Schiit Audio Asgard 2 Headphone Amplifier

Schiit Audio

Asgard 2 is the next generation of one of the most popular headphone amps in the world, boasting higher performance and convenience features such as switchable gain and preamp outputs. It's a versatile control center for your desktop system, ideal for most headphones from IEMs to orthos, and with pre outs for powered desktop speakers.

  • Significantly Improved Performance

    We used what we learned in Mjolnir to significantly improve Asgard 2's performance. A high-voltage, cascoded JFET gain stage feeds a high-current Class A MOSFET output section. The 80V rails on the gain stage allow us to reduce distortion, while retaining Asgard's no-overall-feedback design in high-gain mode.

    Additional Versatility: From IEMs to Orthos to Active Monitors

    Asgard 2 offers two gain settings. The low-gain mode is perfect for high-sensitivity IEMs, while the high-gain mode is ideal for most other headphones, up to and including many orthodynamics. In addition, the preamp outputs can easily be connected to powered speakers, for a complete desktop system.

    Made in USA

    By "made in USA," we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Asgard 2-chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc-goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our board house is 20 minutes away from our office in Newhall. Our chassis guys are just over the hill in the Valley.

    5-Year Warranty

    Asgard 2 is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labor for five years. That's 5 years. Yes. FIVE. Which is up to 5X that of our competition, if you weren't so hot at math. Note the marketing weasel-wording "up to.

    • Low and High Gain Settings
    • Ability to drive a wide variety of headphones whether low or high impedance.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-400KHz, -3dB

    Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1.0W

    Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0W

    Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 380mW

    Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 190mW

    THD: Less than 0.008%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, high gain mode (worst case)

    IMD: Less than 0.010%, CCIR at 1V RMS, high gain mode (worst case)

    SNR: More than 102db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, in low gain mode

    Crosstalk: Less than -72dB, 20Hz-20KHzOutput Impedance: Less than 2 ohms

    Gain: High = 6 (15.6db) or Low = 1.5 (3.5db), via rear switch

    Topology: Fully discrete, single-ended Class A with single voltage gain stage, no overall feedback in high gain mode, 12dB feedback in low gain mode

    Protection: standard muting relay for delayed turn-on and fast turn-off

    Power Supply: Internal power transformer with 4 separate power supply rails and over 20,000uf of filter capacitance

    Power Consumption: 30W

    Size: 9 x 6 x 2.25"

    Weight: 5 lbs