Schiit Audio Gungnir Delta-Sigma Digital Analogue Converter

Schiit Audio

Multibit or delta-sigma? Yes. With Gungnir, you have the flexibility to choose between affordable delta-sigma performance, or Schiit’s own proprietary multibit architecture with closed-form digital filter.

  • Multibit or delta-sigma? Yes. With Gungnir, you have the flexibility to choose between affordable delta-sigma performance, or Schiit’s own proprietary multibit architecture with closed-form digital filter. Both versions offer excellent performance for a moderate price—as well as the comfort of completely upgradable, modular design.

    5-Year Warranty

    Gungnir 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-w

  • Gungnir: Formidable Performance

    Choose Gungnir, and you get a truly hardware-balanced DAC with two AKM AK4399 32-bit D/A converters, followed by a fully discrete, JFET-input stage for current gain and filtering. The result is exceptional performance for the price—frequently lauded by the press as the best in its price class.

    Adapticlock™: Unique Clock Analysis and Regeneration

    Both versions of Gungnir include our proprietary Adapticlock system, which provides for both exceptional jitter performance and rock-solid, glitch-free connectivity. Adapticlock analyzes the incoming signal quality and automatically routes it to the best clock regeneration system—either VCXO or VCO-based. And, it does all of this without altering the bit depth or sample rate of your original music.

  • Gungnir

    D/A Conversion IC: AKM AK4399 x 2 (4 total channels, hardware balanced configuration)
    Analog Stages: All fully discrete, JFET-input topology, DC coupled, summed for single-ended output

    Frequency Response, Analog Stage: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.1dB, 1Hz-100KHz, -1dB
    Maximum Output: 4.0V RMS (balanced), 2.0V RMS (single-ended)

    THD: Less than 0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at full output
    IMD: <0.002%, CCIR
    SNR: > 112dB, referenced to 2V RMS

    All Gungnirs

    Inputs: Coaxial RCA SPDIF, BNC SPDIF, Optical SPDIF, USB 
    Input Capability: up to 24/192 for all inputs
    Input Receiver, SPDIF: AKM 4313
    Input Receiver, USB: C-Media CM6631A

    Output: One pair XLR balanced and two pairs RCA single-ended
    Output Impedance: 75 ohms

    Clock Management: Bitperfect clock management at all native sample rates via Adapticlock analysis and VCXO/VCO regeneration, plus asynchronous USB Gen 2 module

    Power supply: two transformers (one for digital supplies, one for analog supplies) with 8 stages of regulation, including separate local supplies for critical digital and analog sections.

    Upgradability: Separate, modular USB Input Card and DAC/Analog Cards are snap-in replaceable.

    Power Consumption: 20W

    Size: 16 x 8.75” x 2.25”

    Weight: 11 lbs