Death of the Modi

opa1

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My Modi dac quit working today. The first Schiit product I've had fail. I tried it on two different PC systems. No Go! The PC will recognize it but, that's it.
I did have a power outage last night. I cant believe a voltage spike from the PC USB would kill it. I guess it did.
 

opa1

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Anyone have a suggestion on a new Dac? Or anyone want to unload one? :) I only use it in my Tidal setup. I doubt I'll ever get Roon so, DSD capability isn't a must. Would like one with a good chip.
 

opa1

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So I'm guessing since I had the Modi 1. I should upgrade to the 2. :) I checked the site and the Uber 2 has its own PS and switchable rates. Wonder if it any better?
 

Thermionics

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Have you contacted Schiit about it, Mark? They might be interested purely from a failure-test-case / future-proofing aspect.

-D
 

opa1

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Have you contacted Schiit about it, Mark? They might be interested purely from a failure-test-case / future-proofing aspect.
Hey! Maybe they'll send me a new one. Riiiiiight. :)

Just for schiits and giggles I sent them a email!
 
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opa1

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I just received another email. I'm going to send the Modi back. This is at 9pm my time.
 

opa1

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I'm really shocked. It's a minimum of 30.00 to service the unit. They told me I would get a email before any repairs are made. I can get a new one for 99.00 but, I'd just like to see how the story unfolds. Just received the return info. So I'll send it back in the AM.
 

opa1

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Sent the Modi back home this morning. It was the first gen Modi, so it will be interesting to see what Schiit does with it.
 

airdronian

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Well, this sounds good so far. Good luck on the repair. With the budget you mention, you could go for the Mimby if you wanted. (Modi Multibit).
 
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