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Introducing Jotunheim Multibit

03/20/2018

Schiit's First Modular Desktop Now Offers Multibit DAC
 
March 20, 2018, Valencia, CA. Schiit announced the availability of a Multibit DAC card for the Jotunheim, creating the first all-in-one Multibit DAC/ balanced headamp+preamp. New production Jotunheims with the Multibit DAC card are available now at $599, and the Multibit DAC card is available as an upgrade for all current Jotunheims from $200.
 
“The availability of the Multibit DAC card creates a one-and-only product,” said Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s Co-Founder. “It’s the only do-all balanced desktop headphone amplifier and preamp to incorporate Schiit’s true multibit technology. It also delivers on our promise of modularity: all Jotunheims can be upgraded with the Multibit DAC card, rather than instantly becoming obsolescent.”
 
The Multibit DAC card combines the Analog Devices AD5547 multibit D/A converter with Schiit’s unique, Analog Devices Sharc DSP-based time- and frequency- optimized digital filter. 
 
“It’s essentially a Modi Multibit with a single input—USB,” stated Mike Moffat, Schiit’s co-founder, and head of digital technology development. “One of the most popular orders at Schiit.com is a Modi Multibit and a Jotunheim. We’re now putting this capability in a single, convenient box.”
 
The modular Jotunheim can also accept two other modules, with one being a second-generation delta-sigma DAC module based on the popular AK4490 D/A converter, and the other being a phono preamplifier, both at $100. 
 
“The availability of multiple modules allows customers to build Jotunheim to their needs,” added Jason. “They can purchase Jotunheim alone and use it as an amp/preamp, for only $399. Adding the phono module gives them a desktop solution for turntable listening, for $499. Adding the new 'universal' AK4490 DAC card makes a do-all digital desktop for $499. Finally, the Multibit DAC card brings our acclaimed true multibit tech to a single do-everything box for $599.”
 
Jotunheim with the Multibit DAC card, and the Multibit DAC card upgrade for all Jotunheims, are available now at Schiit.com.
 
About Schiit Audio

Founded in June 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers, from $49 to $2399. 
 
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