You asked for it—a one-box, do-all, no-excuses desktop system that’s ready for any headphone and powered monitor on the planet. Done. At the same time, why don’t we make the conventional, non-upgradable DAC/amp idea seem, well, a bit outdated? Done and done. Welcome to Jotunheim!DAC/Amps: They’re Sooooo Last DecadeDon’t get stuck with dumpster fodder when DAC technology changes—choose Jotunheim and be ready for today…and the future. Configure Jotunheim to your needs: use it as just an amp, or add an internal DAC or phono preamp. In the future, you’ll be able to easily upgrade to a different module—maybe even something beyond a DAC or phono preamp.Ready For Any HeadphoneIEMs? Sure. HE-6? Sure. If this means nothing to you, just be confident that you can plug any headphone into Jotunheim and get great sound, with ultimate power and authority. Balanced or single-ended—it doesn’t matter. With 5W output into 32 ohms from the balanced outputs, Jotunheim has tons of power to spare.Ready for Any Powered Monitor or Power AmpBalanced and single-ended preamp outs mean that Jotunheim is ready for any powered desktop monitor—or to plug into those gigadollar monoblocks you’ve been eyeing.Unrivaled FlexibilitySelect high or low gain with the flick of a front-panel switch, for compatibility with both easy-to-drive and hard-to-drive headphones. Select from two different DAC modules, a phono input module, or no module at all to tailor Jotunheim exactly to your needs.
- Multibit DAC. Choose the optional Multibit DAC Module to get Schiit’s unique digital filter and multibit DAC architecture, as used in Modi Multibit, for $200.
- AK4490 DAC. Or choose the more affordable AK4490 DAC module for a world-class delta-sigma DAC for only $100.
- MM Phono. Or, choose the MM phono input module, for 42dB of gain and passive RIAA, for great phono sound, at only $100.
Unique Pivot Point Gain Stage
Jotunheim's gain stage is a unique, inherently balanced, fully discrete current feedback topology that provides both balanced and single-ended output without the need for splitters or summers. It provides extremely wide bandwidth and excellent measured performance—together with the advantages of constant, low feedback across the entire audio band. What does all this techno-talk mean? In English, excellent performance from all inputs and outputs.Designed and Assembled in USABy “designed and assembled in USA" this is what we mean: the vast majority of the total production cost of Jotunheim—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our chassis are made minutes from our facility. Our PCBs are done just over the hill from us, or done in NorCal. Our transformers are also made in California. You get the picture.
- Technical Specifications
Package Contents 1 x Schiit Audio Jotunheim Colour Silver Warranty 5 years (local) Product Weight (g) 3000 Availability Preorder / Backorder (currently unavailable) Product Type Amplifier (Power), Amplifier (Preamplifier) Style/Type Desktop Features Dual Headphone Output, Line-in, Line-out Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-700KHz, -3dB Impedance (Ω) Output: Less than 0.1 Ω, balanced or SE, at both gain settings. Input: 50K Ω. Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) >109db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS Output Power 25W Input Connectivity RCA, XLR Balanced Output Connectivity 6.35mm Stereo, XLR Balanced Microphone None Additional Tech Specs
- User Reviews