Schiit URD CD Transport SOON?

A non-working model of the long rumored Schiit URD CD Transport has started showing at hifi shows. The device was shown in the Schiit Booth at T.H.E Show in California a week or so ago.

Here’s the article:

New photo from the T.H.E. Show display:

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I now have about 120 hours on my URD.  No problems reading CD disks (or CDRs).  It did not sound too great right out of the box, but now is sounding really good.  I have so far been using the SPDIF coaxial output exclusively, feeding a Denefrips Pontus II 12th.

This transport needs between 100 and 150 hours of burn in before making any serious observations.  I have not noticed anything that sounds out of balance, or an emphasis in any particular aspect of the sound.  At this point I like what I am hearing.  This looks like a very solid transport, and I will eventually begin listening via the USB connection to see if there are further sonic gains.


The replacement unit that I received was DOA, the CD drawer would not open. Schiit sent a RA for the unit along with an email stating that "we are working our best on fixing the issues with the URD". Per their website they are now not shipping until October. Really a shame, waited 2 years for it.

Sorry to hear your unit was DOA.  Sort of strange since Schiit says they run units for a day before shipping.  I wonder if the few issues I have heard about are centered in the Stream Unlimited drive / electronics board, or the Schiit boards?  I have had no issues with my unit (now over 120 hours of play).


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There’s no planned release date. It was on display just for Schiits and giggles.

Any yet, now, it’s available for purchase a mere 18-days after your insightful comment.

That’s awesome! But I just don’t give a Schiit

New units DOA. Schiit stopped shipping. Looks like they rushed with that Urd.

Sorry guys I just can’t resist it.

The only Schiit I ever took…ownership of, was the Mani phono amp. It was a cheap piece of Schiit that was noisy and had good amounts of distortion. I sold it and that was my first and last Schiit.