Press release follows. Seriously, it's $199. These guys are crazy.
It’s really under-selling it to say that our new Modius “may not be the DAC you want, but it’s the DAC you need.”
So I won’t say that again.
Here’s the deal: we have a new DAC. It’s called Modius. As in “Modius Maximus.” As in “a bigger, better, badder-ass Modi.” It has 4 inputs, including our own Unison USB™ and AES. It has balanced and single-ended outputs. It’s based on the excellent AK4493 D/A converter and a whole pile of precision parts, including a 200MHz, 32-bit Microchip microprocessor, the TI LME49724 balanced amp and the OPA1662, and thin-film capacitors and resistors. It runs off USB power. It’s designed and built in California. And it’s $199.
Yes, designed and built right here in California (and maybe Utah in the future.)
Aaaand yes, as always, we are completely and utterly insane.
Modius product page: https://www.schiit.com/products/modius
Modius press release: https://www.schiit.com/about/news/introducing-modius
Modius chapter: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-happened-the-story-of-the-worlds-most-improbable-start-up.701900/page-3991#post-15651815
Modius stacks perfectly under any past or current Asgard, Valhalla, Jotunheim, or Lyr. But it’s also a great DAC for pretty much any system, even if you don’t have one of our amps.
Modius is available today at schiit.com in both black and silver finish.