Loaner: Schiit Aegir Class A power amp

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  1. purr1n

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    You can't go wrong with the price. And if there are tonality "synergy" issues, you can just tweak your crossover. That's the beauty of DIY. No need to mix-and-match expensive gear to get the system to work holistically.
     
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    Whoops, forgot to mention that I sent this out - should be arriving to Greg Friday.
     
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    Just got the amp. First impression, WTF why is the box so big? Second impression, I really like the aesthetic. I appreciate the solid build quality and really great finish on each surface. Considering the fact that it is a cost optimized design, it still looks handsome. Pride of ownership is important to me, and I'm a snob when it comes to fancy looking gear. I would be delighted to look at this amp every day.

    Third impression, I do not like the the way the button feels on the front. I don't have any reason for that. But, the first time I clicked it I said "ew." As long as it's reliable and works every time I go to press it, there is no reason why I should dislike this button. I had a plunger style button go to Hell on my Audio-GD Master 10, so if the Schiit buttons are more reliable then my fixation for this button will end right here.

    More to come.
     
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    Please remove me from this tour - broke down and ordered one. Thanks!
     
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    I don't have it or have heard of it's whereabouts.
     
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    I have it. I've made arrangements to ship it to @Scott Kramer tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.
     
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    @Greg121986 Thanks for clarifying it.

    Future participants (myself included) please note that usual loaner period is 5 days unless specified or well-excused.
     
  9. purr1n

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    I have a spare one I can send out.
     
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    @captkirk: pm me phone, address, email, etc.
     
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    Aegir here safe & sound.

    Road trip yesterday to borrow an OG freya to help test, don't know about that thing... a bit much (used it as a pre into my existing classD last night to get a feel for it) it's almost glomming on redundant spaciousness, blunting transients, and seems slow (in my situation)-- I'll figure it out, have lots of options to play with. (Think I like the Jensen 1:1 ya2/se conversion much better)

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    Really enjoying the Aegir, it's fun to listen to and beautiful sounding. Deep stage with lots of structure way in the back, it's really cool. Settled on Freya buffer and Jensens for the Yggdrasil... tubes a bit far out for me and noise floor is high lol! Will do passive and try my gain-cell Pre also. (Wish I had a FreyaS that's for sure)

    Oh yeah... bass is amazing

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    [piCoreRT->digiONEsig->Ya2] [Aegir->ELAC Adante/Debut6.2] [2x ML-Decent Subs]
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    Order updated. @Mystic let me know that he'll be out of town, so Texas gentlemen got moved up one slot. @Vtory will be next followed by @famish99 if that's okay with everyone. Shipping will be a little bit back and forward but I don't think it should affect things too much.
     
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    Thanks for updating status. I will pm Scott my address.
     
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    Aegir #2 received from @purr1n. Thank you.
     
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    Loaner Aegir (#1) received. Hooked it up with SR1a. A little confused as it sounds different than I imagined (thought it be super, steroid-injected JLH)

    Will listen more.
     
  18. purr1n

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    SR1a requires much more power than what a single Aegir can provide.
     
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    Haha, I wanted to test what would happen to raal when driven by low power, as I've used mostly less than 1W (roughly 91dB spl) even at peaks. Planning to compare three different amps at different power levels during my evaluation.
     
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