The Schiit Yggdrasil 2 DAC

Don C

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When the next version of the Yiggy is released I may reconsider buying the new model.

Until then I am happy with the Gumby multibit 5.

I do not chase the most expensive and want a big improvement before spending more.
 

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I'll just add that, ever since installing the Shunyata Denali 6000S/V2 and Venom NR cords on various equipment including the Yggy2, its performance has skyrocketed.
 

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I'll just add that, ever since installing the Shunyata Denali 6000S/V2 and Venom NR cords on various equipment including the Yggy2, its performance has skyrocketed.

So sorry, ack, but the Hyperbole Police just knocked on my door demanding that I launch an investigation into this claim.

What do you mean by "skyrocketed"?

Do you feel these power changes have increased the suspension of disbelief of your system by a factor of two? By a factor of three?

Can you be any more specific, or can you quantify in some relative way the performance improvement of the DAC you are attributing to a power conditioner and power cords?
 

ack

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Ron,

As you might expect, no one can accurately quantify our experiences with numeric values; but, I can briefly repeat what I wrote under my system thread. It all starts with clean power, and the question is, what does that look like. The Shunyata as a whole deliver in here in spades. Every component benefited, and most of all, my DACs and tuner, then my phono. With cleaner power to the transport and the DACs, the Yggy2 reached that Wow factor with redbook digital.

This translates to: wonderful piano rendition with all the sustain and decay, metallic tones and complete notes; almost devoid of any glare and typical digititis; all the detail I would expect to hear; sensational micro-dynamics and -detail; beautiful and believable timbre. And most of all, it played right through my reference Mahler 2nd and Shostakovich 5th and 9th symphonies - all with the BSO - with no strain whatsoever; this alone is a remarkable feat.

At the same time, the power-conditioning experience also tells me that I need to re-evaluate all other DACs and players I've had in here, because the effect was so profound as to invalidate all previous comparisons. You can read more of that I experience with Shunyata in Robetr Harley's and others' recent reviews of the Everest and Omega & Sigma power cords, in issue 311 I think.
 

Ron Resnick

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Thank you for this very thoughtful and descriptive elaboration! I understand what you mean now!
 

Don C

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I'll just add that, ever since installing the Shunyata Denali 6000S/V2 and Venom NR cords on various equipment including the Yggy2, its performance has skyrocketed.
I have had a similar experience using the Chang Lightspeed CLS709 powerline filter in my main audio system and home theater setup.

Very , very impressed with much quieter nose level and improved 3 D imaging on music, and much brighter and sharper image on HDTV.

If electricity was like water using it unfiltered would.be like drinking from the sewer.

I have found only a very few power conditioners work well. AC regenerators all have a small amount of harmonic distortion, and most passive ones have coils that introduce current lag due to inductance.

 
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