Designed & Made
in the USA
Quad DAC Chip
Connect With USB
PRESENTING SCHIIT BIFROST 2/64, A TRUE MULTIBIT AUTONOMY DAC WITH UNISON USB
The Bifrost 2/64 is a complete rethinking of what an accessible DAC can be. With fully hardware-balanced topology, balanced and single-ended outputs, remote control, Schiit’s unique True Multibit™ architecture with a time-and frequency-domain optimised digital filter, NOS mode, and Schiit's own Unison USB™ input and easy-to-upgrade Autonomy™ platform, Bifrost sets all the standards of a high-end DAC.
THE BIFROST REIMAGINED WITH PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGIES AND FOUR DA CONVERTERS
The Schiit Bifrost 2/64 comes equipped with Schiit's unique True Multibit™ D/A converters and their proprietary time & frequency domain-optimised digital filter. It has four DAC8812 D/A converters that do the conversion while the digital filter is applied on analogue devices SHARC DSP. You can also choose a non-oversampling mode (NOS) to bypass the digital filter entirely. The Bifrost 2/64 features a fully hardware-balanced architecture. This means four 16-bit DACs total, with one DAC for each phase. You can expect the same stellar performance from both the XLR and RCA outputs, so Bifrost 2/64 works seamlessly with your system.
HIGHEST PERFORMANCE AND LOWEST POWER CONSUMPTION WITH UNISON USB
The Bifrost 2/64 features Unison USB, Schiit's USB input based on a general-purpose PIC32 microprocessor, using precision local clocks and complete electromagnetic and electrostatic isolation. No more off-the-shelf USB—this unique, UAC2-compliant input provides the highest performance and lowest power draw of any USB input.
SHOWCASES A MODULAR DESIGN THAT ALLOWS EASY UPGRADES
The Schiit Bifrost 2/64 is entirely modular. You don't have to reach out to Schiit for upgrades; you can do it yourself. The modules are designed to slide in from the back of the chassis, letting you easily upgrade them. You can use the external microSD card slot to install firmware updates. In short, you get the freedom to improve your DAC whenever you want.
|BALANCE OR SE OUTPUT|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.02dB|
|S/N||> 124dB, referenced to full output|
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT||2.0V RMS single-ended, 4.0V RMS balanced|
|INPUTS||Coaxial SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB|
|INPUT CAPABILITY||up to 24/192 for all inputs|
|INPUT RECEIVER||SPDIF: AK4113
USB: Schiit Unison™ USB
|OUTPUT||RCA (single-ended) and XLR (balanced)|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||75 ohms for both|
|CONVERSION TYPE||Schiit True Multibit™|
|D/A CONVERSION IC||Texas Instruments DAC8812 x 4|
|DIGITAL FILTERS||proprietary Schiit time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter implemented on Analog Devices SHARC DSP processor, running 8X oversampling|
|ANALOG STAGE||Differential, based on LME49724 and OPA1656|
|POWER SUPPLY||24VA transformer, 8 stages of regulation, including discrete regulation for the analog card and separate supplies for critical digital and analog sections|
|UPGARDABILITY||Autonomy™ architecture with externally replaceable DAC/Analog Card and USB Input Card, plus MicroSD card slot for firmware updates|
|REMOTE CONTROL||included, controls source selection, phase invert, and mute.|
|SIZE||9 x 6.75 x 2”|
1. Schiit Bifrost 2/64
2. Remote Contro
3. Power cord
|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.
5 Year Warranty
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