I understand what you are saying. However I have heard that the Freya+ is REALLY good. And I will be running two different systems off of it. It has three different modes so I can run it in passive when listening to the Omega's on the tube amp and engage tubes when listening to my SS Cherries and ZU's. I think it will give me a lot of flexibility.
It is unfortunate that we must buy most components sound-unheard. I used to enjoy hanging around audio stores, listening to equipment I couldn’t afford but developing my experience with nice equipment and refining the type of sound I like.
I want to like Schiit equipment. I own three pieces but each falls short in presenting music with a dimensionality I have come to expect from my tube equipment and some well-executed solid state.
My Bigfoot’s Mulitbit is ok, but lags behind my Chord Mojo in musicality and inner detail. The Saga (v.1 with tube) is ok, but the tube doesn’t seem to add anything (including gain) and seems to muddy the sound a bit. In contrast, my ca. 1987 Super Revelation Dual Mono preamp ($400 new, $300 a couple of years ago) runs circles around it in every possible way. It is quiet even with its high gain and both the line and phono stages present a huge, holographic soundstage. It really sounds like an Audible Illusions Modulus 2D I owned in the 1990’s. The Freya is reputed to be better still than the Saga, but I doubt it is that much better, regardless of system flexibility.
Most audio manufacturers tend to have a house sound. My feeling is the Omega and Schiit house sounds are not precisely in alignment.