Schiit Vidar Impression Thread - UPDATED WITH REVIEW (CHECK FIRST POST)

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  1. Marvey

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    Upgrade to the MMMm2. Comes with extra stuff so you don't have to worry about amps.
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    Does it come with the speakers as well?
     
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    is she a midget?

    edit: sorry... "little person"
     
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    More "not" production problems ;) This time an email went out, which is nice. Was kinda expecting this one given Schiit offices are right near Santa Clarita fire - but linkage is just conjecture.

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    Thank you for placing your order for Vidar. Unfortunately, I have some disappointing news. We have experienced an unexpected production delay on the board production line where the next Vidar build is scheduled to run. This has pushed the arrival date of the first batch of boards back from the end of this week (12/15) to the end of next week (12/22). There will not be enough time to properly build, configure, burn-in, and test your Vidar and ship in time for Christmas. I apologize for this delay. I am working with our board house to see if we can get the boards a few days sooner but honestly, I don’t expect there to be much chance for an earlier delivery. I do anticipate shipping in the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Once the boards are delivered to Schiit, we will get them out to you as quickly as possible. Please accept my personal apologies.
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    Was just about to bug them via email too, thanks for the update !
     
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    The Vidar did not ship on the delayed schedule. Dates on the website now point to the 9th. 2-3 days is now 5 weeks. I guess it would make sense to say that my impressions of the Vidar is that it fails to deliver on the hype, but has the greatest extension of any piece of audio gear I've ever owned. While many SS amp attempt to achieve perfect gain on wire clarity, the VIdar has the more of a euphonic sound of a Vacuum Tube amp - though Schiit's implementation is special - it forgoes the tube and delivers only the Vacuum. This implementation of Vacuum technology allows the listener to hear right through the speakers into the most holographic environment I've heard. It's like there really are children playing in the yard, a fan running in the corner, cars driving up and down the street. I like the Vidar so much that I'm thinking of recommending it to my neighbor so that he can enjoy the same Vacuum technology with the Banda he likes to play at 2 am. ;)
     
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    I know how frustrating it is when shipping is delayed like that. I believe that you'll agree that it was worth the wait when you finally get it. I've had my Vidar since September and IMHO it's a very good amp. I've already sold the Parasound A23 that it replaced.

    Hang in there.

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    Got shipment notification today! For those of ya'll waiting they are finally on the way.
     
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    Yep same here :)
     
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    Got recall notification today. Am starting to feel like Fenrir. Only I didn't kill Odin, I promise. There is nothing to avenge. ( Vidar kils Fenrir after Fenrir kills Odin at Ragnorok ).
    Delivered 6 weeks late, recalled less than a week after arrival. Well at least they caught and recalled based upon whatever "Glitch" it is they found. And here I was getting ready to say how much I'm enjoying it.... siiiiggghhhhh......
     
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    Yep same here, musta been the same batch, looks like they'll be ready to ship the replacement as soon as we reply that they're on their way back via fedex. Will get that done tomorrow.
     

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