mika's picture

Just bought the Asgard 2 and looking for a DAC.

Thank you.

tsola's picture

yes please

plasmodium's picture

I would like to be included. Thanks!

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