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Asgard 2 Headphone Amplifier

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Asgard 2 Headphone Amplifier

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. Specifications* 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-20KHz Output 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

FeatureSignificantly 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. 15-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Try Asgard 2 in your own house for 15 days. If you don't like it, simply send it back for a refund, minus a 5% transaction fee. Try spending 15 days in an audio store. They'll kick you out. Unless you buy them donuts. Maybe.
LabelSchiit Audio
ManufacturerSchiit Audio
PublisherSchiit Audio
StudioSchiit Audio
TitleAsgard 2 Headphone Amplifier
Item Height6 inches
Item Length9 inches
Item Width2.25 inches
Package Height6.7 inches
Package Length11.4 inches
Package Weight5.25 pounds
Package Width9.1 inches
UPCList - UPCListElement609788662938
Item Weight5 pounds
ManufacturerPartsWarrantyDescription5-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."
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