Asgard 2 is the next generation of one of the most popular earphone amps on the planet, boasting higher performance and benefit functions such as switchable gain and preamp outputs. It's a functional control center for your desktop system, ideal for the majority of earphones from IEMs to orthos, and with pre outs for powered desktop speakers.
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1 db, 2Hz-400KHz, -3 dB.
Optimum Power, 32 ohms: 1.0 W.
Optimum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0 W.
Optimum Power, 300 ohms: 380mW.
Optimum 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 -72 dB, 20Hz-20KHz.
Output Impedance: Less than 2 ohms.
Gain: High = 6 (15.6 db) or Low = 1.5 (3.5 db), via rear switch.
Topology: Completely discrete, single-ended Course A with single voltage gain phase, no general feedback in high gain mode, 12dB feedback in low gain mode.
Protection: standard muting relay for postponed turn-on and quick turn-off.
Power Supply: Internal power transformer with 4 separate power supply rails and over 20,000 uf of filter capacitance.
Power Consumption: 30W.
Size: 9 x 6 x 2.25".
Weight: 5 lbs.
This is a b-stock unit that may have one or more cosmetic defects. Defects may include small scratches, dings, dents, imperfect finish or paint. The unit is 100% functional and includes Schiit Audio's 5-Year Warranty.
Significantly 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.