Schiit Fulla 3 & Schiit Hel

Schiit, the well known audio and A/V products manufacturer from the USA just revealed two new products in the budget range. Schiit products are popular all over the world due to their wide range and exceptionally well priced. Both these new products are Schiit Fulla 3 & Schiit Hel. Schiit Fulla 3 is now Schiit’s most affordable DAC+AMP combo and Hel is a powerful alternative of Fulla 3. One thing is new with Fulla 3 and Hel, both Fulla 3 and Hel now also entitled as ‘Gaming ’ product too.

Schiit Fulla 3

Schiit Fulla 3
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Specifications

  • Frequency Response – 20Hz-20 KHz, +/-0.5db,
  • Maximum Power – 16 ohms: 400mW RMS, 32 ohms: 250mW RMS, 50 ohms: 200mW RMS, 300 ohms: 40mW RMS,
  • THD – <0.002%, 20Hz-20 KHz, at 1V RMS,
  • IMD – <0.002%, CCIR,
  • SNR – >105db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS,
  • Crosstalk –  >-80dB, 20Hz-20 KHz,
  • Output Impedance (headphones) – 0.5 ohms,
  • Output Impedance (line out) – 75 ohms,
  • Input Impedance (rear 1/8″ jack) – 10k ohms,
  • Gain – 1.7 (4.6db),
  • USB Receiver – C-Media CM6631A,
  • DAC – AKM AK4490 with TI OPA1662-based filter stage,
  • Sample Rates and Bit Depths –  16/44.1 to 24/192 supported without drivers on Windows 10, Mac, Linux, Android (UAC 2 device),
  • Output Stage -TI LMH6643 x 2 (1 per channel),
  • Power Supply – Via USB, with +/- 5V rails via high-current dual-polarity switching regulator, with inductor filtering and local regulation,
  • Power Consumption – 0.8W typical,
  • Size – 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.375” (including knob),
  • Weight – 9 oz.

Product Page – Here

Schiit Fulla 3
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Schiit Fulla 3 is the successor of Fulla 2, which was a really great entry-level DAC+AMP combo. Fulla 3 comes with the same DAC AKM AK4490, TI OPA1662-based filter stage, and spec-wise similar to Fulla 2. Size, weight, and design-wise Fulla 3 also look almost like Fulla 2 but the only distinguishable thing is its color. No more silver and grey Schiit product, now Fulla 2 is dark grey and silver-colored.

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Input/ Output selection is also different in Fulla 3, instead of analog input in the front, now the analog input is shifted back of the device and a microphone input took that place. Another major change is, no more fixed Lin out port and now you have to adjust the volume knob on the top of the Fulla 3 to the 3:00 position to get the line out level output.  So what’s the reason to buy Fulla 3? The answer is, as Fulla 2 is now discontinued and if you want something entry-level DAC+AMP combo with more power than Fulla 2 and support mic input then Fulla 3 is for you. Fulla 3 also costs the same 99$ and comes with a 2-year warranty.

Schiit Hel

Schiit Hel
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Specifications of Schiit Hel

  • Frequency Response – 20Hz-20 KHz, +/-0.3db,
  • Maximum Power – 16 Ohms: 1200mW RMS, 32 ohms: 1000mW RMS, 50 ohms: 650mW RMS, 300 ohms: 200mW RMS,
  • THD – <0.0015%, 20Hz-20 KHz, at 1V RMS,
  • IMD – <0.0015%, CCIR,
  • SNR – >108db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS,
  • Crosstalk – >-80dB, 20Hz-20 KHz,
  • Output Impedance (headphones) – 0.25 ohms,
  • Output Impedance (line out)- 75 ohms,
  • Input Impedance (rear 1/8″ jack) – 10k ohms,
  • Gain -1 (0dB) or 5 (14dB),
  • USB Receiver – C-Media CM6631A,
  • DAC – AKM AK4490 with TI OPA1662-based filter stage,
  • Sample Rates and Bit Depths -16/44.1 to 24/192 supported without drivers on Windows 10, Mac, Linux, Android (UAC 2 device),
  • Output Stage – TI OPA1688 (4 amp stages per channel),
  • Power Supply – Via USB, with +/- 12V rails via high-current dual-polarity switching regulator, with inductor filtering and local regulation,
  • Power Consumption – 2.5W typical,
  • Size – 5 x 3.5 x 1.375” (including knob), Weight -13oz.

Product Page – Here

Schiit Hel
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Schiit Hel is a completely new product from Schiit Audio and totally targeted to the gaming audiences. The design is almost like a Fulla 3 but Hel is bigger, heavier and only comes in Red+Dark grey. Output power-wise Hel is a monster. 1000mW RMS on 32 ohms load is a lot of power and can drive any power-hungry headphones.

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Internal hardware (DAC+filter) is the same as Schiit Fulla 2 but the Output Stage opamps are TI OPA1688 (4 amp stages per channel) in Hel. Input/output port selection is totally different this time. Microphone gain adjusts knob, mic input, DAC input selection switch, low-high gain switch and a headphone output now present on the front side of the device. Back of the device an analog input,  preamp output, USB power input, USB data input, and a power switch is present. Hel is 189$ and also comes with a 2-year warranty.

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