Schiit Audio Freya Balanced Stereo Pre-Amplifier

Schiit Audio

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Now this is a no-excuses balanced, remote-control preamp! Switch between passive, active JFET buffer, and tube gain modes, enjoy the fine control of a 128-step relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control with perfect channel matching, and control it all from the comfort of your favorite chair—for many times less than you’d expect to pay.

  • It’s Your Choice: Passive, JFET Buffer, or Tube Gain
    Go ahead. Run Freya in passive mode for a convenient remote-controlled passive preamp that’s ideal for many systems. If you need to drive long cables, you can simply select the JFET buffer stage, or choose the tube gain stage—a serious gain stage running on 300V rails.

    128-Step Relay Attenuator
    Most preamps—passive or active—use a potentiometer for volume control. Freya uses a sophisticated microprocessor-controlled relay-stepped attenuator for perfect channel matching and zero distortion—and with 128 steps for ultra-precise level control. You can hear it clicking as you turn the volume up and down.

    Yes, Remote Control Included
    When you’re talking about gear that doesn’t sit on your desktop (like our headphone amps), you need the convenience of remote control for volume, input switching, output switching, and muting. Freya includes a custom remote control, standard.

    Perfect Companion to Our DACs
    Want a remote-controlled system to interface your digital gear with the rest of your system? Stack Freya and Gungnir Multibit or Freya and Yggdrasil (or any other of our DACs) for a true no-compromise remote-controlled system.

    Made in USA. Really.
    By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Freya—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US.

    5-Year Warranty and Easy Return Policy
    Freya is covered by a 5-year limited warranty that covers parts and labor.

    • JFET Buffer
      • Gain: 1
      • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.2db, 3Hz-500KHz, -3dB
      • THD: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS
      • IMD: <0.0015%, CCIR
      • SNR: >110db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS
      • Output Impedance: 75 ohms SE, 600 ohms balanced
      • Topology: Single pair JFET per phase with passive distortion cancellation, DC coupled
    • Tube Gain
      • Gain: 5 (14dB)
      • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.2db, 3Hz-200KHz, -3dB
      • THD: <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS
      • IMD: <0.01%, CCIR
      • SNR: >95db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS
      • Output Impedance: 210 ohms
      • Topology: differential input/output, pure triode, with low impedance followers
    • Crosstalk: >75dB, 20-20kHz
    • Inputs: 2 XLR pairs plus 3 RCA pairs, selectable via front switch or remote
    • Outputs: 1 XLR pair plus 2 RCA pairs, selectable via front switch or remote
    • Volume Control: relay-switched stepped attenuator with discrete thin-film resistors, 128 0.625dB steps
    • Power Supply: One 48VA transformer with regulated 300V rail, plus 24VA transformer with regulated +/-20C rails, plus 6.3VAC tube heaters and regulated 5VDC for microprocessor
    • Power Consumption: 40W typical
    • Size: 16” x 8” x 2” + tube height (about 2.5" more)
    • Weight: 4.4kg