Schiit Audio Freya S Balanced Stereo Pre-Amplifier

Schiit Audio

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Freya S is, quite simply, a solid-state Freya+. Like Freya+, it’s a true no-excuses, balanced, remote-control preamp! Switch between passive mode and Nexus™ differential gain stage, enjoy the fine control of a 128-step relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control with perfect channel matching, and control it all from the comfort of your favorite chair.

  • Nexus™—The Seamless Discrete, Differential Gain Stage
    Freya S brings our unique Nexus™ gain stage to a preamp—meaning you get seamless handling of all of your sources, whether balanced or single-ended. Nexus seamlessly converts single-ended to balanced and balanced to single-ended, in a single, discrete, current-feedback gain stage. In Freya, the Nexus gain stage offers two different gain levels—a gain of 1, so it behaves like a differential buffer, and a gain of 4, for systems that need more volume.

    Easiest 128-Step Relay-Switched Volume, Ever
    The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. Compared to a potentiometer, they give you essentially perfect channel matching and near-unmeasurable distortion. However, some preamps with relay-stepped attenuators confuse you with buttons and screens. Not Freya S. Freya S has a volume knob that works just like a volume knob—just grab and turn. And if you use the remote control, the motorized potentiometer changes to match the remote setting.

    Yes, Remote Control Included
    When you’re talking about gear that doesn’t sit on your desktop (like our headphone amps), you need the convenience of remote control for volume, input switching, output switching, and muting. Freya S includes a custom remote control, standard.

    Perfect Companion to Our DACs
    Want a remote-controlled system to interface your digital gear with the rest of your system? Stack Freya S and Gungnir Multibit or Freya S and Yggdrasil (or any other of our DACs) for a true no-compromise remote-controlled system.

    Designed and Assembled In USA
    By “designed and assembled in USA" this is what we mean: the vast majority of the total production cost of Freya S—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our chassis are made minutes from our facility. Our PCBs are done just over the hill from us, or done in NorCal. .

  • Nexus Differential Stage

    Gain: 1 (0dB)

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-500KHz, -3dB

    THD: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS 

    IMD: <0.001%, CCIR 

    SNR: >115db, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS 

    Output Impedance: 75 ohms SE, 600 ohms balanced


    Gain: 4 (12dB)

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-200KHz, -3dB 

    THD: <0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS 

    IMD: <0.002%, CCIR 

    SNR: >110db, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS 

    Output Impedance: 75 ohms SE, 600 ohms balanced


    Topology: Nexus™ topology; current feedback with nested differential stages 

    Input Impedance: 10K ohms

    Crosstalk: >85dB, 20-20kHz

    Inputs: 2 XLR pairs plus 3 RCA pairs, selectable via front switch or remote

    Outputs: 1 XLR pair plus 2 RCA pairs, selectable via front switch or remote 

    Volume Control: relay-switched stepped attenuator with discrete thin-film resistors, 128 0.625dB steps

    Power Supply: One 24VA transformer with regulated +/-18V rails, plus regulated 5VDC for microprocessor 

    Power Consumption: 20W typical

    Size: 16” x 8” x 2” 

    Weight: 11 lbs