Up for sale is my well taken care of Schiit Audio Gungnir 24/192 Multibit DAC.
Rare to see on Audiogon, this example of the Gungnir is an upgraded DAC to Multibit. It started out as a standard Gungnir about four years ago. I was one of the first to get in line for the Multibit upgrade, which was factory installed about a year ago.
Get a Multibit Gungnir for the price of the base AKM delta-sigma version.
The Multibit Gungnir is an amazing DAC for the price. It has four Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ for a true hardware balanced output. Proprietary closed form DSP digital filter does not throwout samples. Fully discrete analog output. XLR & dual RCA outputs. Four digital inputs (Coaxial RCA SPDIF, BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB). No delta-sigma and no DSD. Future upgrades possible.
The sound out of the Gungnir Multibit is non-fatiguing and feels right. After the upgrade, instruments took on a clearer tone, with less apparent haze in the way. I could rock for hours with headphones without worrying if my ears would hurt. Highly recommended for a PC tower, as it fits snuggly on top, lengthwise. Just add a headphone amp.
The reason for the sale is my upgrade to the Yggdrasil.
Factory boxed, with stock power cord & reprinted manual.
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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
Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1Hz-200KHz, -1dB Maximum Output: 4.0V RMS (balanced), 2.0V RMS (single-ended)
THD: Less than 0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output IMD: <0.004%, CCIR SNR: > 115dB, referenced to 2V RMS
Inputs: Coaxial RCA SPDIF, BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB Input Capability: up to 24/192 for all inputs Input Receiver, SPDIF: AKM 4113 Input Receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631A
Output: One pair XLR balanced and two pairs RCA single-ended Output Impedance: 75 ohms
Clock Management: Bitperfect clock management at all native sample rates via Adapticlock analysis and VCXO/VCO regeneration, plus asynchronous USB Gen 2 module
Power supply: two transformers (one for digital supplies, one for analog supplies) with 8 stages of regulation, including separate local supplies for critical digital and analog sections.
Upgradability: Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC/Analog Cards are snap-in replaceable.
Power Consumption: 20W
Size: 16 x 8.75” x 2.25”
Weight: 11 lbs