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Choosing a DAC

Digital Sources

Okay, so you want a DAC. And we have a wide range to choose from—from the tiny Modi series to the giant Yggdrasil. All are equally at home in a headphone-based system or a speaker-based system. Let's boil it down by model:

Modi 3E and Modi Multibit, $129/$249. Modi 3E is the three-input, do-all DAC that may be all the DAC you ever need—for an insanely low price tag. There's also Modi Multibit, featuring our unique True Multibit™architecture and DSP-based digital filter. 

Choose Modi for:

Most bang for the buck
Easy setup and great flexibility
Lowest cost Multibit option

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Modius, from $199. Modius is a 4-input, balanced-output, Unison USB™ equipped DAC that delivers extremely high value and performance for virtually any audio system. 

Choose Modius for:

Any balanced or single-ended system for either speakers or headphone
Perfect form factor match to Asgard, Valhalla, Jotunheim, Lyr, and Saga
Super high value, excellent sound and measurements

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Bifrost 2, from $699. Where Modi and Modius are about bang for the buck, Bifrost steps up the game, adding balanced output, remote control, our own Unison USB™, and our Autonomy™ platform. Autonomy means that both hardware and firmware upgrades can be done by you—no return to the factory necessary!

Choose Bifrost 2 for:

True Multibit performance with Unison USB input
Remote control and the convenience of balanced and SE output
Easy upgradability with Autonomy platform

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Gungnir Multibit, from $1299. Gungnir Multibit offers the same digital filter and similar DACs as Yggdrasil, as well as Adapticlock regeneration, the most sophisticated clock regeneration scheme in the industry. 

Choose Gungnir Multibit for:

Excellent performance in both balanced and single-ended systems
Multiple inputs: optical, coaxial, BNC, and USB
Assurance of upgradability in the future

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Yggdrasil, from $2199. Yggdrasil is a complete re-thinking of what an "end game" DAC should be. As a true multi-bit DAC with a unique digital filter algorithm using D/A converters not used in any other product, it is truly like nothing else out there. It is designed to provide optimal performance for the vast majority of music you already own, without the need for repurchasing everything in exotic formats. Like all of our DACs, Yggdrasil is completely modular and upgradable to meet future needs.

Choose Yggdrasil for:

Ultimate performance in both balanced and single-ended systems
Multiple inputs: USB, AES/EBU, optical, coaxial, and BNC
Assurance of upgradability in the future

See Yggdrasil