Schiit Yggdrasil -VERKOCHT-
De Yggdrasil van het Amerikaanse Schiit is veelvuldig geprezen om zijn prestaties, zeker in relatie tot zijn “bescheiden” prijs. De Yggdrasil is een krachtige DAC die data tot en met 24/192kHz ondersteunt. In de vele reviews worden de muzikale prestaties vaak vergeleken met DAC’s die een veelvoud kosten.
Nu beschikbaar voor 990 euro.
Inputs: AES/EBU, RCA, BNC, TosLink, USB
Outputs: Balanced on XLR jacks, unbalanced on RCA jacks
Sample rates supported: Up to 192kHz/24-bit for all inputs
Digital filter: Custom, running on Analog Devices SHARC DSP chips
DAC: Analog Devices AD5791 (two per channel in balanced configuration)
Analog output stage: Fully discrete JFET
Output impedance: 75 ohms
Maximum output level: 4V (balanced), 2V unbalanced
Review The Absolute Sound:
I don’t know how Schiit Audio has done it, but the $2300 Yggy is in many ways competitive with any DAC I’ve heard regardless of price. In some criteria—transient speed without etch, clarity of musical line, whole-body involvement—the Yggy is as good as digital gets. Yet the Yggy’s bold incisiveness may not resonate with listeners who prefer a more relaxed and easygoing sound. I, however, have no such reservation; this is a DAC I could listen to and enjoy for a long time. In fact, there was something different about the Yggy that pushed my buttons—I felt a musical exhilaration that was experienced not as some intellectual abstraction, but at a more fundamentally visceral level.
If you’re looking for a DAC that does quad-rate DSD, decodes MQA, offers a volume control, and includes a headphone amp, look elsewhere. But if the very best reproduction of PCM sources is your goal, the Yggdrasil is the ticket. It’s a spectacular performer on an absolute level, and an out-of-this world bargain. The Yggy is not just a tremendous value in today’s DACs, it’s one of the greatest bargains in the history of high-end audio.”