We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!
Last week’s Winners
The Feliks Audio Echo giveaway was great fun and we had many readers signing up in order to win this beauty. There can be only one winner though end this week that is Pascal Bricaud from France. You will be contacted very shortly by email (check your spam folder), so make sure to get in touch.
As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration. For this twenty-sixth unit of the biggest audio giveaway the world has ever seen, we’re giving away one Schiit Audio Jotunheim headphone amplifier & pre-amp with the Multibit DAC module worth $599USD!! This DAC/amplifier can become yours and all you have to do is … sign up and leave a comment. Any comment is good but let’s keep it entertaining and comment what your favorite song of the moment is.
But first, let’s look at Schiit Audio and the Jotunheim Multibit DAC/AMP.
About Schiit Audio
Schiit Audio is an American manufacturer of amplifiers, d/a converters and audio accessories. They have been around in the community for a long time already and have started out in 2010. Everyone in the head-fi world knows them for their wonderful performances and very good prices. My hat goes off to them especially for their simple yet effective marketing department. Their name is quite often used for word plays (I love them). This coupled with the great performing gear of theirs they have gained immense popularity.
Schiit Audio is one of the last standing companies that does not jump on any hype. In our scene I see it very often that people just demand the latest, and supposedly greatest, support for file formats (MQA, DSD) or the highest sample rates. Schiit does not give much for that, and I understand why. You won‘t run into a lot of DSD content, though DSD64 especially is gaining ground. Personally, I think it is not about the file-format or the sample rates, the mastering and engineering behind each track is way more important than that. All the rest to me is just marketing.
Now that that‘s off the chest, let‘s continue with some info about Schiit.
Schiit Audio is run by two people: Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat. Two men that have a lot of audio background as each one of them was designing hardware (Stoddard – Amplifiers; Moffat – DACs) in their past. If you‘re interested to learn more about these two men, I suggest you read up on the massive Head-Fi posts Jason Stoddard regularly pushes out. Their history and way of doing things really is something.
All Schiit Audio products are built in the USA. If you’re not satisfied with your new toy, they give you 15 days money back guarantee. Nice!
The Jotunheim Multibit DAC/AMP
This week we’re giving away the well-known Jotunheim Headphone amplifier and pre-amp in combination with the Multibit DAC-module.
Jotunheim is a one-box, do-all, no-excuses desktop system that’s ready for any headphone and powered monitor on the planet. At the same time, why don’t we make the conventional, non-upgradable DAC/amp idea seem, well, a bit outdated? Don’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.
You can find the Jotunheim product page right here: https://www.schiit.com/products/jotunheim
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-700KHz, -3dB
Balanced Headphone Output:
Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 7500mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 5000mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 3000mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 900mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 500mW RMS per channel
Single-Ended Headphone Output:
Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 2500mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1500mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 800mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 350mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 175mW RMS per channel
THD: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS
IMD: <0.0015%, CCIR
SNR: >109db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS
Crosstalk: >-70dB, 20 Hz-20KHz
Output Impedance: Less than 0.1 ohms, balanced or SE, at both gain settings
Input Impedance: 50K ohms
Gain: 2 (6dB) or 8 (14dB), selectable via front switch
Inputs: Balanced XLR and Single-Ended RCA, selectable via front switch
Outputs: Balanced headphone (4-pin XLR), single-ended headphone (1/4” TRS), balanced line preamp, single-ended line preamp
Optional Inputs: Multibit DAC, AK4490 DAC, or Passive MM Phono
Gain Stage: Proprietary Schiit Pivot Point™ fully discrete differential current-feedback topology
Power Supply: One 48VA transformer with 6 stages of discrete or integrated regulation and over 70,000uF total filter capacitance
And you can find the Multibit DAC module here: https://www.schiit.com/products/multibit-dac-module
USB Input Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
D/A Conversion IC: Analog Devices AD5547
Digital Filter: Schiit Comboburrito Time- and Frequency-domain Optimized DSP filter
Input Capability: up to 24/192
Analog Output: fully differential, active summing and filtering
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.25dB, 2-100kHz, -3dB
THD: <0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, full scale
IMD: <0.006%, CCIR
S/N: >109dB, referenced to 2V RMS, unweighted
The lucky winner will get his amp shipped directly from the USA. Schiit Audio will cover the shipping fee but neither Schiit Audio or Headfonia will cover any other expenses such as VAT, import fees, tax, etc. This is all the winner’s responsibility so if you’re not up for that, it’s best not to enter. Schiit Audio also won’t lower the unit’s value for shipping.
In order to enter the competition you need to do the following steps:
- Fill out the form on the page linked below. Use a real email address as this is the address we will use to contact the winner
- Leave a comment on this post you’re reading here. Preferably telling us what your favorite song of the moment is. (Though you can comment anything to enter. This is just here cause one reader didn’t understand this and went a bit crazy)
The winner will be chosen at random out of those that completed all 2 steps!
After signing up you’ll get a personal link to share. For each new participant that enters via your personal link on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, etc. you get an extra chance to win! Make sure you share/use the referrer link! By entering the giveaway you agree to the rules shown under the “ENTER” button.
Participants will be contacted by email after subscribing, so by participating all entrants also accept us to email them. Do check your spam folder, but if you didn’t get an email you’re still entered. (Gmail addresses receive it slow/late! Don’t request us to check your entry)
The winner of the Jotunheim Multibit unit will be announced next Monday as usual. That means you have till Sunday evening to enter the Schiit Audio giveaway!
Thank you Schiit Audio for doing this with us! Good luck to everyone!
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, leave a comment below and then , CLICK HERE: