Announcing Sys and OptiModi


Passive Preamp and Optical-Input Modi Add to Breadth of Line

March 25, 2014, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the immediate availability of two new products: the SYS passive preamp, a 2-input, 1-output passive preamp, and an optical-input Modi DAC. These products broaden Schiit’s product line by adding useful functionality.
“SYS is ideal for use with a fixed-output DAC like Modi,” Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder, said. “Add SYS to Modi and a pair of active monitors, and you have fingertip volume control with no noise and distortion. And you can hook up a second source as well—from phono to CD player to iPod.”
“An optical-input Modi is great for people who aren’t cursed with the wretched disease known as USB,” said Mike Moffat, only partially serious. “For people with proper SPDIF optical outputs from their computers or CD players, Modi Optical gives insane performance for only $99. Oh, and you can use it with Apple TV and Airport Express and stuff like that as well, if you’re into the whole Apple thing.”
Modi Optical joins Modi USB as an option when ordering. Modi USB continues in production unchanged.
Like all Schiit products, SYS and Modi Optical are made in the USA, offer a 15-day money-back guarantee (with 15% transaction fee), and feature a 2-year warranty. 
Prices are $49 for SYS and $99 for the optical-input Modi. and the products are available for immediate purchase directly from Schiit Audio at
About Schiit Audio
Founded in June 2010 by audio industry “old dogs” Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit Audio has a simple, if somewhat insane, mission: to bring superior performance, design, and quality to audio products at near-Chinese prices, while manufacturing in the USA.
Jason Stoddard was the former engineering lead at Sumo, designing power amps that included Polaris II, Polaris III, Andromeda III, Ulysses, Ulysses II, The Ten, The Five, as well as preamplifiers including Athena II, Diana, and Artemis, and Sumo’s first digital line: Axiom and Theorem.
Mike Moffat was the founder of Theta, Theta Digital, and Angstrom, and his audio history covers an impressive list of firsts, including the first standalone DAC, the Theta DSPre, the first use of digital signal processing and bit-perfect digital filter algorithms, the first DTS surround processor, and more.