Schiit Audio recently released a very affordable hardware EQ (aka, tone control). At $149 I just couldn’t resist. So much for being off the merry-go-round.
Fans of Schiit will remember the Loki name from a now discontinued product which was Schiit’s brief foray into DSD-land. Apparently Jason and Mike liked the name enough to reuse it with the launch of this little gizmo. Yes, it’s tiny (5″ x 3.5″ x 1.25”) and weighs only 1 lb. My interest in this product lies with it’s simplicity for the user. With only 4 knobs to play with the effect is easily heard and with the flick of a switch you can disable it sending an untainted signal on its way. Schiit claims transparency and to my ears they are not exaggerating.
Not being a fan of software EQ the Loki Mini is perfect for someone like me and is equally effective in both headphone and loudspeaker applications. My early impressions .. it’s a keeper. More to come.