Death of the Modi

#62
I'm behind the curve but I just watched this Modi review 'cause it popped up on my YouTube page and I think it has something for everyone...

Yes, everyone! Even our @JohnVF who detests the pleonastic Schiit jokes (C'mon John, just for you it's got a Schiit counter and an espresso intermission, which is followed by one of the greatest reviewer lines ever at 7:40! )

Check it out. :)

 
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#67
I still like my MODI Multibit quite allot. CD's and quality rips sound pretty good with the equipment I have now. It's lower quality streamed music and lower bit rate ripped music that sound pretty bad. I've toyed with moving up to a Bifrost Multibit, but when I mentioned this to a Schiit rep, he didn't think I'd be gaining much, which surprised me.
 

Thermionics

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#69
I'm behind the curve but I just watched this Modi review 'cause it popped up on my YouTube page and I think it has something for everyone...

Yes, everyone! Even our @JohnVF who detests the pleonastic Schiit jokes (C'mon John, just for you it's got a Schiit counter and an espresso intermission, which is followed by one of the greatest reviewer lines ever at 7:40! )

Check it out. :)

Props to that guy for recommending BlueJeansCable. They're my go-to for workhorse quality.
 
#70
Skip the BiFrost (plain or multibit) if you are going to upgrade from the Modi. Jump up to the Gungnir multibit and save yourself some time and money. You get 90% of Schitt's flagship dac for less than half the costs. To my ears, I could only tell the difference when I saw the dac's being switched.
 
#72
I got one via "Karma" on the Polks fora -- for the cost of shipping.
Bryston BDA-1. I guess it has a known issue with its USB, umm, errrrm... channel, but I can live with that.
It looks nice and... well... it converts digital to analog. Apparently.
That's some pretty good Karma !
 

MikeyFresh

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#73
I guess it has a known issue with its USB, umm, errrrm... channel
Input, it's a USB input.

Thats a very nice sounding DAC despite the early/lousy USB implementation limited to 48kHz maximum sample rate.

If a USB source is desirable, it would be best to connect it to the BDA-1 via a USB -> SPDIF converter, skipping that old skool adaptive mode USB input entirely.
 
#74
Input, it's a USB input.

Thats a very nice sounding DAC despite the early/lousy USB implementation limited to 48kHz maximum sample rate.

If a USB source is desirable, it would be best to connect it to the BDA-1 via a USB -> SPDIF converter, skipping that old skool adaptive mode USB input entirely.
They make such things?
 

MikeyFresh

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#77
They do, I have one from the Musical Fidelity V-series some years back, the V-LINK192, ideal with DACs such as the BDA-1 which sound best through their AES/EBU balanced input.

USB ->SPDIF converters range from dirt cheap to super expensive, however these days a popular and inexpensive way of doing that is with a Raspberry Pi as the computing device and skipping USB altogether, opting instead for an I²S -> SPDIF conversion.
 
#78
There's a Raspberry Pi in a box sittin' not 15 feet from me as I type this.
My son bought it with the thought of making a little media player out of it -- but ended up buying one instead.
 
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MikeyFresh

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#80
There's a Raspberry Pi in a box sittin' not 15 feet from me as I type this.
My son bought it with the thought of making a little media player out of it -- but ended up buying one instead.
All the rage these days, silly good performance for beer budget outlay.

Allo DigiOne looks like the new favorite in the I²S -> SPDIF category, however the earlier HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro is also quite good at a significantly lower spend.
 
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