Designed & Made
in the USA
2 Years of
Connect With USB
Toslink SPDIF & Coaxial SPDIF
HIGH-QUALITY SOUND WITH JUST ABOUT ANY SOURCE DEVICE
Tuned to produce high-quality sound, the Schiit Modi 3+ is compatible with a range of audio sources including your computer, TV, streamer, tablet or CD player. Connect it to your prefered audio source using Schiit’s very own Unison USB interface, optical and coaxial digital source or the wall power supply. For further convenience, you can pair the Modi 3+ with your smartphone or a tablet using the wall power supply.
VOLUME IS ALWAYS UNDER YOUR CONTROL WITH OR WITHOUT HEADPHONES
While using headphones, simply connect the Modi 3+ to a Schiit Magni via its preamp outputs and adjusting the volume is a breeze. No headphones? A Schiit SYS Passive Preamp is the answer to all your analogue volume problems.
SKILLFULLY DESIGNED AND BUILT IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS
Made entirely in the United States, the Schiit Modi 3+ is manufactured in multiple locations within the US including Valencia, CA and Corpus Christi, Texas. The majority of the production cost incurred for chassis, boards, transformers and assembly of the Modi 3+ is handled by US companies manufacturing in the US.
|INPUTS||USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF|
|SAMPLE RATES AND BIT DEPTHS||16/44.1 to 24/192 via USB, Coax, and Optical|
|INPUT RECEIVERS||USB: Schiit Unison USB™
SPDIF: AKM 4113
|D/A CONVERSION IC||AKM AK4490|
|ANALOG SUMMING, ACTIVE FILTERING||Based on OPA1662 with precision thin-film resistors, DC coupled|
|OUTPUT||RCA Stereo Analog (single-ended)|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||75 ohms|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz-20 kHz, +/-0.1dB|
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT||2.0V RMS|
|THD||<0.0003%, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0dB|
|SNR||>116dB, referenced to 2V RMS, unweighted/td>|
|CROSSTALK||Greater than -120 dB, 20-20 kHz|
|POWER SUPPLY||USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)|
|SIZE||5 x 3.5 x 1.25”|
1. Schiit Modi 3+
2. 5V USB Wall-Wart
3. USB Micro Cable
|GENERIC NAME||Digital Audio Converter|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||USA|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The Schiit Story
The story of Schiit Audio begins with two veteran audiophiles Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta coming together to shake things up a bit. Both of them have extensive experience in developing lots of audio and A/V products including the Andromeda III, Cobalt 307, DS Pre and Angstrom 200. From power amplifiers, I/V conversion stages, D/A converters, relay-switched stepped attenuator volume controls in preamps to developing the first DTS home theatre surround processor on the market, Schiit Audio has developed a lot of audio products over the years.
Getting into Designing Headphones
Headphones are the need of the hour everyone who likes music uses a headphone. Therefore Schiit Audio moved to develop personal audio equipment while continuing to design a speaker-based system which includes the industry-leading preamps, amps and DACs. So right now Schiit Audio has a plethora of audio products ranging from personal audio to speaker-based systems. Schiit designs affordable audio products that bring happiness in your lives.
True Multibit DACs and Unique Digital Filter
Unlike ordinary DACs that use delta-sigma, NOS (new old stock) D/A chips, multibit chips, high-cost R2R ladders, Schiit uses unique DSP-based closed-form digital filter which improves the sonic performance of the multibit DAC. Therefore the Schiit's multibit technology brings all of it together using the current-production, medical/military grade D/A converters.
Innovation in Analog
Schiit has opted for an innovative approach for the analog side as well. Even the most affordable Schiit headphone amplifier is a miniature, fully discrete, DC coupled, current-feedback power amplifier. Schiit is credited for introducing Continuity output stage to solve the issue of transconductance droop which was common in Class AB amplifier design. Schiit has also developed balanced topologies like Nexus in Ragnarok 2 and a perfect combination of tube and solid-state with Coherence in Lyr 3.
Designed with High-End Materials for Durability
All the Schiit products are designed for solidity and durability. Even the smallest of the products are made of aluminium and steel while the larger products are made of high-end C core transformers, power supply filtering and low-noise control. All the products have to go through severe testing procedures including the latest APx555 audio analyzer and Avermetrics analyzers. Every product from Asgard and up goes through burn-in to address the issues faced during the initial period of usage. Schiit takes care of all the service and support requirements so that you can concentrate on great sound.
Handcrafted in the USA
Schiit believes that local control of all the aspects of production improves the delivering of the product. Therefore all the Schiit products are designed and made in the USA and most of the cost of the components are going to the US-based companies. Assembled in the USA means that Schiit's chassis guys are from San Fernando Valley, Schiit transformers are made in California, Schiit boards come from the east coast of the USA and all the designing, assembling and testing of Schiit products happen in Valencia, California.
„Ź Modi 3+ makes using phones and tablets easier, though, because if you use the provided wall-wart and USB cable into its external power port, it will avoid the dreaded "draws too much power" error.
„Ź Modi Multibit may need an external hub or a powered Apple cable to avoid the "draws too much power" error.
„Ź Control: Modi 3+ uses a toggle switch to select inputs, Modi Multibit has a pushbutton with LED indication.
„Ź D/A Converter: Modi 3+ uses the AKM AK4490 DAC, a respected delta-sigma DAC. Modi Multibit uses the AD5547, a unique-to-audio multibit DAC.
„Ź Digital Filter: Modi 3+ uses the digital filter embedded into the AK4490 DAC, while the Modi Multibit features our own unique closed-form digital filter implemented on an Analog Devices SHARC DSP.
„Ź Analog Section: Modi 3+ uses the OPA1662 op-amp and is DC-coupled, Modi Multibit uses the AD8512 and discrete JFET buffers and is DC-coupled with a DC servo.
„Ź Power Supply: Modi 3+ is powered by USB and uses a switching power supply. Modi Multibit has a linear power supply and wall-wart.
„Ź Miscellaneous: Modi 3+ ships with a USB to Micro USB cable and a universal 5V USB wall adapter, Modi Multibit ships only with a 16VAC wall-wart (no cables)
„Ź Windows. Windows 10 is highly recommended. It is usually plug and play with our DACs. Windows 7 and 8 will work with Modi Multibit only, but will need drivers that are available at schiit.com/drivers. Windows XP, Vista, and Windows Server editions are all untested and are not recommended.
„Ź Mac OSX. From 10.7 on up, Macs have been plug and play with Modi Multibit. From 10.10 on up, you're good to go with Unison USB on Modi 3+. This now includes Mac OS 11.
„Ź iOS. From iOS7 on up, iOS devices work with our DACs using a USB Camera Connection Kit, Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, or Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter.
„Ź Android. Most Android devices that shipped with Android M or above work with our DACs using a USB OTG cable. Some may require separate player software, like USB Audio Player Pro.
„Ź Linux. Most Linux distros that support UAC2 natively will be plug and play with our DACs. Please note that we cannot provide detailed technical support for Linux.
„Ź Roon. Roon recognizes our products and is plug and play.
„Ź Most streamers. Most streamers are Linux-based, so they have no problem with our USB input.
2 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Modi 3+ comes with a warranty
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i have three dacs 2 from topping and one from nobsound all chinese dac i have topping dx3 pro its using DUAL ak4493 dac and topping d10 using ess 9018 k2m dac and nobsound is having ess 9038 dac not the pro version . modi3 is only having akm ak4490 dac chip ITS 4 year old dac chip . but it still sound better than all three dac .i only got modi 3 last week it is not properly burned in if there is such a thing as burn in period .i think its not about the dac its more about implementation .even though ak4490 is an old dac still sounds better .HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE .
We are glad to know that you found the right one.
I have connected this dac to my marantz integrated amplifier, and it sounds very good, it's slightly high on bass side, but still its very clear and stereo imaging is perfect.
I am using my Schiit Modi 3 DAC with my Logitech Squeezebox and Cambridge Audio CA351 amp. The quality of sound has improved a lot since I switched over from the internal DAC in the Squeezebox. Still in the burning in process, therefore I'll put in a detailed review later.
Thank you headphone zone for the quick delivery. Coming to the product it has opened up the soundstage to a great extent, every instrument and vocals are crystal clear.Loving the sound coming from my wharfedales.
I bought this as I screwed up my CA DACmagic 100 while trying to switch back to 5532 from LME 49720 (by the way you need to be electronic buff to understand what I mean),
This DAC is solid performer and compete any thing that costs 25000(other than Schiit). If you want to begin your journey for good quality audio this the start point and a big step as any thing after this with better sound quality will cost you more than 25K.
It is always good to write review to help others take right decision similar to how reviews on this website has helped me. I am not new to the audiophile world, but this is my first DAC purchase.
Now about Schiit Modi3 – Very decent sound quality. I am able to hear various music instruments properly and the subtle notes in some compositions are also presented very clearly. I have used all the connectivity options at the back by connecting a NAD CD player C525BEE (14 years old) through co-axial cable, WD media hub through Toslink fibre optic cable and laptop/android mobile through the usb cable. It is ideal if PC/laptop is used to take the out signal (usb mode), gives better output.
For amplification I am using an Integrated stereo amplifier NAD C325BEE, 50Wrms per channel at 8 ohms connected to a pair of Elac bookshelf speakers (Debut-B5). The amp is 14 years old and still produces great sound. This DAC matches well with this amp. While using Schiit Modi3 Bass is on higher side so ideally Flat tonal setting cannot be used. Adjustment of Bass knob to 10’o clock position and Treble knob to 2’o clock position makes it just perfect for my listening.
Although I am not an expert but still I strongly recommend this for music listeners who want “A No Nonsense” simple device offering great vale at this price point. Also like to mention a very nice buying and delivery experience by Headphone zone and Blue dart.
Hey, this makes us super happy! So glad to know that you love them:) Happy listening !!
I was looking for a dac to upgrade tge sound from the tv set top box and normal cd player and feed it to my stereo amp powering floor standing speakers. During my discussion with a friend in TIAF he introduced me to modi 3. Did some research , got convinced, but it was already out of stock. Now the wait started and one saturday the notification from HPZ came that it is back on stock. Ordered it then and there. And guess what by monday it is already out of stock.
With my amp Nad 326 bee which is actually warm sounding amp the addition of Modi 3 added more warmth. I had to turn down the bass knob down to minimum to make the sound more natural. The details that these bring out are awesome . it has been a VFM upgrade to overall sq of the system. Totally worth the price. Wish it had a bluetooth connectivity too.
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