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Yggdrasil Reviews Best Gear of 2020 VideoSchiit Yggdrasil Review Originally Posted by Lee Scoggins. In KГ¶ln Hertha 2021, the slightly warmer and rounder character of the Gungnir Multibit review can be found here may even be more appreciated by some in the context of recreational listening. No context for his opinion other DAC's considered or even his own associated equipment. At 25 pounds, the Yggdrasil would stand tall and proud on any audiophile bookshelf. The Yggdrasil DAC reviewed here is an outlier in the Schiit line; its $ price tag positions it far above the company’s other offerings. (By contrast, Schiit’s Delta-Sigma DACs sell for $99, $, $, and $—the company also offers three multi-bit DACs priced from $ to $). Although there are differences between the two Schiit models (Yggdrasil and Gungnir Multibit), there is certainly no ocean of quality between them. In fact, the slightly warmer and rounder character of the Gungnir Multibit (review can be found here) may even be more appreciated by some in the context of recreational listening. Both are very natural sounding though, and lack the digital glare that often trouble DACs aiming for an ultra-resolving sound. Prior to this review I was cynical that the original Yggdrasil could be improved upon; it demonstrated how good music could sound with both detail and space. However, the Yggdrasil Analog 2 proved me wrong with an even bigger and more impressive soundscape. However, the Yggdrasil Analog 2 proved me wrong with an even bigger and more impressive soundscape. Firstly, while the Yggdrasil demonstrably portrayed great levels of detail and resolution amongst a black background, the Analog 2 appears to better that with more immersive micro and macro-dynamics. " My original Yggdrasil made music in a fun, highly articulate way, but its empty spaces were filled with a fine, vibrating, subliminal grain. That vibrating haze might have originated in my CD transport, my computer, or my brain—but with the Analog 2 upgrade, it was now completely gone.
Box and design The Schiit products come well packaged in a large cardboard box. Sound impressions Now for the most important part, the sound.
On a closing note, an important point to comment upon is that, in my opinion, like the Schiit Gungnir Multibit, the Yggdrasil sounds best after 24 to 48 hours of burn-in once the components have reached their thermal equilibrium.
Schiit Ragnarok The Ragnarok is a powerful integrated amp which not only has the ability to drive loudspeakers but also the finesse to run sensitive in-ear monitors.
Sound impressions Jason Stoddard who runs the analogue side of Schiit has gone to far lengths to create a world-class integrated amp.
Like This? Check out our other AV Gadget Reviews! Read the Complete Thread. Klipschhead posts on March 28, You have to wonder whether the Yggy is worth it's price?
This DAC will compete other R2R DACs 10X the price and blow them away!! The Yggy punches way above it's class no matter what you believe!
How many Delta Sigma DAC's have you heard that are mostly harsh and strident…hint? All of them! R2R DAC's are the only technology that renders Vinyl Dead!
The Yggy sits a top the pile! Wayde Robson posts on August 31, I am not going to attempt to convince anyone with measurements or empirical data, but I've done a lot of headphone listening with mid to high end headphones, amps, dacs etc.
From my own subjective opinion… Schiit has a great reputation in headphone hi-fi circles and I'm sure they make wonderful products. They're often composing their work in correlation with various forms of visual art, or in interaction with natural surroundings, such is performances in sea caves.
More than a dozen people have been collaborating in the ensemble from its beginnings up to this day, such are co--founder Kristian Blak on piano, Eivor Palsdottir on vocals and Danish saxophonist John Tchicai.
Outstanding value. Modular design allows parts upgrades. Cons : Input selection is slow. Can't be used with devices that short unused inputs.
USB input not as potentially good as the others. When we entered, what had previously been a storage or dumping room -- I don't remember, had become Mike Moffat's office of sorts.
Jason was still upstairs in his office, but it almost looked as if Mike had been shoved into a corner.
Of course this wasn't the case at all, but it added to the oddball nature of the whole experience of the visit, which was full of surprises.
They had fairly recently taken over additional space, including punching a large hole in the wall between the two parts of the building that they now rented, both dominated by numerous racks ranging from pallets of parts to completed components being tested or boxed for shipping.
The whole place was organised, but at the same time looked like it might burst into chaos at any minute, such is the sheer quantity of gear being manufactured there, far surpassing what either Mike or Jason had anticipated at the start of their venture back in Mike in his office at the time.
ALO Audio Continental V5, APEX Audio Sangaku and Soundaware M1 stacked on the left. Schiit Audio Vali 2 atop the Studio Six above the Yggdrasil on the right.
Reactions: ColtMrFire , landroni , esanthosh and 5 others. View previous replies…. LarryMagoo Great review My Yggy is less than 72 hours old and so far loving every minute I run mine from the USB port of my i7 2.
I'm not using any type of converter box yet It uses the part of the last combo you tried? Thanks for all the effort you put into your review!
Cheers, Larry. In the past my mental image of this was that it was distinctly in the background, but through the Yggdrasil its own more distinct, delineated presence, fully separate from other instruments in a way I didn't feel it had before.
I heard them live in Philly when they toured before the CD came out and I remember very well her position on the stage and her surprising vocal contributions.
Maybe because of that I can place them in space even in my headphone system, which has a Bimby rather than the Yggy which graces the 2-channel system in the living room.
Sad that this amazing trio won't be reassembled, with Larry Coryell's recent passing and John Abercrombie's serious illness. Pros : A taste of high-end performance at a price point within reach for many.
Cons : Continuous power recommended for optimum performance, No DSD support, Generally available in only one color - Silver.
Black is available on occasion. Introduction In February , I joined Head-Fi where I was re-introduced to the world of headphones. Prior to joining, I had a passing familiarity with various offerings from STAX, but my primary interest was in analog two-channel speaker based systems.
Jumping into the deep end of the Head-Fi pool, I came to learn about the world of computer audio, digital audio files, and signal formats and, of course, DACs.
The stack comes with each of their respective power cords UK, US, Australian or Euro and a user manual. A departure from their nonchalant style however is the design of the Schiit stack which follows an industrial look featuring a brushed aluminum chassis.
At 25 pounds, the Yggdrasil would stand tall and proud on any audiophile bookshelf. This comes along with a unique filter optimised to retain all original sample material and perform true interpolation.
In addition, the Analog 2 includes many refinements including all new Class A, DC-coupled discrete FET buffer stages and a complete rework of the internal board structure.
The resulting sound is said to offer lower noise and distortion along with subjectively better sound. One constraint though, is that the Yggdrasil does not offer DSD support.
This may be a deal-breaker for those whose collections consist a majority of these files. No legible lettering. Moffat and Stoddard don't care about the high-end audio scene.
They appear at audio shows, put a few of their silver boxes on the table, then jabber all day to tattooed young'uns on skateboards and fixies footnote 1 , none of whom read Stereophile or visit audio dealers.
Schiit sells only direct, online. I can't. Nevertheless, I'm here to tell you about just such a thing: Schiit's heavyweight, big-box, flagship DAC, the Yggdrasil.
Can you think of a DAC with a better name? Yggdrasil pronounced IG-druh-sill is an ash tree that, in Norse cosmology, grows out of the Well of Urd at the center of the spiritual cosmos.
Description From Schiit's website: "Yggdrasil is the world's only closed-form multibit DAC, delivering 21 bits of resolution with no guessing anywhere in the digital or analog path.
Most digital filters destroy the original samples in the process of upsampling. They're just like sample-rate converters or delta-sigma DACs.
We're all about the original samples, so we created a digital filter with a true closed-form solution, which means it retains all the original samples.
This is a major difference between Schiit multibit DACs like Yggdrasil and every other DAC in the world. The Yggdrasil is heavy 25 lbs , and big enough to fit four Brooklyns inside it.
The front panel has two buttons: one, just left of center, is for inverting the phase, with an indicator light to its right.
This button is proof that Stoddard and Moffat are indeed smirking: "An absolute phase switch is of little to no value in a non-time-domain-optimized, stochastic-time-replay system.
It makes a huge difference with an Yggy which is not stochastic. Then comes a bigger button, for selecting one of five inputs, the selection confirmed by one of the row of five lights to its right.
Above each of these lights is a funny little symbol that I'd need a USB microscope to read. Listening Live music may be viewed as a continuously pulsating wavefront.
If you hold your hand up, you can almost feel it. Recorded music is a coded narrative simulacrum of that pulsing wavefront.
Love, music, and poetry live only in the undamaged continuity of those relationships. Unlike the stock market or election polling, music is not a stochastic process.
In home stereo, accurate tonal characters and lifelike rhythms are the surest indicators of an unmolested musical narrative. If we look at audio historically, it's pretty obvious that digital has been mostly hammer-and-tongs rough on this sacred continuity.
Whether in the recording studio or at home, digital's punch-press aggressiveness can be recognized by the usually hard, mechanical nature of its playback.
In contrast to the digital norm, the Yggdrasil's sound felt distinctly nonaggressive, nonartificial. Even before it was broken in, I could sense the Yggy's gentle touch and hear the music's relatively unmolested continuity.
When my analog-fanatic, LP-clinger friends carry on about how much better than digital their LPs sound, I always ask them what cartridge they're using.
Most say Miyajima, Miyabi, or Koetsu. I then smugly ask which DAC they're using. Footnote 1: A fixie is a single-speed bicycle with fixed not coasting rear axles.
If anything in the recording or playback chain interrupts, bends, truncates, or haphazardly disrupts the original live continuity—all the world's smart guys can never restore its hyperfragile relationships of time, frequency, and amplitude.
Hi Kal: This review was indeed informative --two DAC's of opposite ends of the sonic spectrum was my take. I've been in Audio since the s, my numerous Schiit pieces of headphone gear are the amongst the best performing Audio Electronics I've ever encountered annnnnnd they're cheap by comparison but not cheaply made or appearing.
Now Schiit is immigrating to the Audiophile world with a range of Preamps and Amps. Designing is an Art Form, Mr. Stoddard is an Artist.
I think he designs the entire product, a global type of designer, he does A Level work. After talking to Marv some, I made a calculated guess that the cooler tonality is what I wanted, and thus, the choice was between the Yggdrasil GS and the Gungnir A2.
I decided to buy the Yggdrasil GS because, well, it's a Yggdrasil for a cheaper price, and I was honestly more curious about it than the Gungnir A2 the Gungnir I've heard a few times at meets.
Sonic Impressions: Now, I'm sure everyone here has at least heard of the "Schiit R2R warmup time. Interestingly, GS doesn't sound offensive day 1; was a little bit tipped up in the treble and a bit congested, but honestly still very enjoyable.
The sound rounds out after 24 hours, and after 48 hours, it seems to have mostly settled, with any differences either being so minute as to not notice, or being placebo.
Either way, not nearly as ridiculous as the near 3 week time for Yggdrasil A2. Maybe this is due to the used A1 cards used in the GS?
I would have to audition Gungnir A2 properly in my setup to assess which one may be more resolving between the two, but I suspect it's close with maybe the Yggdrasil GS pulling just ahead.
Anyhow, the tonality is similar, with the Yggdrasil GS being noticeably more even throughout the registers. Also, the GS doesn't have the slight looseness in the midbass the Gungnir A2 can kind of exhibit.
I think the Yggdrasil GS might be a touch more incisive than the Gungnir A2, although people should already know that Schiit multibit DACs are not for those who dislike incisive presentations.
Both have the same overall timbre, the Schiit R2R timbre, and similar sweetness. Now for to compare to the X-Sabre Pro, the DAC I have at home, I'd have to say that I give the nod to the Yggdrasil GS.
It's almost no contest from the context of where my preferences lie: the Yggdrasil GS is more nuanced, slams more, has more heft, does dynamics better, and is more resolving.
I like the Yggdrasil's staging much better; unlike the XSP, the Yggdrasil doesn't have to "fake" the Schiit stage because, well, it just produces the stage.
Images feel substantial on Yggdrasil GS, not paper-thin like on the X-Sabre Pro. In fact, the only area where I think the XSP might win is in blackground, but the funny thing is that the Yggdrasil GS actually sounds darker in the blackground on first listen because of its lively dynamics.
So yeah, it's safe to say that I like the Yggdrasil better on almost all counts. The synergy is absolutely there; the Schiit R2R timbre, neutrality, dynamics, the slight tube bloom and wetness Starlett adds, the Starlett's timbre