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Schiit Audio Modius E

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


  • High Performance DAC and USB
    Modius E features Schiit’s exclusive Unison USB™ interface, which provides plug-and-play compatibility with virtually any modern device. Combined with the ESS ES9028 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 E into virtually any computer or streamer with the included USB A-C 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 Stack with Asgard, Jotunheim, and Lyr
    Modius E  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!

    Designed and Built in Texas
    The vast majority of the total production cost of Modius E—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Chassis are actually made in California (though the metal comes from Texas). PCBs are done in Nevada, Utah, or California. Yes, the wall-warts are from Taiwan, but there's some give and take at this price point. 

  • SE or Balanced Outputs:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.02dB
    • THD+N: 0.0003%, with or without external power
    • IMD: 0.0004%, CCIR, with or without external power
    • S/N: > 118dB, referenced to full output, with or without external power
    • Crosstalk: -125dB, 20-20kHz
    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
    USB Input Receiver: Schiit Unison USB™
    D/A Conversion IC: ESS ES9028
    Analog Stage: Based on LME49724 for balanced output, OPA1656 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

    United States / Mexico / Taiwan
    USA Plug (Type B) 115V
    Australia / New Zealand / China Australian Plug (Type I) 230V
    UK / Singapore / Malaysia / Hong Kong UK Plug (Type G) 230V
    Europe / India / Korea / Russia / Thailand / Indonesia EU Plug (Type C) 230V
  • • Schiit Audio Modi+ x 1
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