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  • Brand new from Schiit - The Vidar Amp

    Vidar amps, NOT CLASS D and only $700.00

    Power Output:

    Stereo, 8 Ohms: 100W RMS per channel

    Stereo, 4 Ohms: 200W RMS per channel

    Mono, 8 ohms: 400W RMS

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-500KHz, -3dB

    THD: <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 100W RMS into 8 ohms

    IMD: <0.01%, CCIR, at 100W RMS into 8 ohms

    SNR: >125db, A-weighted, referenced to full output

    Damping Factor: >100 into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz

    Gain: 22 (27dB)

    Input Impedance: 22k ohms SE, 44k ohms balanced

    Crosstalk: >95dB, 20-20kHz

    Inputs: L/R RCA jacks for stereo input, single XLR for mono input

    Topology: Fully complementary, all-BJT, current feedback, no coupling capacitors or DC servos

    Oversight: microprocessor-controlled monitoring and management of critical operational points, including DC offset, with with relay shut-down for overcurrent, thermal, and other faults

    Power Supply: 600VA transformer with dual mono main rails, plus boosted, regulated supply to input, voltage gain and driver stages, plus separate, isolated and regulated rails for microprocessor management.

    Power Consumption: 700W maximum

    Size: 9” x 13” x 3.875”

    Weight: 30 lbs

    http://schiit.com/products/vidar
    Chris
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  • #2
    Looks real nice.

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    • #3
      Great! Hope someone tells us how they sound. The Freya Tube pre and a pair of these come at such reasonable prices! Makes me forget how much I don't like their company name.

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      • #4
        I did get to use the prototype for a couple days at home and at the LA Audio Show. Pretty impressive amp, especially with the Maggie .7.
        Steve Lefkowicz
        Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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        http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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        • #5
          I think products like this help the "newbie" get into audio without spending paychecks on amps. Hats off to Schiit
          Chris
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          Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e22Mkll, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se, HD800, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Lefkowicz View Post
            I did get to use the prototype for a couple days at home and at the LA Audio Show. Pretty impressive amp, especially with the Maggie .7.
            It would be great if you could do a review of the amps with the Freya preamp Steve

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JackD201 View Post

              It would be great if you could do a review of the amps with the Freya preamp Steve
              If they are willing to send me a review sample I will. I had to return the Freya and prototype Vidar the day after the show ended.
              Steve Lefkowicz
              Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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              http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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              • #8
                Those are some good looking pieces of Schiit! I ordered the Freya yesterday to check it out. I have heard good things about preamps using the 6sn7 tube.
                Marty

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                • nc42acc
                  nc42acc commented
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                  Freya in the office today. My first impressions are this is a really good preamp. Will listen in the office all week and take it home for the real test this weekend.

              • #9
                A pair of Vidars, A Freya and a Yiggy

                Freya: $699
                Vidar: $699 (x2 for monoblocks)
                Yggdrasil: $2299

                Total: $3697 ($4396 if using mono amps


                Add a pair of Maggi 1.7i for $2000 or a pair of Fritz Carbon SE's for around $2500 and bingo what a cool system for under $7k
                Chris
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                Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e22Mkll, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se, HD800, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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                • nc42acc
                  nc42acc commented
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                  My office is 11'8" by 19' Very long and narrow.

                • cpp
                  cpp commented
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                  I wish my office was that size Id have so many more options , but it serves its purpose as a "office" .With an office that size I think the Pulsars should be pleasant.

                • MylesBAstor
                  MylesBAstor commented
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                  Add ELACs to the list and save $1000-1500. Or ~$1000 with KEF LS50.

              • #10
                Originally posted by cpp View Post
                A pair of Vidars, A Freya and a Yiggy

                Freya: $699
                Vidar: $699 (x2 for monoblocks)
                Yggdrasil: $2299

                Total: $3697 ($4396 if using mono amps


                Add a pair of Maggi 1.7i for $2000 or a pair of Fritz Carbon SE's for around $2500 and bingo what a cool system for under $7k
                From experience these worked really well together. For those who do't do DSD the Multibit Bifrost was quite good:

                Total $2,997.00
                Tekton Lore $1,000.00
                Schiit Freya $699.00
                Schiit Vidar $699.00
                Schiit Bifrost MB $599.00

                Total $3,397.00
                Magneplaner .7 $1,400.00
                Schiit Freya $699.00
                Schiit Vidar $699.00
                Schiit Bifrost MB $599.00

                Total $4,997.00
                Tekton Double Impact $3,000.00
                Schiit Freya $699.00
                Schiit Vidar $699.00
                Schiit Bifrost MB $599.00


                Somebody on Superbestaudiofreinds and Head-Fi just set up the Freya/Vidar/Double Impact system yesterday (don't remember which DAC he has). Waiting to hear his impressions.
                Steve Lefkowicz
                Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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                http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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                • #11
                  From a colleague:

                  The NuForce version of latest JOB / Goldmund amp is on sale online for $499. Given the blow-out price, I wouldn't be surprised if it's being discontinued.

                  http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...umber=NUSTA200

                  This variant has fewer output devices, hence lower power (80 wpc), than the current JOB version -- but higher power than the original JOB Stereo amp & Goldmund SRA (50 wpc).

                  I've found every JOB-based amp slightly lean and clinical, but the strengths of the circuit are also exceptional: resolution, speed, responsiveness, etc....

                  If I had an extra $500 lying around, I'd snag one of these just to have.

                  Steve Stone reviewed it in TAS:

                  http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...wer-amplifier/

                  A great amp at a great price.

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                  I'm going to try it with my vintage 1974 Rogers LS3/5a's and see what's up

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                  • Audioraven
                    Audioraven commented
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                    That's a sweet deal! Wish I had $500 to burn right now.
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