Schiit Announces Fulla 2
$99 Do-All Desktop Headphone Amp, DAC, and Preamp
11/21/2016, Los Angeles, CA. Schiit introduced its next-generation Fulla today, with dramatic upgrades in terms of capability, flexibility, and quality. The new Fulla offers everything a listener needs for a full desktop system, including high power headphone amplification, high quality D/A conversion, analog input, and both fixed and variable DAC output. It also solves the most difficult problem with interfacing to today's computers and tablets, with an optional power-only USB input.
"Fulla 2 lowers the entry point for great desktop sound from $198 to $99," said Jason Stoddard, referencing the cost of their popular Magni 2/Modi 2 stack. "And it offers everything you'd need. Connect to your computer, tablet, or phone via USB, or connect another analog source as well with the front-panel input. Connect the fixed DAC output to a larger system, through a preamp or integrated amp. Connect the variable preamp output to your desktop powered monitors. It's your choice."
Plus, Stoddard commented, getting "this device draws too much power" messages, or USB dropouts from low-powered USB ports, is a thing of the past with Fulla 2. "Just connect your phone charger, or any other 5V source with a micro-USB connector, to the power-only USB input, and Fulla 2 reports to your computer, tablet, or phone that it needs no additional power."
Fulla 2 is more than an upgrade on the original Fulla—it is a complete re-imagining, with significantly increased capabilities. With up to 550mW output into 16 ohms and a full-sized headphone jack, it provides plenty of power for most headphones. A new top-line AKM AK4490 DAC offers improved performance and sound. And high-quality parts from Alps, TI, AMD, together with premium thin-film resistors and film capacitors, make for performance beyond Fulla 2's size and price.
Fulla 2 is available now at Schiit.com for $99.
About Schiit Audio
Founded in June 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers, from $49 to $2299.
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.