Ragnarok 2 is the only modular, remote-controlled integrated amp that’s a great match for both speakers and headphones. Delivering full speaker power to the balanced headphone outputs, and debuting Schiit's Nexus™ differential gain stage, Ragnarok delivers performance that completely befits its name; in Norse legend, Ragnarok was the “end of the world.”
Modular Flexibility, Remote Convenience
Ragnarok 2 has two module slots that accept the same modules that many Schiit products use, for flexibility and future upgradability. You can order Ragnarok 2 in one of two ways to suit your needs:
- Fully Loaded: with a MM phono preamp and a Multibit DAC, for a total of two balanced inputs, one RCA line-level input, one RCA phono input, and one USB DAC input—a single integrated solution for a variety of analog and digital needs.
- Just An Amp (subtract -$300): with two RCA input modules installed, for a total of two balanced inputs and three RCA inputs, ready for you to add all your line-level sources
Both versions come with a standard milled aluminum remote control that allows you to select source, control volume, select headphone or speaker output, mute, and set gain.
Nexus™: One Stage To Rule Them
Ragnarok 2 debuts Schiit's unique differential Nexus™ gain stage for seamless interaction between single-ended and balanced sources. Nexus converts single-ended inputs to balanced outputs, and balanced inputs to single-ended outputs—in a single gain discrete gain stage, without gain differences between modes, and with good performance in all modes.
Power and Control for Speakers and Headphones
Ragnarok 2 delivers 60W into 8 ohms and 100W into 4 ohms, for excellent performance with most speakers. It also delivers full power through the balanced headphone jack (24W into 32 ohms) and quarter-power output from the single-ended headphone jack (6W into 32 ohms). With selectable gains of 1, 8, and 25, it’s compatible with a wide range of speakers and headphones.
Easiest 128-Step Relay-Switched Volume, Ever
The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. Compared to a potentiometer, they give you essentially perfect channel matching and near-unmeasurable distortion. However, some preamps with relay-stepped attenuators confuse you with buttons and screens. Not Ragnarok 2. Ragnarok 2 has a volume knob that works just like a volume knob… just grab and turn. And if you use the remote control, the motorized potentiometer changes to match the remote setting.