Designed & Made
in the USA
Upto 100W RMS @ 8Ω
3-Pin XLR & RCA
POWER YOUR CHERISHED PASSIVE SPEAKERS WITH THE ALL-NEW SCHIIT VIDAR 2
The Schiit Vidar 2 is an ultra-high-end power amplifier that packs a punch way above its specifications. Vidar 2 is nothing less than an all-out, exotic-topology, Class-AB, linear-supply, microprocessor-controlled, power-doubling, dual-mono-ish, intelligently-managed power amplifier. The Schiit Vidar 2 has all the modern conveniences you would expect, including a small form factor and a handy standby switch on the front panel to save tons of power. It also has an intelligent microprocessor-driven oversight system making the amp operate at its best and safeguarding your priceless speakers from harm.
POWER-PACKED PERFORMER WITH STEREO AND MONO FLEXIBILITY
Schiit Vidar 2 has a feeling for the beefy 600VA transformer inside. No Class D, no switching supplies, no fans, just powerhouse performance, delivering 100W per channel into 8 ohms, doubling to 200W per channel into 4 ohms. Combine Schiit Vidar 2 with a single-ended preamp like Saga S or Saga+ for an insanely high-performance system. For a "real" monoblock performance and 400 watts per channel into 8 ohms, run two Vidar 2s from a balanced preamp like the Freya S or Freya+ if you require additional power.
CRAFTED AND DESIGNED ALMOST ENTIRELY IN CALIFORNIA, USA
Designed and made almost entirely in California, the chassis, boards, transformers, and assembly of the Schiit Vidar 2 are manufactured in the USA. The chassis of the Vidar 2 is made in minutes from Schiit's facility, while the PCBs are developed just over the hill from Schiit's facility or in NorCal.
|POWER OUTPUT||Stereo, 8 Ohms: 100W RMS per channel
Stereo, 4 Ohms: 200W RMS per channel
Mono, 8 ohms: 400W RMS
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.03db, 3Hz-500KHz, +/-3dB|
|THD||<0.004%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 100W RMS into 8 ohms|
|IMD||<0.005%, CCIR, at 100W RMS into 8 ohms|
|SNR||>123dB, A-weighted, referenced to full output|
|DAMPING RATE||>100 into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz|
|INPUT IMPEDANCE||22k ohms SE, 44k ohms balanced|
|INPUT SENSITIVITY||AKA Rated Output (Vrms)/Rated Gain. Or, 28V/20. You do the math.|
|INPUTS||L/R RCA jacks for stereo input, single XLR for mono input|
|TOPOLOGY||current feedback, fully complementary, all 2SC/2SA BJT, no capacitors in the signal path|
|OVERSIGHT||microprocessor-controlled monitoring and management of critical operational points, with with relay shut-down for overcurrent, thermal, and other faults|
|POWER SUPPLY||600VA transformer with dual mono main rails, plus boosted, discrete CFP regulated supply to input, voltage gain and driver stages, plus separate, isolated and regulated rails for microprocessor management|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||700W maximum|
|SIZE||9” x 13” x 3.875”|
1. Schiit Vidar 2
2. Power cord
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||USA|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The Schiit Story
The story of Schiit Audio begins with two veteran audiophiles Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta coming together to shake things up a bit. Both of them have extensive experience in developing lots of audio and A/V products including the Andromeda III, Cobalt 307, DS Pre and Angstrom 200. From power amplifiers, I/V conversion stages, D/A converters, relay-switched stepped attenuator volume controls in preamps to developing the first DTS home theatre surround processor on the market, Schiit Audio has developed a lot of audio products over the years.
Getting into Designing Headphones
Headphones are the need of the hour everyone who likes music uses a headphone. Therefore Schiit Audio moved to develop personal audio equipment while continuing to design a speaker-based system which includes the industry-leading preamps, amps and DACs. So right now Schiit Audio has a plethora of audio products ranging from personal audio to speaker-based systems. Schiit designs affordable audio products that bring happiness in your lives.
True Multibit DACs and Unique Digital Filter
Unlike ordinary DACs that use delta-sigma, NOS (new old stock) D/A chips, multibit chips, high-cost R2R ladders, Schiit uses unique DSP-based closed-form digital filter which improves the sonic performance of the multibit DAC. Therefore the Schiit's multibit technology brings all of it together using the current-production, medical/military grade D/A converters.
Innovation in Analog
Schiit has opted for an innovative approach for the analog side as well. Even the most affordable Schiit headphone amplifier is a miniature, fully discrete, DC coupled, current-feedback power amplifier. Schiit is credited for introducing Continuity output stage to solve the issue of transconductance droop which was common in Class AB amplifier design. Schiit has also developed balanced topologies like Nexus in Ragnarok 2 and a perfect combination of tube and solid-state with Coherence in Lyr 3.
Designed with High-End Materials for Durability
All the Schiit products are designed for solidity and durability. Even the smallest of the products are made of aluminium and steel while the larger products are made of high-end C core transformers, power supply filtering and low-noise control. All the products have to go through severe testing procedures including the latest APx555 audio analyzer and Avermetrics analyzers. Every product from Asgard and up goes through burn-in to address the issues faced during the initial period of usage. Schiit takes care of all the service and support requirements so that you can concentrate on great sound.
Handcrafted in the USA
Schiit believes that local control of all the aspects of production improves the delivering of the product. Therefore all the Schiit products are designed and made in the USA and most of the cost of the components are going to the US-based companies. Assembled in the USA means that Schiit's chassis guys are from San Fernando Valley, Schiit transformers are made in California, Schiit boards come from the east coast of the USA and all the designing, assembling and testing of Schiit products happen in Valencia, California.
5 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Vidar 2 comes with a warranty
from Schiit that covers manufacturing defects.
All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
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