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

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  1. Taverius

    Taverius Smells like sausages

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    https://www.cs1.net/products/jensen_transformers/PO-2XX.htm

    That's the 1:1 version, which is considered the best (least coloration) compared to the 1:4.

    You'd want the PO-2RX, but given the not inconsequential cost double check with someone other than me that actually knows their trafos, assuming you can't fix the current setup.
     
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    It’s a decent solution. It has a surprising amount of functionality when you dig into. I also seem to be in the minority when it comes to noise, most people reporting it is notably quiet.

    I think, if I’m understanding your purposes correctly it would work.
     
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    That was helpful, thanks!
     
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    I’ve solved my rolls box problem in a really expensive manner.
    Instead of getting a two channel pre amp to add to the chain, I’m just replacing most of the chain!

    I was in Magnolia the other day killing time while I got my car smogged and the salesman said he had a sweet pre/pro on close out. So I ended up buying a Rotel RSP 1582. It’s getting a little dated, no Atmos, no Dolby Vision etc, but I don’t have an Atmos system and I have a work around for HDR. The deal was just SO GOOD I had to take it. Like 75% off good.

    Anyway, this thing has 8 channel 4v balanced outs, so all good there.

    I also got an Emotiva XPA5 to amp the rest of the channels.

    I will report back when I have chance to do some real testing. First impression though is big improvement. No noise and all the volume. Also a much better pre than the Yamaha AVR.

    So far I highly recommend this Rotel and believe you can get the same deal or close to it at any Magnolia.
     
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    I normally have a pair of Vidar running the towers in my main system, however since it's that time of year where I don't need to run the heat or the A/C, I've swapped over to my Parasound JC 1's (they use double the power vs. Vidar, and put off a TON of heat) in my main system and decided to do a little experimenting with Vidar on some spare gear I have. I also decided to do some comparisons between the DAC/preamp in the Oppo 105D and a Modi Multibit along with a Magni 3 as the preamp, I'm using a SYS to switch between them.

    Currently I'm only running a single Vidar and i have to say I'm quite impressed, it has delivered everything I've asked for without issue. I had planned on doing a comparison between a single Vidar and Monoblocks, however I honestly don't even think it's worth it on this system, but I'll probably end up doing it anyway...

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    rlow A happy woofer

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    I’ve been comparing single vs dual Vidars on my system for the last couple months, but only focusing on the monoblocks recently. I’m running mine with smaller monitors, but I’d be curious whether your impressions line up with mine.
     
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    I have a smaller set of towers that I'm going to swap in there eventually as well, but they are doing surround duty in my home theater and I'm not looking forward to moving these again...
     
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    I'm still quite impressed with Vidar as a stereo amp, however I did have my first protection excursion this morning (4 ohm stereo) while I was working around the house and had it cranked. I'm pretty sure it was over-current as all I had to do was power cycle it and it was back to jamming. I checked the temperature and the hottest part of the heatsink was just under 70 degrees C, and I've had them over that before without going into thermal protection...
     
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    How does Freya S / Vidar combo compare to Rega Elex R integrated amp? Thanks
     

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