Bifrost 2 certainly has potential - just the fact that it offers balanced output and the new USB interface bodes quite well.
The last iteration of the original Bifrost MB (what was sometimes referred to as the “A2” revision, details/existence of which have never been officially confirmed to my knowledge) had already closed a good chunk of the gap between the original Gungnir MB (pre-“A2” rumor-version). And, finally, clearly distinguished Bifrost MB from Modi MB - as the early models were so close it was very hard to tell them apart.
For people that don’t care about USB, and that are single-ended only, I think there are going to be some very good deals on the more recent generation of Bifrost MB (from around October of last year, maybe earlier).
That the new one has more in common with a current-generation (“A2”) Gungnir MB for $699 (or $599 if you’ve ever bought a Bifrost or a Bifrost upgrade from Schiit in the past) is very impressive and intriguing … can’t wait to hear how close it gets.
I’ll have to wait until October regardless, but my experience with Schiit’s DACs has been that it’ll likely be worth the wait.