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Schiit Modi+

Smoey22

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Hi,

I haven’t found any discussion about Schiit’s 10th anniversary Modi DAC, the Schiit Modi+.

“The incoming Modi+ is built around an ESS ES9018 DAC chip – tuned by Schiit co-founder Mike Moffat – and can be fed by one of three digital inputs: coaxial, TOSLINK or Schiit’s own Unison USB input. All digital inputs support PCM up to 24bit/192kHz; no MQA; no DSD; no worries.

Long-time Modi devotees will note the move from micro-USB to USB-C sockets for both the USB data and outboard power inputs. The latter is used to power the DAC when coaxial or TOSLINK streams are in play.”
- Darko Audio.

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Any thoughts, could this become one of the top budget DAC’s in 2023?

Price: $129

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oblvnnwtnjhn

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I received mine yesterday, still breaking in an entire new audio system. So far, I really like it, punchy and more open. Trying to sort what volume level on my Windows 11 PC running Quboz is ideal for my system.
 

Zenhifi

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Mine will be here later today. Using it for a cd pass through DAC. I will update you after I get a few days of listening.
 

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“The incoming Modi+ is built around an ESS ES9018 DAC chip – tuned by Schiit co-founder Mike Moffat ...
How do you tune a DAC?
 

threni

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How do you tune a DAC?
They should detect referrer-id and only show that sort of crap if you've come from head-fi or r/headphones.
 

RayDunzl

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I see references to the ESS9018 from 2007 and maybe even earlier...

What's that say about the maturity of DAC chips?


ESS 9018S

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