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A Schiit Audio System

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Jon1969, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. adamos

    adamos Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southeastern PA
    I upgraded the DAC in my home office headphone setup from a Modi 3 to a Bifrost 2 a few months ago and I’m really happy with it. I liked the Modi 3 too but the Bifrost 2 brings a lot more to the table.
     
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  2. archerious

    archerious New Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Same here, it's very odd. Recorded a video of the humming, the worst part is my Vidar didn't do this at first. I thought it was my DAC, then my interconnects, finally went 3.5mm to RCA and the Vidar still hummed. Put my Magnepan's to my friend's Hypex amp and no hiss. I'm not sure what to do.

     
  3. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

    Location:
    Brisbane Australia
    That sounds more like a tea kettle whistle, rather than hum. Does your Vidar hum/hiss when there's noting connected to it? If not. Its not your Vidar.

    Regards
     
  4. DavidR

    DavidR Forum Resident

    Location:
    Europe
    I would get that back to the manufacture asap.

    Schiit QC is Schiit, a few years ago I had DAC and amp delivered and both were dead on arrival. I now avoid the brand like the plaque.
     
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  5. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

    Location:
    Brisbane Australia
    How would you know if they were any good if they were DOA? :D

    Edit: In all seriousness. What you suggesting seems like a rash, emotionally driven decision. It may not even be the amp.
     
  6. DiggyGun

    DiggyGun Active Member

    Location:
    UK

    And, you’re “casually knocking” @ProfessorC1983, just because he has a different experience and opinion to you.

    We all have different opinions, which we may agree with, or not. Doesn’t mean that they are incorrect, just different.
     
  7. rednedtugent

    rednedtugent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Funk, Ohio
    You are late to the fight. :wantsome::faint:
     
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  8. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Perhaps someone can help me out. I'd like to run a Freya/Vidar but is this possible with balanced inputs or is that only possible with Monoblock configuartion?
     
  9. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

    Location:
    SW Washington, USA
    Vidar's XLR input is only for mono mode. To run Vidar in stereo mode, you must use the RCA connections.

    Freya has two pairs of XLR inputs for balanced source components, and 3 pairs of RCA inputs for single ended sources. Freya has a pair of XLR outputs, and two pairs of RCA outputs.
     
  10. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Okay. Thanks for the info! Both the Vidar and say a Phono preamp can be connected properly?
     
  11. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

    Location:
    SW Washington, USA
    Yes, that should be no problem.

    In my system, I run the solid state Freya S with a single Vidar. I have two phono units and one DAC for sources, all single ended RCA. I have no balanced sources (yet!).

    BTW, I feed my powered sub from Vidar's speakers outputs. You can do this when Vidar is used in stereo mode, but not in mono mode.
     
  12. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Great to know! Much appreciated. That's exactly what I'm trying to do except with the Freya + instead of Freya S
     
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  13. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    I forgot to mention I currently run two subs in my system. Could I use a splitter from the Vidar's L&R to connect it to both subs and the Freya+?
     
  14. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

    Location:
    SW Washington, USA
    If you're using speaker level inputs for your subs, you can hook them both up to Vidar's binding posts using stacking banana plugs. If you're using line level inputs for your subs, just use one of the three available pairs of outputs on Freya.
     
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