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Schiit Gungnir Multibit

Schiit Gungnir is a Multibit Dac which is fully upgradeable

The Schiit Gungnir Multibit offers the world's most advanced Adapticlock clock regeneration system in a fully upgradable, hardware-balanced DAC with 32-bit D/A converters, advanced fully discrete analog output stage, with hardware summing for single-ended output. Like Bifrost, it also offers one of the most advanced asynchronous USB 2.0 input sections available. The USB, SPDIF BNC and RCA coax inputs, and Toslink optical input all offer 24/192 capability.

Gungnir Multibit: Above and Beyond

The Schiit Gungnir Multibit gets the same proprietary closed-form DSP-based digital filter as Yggdrasil, coupled to four precision Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ digital to analog converters for true hardware balancing and 19 effective bits of resolution. The analog section is completed with discrete JFET buffers and summers, the same as Yggdrasil.

Adapticlocks Unique Clock Analysis and Regeneration

The best ways to kill jitter is with high-precision, voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO)  what happens when you have a source that will not allow the VCXOs to lock? like a satellite receiver or some computers? In most circumstances it just won't work. The VCXOs unlock, and jitter flows right through the system.In Gungnir, if the VCXOs won't lock, it shifts the entire reclocking network to VCOs. This allows it to lock on to virtually any input, and still provide a low-jitter regenerated master clock. The result is higher-quality clock, despite the source this is what Schiit have called an Adapticlock 

Schiit Gungnir uses two AKM4399 32-bit D/A converters for real hardware balancing.After the DAC, Schiit's Gungnir uses fully discrete, JFET-input output stages for current gain and filtering. Following that, discrete, JFET-based summing stages convert the balanced signal to single-ended outputs, so that Gungnir can offer both balanced and single-ended output.

Like the Bifrost, Schiit Gungnir Multibit does not use asynchronous sample rate conversion to simplify clock management. All data is passed through, to the D/A converter, preserving all the original music samples--whether it's 16/44.1 or 24/192. Gungnirs USB input is one of the most advanced implementations available today, featuring 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 7, Vista, and XP, etc (Click Here)

Schiit Gungnir Multibit is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labour for four years. Thats 4 years. Yes. FOUR Compare that to the competition. Please note this doesn't mean free upgrades for four years!

*Please note this does NOT include the USB Gen 5 input, so if you don't have USB input, and want USB Gen 5 input, you'll need to contact us and we can fit this free whilst we are doing the upgrade but of course you would still have to purchase the USB card.

Not Suitable for Linux Systems

Windows Drivers and Setup

Inputs: Coaxial RCA, Coaxial BNC, Optical SPDIF, USB

Input Capability: Up to 24 / 192 for all inputs

Input Receiver, SPDIF: Crystal Semiconductor CS8416

Input Receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631

D/A Conversion IC:  Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ x 4 (2 per channel, hardware balanced configuration)

Digital Filter: Proprietary Schiit bitperfect closed-form digital filter implemented on Analog Devices SHARC DSP processor

Analog Stages: Fully discrete JFET buffers for balanced output and discrete JFET summing stages for single-ended output, direct coupled throughout

Output: One Pair XLR balanced and dual RCA (single ended)

Output Impedance: 75 ohms

Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20 hz - 20 Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1 hz - 200 Khz, -1dB

Maximum Output: 4.0V RMS  (balanced), 2.0V RMS (single ended)

THD: Less than 0.005%, 20 hz - 20 Khz

SNR:  >115dB

Power Supply:  2 transformers (one digital, one analog) with 8 stages of regulation, including separate supplies for critical digital and analog sections.

Upgradability: Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC / Analogue Card are snap-in replaceable.

Power Consumption: 20W

Size: 40.6 x 22.3 x 6 cm

Weight: 4 Kg

*All measurements made on a Stanford Research SR1 or SR1+ Audio Analyser

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