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Schiit Modi+ DAC Review

Rate this DAC:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 9 3.8%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther

    Votes: 144 60.8%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 80 33.8%

  • Total voters
    237

SiR

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Mostly correct! The chassis are now completely made of steel, tops and bottoms. The smalls bends in the chassis require steel as aluminum wouldn't hold up. We also changed the chassis for better ergonomics as well as aesthetics and finish consistency. We actually like how the paint came out. We spent a lot of time trying to get it right.

I'm recently following Schiit DAC's and its reviews and quite interested in it.

Just for clarification, why Schiit DAC's doesn't support Bluetooth .. ?


If this question has been already asked elsewhere, sorry for asking it again but hasn't come across that or seen any answer for it
 

T.M.Noble

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I'm recently following Schiit DAC's and its reviews and quite interested in it.

Just for clarification, why Schiit DAC's doesn't support Bluetooth .. ?


If this question has been already asked elsewhere, sorry for asking it again but hasn't come across that or seen any answer for it
The short answer (fully realizing how this response will be received on this forum): we don't like how it sounds.
 

AaronJ

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The short answer (fully realizing how this response will be received on this forum): we don't like how it sounds.
I don't like it either. To me bluetooth's biggest faux pas is that the volume of the device (i.e. phone, tablet) becomes a preamp. That alone ruins the experience for me. It's a juggle I'm not willing to do, period, and it's one of the reasons I continue to stick with Apple's ecosystem. I stream to an old Apple TV and wouldn't even consider a streamer that doesn't have Airplay.
 

SiR

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The short answer (fully realizing how this response will be received on this forum): we don't like how it sounds.
Thanks for your swift response

In the same way, is there any specific reason to have only one Digital inputs ( Toslink - 1 , Coaxial - 1 )

Most of the DAC manufacturers follow the same

If there are TWO, it could be ideal to attach two devices, like a streamer, CD Transport, TV etc

I'm placed in this doubt how to connect these, if I go for Modi +
 

SiR

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Thanks for your swift response

In the same way, is there any specific reason to have only one Digital inputs ( Toslink - 1 , Coaxial - 1 )

Most of the DAC manufacturers follow the same

If there are TWO, it could be ideal to attach two devices, like a streamer, CD Transport, TV etc

I'm placed in this doubt how to connect these, if I go for Modi +

Can the knowledgeable FM's clarify the above doubt ( Why most of the DAC manufacturers go with one Digital inputs, Toslink - 1 , Coaxial - 1 )
Is there any technical reasons behind it ?

Also, is there any desktop DAC's with two Digital inputs ( Toslink -2 , Coaxial - 2 ) ?
 

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Can the knowledgeable FM's clarify the above doubt ( Why most of the DAC manufacturers go with one Digital inputs, Toslink - 1 , Coaxial - 1 )
Is there any technical reasons behind it ?

Also, is there any desktop DAC's with two Digital inputs ( Toslink -2 , Coaxial - 2 ) ?

There are a few of those, like the Okto dac8 stereo. People that needs to switch between multiple Toslink have to buy a switcher if they want to keep their existing DAC in most cases. Some of the Toslink switcher have auto-sensing and can switch automatically, and that can be handy in some use cases.

As for not including multiple Toslink/Coaxial SPDIF I guess one the reasons is cost and little demand.
 

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