- Nov 3, 2019
I've heard good words about Schiit but damn this line in the FAQ for this product makes you question if Schiit Audio's name is on purpose...what a poor take.5. It’s better because, let’s face it, you’re still looking at a flat screen, and super-precise 3D sound might pull you out of the immersion.
What is interesting is that the FAQ section specifically states that it’s a tweaked Hafler circuit..tweaked Dynaquad.
Since the product is actually not sh-t but listed on Schit's website with a super lot of info as a now current product, its not April Fool. However, in my 5.1 system I am happy with using the Surround Master v3! Also, this Schit product does't state on the website what technology it is using to make quad or 5.1 out of stereo.
Whether this is an April Fool’s joke or not, I simply can’t understand the mindset of someone who would pick such a name for their company, or who would display it in their home.
While I’m not above using the word, I know many people who find its presence offensive.
Once upon a time even the venerable Audio Research made a high dollar surround sound decoder with similar claims:It's not an April Fool's. Once again I've been made a fool. Oh well.
It's not the stereo to surround I have a problem with. That's all good. It's the bashing of real surround in the FAQ (for Schiit)!
Ok first the nonsense starts with:Earlier I said to myself "I would NEVER" add a piece of gear to my system with a name like that. I might be willing to suspend that rule.
However one rule I would never likely suspend is that I need to have some decent technical explanation about how a piece works and does what it claims to do. That explanation is lacking here although I suppose if you asked they might tell you in some detail. If anyone does please report back here too.
One thing that caught my attention about this gadget is, that it seems to come with something similar to the famous Sonik Wiz pre upmix gadget built in. (SW please look at that closely and see whether it is sufficient. ) A width control. It also claims ESS DAC chips which are very well thought of.
I would also be interested in what Chucky might have to say about it. It might be the first competitive gadget for the SM.