Schiit Audio Vidar Stereo/Mono Power Amplifier

Schiit Audio

Okay. Let’s blow up this high-end nonsense. Here’s your ultra-high-end amplifier, without the ultra-high-end price. Welcome to the revolution.

 

    • Okay. Let’s blow up this high-end nonsense. Here’s your ultra-high-end amplifier, without the ultra-high-end price. Welcome to the revolution.

      No-Excuses Amp, No-Brainer Price
      Vidar is nothing less than a no-excuses, exotic-topology, Class-AB, linear-supply, microprocessor-controlled, power-doubling, dual-mono-ish, intelligently-managed, drives-almost-anything power amp. No Class D, no switching supplies, no fans, no compromises, nothing in the signal path but music—for a three-figure price tag.

      Small Size, Big Power
      Don’t let the compact size fool you—pick up the Vidar to get a real feeling for the beefy 600VA transformer inside. Vidar may be small, but it’s also a powerhouse, delivering 100W per channel into 8 ohms, doubling to 200W per channel into 4 ohms.

      Stereo or Mono Flexibility
      Combine Vidar with a single-ended preamp like Saga for a complete system with insane, no-compromise performance—for just a little over a grand. Or, run two Vidars from a preamp with balanced outputs (like our Freya) for true monoblock performance and 400 watts per channel into 8 ohms.

      Intelligent Oversight and Protection
      In Vidar, a microprocessor oversees important aspects of amplifier operation, from DC offset to over-current and over-temperature faults. This provides stable, safe operation without invasive current-limiting, fuses, or active devices in the power supply path. In English, Vidar makes sure it’s operating optimally at all times—and protects itself when it needs to, so you can be assured of excellent performance for a long, long time.

      Made in USA. Really.
      By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Vidar—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US.

      5-Year Warranty
      Vidar is covered by a 5-year limited warranty that covers parts and labor.

Stereo, 8 Ohms: 100W RMS per channel
Stereo, 4 Ohms: 200W RMS per channel
Mono, 8 ohms: 400W RMS
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-500KHz, -3dB
SNR >125db, A-weighted, referenced to full output
Damping Factor: >100 into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz
Gain: >22 (27dB)
Input Impedance: >22k ohms SE, 44k ohms balanced
Crosstalk: >>95dB, 20-20kHz
Topology: > Fully complementary, all-BJT, current feedback, no coupling capacitors or DC servos
Oversight: > microprocessor-controlled monitoring and management of critical operational points, including DC offset, with with relay shut-down for overcurrent, thermal, and other faults
Power Supply: >600VA transformer with dual mono main rails, plus boosted, regulated supply to input, voltage gain and driver stages, plus separate, isolated and regulated rails for microprocessor management.
Power Consumption: >700W maximum
Size: >22.5mm x 32.5mm x 9.68mm
Weight: >13.64kg