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Schiit - Modi 3

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  • Clear Sound, Always

    Experience high-quality audio with the Modi 3. It features an AKM AK4490 DAC with a DC-coupled output. This DAC is based on AD8512 with precision thin-film resistors.

    Connect to All

    Be it your phone or desktop, the Modi 3 is able to connect to just about any source device with its USB, Toslink SPDIF and Coaxial SPDIF inputs. It supports OS like Windows (7 & above), iOS (iOS7 & above), Mac OSX (v10.7 & above), Android (M & above) and Linux devices that support UAC2.

    Turn Up the Sound

    While using headphones, simply connect 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.

    Born in the USA

    Schiit believes in making true ‘Made in USA’ products. Every part is inspected so that only high-quality components are added to the Modi 3. Be it the chassis, boards or assembly, the total production cost goes only to US companies.


  • Specifications

    Inputs USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF
    Sample Rates and Bit Depths 16/44.1 to 24/192 via USB, Coax, and Optical
    Input Receiver USB: C-Media CM6631A
    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 (single-ended)
    Impedance: 75 ohms
    Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.25dB
    Maximum Output 2.0V RMS
    THD <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at max output
    IMD <0.001%, CCIR
    S/N >104dB, referenced to 1.5VRMS, unweighted
    Crosstalk -80dB, 20-20kHz
    Power Supply USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)
    Weight 453g (1 lb)
    Schiit - Modi 3
    5V USB Wall-Wart
    USB Micro Cable
  • Warranty

    Don’t sweat it, This Schiit product is covered by a 2 Years manufacturer's warranty.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Schiit Modi 3

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.

Grab it if you are music lover.

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.

This Schiit is Good.

For sub 10000 INR, Modi-3 is the best desktop DAC you can buy. Very clean output and good connectivity options. This time it's USb 5V powered so no worry about bulky AC power bricks. Separate power and data port ensure lower noise and easily can be hooked up with even phones. Only draw back is no On/Off switch. So far very happy with this purchase.

An affordable all rounder dac

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.
The sound.
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.

Best DAC ever under 10000

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.

This schiit is good!

After waiting for a long long time, I finally decided to buy a DAC. I was torn between IFI nano and modi 3. Finally, bought the modi3 when I was promptly notified by HPZ that it's in stock (thumbs-up for this!). Connected the modi to my mac air - no drivers, no sweat. It instantly appeared in the volume control menu. Played a few from Leonard Cohen and Ilayaraja. Boy, this schiit is good. Real good! Very neutral. The AKM DAC talks about the velvet sound and so the treble was a bit recessed. Adjusted that part a bit and it's all good! For now, really happy with this DAC. Thanks again to headphone zone for making this available. Highly recommended.