DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Red vs Schiit Yggdrasil

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

DragonFly Red combines significantly improved performance over the DragonFly Black with still exceptional value. The high-performance ESS 9016 chip in Red employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

$199.95 MSRP

Schiit Yggdrasil

Forget everything you know about DACs. Yggdrasil's unique True Multibit architecture delivers 21 bits of resolution with no approximations or guessing. True Multibit eschews delta-sigma D/As and their embedded digital filters, combining medical-grade multibit D/A converters with a unique time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter that preserves the original samples.

$2,449.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

XLR 3-Pin AES-EBU

Outputs

3.5mm

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

24 bit / 192 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS 9016 32 bit with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

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