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Old 01-15-2018, 09:49 PM
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Serge.......I have taken lots of notes during my listening sessions and have already started to develop the review. A well written, informative, and entertaining review requires considerable time and thought. My reviews are often written over several days, then read and edited a dozen times or more before I am satisfied with the results. Then there is photography and photo editing to be done. This doesn't happen in a few hours. I know you are familiar with the process. As the say, serve no wine before its time. .
Absolutely does take time and effort Dan. Thanks in advance for investing the time and effort to share your findings with the rest of us.

This particular review will be very interesting as it is not just another DAC but here you are comparing two different topologies and schools of thought, an R2R Ladder DAC vs the Delta-Sigma topology found in most other DACS out there. Schiit Yggdrasil has its work cut out to prove itself against the majority out there. (Of course having been enjoying Yggy's little bro' Gumby in my own system and comparing to Delta-Sigma along the way, I have a very good idea where things stand.) Will be interesting to read and compare your findings to my own.
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Serge.......I have taken lots of notes during my listening sessions and have already started to develop the review. A well written, informative, and entertaining review requires considerable time and thought. My reviews are often written over several days, then read and edited a dozen times or more before I am satisfied with the results. Then their is photography and photo editing to be done. This doesn't happen in a few hours. I know you are familiar with the process. As the say, serve no wine before its time. .
Dan...........looking forward to it and I truly appreciate all the time and effort you put into your professional review process and I offer you A BIG THANK YOU!


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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell Never Connected PSU, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:49 AM
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Pack up your Yggy's and send them in for the big upgrade.

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/c...released-r689/

Recent purchases might already have it.
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Dan...........looking forward to it and I truly appreciate all the time and effort you put into your professional review process and I offer you A BIG THANK YOU!


Ron
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But don't wait too long Dan!
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Pack up your Yggy's and send them in for the big upgrade.

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/c...released-r689/

Recent purchases might already have it.
According to the linked article:

Yggdrasil Analog 2 has been shipping since late October, so many Yggdrasil owners have been enjoying it for some time. And, keeping Schiit’s promise of upgradability, all older Yggdrasils can be upgraded to Yggdrasil Analog 2.

Yggdrasil with Analog 2 is available now for $2399

Yggdrasil Analog 2 upgrades are available now for $550
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:22 PM
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Dan,

Looks like you timed it right, and have the upgraded analog section already.

http://www.schiit.com/about/news/yggdrasil-refined

Looking forward to your review.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:52 PM
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Dan,

Looks like you timed it right, and have the upgraded analog section already.

http://www.schiit.com/about/news/yggdrasil-refined

Looking forward to your review.
US Blues.......Yes, I am one of the fortunate ones that received the Analog 2 upgrade, and best of all it came without the $100.00 price increase that Yggdrasil is now priced on the Schiit Audio website.

Yggdrasils with Analog 2 boards are designated with a serial number prefix of “B,” rather than “A.” My Yggdrasil has the serial number prefix "B".

I am listening to the Yggdrasil this morning. What a wonderful DAC.
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LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:06 PM
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The original Yggdrasil DAC has been around a few years. The modular design of the Yggdrasil allows Schiit Audio to develop advances in circuit design and performance into existing products. In my mind this delivers excellent value for customers who own an older Yggdrasil. A great many manufacturers continue product development, sometimes only adding minor improvements, but rather than make the performance advances available as an upgrade theysimply introduce the next model. If one wants the latest upgraded performance, the old component has to be replaced. That is a considerably more expensive upgrade path. Schiit Audio's modular upgrade path allows owners to remain current at a much more reasonable expense. The Yggdrasil has had two USB input module upgrades, now at Gen 5, and now the Analog 2 upgrade for the modular analog output boards. The Analog 2 upgrade cost is $550.00. That is considerably less expensive than purchasing a new Yggdrasil with the Analog 2 upgrade at $2399.00. I like the modular aspect for future improvements. The ability to remain current with an existing component design for a reasonable fee makes good sense to me.
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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell Never Connected PSU, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A

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