I received an early morning email from Schiit Audio’s Jason Stoddard today and it looks like the DAC favorite “Yggy” from the LA-based company have received a stealthy update. I say stealthy because current models of the flagship DAC have actually been shipping with the new Analog 2 update since late October.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 4 years since Yggdrasil shook up the high-end DAC market. But hey, time flies. And now it’s time for an update—to Yggdrasil Analog 2.
Yggdrasil Analog 2 includes many refinements, including all-new Class A, DC-coupled discrete FET buffer stages and completely different internal board structure. The result is increased line driving capability, slightly lower noise and distortion, and…most importantly…significantly better sound!*
*Yeah, that’s subjective. Yeah, we’re biased. So sue us.
In any case, Yggdrasil Analog 2 has been shipping since late October, so many Yggdrasil owners have been enjoying it for some time. And, keeping Schiit’s promise of upgradability, all older Yggdrasils can be upgraded to Yggdrasil Analog 2.
Yggdrasil with Analog 2 is available now for $2399
Yggdrasil Analog 2 upgrades are available now for $550″
So current Yggy’s ship with the upgrade at the new $2,400 level and old owners can get the upgrade for $550. Keep in mind that this isn’t really a plug-and-play type of upgrade, so old units will have to be sent in to Schiit for remastering. Founders Jason and Mike Moffat have always touted a modifiable, somewhat modular design with their digital products and its been very interesting to see the way everything has played out with their success in the budget (even flagship “budget”) market. Onward and upward.
More info: http://www.schiit.com/