Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by PacoTaco, Oct 12, 2017.
80w mono is great news, that should power most reasonably efficient speakers.
Ok well thanks for the report, sounds like a monster amp. BTW, what tweaks do you recco for Freya? Has this been covered somewhere?
I'm hoping it gets tweaked to get on Saga's level. The one they had at RMAF showed no signs of changes. I just love the Saga, it's a phenomenal pre.
I recall someone making a profile post that they preferred Gungnir Multibit over Yggdrasil A2, and if they were insane. No they are not. Yggdrasil A2 is bassier and warmer and on the wrong setup, can sound more muddied or congested despite superior potential in slam, focus, and microdetail. I actually have to tweak my bass ports and bass trim on my speakers after I swapped Gungnir Multibit with Yggdrasil A2 and vice versa.
Also, according to @schiit, Ivana is from the future and solving stupid insane engineering problems left and right. I think 2019 will be an amazing year for Schiit.
That would have been me.
I’m loving the huge open soundstage of Yggdrasil A2, and the microplankton, blackness, separation, layering etc. I hear the performance venue more than any other DAC I’ve heard. But tonally I’m preferring Gungnir Multibit. Yggdrasil A2 does seem to have some low bass bloat, but has no body through the upper bass and mids in my setup. And not as tight or punchy as Gungnir Multibit. Yggdrasil A2 seems lower on tonal density and meat on the bones. Probably transducer dependant, but I think my ATCs are fairly neutral, and Yggdrasil A2 is not working as well with them, other than to blow me away on technicalities.
Well there you go. You might still be insane though, just not because of that
With what headphones and amp are you making these impressions? Just curious.
he said with his ATCs = monitors
Sorry that is on speakers (ATC SCM19) + Vidar, may not have been clear. I have some other speakers (Dynaudio Special 40s) that are a bit less neutral tonally than the ATCs and will like compliment Yggdrasil A2 better - I suspect that may flip my preference, but we’ll see.
Cat's of out the bag. There's a photo Easter egg somewhere too.
Just when I though I had reached my personal "end game" and you throw out a suggestion like this.....
@purr1n, any chance this was the s/s amp you were talking about with your initial Autuer impressions? I'm thinking as a speaker amp it's unlikely, but thought I'd ask...
Sorry about that man. I don’t really subscribe to “end game”, but if you do, you might have to stop participating in these forums!
Joking of course, but there is always something new and shiny around the corner for those always searching for audio nirvana (which doesn’t actually exist except in our heads).
If this goes anything like the Vidar announcement went, we might be waiting a while for them to start shipping anyhow (Jason said at least the new year).
Enjoy the beauty of what you have now I say - dynamite setup you have there. Plus I think you said you were driving Maggies? If so, I’m not sure this would be the right amp for those anyhow.
Question for folks, what's the general consensus of the quality of Schiits Vidar? I have been reading a ton of message boards where folks talk about transformer and speaker hum. A large percentage seem to be of the non US 240v variety. Schiit seems to be doing a fair job of addressing concerns. Just wondering what the consensus is from Vidar users in the states. I've heard no one say anything bad about the actual music quality.
I don’t think a “general consensus” is in the cards for you here sorry (nor anywhere on the internet).
As per usual, the people with issues tend to be the voices that stand out. The rest of the masses who have no issues you will hardly ever hear from. You live in the U.S. so it’s pretty easy for you to take advantage of Schiit’s guarantee and return policy if you don’t like it, or have issues, so the risk is pretty minimal to none. I’m pretty sure Schiit would not continue to sell a product that a significant portion of people have problems with, and Jason has spoken to this before saying that they see very few problems with them. Yep there are a few with issues but this is typical.
Also, it’s a great sounding amp, probably the best out there at anywhere near its price, and that’s not hyperbole.
For further questions on Vidar, try the Vidar thread:
I don't think that photo is on the internet. It was at RMAF.
Which photo do you mean? Is it any of these?
The actual amp is in those pictures. Why would you need to look for an Easter egg?
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