It’s a good thing they figured out that people didn’t wanna burn through their tubes while using this thing in passive mode (after I bought mine).My bad, that review is for the original Freya. Also in the last sentence replace where I said "baaarely" with
"slightly". The Freya+ is an improvement over the original Freya (and a few Benjies more).
"Freya+ is a refinement of the original Freya, with higher performance, more features, and enhanced ease of use. But it’s still a true no-excuses, balanced, remote-control preamp. Switch between passive, differential buffer, and differential tube gain modes, enjoy the fine control of a 128-step relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control with perfect channel matching, and control it all from the comfort of your favorite chair.
Whisper-Silent Tube Stage—With Tube Shutdown
Now, you can enjoy a tube preamp without the hiss and hum of classic designs. Freya+’s all-new tube stage with new-production 6SN7 tubes, DC heaters and semi-circlotron, noise-cancelling output stage is whisper-silent. Better yet, it turns off when you’re not using it! That’s right, both the tube heater and high voltage rails go away when not in use, so you can preserve lifetime of costly tubes.
Differential Buffer Stage—Versatile Interface
Freya+’s buffers aren’t just buffers—they’re differential. That means they convert single-ended signals to balanced, so you can interface more easily throughout your system. In addition, you can use it to convert SE sources to drive mono Vidars and Aegirs.
Easiest 128-Step Relay-Switched Volume, Ever
The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. Compared to a potentiometer, they give you essentially perfect channel matching and near-unmeasurable distortion. However, some preamps with relay-stepped attenuators confuse you with buttons and screens. Not Freya+. Freya+ has a volume knob that works just like a volume knob—just grab and turn. And if you use the remote control, the motorized potentiometer changes to match the remote setting. "
Guess that long gestation time wasn't quite long enoughSaw his on Facebook. I mean...the wobbly platter was evident in their own setup video.
Whatever you think about Schiit, there are companies out there that have been making turntables for decades. They're not idiots and they don't all exist to offer you sub-par products at inflated prices.
Maybe don't act like you're inventing the wheel while somebody drives by on a Ducati.
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whoa. wouldnt they want to, like, make sure that it WORKS before making it available to the public?!?That sounds like an expensive problem for them. I wonder how many they have shipped.
I'm sure it was tested well before it went into production. Those guys aren't stupid. Something went wrong between final testing and production. Schitt is usually pretty open about their stuff, so it will be interesting to see what they say.whoa. wouldnt they want to, like, make sure that it WORKS before making it available to the public?!?
on the other hand, if this is crash and burn for this table, these few that got out could become collectors items.
Maybe I am jumping to conclusions, but this supposition would seem to imply that there is no final QC before boxing and shipping the actual production tts.I'm sure it was tested well before it went into production. Those guys aren't stupid. Something went wrong between final testing and production. Schitt is usually pretty open about their stuff, so it will be interesting to see what they say.
I hope it gets sorted out quickly.
It happens.Maybe I am jumping to conclusions, but this supposition would seem to imply that there is no final QC before boxing and shipping the actual production tts.
Either that, or they don't survive shipping.
Either of the above putative scenarios wouldn't look good for the Schiity Boyz, I'd opine (humbly, as always).