Discussion in 'Preamps' started by purr1n, Oct 6, 2016.
Freya sounds like a good time.
Freya looks more interesting than I was expecting. At that price, no reason not to add it and try it out.
Oh fuck. Do two of those amps fit side by side on a standard 17.75" rack?!?
Is that a Mojo2 chassis on top? That's some smart Schiit...
Of course it's a 1999 blurry digital camera pic maybe its a fake
Edited for tone & how I meant it, do appreciate the 1st pic!
Excellent. Schiit Vidar will become the NAD 3020 of the 21th century, except with even more power!! And balanced tube preamp with remote for only 700$. Holy Schiit.
Mojo2 only has one tube per channel. That looks like 4 total. I would think it's their preamp.
Form factor, not actual product. (It's the Freya.)
The NAD comparison is a good one. They nailed the budget/quality balance back in the day. I've got a NAD 3125 feeding some Miccas at work. Similar aesthetic - minimal and sturdy.
I'm super excited for the Freya. One question, it looks from the pic that the quad 6SN7 are pretty close together.
Do you think it will accept ST shaped 6sn7?
What is that ROON ready stuff at the bottom? Is it sitting on top of a product? Hard to tell...
Salk's streamer advertising ROON support.
funny how head-fi tv doesn't have any preview of the new schiits?
Yeah, I thought that. It just looks like a Mojo2 chassis.
Preamp. Looks interesting. 6SN7 tubes (not crappy 9 pin junk).
3020 was an integrated amp. Vidar is a power amp that needs a separate preamp. Not really the same thing.
^^^ The Saga looks like a Jot with a tube (or 2?) sticking out...
Just one question on the Freya.. Is it better to leave it powered up 24x7 or shutdown when not using? From a tube longevity/cost of operation stand point.
I have zero experience with tubes(except CRT monitors)
Also which type of speakers would perform optimal with the kind of power that the stereo vidar does.
Leave it off otherwise filaments wear out (think light bulb). Tube gear takes 15 minutes to warm up. In the meantime, don't forget your 6SN7s. I like the black triangle plates. Don't overpay. $15-$18 per tube is about right. A lot of expensive stuff sounds different, or flat out weird, rather than better.
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