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Schiit Audio Modi 3+ Desktop Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) - Silver

Schiit Audio Modi 3+ Desktop Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) - Silver

  • Modi 3+ Version features AKM AK4490 DAC

  • Multibit Version features Analog Devices AD5547 Multibit DAC, same as the Bifrost Multibit

  • Low distortion & high signal-to-noise ratio

  • Most affordable, high performance standalone DAC on the market

  • Both standard Modi 3+ and Multibit Version come with with USB, Optical, Coaxial digital inputs

  • Powered via USB or external power supply



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.

2-Year Warranty
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

Additional Information

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
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

Input Receiver:

USB: C-Media CM6631A

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

Power Supply:

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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