Write it; don’t say it. Schiit Audio showed its latest Mike Moffat-designed DAC, the $349 base-price Bifrost. It is unique due to its fully upgradeable design. For an extra $100 you can buy a user-installable USB input card that can be easily replaced when a newer implementation comes along. Even the main DAC processor board can be replaced when it gets long of tooth. Completely built in the USA with 192/24 capabilities and USB 2.0 compatibility, the Schiit Bifrost represents a super-value.
Steven Stone’s Best of Show
Best Large Room Sound.
My vote goes to the EMM/Kimber room on the lobby level. The combination of great source material from Ray Kimber’s Iso-Mike recordings, careful setup and implementation using Ed Meitner digital products and Pass Labs electronics, and well-controlled room acoustics made this the room that achieved the closest sound to live music.