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You may have heard of an equalizer thanks to that little app on your phone. While that helps better your audio, a great equalizer is what you need to for an enhanced music listening experience.
Schiit handcrafts truly amazing audio products. The Loki is an exciting new equalizer which helps you to experience hassle-free tone control. Unlike regular equalizers, the Loki is incredibly quiet, transparent and simply great to listen to.
Made for your headphones and speakers No headphone is perfect and a little bit of tuning goes a long way. Almost everybody is guilty of fooling around with equalizer apps or playing around with the bass gain switch in order to get the best sound from their amps or their phones. The Loki is the perfect tone control device that lets you get the best out of your headphones or speakers.
Align perfection with your taste Don’t just be satisfied with 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.
Go Modern 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.
Born in the USA Unlike a few equalizers that are ‘Made in China’ and come with limited quality, every little piece of the Loki is crafted with extreme precision at the manufacturing facility in the USA. Experts work on one piece at a time before assembling a quality unit.
The Schiit Loki is a lot more sleeker, transparent and flexible than other equalizers. Of course, if you still prefer the old noisy ones with dusty sliders; we are not judging.
The Schiit Loki is a single-gain-stage active equalizer. It also has non-constant-Q passive filtering. Translation: Each band in this equalizer changes from broad to narrow as the gain is increased.
The Loki can fine-tune your audio to make it better. Whether it can sound like a recording artist in a studio? Hmmm.....It depends on what you are listening to and how much bass/treble you need.
After connecting it, you can bypass the equalizer simply by switching the switch in front. We did say it ranks high on transparency.
Considering you need to connect it to a power outlet, we wouldn’t really recommend it as an on-the-go device.
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-850KHz, -3dB
Maximum Output: 10V RMS into 10K ohms
THD: Less than 0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, 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, 20Hz-20KHz
Output Impedance: 75 ohms
Input Impedance: 47K ohms
Bands: 20Hz, 400Hz, 2kHz, 8kHz
Adjustment: +/-12dB at 20Hz 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 20Hz, capacitor-inductor (LC) for all other bands
"This affordable little box goes into your audio rig and lets you turn four little knobs until the music sounds right. Crafted like a premium audio component, this four-band equalizer from Schiit Audio proves that there’s a place for properly-engineered, well-executed tone controls in hi-fi."
"Based purely on sonic performance, it is very difficult to find fault in the Loki. The Loki offers such ridiculously high quality DSD playback that it almost becomes irrational to make a case against buying it."