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Schiit - Gungnir

Digital To Analog Converter(DAC)

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Designed & Made
in the USA

5 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Dual AKM AK4439
DAC Chip

Pair with Laptop
via USB

Connect With Coaxial RCA
BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF & USB

Metal
Build

DESCRIPTION

AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE

Get a truly hardware-balanced DAC with a dual 32-bit AKM AK4399 D/A chipset, followed by an entirely discrete, JFET-input stage for current gain and filtering. With the Schiit Gungnir, enjoy a rock-solid and glitch-free connectivity thanks to the Adapticlock™ system. It analyses the quality of the incoming signal and routes it to either a VCXO or VCO-based clock regeneration system, depending on which is the best at the moment. This gives you exceptional jitter performance without any changes in the sample rate or bit depth of the original music.

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CHOOSE BETWEEN DELTA-SIGMA OR SCHIIT'S TRUE MULTI-BIT ARCHITECTURE

You get to pick between two options — an affordable Delta-Sigma option that offers excellent performance at a moderate price. The second is Schitt's very own True Multi-Bit Architecture which includes the same proprietary DSP-based digital filter, discrete JFET buffers and summers that are also used in the Yggdrasil. 4 precision Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ DACs for true hardware balancing and 19 effective bits of resolution are also present. Both variants use Schiit's Unison USB that includes a PIC32 microprocessor, complete electrostatic & electromagnetic isolation as well as precision local clocks. This ensures a lower power draw and better performance.

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SPECS

GUNGNIR
D/A CONVERSION IC AKM AK4399 x 2 (4 total channels, hardware balanced configuration)
ANALOG STAGES All fully discrete, JFET-input topology, DC coupled, summed for single-ended output
FREQUENCY RESPONSE, ANALOG STAGE 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1Hz-100KHz, -1dB
MAXIMUM OUTPUT 4.0V RMS (balanced)
2.0V RMS (single-ended)
THD Less than 0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output
IMD <0.002%, CCIR
SNR > 112dB, referenced to 2V RMS
GUNGNIR MULTIBIT Multibit
D/A CONVERSION IC Analog Devices AD5781BRUZ x 4 (2 per channel, hardware balanced configuration)
DIGITAL FILTERS proprietary Schiit bitperfect closed-form digital filter implemented on Analog Devices SHARC DSP processor
ANALOG STAGES Fully discrete JFET buffers for balanced output and discrete JFET summing stages for single-ended output, direct coupled throughout
FREQUENCY RESPONSE, ANALOG STAGE 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1Hz-200KHz, -1dB
MAXIMUM OUTPUT 4.0V RMS (balanced), 2.0V RMS (single-ended)
THD Less than 0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output
IMD <0.004%, CCIR
SNR > 115dB, referenced to 2V RMS
ALL GUNGNIR
INPUTS Coaxial RCA SPDIF, BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB
INPUT CAPABILITY up to 24/192 for all inputs
INPUT RECEIVER, SPDIF AKM 4113
INPUT RECEIVER, USB Schiit Unison USB™, based on Microchip PIC32 microprocessor
OUTPUT One pair XLR balanced and two pairs RCA single-ended
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 75 ohms
CLOCK MANAGEMENT Bitperfect clock management at all native sample rates via Adapticlock analysis and VCXO/VCO regeneration
POWER SUPPLY two transformers (one for digital supplies, one for analog supplies) with 8 stages of regulation, including separate local supplies for critical digital and analog sections
UPGRADABILITY Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC/Analog Cards are snap-in replaceable
POWER CONSUMPTION 20W
SIZE 16 x 8.75” x 2.25”
WEIGHT 11 lbs
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Schiit Gungnir
2. Power cord

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WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEWS

5 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Schiit Gungnir comes with a 5 year warranty from Schiit that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Schiit's warranty in India.

Customer Reviews

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Girish (New Delhi)
Sublime!

If you thought or heard people say that DACs don't matter as much as Headphones or Amps, then you need to give this or any other high quality DAC a listen before jumping to a conclusion! These DACs take several hours of warm-up after turning them on to sound right. So it's recommended to keep them running 24x7 which is what i do. There's none of the glare like in lower end DACs (especially ESS based) and the sound is a touch warm, detailed and spacious.

HI Girish,
So glad you are loving your DAC & yes, we totally agree DACs are so important & make a huge difference to your audio. Cheers & Keep the music playing!

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