RMAF 2016 "No Schiit?"


Schiit Audio released 2 new pre-amps and a new amplifier today at RMAF 2016.  

The smaller pre-amp was $350 (ish?) and the larger was $699, I believe.  The amp is a class d design and can be ran in stereo or bridged.  Its chassis is half width so 2 of them side by side is the same width as the larger pre-amp.  The smaller preamp is the same width as a bifrost.  They use tubes in their linestage (i believe). The smaller preamp has 1 tube, the larger preamp has 4.  They both have remotes.  The smaller 1 has 1db volume adjustments, the larger has .5db volume adjustments.  The equipment looks really nice and is priced really reasonably.  On a side note, Schiit has a "Modi" multibit dac as well (dont know if thats new...)

Sorry for the lack of specs or knowledge; just wanted to share some schiit!
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Hegel released a new integrated as well; its called "rost" pronounced "rust".  No Schiit.
Schiit is showing three products at RMAF:

Saga
Remote Passive/Active Preamp

Relay switched stepped attenuator (64 steps)
Selectable passive or tube hybrid buffer operation
Tube hybrid buffer uses 6SN7 tube and 200V rails
5 inputs, 2 outputs
Full remote control
Shipping October 2016 for $349

Freya
Balanced Remote Passive/Active Preamp

Relay switched stepped attenuator (128 steps)
Selectable passive, JFET buffer, or tube gain operation
Tube gain stage uses (4) 6SN7 tubes and 300V rail
2 balanced inputs, 3 SE inputs, balanced and SE outputs
Full remote control
Shipping October 2016 for $699

Vidar
Intelligent Stereo/Mono Power Amplifier

100W RMS per channel into 8 ohms, 200W RMS per channel into 4 ohms (stereo)
400W RMS into 8 ohms (mono)
Current-feedback gain stage with dual mono topology back to the transformer
No capacitors or DC servos in signal path, no switching supplies, no class D
Microprocessor-controlled operational point management and protection
Shipping Estimated Q1 2017 for $699
Saga, Freya, and Vidar, like all Schiit products, are made in the USA (really.)

Schiit will be playing Freya and two Vidars in mono configuration, together with the Yggdrasil DAC and Salk streamer and Salk loudspeakers in Room 2003 at RMAF. Saga will be on static display. Schiit's desktop product line will also be displayed in the CanJam tent.

Keen on any thoughts on how the setup sounded. With Schiit's history, these will perform waaayy above their price points.

Will be curious how these compare to other high end Brands.
For the buck great product, I went from modi,in ond system yo Gungnir dac
Then the Superb Multibit. I kicked my $5k Luxmans Ass which is long gone
Next is their flagship which Yaggs which BTW as good as it is they are they are  working on a upgrade next year when ?  JUST THROUGH THE AUDIO GRAPE  VINE.
I visited the Schiit room briefly.  Didn't know the speakers at all, but thought the system was rather bright and forward.  Was it the speakers?  The amp?  Preamp?  Source?  Who could say?  Whatever was responsible, I was disappointed.