Schiit Audio Modius Balanced DAC

Schiit Audio

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  • Balanced DAC
    Modius? Yes, as in “Modius Maximus,” a bigger, balanced-output Modi with super-high performance, and even better versatility. Connect to any computer, streamer, tablet, TV, CD player, or many other sources and Modius delivers exceptional sound.

    High Performance DAC and USB
    Modius features Schiit’s exclusive Unison USB™ interface, which provides plug-and-play compatibility with virtually any modern device. Combined with the AKM AK4493 D/A converter and dedicated balanced and single-ended output stages with DC-coupled output, Modius provides exceptional performance for a very low price.

    Class-Leading Versatility
    Plug Modius into virtually any computer or streamer with the included USB cable and you’re ready to go. Or, choose optical, coaxial, or AES digital sources and use the included wall power supply. Or, if you want to connect your phone or tablet (something that needs very low power draw) again, use the included wall power supply to eliminate dreaded “draws too much power” errors. That’s right Modius accepts pretty much any input you can throw at it. 

    Perfect Pair with Asgard 3, Jotunheim, and Lyr 3
    Modius has exactly the same footprint as our popular mid-sized amp series. If you’re looking for more connectivity than the internal cards provide, Modius is a perfect pair. Don’t have one of our amps? No worries, Modius works great with virtually anything.

  • • High Performance DAC and USB
    • Perfect Pair with Asgard 3, Jotunheim, and Lyr 3
    • Designed and Built in California
  • SE or Balanced Outputs

    Frequency Response

    20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.1dB


    0.0003%, with or without external power


    0.0006%, CCIR, with or without external power


    > 115dB, referenced to full output, with or without external power

    Crosstalk -125dB, 20-20kHz
    General Specifications
    Maximum Output 4.0V RMS balanced, 2.0V RMS single-ended
    Inputs USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF, AES
    Sample Rates and Bit Depths 16/44.1 to 24/192
    D/A Conversion IC AKM AK4493
    Analog Stage Based on LME49724 for balanced output, OPA1662 for SE output, both independent, with precision thin-film resistors and film capacitors, DC coupled
    Output XLR balanced and RCA single-ended
    Output Impedance 75 ohms
    Power Supply USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)
    Size 9 x 6 x 1.5”
    Weight 2 lb
    Warranty 24 Months
    Input Receiver
    USB Schiit Unison USB™
    SPDIF AKM 4113