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Schiit Preamps Now Shipping

12/23/2016

Schiit Saga and Freya Offer Extreme Performance, Value

12/23/2016, Los Angeles, CA. Schiit announced that its first two dedicated 2-channel products are now available: the Saga ($349, single-ended) and Freya ($699, balanced) remote-control preamps. Both products ship immediately from Schiit.com.
 
"It's time to decouple the high-end/high-price connection," said Jason Stoddard, co-founder of Schiit Audio. "There's plenty of mega-price gear out there, but we wanted to create great products that almost anyone can afford."
 
Both preamps were designed as no-compromise high-end components, using design techniques and topologies typically seen on much more expensive gear. Saga and Freya use extreme high-end design techniques such as relay-switched stepped attenuators (rather than a volume control IC or a potentiometer), and employ highly linear 6SN7-type tubes on 200 or 300V rails in the active stages. 
 
"These new preamps are the perfect companions to our line of multibit DACs," said Mike Moffat. "Combine them with any of the DACs—from the $249 Modi Multibit to the $2299 Yggdrasil—and you have a really amazing system, without the heart-attack price."
 
Saga
Remote Passive/Active Preamp
  • Relay switched stepped attenuator (64 steps) 
  • Selectable passive or tube hybrid buffer operation
  • Tube hybrid buffer uses 6SN7 tube and 200V rails
  • 5 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Full remote control
  • $349
Freya
Balanced Remote Passive/Active Preamp
  • Relay switched stepped attenuator (128 steps) 
  • Selectable passive, JFET buffer, or tube gain operation
  • Tube gain stage uses (4) 6SN7 tubes and 300V rail
  • 2 balanced inputs, 3 SE inputs, balanced and SE outputs
  • Full remote control
  • $699
 
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.