For their sake I hope that their rollout of the transport is better than their rollout of the SOL, which was a brain fart in so many ways and continues to be as they just announced a new pulley because after all the initial problems, they only now realize the SOL does not run at an accurate speed.
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Hey abraxalito, slumming it again?
Yes that USB is suppose to be USB-c version also. No I2S because there's too many variation of it, but aes/ebu, rca, and toslink as well as the USB-c, from what I gather.
And if you look in the video the prototype looks to have 2 or 3 double core transformers from what I can make out.
And no slot load computer mech thank god, but a proper Philips? tray mech/laser
Schiit's having a great year.Apparently a very good year, it goes to show Schiit make a great sounding products that are far cheaper than the more expensive stuff which has magnetic appeal to the "glitz queens" that love to put their equipment between the speakers to show it off and gaze at it, trouble is it screws up the imaging bad, anything between the speakers does.
And paying less for good sound quality, and not paying as much for the looks, is their sales criteria.
I'm all for it, as you listen with the ears and watch the imaging with your eyes, and if there's something in front of you "glitzing away madly", your not listen or watching the music's imaging
Anyone heard anything about the RRP for it yet? Hope they keep it under $1k
On another site it’s rumoured to have this transport laser/mech, if so looks like it could output SACD (dsd)
The SANYO SF-HD850 laser looks to be a top model for Sanyo lasers.
This CD player uses it https://6moons.com/audioreview_articles/goldnote9/2/ in the article they said the same transport laser/mech is also used in the $20K DCS Rossini transport!!!!!!!!!
Stereophile: DCS Rossinihttps://www.stereophile.com/content/dcs-rossini-player-rossini-clock
Also in this Bryston BCD-3
And someone said it also used in this Wadia CD S7i
I certainly hope it sounds better than the $5000 Hegel with its "agricultural sounding" disc tray and average AKM 4490 chip, especially since I’ll be plugging it into Schiit’s bifrost multibit.
I’m sure there’s a reason the Hegel costs 5 grand but I can’t be bothered to find it. $1200 seems awful fair to me now.
(Quotes from a review)
... though I'm sure the Hegel looks, feels and sounds stunning on its own. I hope schiit can conjure something special here, as they have with many other of their products.
I'm very impressed with their amplifier components and DAC, and have ordered a turntable from them, to arrive soon.
Is it mentioned whether there will be a remote?
Is it mentioned whether there will be a remote?Have to, I don’t know of any even going back to the first CD that didn’t have one.
Maybe basic one though, Schiit’s not known for pandering to "glitz queens" with wow factor looks, led’s and read outs, they just concentrate on what sounds good.
I can’t speak highly enough of Schiit. My Yggdrasil GS, Saga, and Loki are all tremendous values. No Fufu factor, just performance. When I look at so much of the high end these days, the value part of the equation just seems lost, as the companies chase the same folks that are making top end Burgundies such lousy values. As I look to replace my 45 year old Audio Research preamp, Audio Research and the like seem totally out of the picture. Thank goodness for Schiit (and companies like Rogue!).