$79? You're Fulla Schiit!
Schiit Launches Most Affordable Dongle DAC/Amp
December 4, Valencia, CA. Schiit Audio introduced Fulla, it's new micro-sized DAC/headphone amp combo for use with virtually any computer. The USB-powered Fulla delivers up to 24/96 HD audio performance with a high-quality digital to analog converter, together with a powerful headphone amp with up to 10x the power of a typical computer headphone output port. Priced at $79, the Fulla is the most affordable dongle DAC/amp available today.
"Best of all, Fulla has a real, analog volume knob on it—a feature that makes it easier to use than any other dongle-DAC," said Jason Stoddard, Co-Founder of Schiit Audio. "There's no software volume, no drivers, no digital volume processing—just plug in, turn the knob, and you have great music."
Fulla uses many of the same high-quality parts as other Schiit products, from the CM6631A asynchronous USB input receiver, to the AK4396 digital to analog converter. Combined with high-quality thin-film resistors, and precision Analog Devices ADA4610 and AD8397 output devices, Fulla provides excellent sound quality beyond its modest price. Also, like other Schiit products, the tiny Fulla features a custom steel and aluminum chassis rather than inexpensive plastic or inefficient, wasteful milled aluminum, like other products in its class.
"We made a conscious decision to keep Fulla simple and concentrate on sound quality first," continued Jason Stoddard. "Fuller's designed to take with you, and use on multiple computers, so plug and play operation was very important. We also wanted to get away from complex or gimmicky feature sets that might require custom applications for different OSes. The result is a small, good-sounding, and quite powerful little device that sets the bar on value for money."
Like all Schiit products, Fulla is made in the USA, with the vast majority of its total production cost going to companies manufacturing in the USA, and local assembly, testing, and support through Schiit’s Valencia, CA offices.
Fulla, (in Norse legend, a goddess, a "bountiful healer,") is available to order now on the schiit.com website for $79.
About Schiit Audio
Founded in June 2010 by audio industry “old dogs” Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit Audio has a simple, if somewhat insane, mission: to bring superior performance, design, and quality to audio products at near-Chinese prices, while manufacturing in the USA. Schiit has grown into a leader in the "personal audio" market, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers, from $49 to $1699. Schiit is also a leader in the direct sale of audio products, passing additional value along to the customer by foregoing the cost of traditional distribution networks.
Jason Stoddard was the former engineering lead at Sumo, designing power amps that included Polaris II, Polaris III, Andromeda III, Ulysses, Ulysses II, The Ten, The Five, as well as preamplifiers including Athena II, Diana, and Artemis, and Sumo’s first digital line: Axiom and Theorem.
Mike Moffat was the founder of Theta, Theta Digital, and Angstrom, and his audio history covers an impressive list of firsts, including the first standalone DAC, the Theta DSPre, the first use of digital signal processing and bit-perfect digital filter algorithms, the first DTS surround processor, and more.