Before there was Schitt’s Creek on CBC, there was Schiit [sic] Audio, a company that deals with some pretty esoteric gear. And yes, the only reason I’m giving this a full post is because of the company’s name.
Still, it’s kinda cool. From GizMag:
[Mike Moffat], the firm’s co-founder is the inventor of the DS Pre, the first DSP-based outboard digital to analog converter on the market. Moffat and company have spent the last five years researching digital filter algorithms, a quest that has ended with Yggdrasil, a flagship multi-bit DAC with a true closed form filter.
Despite its Norse name, the Yggdrasil DAC (or Yggy for short) is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA. The company says that while most DACs on the market simply use the stock digital filters that come embedded in their digital-to-analog converters, Yggy is the only one with a true closed form digital filter. This means that all the original samples are retained from the input stage, through filtering, interpolation and conversion and on through to the analog output stage.
Read more here.