Designed & Made
Upto 24W RMS @ 32Ω
3-Pin XLR & RCA
RAGNAROK 2 IS THE HEART OF PERFECT HOME AUDIO DELIVERING EXCEPTIONAL AMPLIFICATION FOR YOUR SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES
In 2010, Schiit was formed when two seasoned audio industry professionals decided it was time to change the status quo. The two audiophiles are Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta, and Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo. They worked together to produce numerous audio and video products. Audiophiles have long favoured Schiit as a source for digital converters, headphone amplifiers, and speaker amplifiers. Ragnarok 2 stands true to its name, Twilight of the Gods literally, the fate of the gods. The Ragnarok 2 is the only modular, remote-controlled integrated amplifier that works well with speakers and headphones. Ragnarok delivers a performance that completely befits its name—in Norse legend, Ragnarok was the "end of the world." With full speaker power delivered to the balanced headphone outputs and the all-new Nexus™ differential gain stage, Ragnarok delivers performance that completely befits its name.
REMOTE CONVENIENCE, MODULAR FLEXIBILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Ragnarok 2 features two module slots to suit your needs. Procurable in two variants. "Just An Amp" Includes two RCA input modules for a total of two balanced and three RCA inputs, ready for you to plug in all your line-level sources. "Fully Loaded" includes a single integrated solution for a range of analogue and digital applications, featuring an MM phono preamp and an ES9028 DAC for two balanced inputs, one RCA line-level input, one RCA phono input, and one USB DAC input. Both models come with a machined aluminium remote control that lets you change the source and control the volume. Like its predecessor, the Ragnarok 2 amplifier has a remarkably transparent, rich, and clean tone. The Ragnarok 2 exhibits delineation with rapid transients and separation in all gain levels. The Ragnarok 2 can drive speakers and headphones with authority and depth, making them the appropriate coupling options.
FEATURING NEXUS™ DELIVERING EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN ALL MODES WITH EXCEPTIONAL POWER AND CONTROL CAPABILITIES
Ragnarok 2 introduces a new differential Nexus™ gain stage that makes single-ended and balanced sources interact seamlessly. Nexus converts single-ended inputs to balanced outputs, and balanced inputs to single-ended outputs, all in a single discrete gain stage with no gain changes across modes delivering excellent performance. Ragnarok 2 has differential current feedback with nested differential stages. Ragnarok 2 puts out 60 watts into an 8-ohm load and 100 watts into a 4-ohm load, providing exceptional performance with most speakers. It also has a balanced headphone jack that outputs full power (24W into 32 Ohms) and a single-ended headphone jack that outputs quarter power (6W into 32 Ohms). It works with a wide range of speakers and headphones thanks to configurable gains of 1, 8, and 25. The Ragnarok 2 is microprocessor-controlled monitoring and management of critical operational points, with relay shut-down for DC, overcurrent, thermal, and other faults. The Ragnarok 2 has a 600VA transformer with dual mono main rails, plus boosted, regulated supply to input, voltage gain and driver stages, plus separate, isolated and regulated rails for microprocessor management.
STEPPED ATTENUATOR COMPILED WITH FLUID 128-STEP RELAY-SWITCHED VOLUME
Ragnarok 2 features a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume control near perfect channel matching and near-unmeasurable distortion; when compared to a potentiometer. Some preamps with relay-stepped attenuators can be perplexing due to their buttons and screens. Ragnarok 2 is not one of them. Ragnarok 2 has a volume knob that you can grab and turn just like a regular volume knob. When you use the remote control, the motorised potentiometer adjusts to match the setting on the remote.
CONSCIENTIOUSLY DESIGNED AND BUILT IN CALIFORNIA, FEATURING NUMEROUS INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
Ragnarok 2's build is smooth yet elegant with high-quality metal housing. On the front of the Ragnarok 2 is a 5-input switch with LED indicator, gain switch, potentiometer, and single-ended and balanced headphone output. The potentiometer is very tactile and smooth to the touch. It implements the aforementioned relay-switched attenuator, resulting in clicking when the volume is turned up. The rear of the Ragnarok hosts a wealth of options for the user. Examples include the two sets of balanced inputs, single-ended inputs, a single & balanced preamp output, speaker outputs and a power switch. It consists of two pairs of XLR balanced inputs, one RCA single-ended input, and two Module slots, one small and one large. The Ragnarok 2 is designed and built in California. The vast majority of the total production cost of Ragnarok 2—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. The PCBs are made in NorCal. Additionally made in California are the transformers.
|POWER OUTPUT, SPEAKER OUTPUTS||8 Ohms: 60W RMS per channel
4 Ohms: 100W RMS per channel
|POWER OUTPUT, BALANCED HEADPHONE OUTPUT||32 Ohms: 24W RMS per channel
50 Ohms: 15W RMS per channel
300 Ohms: 3W RMS per channel
600 Ohms: 1.5W RMS per channel
|POWER OUTPUT, SINGLE-ENDED HEADPHONE OUTPUT||32 Ohms: 6W RMS per channel
50 Ohms: 3.75W RMS per channel
300 Ohms: 750 mW RMS per channel
600 Ohms: 375mW RMS per channel
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz-20 kHz, -0.1db, 3Hz-350KHz, -3dB|
|THD||<0.01%, 20 Hz-20 kHz, at 100W RMS into 8 ohms|
|IMD||<0.01%, CCIR, at 100W RMS into 8 ohms|
|SNR||>115db, A-weighted, referenced to full output|
|DAMPING RATE||>80 into 8 ohms, 20-20 kHz|
|GAIN||2, 8, or 25 (balanced, half those gains through headphone SE output)|
|INPUT IMPEDANCE||10k ohms|
|CROSSTALK||>95dB, 20-20 kHz|
|INPUTS||(2) pairs XLR balanced inputs
(1) RCA single-ended input
(2) Module slots, one small and one large
|TOPOLOGY||Nexus™ differential current feedback with nested differential stages|
|OVERSIGHT||microprocessor-controlled monitoring and management of critical operational points, with relay shut-down for DC, overcurrent, thermal, and other faults|
|POWER SUPPLY||600VA transformer with dual mono main rails, plus boosted, regulated supply to input, voltage gain and driver stages, plus separate, isolated and regulated rails for microprocessor management.|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||500W maximum|
|SIZE||16” x 13” x 3.875”|
1. Schiit Ragnarok 2
2. Power cord
|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.
1. Ragnarok 2 debuts our all-new Nexus differential topology, which provides one discrete gain stage for all I/Oóîbalanced and single-ended, headphones and speakers.
2. Ragnarok 2 is modularóîit has two input module spaces that can be filled with RCA inputs, or with an MM phono preamp and Multibit DAC module.
3. Ragnarok 2 has a remote control. Yes. Finally.
4. Ragnarok 2 has an all-new thermal design with external heatsinksóîwhich means it runs monumentally cooler than the original.
5. Ragnarok 2's relay-stepped attenuator has 128 steps, 2x more than the original.
6. Ragnarok 2 has an all-new, modular chassis design that reduces chassis cost and labor costóîwhich means it costs less than the model it replaces. Yes. Less. At least as Just An Amp (which is all Ragnarok was). Don't pass out. We've done this before. Yes, we're weird.
7. Ragnarok 2 now allows you to select speaker and headphone outputs with visual feedback as to which mode you're in, both from the front panel and from the remote.
1. It does not exhibit the N/N+1 gain relationship when fed a single-ended signal, so it seamlessly converts single-ended to balanced.
2. It also converts balanced to single-ended.
3. It also is quite happy to amplify, differentially, a differential signal for differential output.
4. It does this without summers, buffers, or any other tricks; it is a single discrete differential stage,
5 Year Warranty
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"To sum up, the Schiit Ragnarok 2's versatility is unmatched for the money. Its sound with speakers and high-end headphones is extraordinary. Build quality and the warranty are top notch.”Read More
"The Ragnarok 2 is primarily a speaker amplifier, but it’s so much more than that. Select the fully loaded option and you get a DAC, pre-amp, integrated amp, MM phono amp and a headphone amplifier."Read More
"In its Fully Loaded version, the Schiit Ragnarok 2 offers greater flexibility than its predecessor and includes a remote and an evidently capable DAC and phono stage."Read More