Schiit Audio Jotunheim Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Schiit Audio

You asked for it—a one-box, do-all, no-excuses desktop system that’s ready for any headphone and powered monitor on the planet. Done. At the same time, why don’t we make the conventional, non-upgradable DAC/amp idea seem, well, a bit outdated? Done and done. Welcome to Jotunheim!

  • DAC/Amps: They’re Sooooo Last Decade Don’t get stuck with dumpster fodder when DAC technology changes—choose Jotunheim and be ready for today…and the future. Configure Jotunheim to your needs: use it as just an amp, or add an internal DAC or phono preamp. In the future, you’ll be able to easily upgrade to a different module—maybe even something beyond a DAC or phono preamp.

  • Ready For Any Headphone IEMs? Sure. HE-6? Sure. If this means nothing to you, just be confident that you can plug any headphone into Jotunheim and get great sound, with ultimate power and authority. Balanced or single-ended—it doesn’t matter. With 5W output into 32 ohms from the balanced outputs, Jotunheim has tons of power to spare. Ready for Any Powered Monitor or Power Amp Balanced and single-ended preamp outs mean that Jotunheim is ready for any powered desktop monitor—or to plug into those gigadollar monoblocks you’ve been eyeing. Unrivaled Flexibility Select high or low gain with the flick of a front-panel switch, for compatibility with both easy-to-drive and hard-to-drive headphones. Select balanced input, single-ended input, and an optional DAC, phono, or input module: By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Jotunheim—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. 5-Year Warranty

  • Amplifier: Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-700KHz, -3dB Balanced Headphone Output: Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 7500mW Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 5000mW Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 3000mW Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 900mW Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 500mW Single-Ended Headphone Output: Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 2500mW Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1500mW Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 800mW Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 350mW Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 175mW THD: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS IMD: <0.0015%, CCIR SNR: >109db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS Crosstalk: >-70dB, 20 Hz-20KHz Output Impedance: Less than 0.1 ohms, balanced or SE, at both gain settings Gain: 2 (6dB) or 8 (14dB), selectable via front switch Inputs: Balanced XLR and Single-Ended RCA, selectable via front switch Outputs: Balanced headphone (4-pin XLR), single-ended headphone (1/4” TRS), balanced line preamp, single-ended line preamp Gain Stage: Proprietary Schiit Pivot Point™ fully discrete differential current-feedback topology Power Supply: One 48VA transformer with 6 stages of discrete or integrated regulation and over 70,000uF total filter capacitance Power Consumption: 25W typical Size: 9” x 6” x 2” Weight: 6 lbs