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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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    Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

  • #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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        Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
        Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 28, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug.
        Electronics: DIY passive line-stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
        Speakers: Tekton Perfect SET 15, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7
        Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
        Speaker cables: WyWyres Diamond, Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
        Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
        Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
        Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, DT770 Studio 80 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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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 e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, 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
              -
              Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
              Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 28, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug.
              Electronics: DIY passive line-stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
              Speakers: Tekton Perfect SET 15, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7
              Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
              Speaker cables: WyWyres Diamond, Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
              Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
              Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
              Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, DT770 Studio 80 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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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 e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, 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
                -
                Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
                Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 28, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug.
                Electronics: DIY passive line-stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
                Speakers: Tekton Perfect SET 15, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7
                Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
                Speaker cables: WyWyres Diamond, Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
                Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
                Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
                Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, DT770 Studio 80 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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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.

                  ********

                  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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