Schiit Audio Bifrost AK4490 Digital to Analogue Converter

Schiit Audio

Bifrost is the DAC that changed the game in affordable digital audio—bringing full upgradability to the most inexpensive platform in the world, and introducing concepts like bit-perfect clock management and modular USB architecture. Now, Bifrost changes the game once again with the all-new Bifrost.

  • Bifrost: Excellent Performance With All-New AKM DAC

    Choose Bifrost, and you get a great DAC at an amazing price. Featuring the 32-bit AKM Verita® AK4490 D/A converter and a fully discrete stage for summing, current gain and filtering, Bifrost bests all previous delta-sigma Bifrosts—including the acclaimed Bifrost Uber—for a lower price.

  • Future-Proof, Not Dumpster Fodder

    With Bifrost, you’re choosing a DAC that won’t become obsolete when technology changes. Unlike all other DACs anywhere near its price point, Bifrost is fully modular and upgradable—making it virtually future-proof, rather than dumpster fodder.

    Advanced Clock Management, USB Input Standard

    Bifrost uses a sophisticated master clock management system to deliver bit-perfect data to the DAC—unlike many DACs that use asynchronous sample rate conversion (ASRC), which destroys the original samples. And, with our acclaimed Gen 2 USB input now standard, you’re ready for computer, tablet, and even phone-based sources.

    5-Year Warranty?

    Bifrost is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labor for five years. That’s 5 years. Yes. FIVE. Compare that to the competition. Please note this doesn't mean free upgrades for five years!

  • D/A Conversion IC: AKM Verita® AK4490

    Analog Stage: Fully discrete, DC coupled

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.1dB, 2Hz-100KHz, -1dB ?

    Maximum Output: 2.0V RMS?

    THD: <0.003%, 20Hz-20KHz, at max output?

    IMD: <0.004%, CCIR?

    S/N: >108dB, referenced to 2V RMS

    Inputs: Coaxial SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB

    Input Capability: up to 24/192 for all inputs, including 24/176.4

    Input Receiver, SPDIF: AK4113, USB: C-Media CM6631A