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Any Schiit Vidar poweramp users?

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Mayank Shah

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Hello, Any Schiit Vidar users here?. Feedback is highly appreciated along with a brief about the rest of the gear. Thanks.
 
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Hello, Any Schiit Vidar users here?. Feedback is highly appreciated along with a brief about the rest of the gear. Thanks.
If you are getting one, just get it. It's amazing, don't need any feedback to decide. If you can get 2, even better, run them in bridged mono mode.

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Vidar is Slightly on the Warmer Side of Neutral, it'll extract Very good LF response from any speaker.
there's AEgir Class A amp as well, do check it out, its receiving good reviews. I Had a good experience of pairing Vidar with MA Silver RX6, Zensor 5, Magnepen 1.7 , tannoy Revolution DC6 and ATC Scm 11s , and it sounded pretty good.

Our Best experience was with 2 Vidar in Mono-block Config, Very authoritative, reduced noise floor , especially with demanding speakers like ATCs or Magnepens. Getting the chain with 2 Vidar & going Completely balanced makes a lot of SQ improvement. My Recommendation is Get that 2nd Vidar, without a second thought; if you can get 2.
I did have SMSL SU-8 Dac which didn't sound very well , Other DACs like Gungnir Multibit, Modi Multibit, Northstar Supremo & Arcam iRdac all sounded pretty well with SYS/Saga/Vidar combo. Avoid Cheap Chinese DACs YMMV.
 
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Mayank Shah

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Vidar is Slightly on the Warmer Side of Neutral, it'll extract Very good LF response from any speaker.
there's AEgir Class A amp as well, do check it out, its receiving good reviews. I Had a good experience of pairing Vidar with MA Silver RX6, Zensor 5, Magnepen 1.7 , tannoy Revolution DC6 and ATC Scm 11s , and it sounded pretty good.

Our Best experience was with 2 Vidar in Mono-block Config, Very authoritative, reduced noise floor , especially with demanding speakers like ATCs or Magnepens. Getting the chain with 2 Vidar & going Completely balanced makes a lot of SQ improvement. My Recommendation is Get that 2nd Vidar, without a second thought; if you can get 2.
I did have SMSL SU-8 Dac which didn't sound very well , Other DACs like Gungnir Multibit, Modi Multibit, Northstar Supremo & Arcam iRdac all sounded pretty well with SYS/Saga/Vidar combo. Avoid Cheap Chinese DACs YMMV.
Thanks. I was also thinking about Freya for a pre with vidars. Now getting the vidars here is the problem. My Rme DAC can do as a pre and has XLR outs. Freya would give me an option to hook up other sources like CDP and streamer as well. Currently they are hooked up to the dac via coax and optical.

As of now, it's not critical to get a dedicated pre as such. But do let me know if it would make a difference. My limited knowledge tells me that if I take RCA outs from the CDP and streamer, then the inbuilt DACs on both are in play and by connecting them via coax and optical, I will be bypassing Thier inbuilt DACs and utilising the Rme dac.
 
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As of now, it's not critical to get a dedicated pre as such. But do let me know if it would make a difference. My limited knowledge tells me that if I take RCA
Get that Dedicated Analog, Balanced (Preferably Tube) Preamp, I think it is quite Vital. Don't Rely on Digital Preamp, My 2 cents.
 

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Get that Dedicated Analog, Balanced (Preferably Tube) Preamp, I think it is quite Vital. Don't Rely on Digital Preamp, My 2 cents.
+1 to the above

A dedicated preamp provides better impedence matching , which usually results in more body and weight to the sound. You might be surprised how different your dac will sound, when you put it into fixed output mode and bypass its internal volume control, and connect it to an dedicated external preamp for volume control.
 

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silly imaginative descriptions of the sound quality of the Vidar amp (or any power amp) notwithstanding ("grip", "pacing", "air", "warmer side")all B.S. audiophool nonsense, the Vidar is an excellent amp especially at it's price. No one here could, in a blind test, distinguish it from any overpriced "high end" amplifier. I've had this amp driving maggie LRS speakers and it's performance is perfect. The reason some have experienced this amp shutting down when driving 4 ohm speakers (maggie LRS) is because the output signal level of their pre amp is too small. Turn up the output signal of your preamp. The Vidar's input sensitivity is on the low side.
 
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