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Yggdrasil+ Introduced


The Fully Modular, True Multibit DAC:
Exceptional Performance Now, Ready For The Future

November 9, 2022, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the immediate availability of Yggdrasil+, its flagship True Multibit DAC. Featuring a choice of D/A converter options, remote control, NOS mode, and phase inversion, the Yggdrasil+ offers exceptional performance and value in a high-end DAC, together with the peace of mind of a fully modular platform that is ready for the future. Yggdrasil+ prices start at $2,299 and top out at $2,799, depending on D/A and finish options.

“Yggdrasil+ is the successor to Yggdrasil, which we introduced in 2014,” said Mike Moffat, Schiit Audio’s co-founder and head of digital development. “But it’s not a replacement—current Yggdrasil owners can upgrade to Yggdrasil+ to get remote control, NOS mode, and new chassis that looks better, offers way more flexibility, and substantially simplifies upgrades.”

Jason Stoddard, Schiit’s co-founder and head of analog development, also notes that Yggdrasil+ starts at the same price as the original Yggdrasil. “Despite 8 years of inflation, despite offering more features, despite offering higher performance, despite a much cooler-looking chassis design, Yggdrasil+ starts at the same price as the 2014 Yggdrasil.”

Schiit’s high-value design doesn’t stop at battling inflation, however. Since all former Yggdrasil are upgradable to Yggdrasil+, Schiit protects its customers investment in the platform. In addition, the new chassis makes upgrades much easier, with only 4 screws to get at all modular boards, and a replaceable back panel to accommodate any changes in connectivity in the future.

“Our customers have been asking for an easier, more convenient way to do upgrades, and Yggdrasil+ delivers—without abandoning the whole platform,” said Mike Moffat.

In terms of performance and value, Yggdrasil+ sets the standard for high-end DACs. At a relatively modest price, it includes Schiit’s True Multibit™ platform—a unique time- and frequency-optimized digital filter implemented on Analog Devices DSPs, plus medical/military grade multibit D/A converters from TI or Analog Devices; Schiit’s own Unison USB™ input, implemented on a Microchip 32-bit processor; massive choke-input power supply with two transformers and local regulation; unique adaptive reclocking to accommodate both high- and low-quality sources, and features such as remote control absolute phase inversion. Yggdrasil+ can even be put into “non-oversampling,” or NOS mode, to bypass its digital filter entirely.

Yggdrasil+ models are as follows:

  • Yggdrasil+ Less is More (TI DAC8812 based)—$2299/2399 black/silver
  • Yggdrasil+ More is Less (TI DAC11001 based)—$2449/2549 black/silver
  • Yggdrasil+ OG (Analog Devices AD5791 based)—$2699/2799 black/silver

All Yggdrasil models are in stock and available to purchase at schiit.com.

Customers who already own Yggdrasils can upgrade to Yggdrasil+ for $499 in black, and $599 in silver. The price reflects only the final color; customers can choose to swap colors when they upgrade. The original chassis will be recycled (it is 100% aluminum and steel), or shipped back to the customer at the cost of packaging and shipping if they request it.


About Schiit Audio

Founded in 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 $2799.