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53 minutes ago, AudioDoctor said:

The consensus over on Head-Fi seems to be that it takes a month of constantly being powered up before it starts to sound the way it is supposed to sound. Have the owners of this DAC here found that to be the case?

 

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Hi AudioDoc:

 

I purchased a new Yggy Analog 2.  When I received it, turned it on and cold out of the box.....  honestly, it sounded broken.  I listened again after a couple hours and slightly better, but it still sounded broken.  I couldn't believe this was the Yggy A2 which received so much positive press and user reviews.  I almost contacted Schitt to ask about a return so they could test my unit.

 

I decided to let it burn.  I was busy at work and didn't have much time to listen so I think I ran it continuously for about a month before listening again.  When I did, it was like a completely different component.  I really enjoyed my time with my Yggy and glad I did not judge it before the break in period, or I would have returned it.

 

 

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In my novice opinion, the only thing that could change in 24 hours is that you are acclimating to the new different sound.  I would expect an electronic device to sound the way it is going to sound straight out of the box.  I mean, solder and silicon will not magically age to taste better like a fine wine.  Now certain wines truly do get better if you age them properly, especially an Italian Brunello but electronics?  Aging is a process of degradation, a process where things break down so if you age your super DAC, will it sound better to your aging super ears?

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If someone can't hear the difference between a new Yggy with a couple hours on it, and a Yggy after a month, then, well, I will respect their opinion, but something is wrong (hearing ability or a mental refusal to hear anything) or their audio environment.   Now, the amount of change detected by any person will vary because this is a subjective scale. One person's "small" change could be another person's "jaw dropping" moment.

 

If ever there was a piece of audio gear that proves burn-in is real, it is the Yggy.

 

The burn-in can't be real topic, like cable debates, etc. are dull, boring and overplayed.  The poor horse passed away years ago.   

 

P.S. @AudioDoctor sorry if this is derailing your thread. I'll say no more on the topic.

 

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56 minutes ago, Blake said:

If someone can't hear the difference between a new Yggy with a couple hours on it, and a Yggy after a month, then, well, I will respect their opinion, but something is wrong (hearing ability or a mental refusal to hear anything) or their audio environment.   Now, the amount of change detected by any person will vary because this is a subjective scale. One person's "small" change could be another person's "jaw dropping" moment.

 

If ever there was a piece of audio gear that proves burn-in is real, it is the Yggy.

 

The burn-in can't be real topic, like cable debates, etc. are dull, boring and overplayed.  The poor horse passed away years ago.   

 

P.S. @AudioDoctor sorry if this is derailing your thread. I'll say no more on the topic.

 

 

It's fine, it's not necessarily off topic. I don't even know where I come down on the burn-in debate yet, so this is an interesting piece of equipment. I am well aware of the idea of thermal equilibrium, but that should only take a few hours at most? Possibly even less.

 

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I should note, when I bought my Yggy A2, the A2 upgrade had just been released and there was a big backlog on Yggy A2 new orders and upgrades to A2 for older Yggy units. 

 

As such, it is possible Schiit did not do their normal pre-delivery burn in on my Yggy as they hurried to fulfill orders, which could account for my extreme change experience.  Again, my experience was limited to three "snap shots": (1) cold out of the box, (2) after a couple hours, and (3) after one month of continuous use.  So I have no idea at what point my Yggy arrived at optimum burn in/stabilization, only that it occurred sometime between a couple hours and one month.

 

 

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17 hours ago, JoeWhip said:

Sorry photo man, but I have personal experience with a few Yggys. The burn in thing is real. You don’t get used to the sound listening for brief periods every few days,

 

Presuming for the sake of argument that the burn-in thing is real, why doesn't Schiit burn-in the units before shipping? Or do they have a pre-delivery burn-in as @Blake suggests?

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I believe they burn them in for two or three days just to make sure they are working properly, not for maximum sound quality. Holding them for two to three weeks before shipping would not go over too well with customers who can do that themselves while listening too and enjoying music.

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Schiit cash flow is just fine, even today. However, I doubt any high end or mid fi brand has any desire to have product sitting around burning in for a month when that product could be shipped out to paying customers. It is on us to do the burning in, once the product is shown to operate within specs prior to shipment.

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Owner's Manual, Page 7, burn in:

 

https://schiit.com/public/upload/PDF/yggdrasil_manual_1_1.pdf

 

The manual is admittedly a bit cryptic on this topic, but it is mentioned.  On factory burn-in, I know I read about it somewhere.  It is not in the owner's manual, but it has been reported a number of times by forum members.  

 

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On 6/20/2020 at 6:57 PM, AudioDoctor said:

At this point, it's been on for ~24 hours, and playing music for ~5 hours between today and last night. I think it sounds a little better, but I sure hope it improves a lot. Thanks for the replies.

 

You'll habituate to it pretty quick is my guess. 

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33 minutes ago, Blake said:

Owner's Manual, Page 7, burn in:

 

https://schiit.com/public/upload/PDF/yggdrasil_manual_1_1.pdf

 

The manual is admittedly a bit cryptic on this topic, but it is mentioned.  On factory burn-in, I know I read about it somewhere.  It is not in the owner's manual, but it has been reported a number of times by forum members.  

 

 

I knew I should have read that thing, I've been looking everywhere for the alien wave absorbers...

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