Ten years ago, we introduced the first Modi. Now, we’ve pushed the limits of what you can expect from a small, affordable DAC, to the point where Modi+ is a true no-excuses device. Whether you want better sound from your computer, TV, streamer, tablet, CD player, or many other sources, Modi+ delivers.
No Excuses, Period No matter how you look at it—performance, measurements, features, design, or sound—Modi+ delivers above and beyond your expectations. Using the same high-quality components as products that cost hundreds and thousands more, in a clean, seamless chassis design, with sound tuned by obsessive digital engineers, Modi+ is the affordable DAC to beat.
One DAC for All Your Needs Plug Modi+ into virtually any computer, streamer, tablet, or phone and you’re ready to go, complete with the best USB interface available: Schiit’s own Unison USB™. Or, choose an optical or coaxial digital source with the included wall power supply. Modi+ is the only DAC you need.
Build a Custom System Modi+ stacks seamlessly with a wide range of products to let you build your perfect system. Add Magni or Vali for headphone amp and preamp duties, Loki for equalization, and Mani for phono inputs. Or just add a SYS Passive Preamp for analog volume control. It’s your choice—customize as you want!
Designed and Built in Texas The vast majority of the total production cost of Modi+—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Chassis are made from Texas steel in California (yeah, we know, weird), and the PCBs are done in Nevada and Utah. Who needs global trade when you have statal trade? (Just kidding, of course…it is still a global economy. But you get the picture.)
Inputs: USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF
Sample Rates and Bit Depths: 16/44.1 to 24/192 via USB, Coax, and Optical
Input Receiver: Schiit Unison USB™
D/A Conversion IC: ESS ES9018
Analog Summing, Active Filtering: Based on OPA1656 with precision thin-film resistors and 2% film capacitord, DC coupled
Output: RCA Stereo Analog (single-ended)
Output Impedance: 75 ohms
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.1dB
Maximum Output: 2.0V RMS
THD: <0.0002%, 20Hz-20KHz, 0dB
IMD: <0.0002%, CCIR
S/N: >119dB, referenced to 2V RMS, unweighted
Crosstalk: > -130dB, 20-20kHz
Power Supply: USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)