Designed & Made
in the USA
2 Years of
MADE FOR YOU, YOUR HEADPHONES & SPEAKERS
Nobody's perfect, including your headphone and a little bit of tuning goes a long way. The Loki is the best tone control device that lets you get the most out of your headphones or speakers. You don't even need to be satisfied with just reducing imperfections, get your music to sound the way you want. Whether you are a bass head, revel in the mids or simply enjoy new highs; The Loki tunes your music to your tastes.
THE MODERN EQUALISER
Remember that time when equalizers used to be a stack of noisy op-amps and dust collecting sliders? Well, the Loki has certainly made life easier with its flexibility and transparency. Did you just ask how? Well, firstly, it has a gyrator for the bass. Sounds cool? Let’s move on. It also has a current feedback gain stage and passive LC filters for 3 bands. Lastly, it uses Alps potentiometers for better control.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz-20 kHz, -0.1db
|MAXIMUM OUPUT||10V RMS into 10K ohms|
|THD||Less than 0.002%, 20 Hz-20 kHz, at 2V RMS in/out, pots centered, active stage enabled, less than 0.01% at any potentiometer setting|
|IMD||Less than 0.002%, CCIF|
|SNR||Greater than 109db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS|
|CROSSTALK||-80dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||75 ohms|
|INPUT IMPEDANCE||47K ohms|
|BANDS||20 Hz, 400Hz, 2kHz, 8kHz|
|ADJUSTMENT||+/-12dB at 20 Hz and 8kHz, +/-6dB at 400Hz and 2kHz|
|TOPOLOGY||fully discrete, all-bipolar, symmetrical current-feedback design with no capacitors in the signal path and DC servo|
|FILTERING||Capacitor-gyrator for 20 Hz, capacitor-inductor (LC) for all other bands|
|WEIGHT||453g (1 lb)|
1. Schiit Loki
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Accessories|
|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.
2 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Loki comes with a 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.
It has been a few days since I plugged the Loki into my system and I'm sure I cannot live without it. As the description says it allows you to tune the sound according to your taste. I have found myself enjoying the poorer recordings in my collection much more since the Loki is plugged in. I can also compensate for issues with room acoustics. The unit is sufficiently transparent to allow you to clearly hear differences between cables used upstream in the chain. The build and finish is excellent and the knobs have a firm motion. I would say that this goes a long way towards correcting issues with tonal balance in your recordings or system components. I also like to listen at low volumes and the Loki helps me get a good tonal balance at very low volumes too - people using older stereo amps will remember the loudness control and tone controls (these are no longer common with most audiophile equipment today)
However, do not expect this to make something really crappy sound good - though it will go a long way towards making it sound better!
Everything considered, this is something I would recommend to everybody. Like all the products from Schiit, the value for money proposition is fantastic.
The device does its job well in terms of controlling the frequencies. It works better than 31 channel equalizers in terms of usage as well as distortion. The bypass mode is perfect.
One problem that I am struggling with is a loud hum. I have very sensitive speakers so Loki is almost useless for me unless I find a way out. Plugging into different power sources has not solved the issue. It uses AC power so I cannot try a different power supply. The hum goes off completely in the bypass mode, so it is not related to any other part of my system :(
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