New Schiit Preamps and Power Amp

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by jeffsab, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    Ordered mine. A Hannuka present for me...from me,:laugh:
     
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  2. Jack Flannery

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    Same here. Zero problems.
     
  3. Merrick

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  4. whaiyun

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    Ugh I wanna try the Freya/Vidar x2 set up.
    I wonder if it'll beat out my Rega Elicit R
     
  5. Claus LH

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    Good to hear the line is growing....I have great respect for their stuff and their philosophy of work; currently I own the Modi 2 Uber DAC (wonderful for my PC editing setup) and I am awaiting the Asgard headphone amp today.
    C.
     
  6. dmckean

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    I heard the prototype at the LA Audio show about a month ago connect to a pair of Maggie .7s and it was extremely impressive.
     
  7. MichaelXX2

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    I'm not a fan of how Schiit chooses the most obscure tube types they can. I can only guess it's so they can lock you into buying tubes straight from them.
     
  8. dmckean

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    The 6SN7 isn't exactly obscure.
     
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  9. MichaelXX2

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    Certainly more obscure than a 12AU7, which does the same job, and is incredibly more common.
     
  10. how does this Vidar compare to the Ragnarok, do you think?

    EDIT: I get that the ragnarok is integrated, I was thinking more SQ-wise...
     
  11. Leigh

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  12. dmckean

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    I know they both sound pretty amzing but I've only heard Ragnarok as a headphone amp and Vidar as a speaker amp. I'm sure eventually there will be comparisons out there on Head-Fi once more people have Vidars.
     
  13. tiller

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    Really like the looks of the Freya, but no output for a headphone amp is unfortunately a deal breaker for me.
     
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  14. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    No, it is not. You can find tons online. NOS, and new production as well.
     
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  15. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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  16. ls35a

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    I have a friend with a Freya that spiked and damaged one of his Martin Logans. Schiit was unable to determine the problem after he sent the unit back for service.

    Probably something that could happen with any brand, but hey. Still sucks when it happens to you.
     
  17. Russell Weston

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    The general feeling is that all things being equal, the 6sn7 sounds better than 12au7 equivalents. There are plenty of amps that use them, they're easily available online.
     
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  18. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    how can preamp blow a speaker..first I have ever heard of that.
     
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  19. Russell Weston

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    Perhaps feeding full voltage to the power amp(s), and blowing out the speakers?
     
  20. whaiyun

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    Please post an update if Schiit ever gets back to your friend
     
  21. Jack Flannery

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    Can't electrostatics just blow themselves? Just do a quick search. There are a lot of examples.
     
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  22. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    I don't understand your post.
     
  23. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    possible, but doubtful..?
     
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  24. Digital Vinyl Infidel

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    I think there is zero evidence that a Freya could fry a speaker. We have a drive by post with no
    particulars. Was there user error? Did they have it in passive mode and have the volume all the way up
    which means there was no buffer? Too many questions.
     
  25. Rolltide

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    I get the impression from the description that something went wrong in the preamp and it bypassed the volume control and just sent the full signal to the amp, much like when one accidentally connects an amp to the tape outs vs. the preamp outs.

    I don't think this is something likely to occur and one should avoid the product because of this anecdote, but I don't think anybody is lying either. Curious to hear more details.
     
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