It looks like Stereophile pissed off Schiit, real bad. And the Schiit hit the fan.
Stereophile posted this on Facebook:
"Schiit Audio goes their own way, using obsolete 20-bit DAC chips - obsolete in the context of 24-bit audio data - in this converter. Yet Herb Reichert was very impressed by the sound."
Jason Stoddard responds:
"Jason Stoddard: Obsolete? Not at all. The 20-bit DACs used in Yggdrasil (specifically, four AD5791BRUZ) are 100% current, much more tightly spec'd than any audio DAC in terms of DNL and INL, and are used in the most mission-critical applications that include medical imaging and defense. This is a disappointing misrepresentation of the product."
And on his own Head-Fi forum:
"Yes, this gets my blood boiling, Just commented on Facebook and sent a letter to the ad rep and editor.
The reality is, for those just tuning in: AD5791BRUZ DACs used in Yggdrasil are 100% current and used in the most mission-critical applications on the planet, including medical imaging and defense. They are much higher spec in terms of INL and DNL than any audio DAC, ever. The Yggdrasil uses 4 of these blindingly expensive DACs."
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