Designed & Made
ESS Sabre ES9028
Connect With AES
Optical, Coaxial & USB-C
PRESENTING THE HIGHLY VERSATILE BALANCED DAC - THE SCHIIT MODIUS E
Schiit as a brand needs no introduction; they have been the veterans in the audio industry since Schiit started back in the year, 2010. All Schiit products have been highly versatile and offer great flexibility. Schiit is known for its high-fidelity D/A converters, and the all-new Modius E is no different. The Schiit Modius E is a highly capable Balanced DAC that offers Single-Ended & Balanced output with super high performance and even better versatility. You can connect to any computer or streamer—or tablet, TV, CD player, or many other sources and Modius E delivers exceptional sound..
FEATURES ESS SABRE DAC CHIP FUSED WITH UNISON USB INTERFACE THAT DELIVERS FLAWLESS AUDIO TRANSMISSION
Modius E features Schiit’s exclusive Unison USB™ interface, which provides plug-and-play compatibility with virtually any modern device. Combined with the ESS ES9028 D/A converter and dedicated balanced and single-ended output stages with DC-coupled output, Modius E delivers exceptional sonic performance. It can decode audio spanning from 16-bit/44.1kHz to 24-bit/192kHz. Plug Modius E into virtually any computer or streamer with the included USB A-C cable to experience pure sonic bliss. Or, choose optical, coaxial, or AES digital sources and use the included wall power supply. Or, if you want to connect your phone or tablet—something that needs a low power draw—again, use the included wall power supply to eliminate dreaded "draws too much power" errors. The Schiit Modius E virtually accepts any input you can throw at it!
FORMS A PERFECT STACK WITH MAGNIUS, ASGARD, JOTUNHEIM, AND LYR
The Schiit Modius E has the same footprint as Schiit's popular mid-sized amp series. If you’re looking for more connectivity than the internal cards provide, Modius E is a perfect DAC. You can pair the Modius E with Magnius, Asgard, Jotunheim, or Lyr headphone amps, or you can pair it with virtually any amp of your choice.
EXQUISITELY CRAFTED AND BUILT IN TEXAS
The vast majority of the total production cost of Modius E chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc., goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. The chassis are made in California (though the metal comes from Texas). The PCBs are produced in Nevada, Utah. The Schiit Modius E features a sophisticated look and form factor with an Input selector switch and Input indicators on the front panel. The rear panel is where all the magic lies. It consists of Balanced analogue outputs (3-pin XLR), Single-Ended outputs (RCA), AES digital input, Coaxial digital input, and USB data and power input. With so many I/Os, you can never go wrong with the highly capable Modius E.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.02dB|
|THD+N||0.0003%, with or without external power|
|IMD||0.0004%, CCIR, with or without external power|
|S/N||> 118dB, referenced to full output, with or without external power|
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT||4.0V RMS balanced, 2.0V RMS single-ended|
|INPUTS||USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF, AES|
|SAMPLE RATES AND BIT DEPTHS||16/44.1 to 24/192|
|USB INPUT RECEIVER||Schiit Unison USB|
|D/A CONVERSION||ESS ES9028|
|ANALOG STAGE||Based on LME49724 for balanced output, OPA1656 for SE output, both independent, with precision thin-film resistors and film capacitors, DC coupled|
|OUTPUT||XLR balanced and RCA single-ended|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||75 ohms|
|POWER SUPPLY||USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)|
|SIZE||9 x 6 x 1.5”|
1. Schiit Modius E
2. 5V USB Wall-Wart
3. USB-C Cable
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|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.
Mac OS. From 10.10 on up, Macs are good to go.
iOS. From iOS7 on up, you’re set with a USB Camera Connection Kit, Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, a Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter, or directly with the new USB-C models.
Android. Most Android devices that shipped with Android M or above will work using a USB OTG cable. Some may require separate player software, like USB Audio Player Pro.
Roon. Roon works great with our DACs.
Analog Section: Modi 3E uses the OPA1656 as an output stage, Modius E uses two separate output stages, one based on the LME49724 balanced op-amp for the balanced output, and one based on the OPA1656.
USB Input: Both have Unison USB.
SPDIF Inputs: Modi 3E offers coax and optical inputs, Modius E adds AES as well.
Size: Modi 3E is the perfect size for stacking with our Magni and Vali amps, and Modius E is the perfect size for stacking with Asgard, Jotunheim, Lyr, and Valhalla.
2 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Modius E 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.