Schiit Loki Max: Six band equalizer with ladder controls on LC filters and a remote control

Schiit Loki Max equalizer

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Schiit Audio has released the Schiit Loki Max equalizer. The equalizer inherits the already well-known, simpler Schiit models like Loki Mini and Lokius: no graphic slide potentiometers, only rotary dials, which in Loki Max are complemented by a nice remote control in an aluminum case.

But the main thing is inside. Loki Max adjusts frequency response in six bands: 20 Hz, 120 Hz, 400 Hz, 2 kHz, 6 kHz and 16 kHz. Moreover, the depth of adjustment smoothly changes from ± 12 dB at the edges of the range to ± 6 dB in the middle. At the same time, SOI is promised in the entire frequency range not worse than 0.001%.

For this, only LC filters (capacitor-inductance) were used in the circuit, and custom coils with a nickel core were used for certain ranges. It all works in a fully discrete bipolar topology.


The cherry on the cake can be considered adjustments specially created for Loki Max branded 31-step relay potentiometers on thin-film resistors with a tolerance of 0.5% and 60 relays under custom firmware.


The result is an exact match of the parameters of both channels in any position. A C-Core 48 VA transformer was used to power the system. The module based on it provides ± 16 V and ± 32 V with double stabilization, plus a separate high-current 5 V power supply for the microprocessor and relay.

In the US, the Schiit Loki Max will cost $ 1,500.

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