The Modi twins are two tiny DACs that really deliver. Whether you want better sound from your computer, your tablet, your CD player, or many other sources, Modi 3 delivers. Or, choose Modi Multibit—the most affordable member of the Schiit Multibit DAC family.
Modi 3: All The DAC You’ll Need
Plug Modi 3 into any virtually any computer with the included USB to micro cable and you’re ready to go. Or, choose and optical or coaxial digital source with the included wall power supply. Or connect to your phones and tablets that need a low-power-draw device, again using the wall power supply. That’s right—Modi 3 accepts pretty much any input you can throw at it! Featuring the AK4490 DAC and DC-coupled output, Modi 3 delivers great sound far above its price.
Modi Multibit: The Most Affordable True Multibit DAC
Modi Multibit is the most affordable multibit DAC with a modern architecture—from any manufacturer, from any country in the world. Featuring Schiit’s unique digital filter, and using the same Analog Devices AD5547 multibit DAC as Bifrost, Modi Multibit smashes the high-price barrier in multibit DACs. Like Modi 3, Modi Multibit accepts USB, optical, and coaxial digital inputs.
Need Volume Control? No Problem.
If you’re using headphones, just add a Magni for adjustable volume via its preamp outputs. No headphones? Just add a SYS Passive Preamp for analog volume control.
Made in USA. Really.
By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Modi—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies. Our board house is 20 minutes away from our office in Newhall. Our chassis guys are just over the hill in the Valley.
Modi is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labor for two years. That’s 2x the warranty of most of the products in this price range.
- Technical Specifications
Colour Silver Warranty 2 years (local) Product Weight (g) 453 Availability Preorder / Backorder (currently unavailable) Product Type DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) Style/Type Desktop Features Line-out, Optical Input DAC AKM AK4490 Sampling / Bitrate 16/44.1 to 24/192 via USB, Coax, and Optical Frequency Response (Hz) 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.25dB Impedance (Ω) 75 ohms Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) >104dB, referenced to 1.5VRMS, unweighted Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at max output Output Power 2.0V RMS Input Connectivity Coaxial, micro-USB, Optical Output Connectivity RCA / Phono Microphone None Additional Tech Specs
USB: C-Media CM6631A
SPDIF: AKM 4113
D/A Conversion IC:
Modi 3: AKM AK4490
Modi Multibit: Analog Devices AD5547
Analog Summing, Active Filtering:
Modi 3: Based on OPA1662 with precision thin-film resistors, DC coupled
Modi Multibit: Based on AD8512 with precision thin-film resistors, DC-coupled with DC servo
Output: RCA (single-ended)
Output Impedance: 75 ohms
Modi 3: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at max output
Modi Multibit: <0.006%, 20Hz-20KHz, at max output
Modi 3: <0.001%, CCIR
Modi Multibit: <0.007%, 20Hz-20KHz, CCIR
Crosstalk: -80dB, 20-20kHz
Modi 3: USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)
Modi Multibit: Included 16VAC wall-wart with 100% linear power supply
Size: 5 x 3.5 x 1.25”
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