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Old 08-22-2018, 07:08 PM
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Default Vidar.............

Anyone using a Vidar (or two)? Have one inbound that arrives on Friday. Should be a 'fun' listen with the matching Saga.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:05 PM
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Looking forward to you impressions - once Vidar is burned in an up to snuff.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:54 AM
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I run a pair with Yggy 2 and Freya. Love 'em. One thing I can say is they "grip" my speakers and don't ever let go, the detail and soundstage allow the system to vanish leaving just music.
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Good to 'hear' (read). Due in tomorrow and it will run 24/7 while I'm away over the weekend. Won't be loud unless the wife decides to boggie.
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Vidar delivered this a.m. (unusual - normally get Fedex mid-afternoon). After ~2hr there is no question that the Vidar has better control of my 87db efficient speakers than did the 25wpc tube amps it replaced. Seems to be clean & clear, but won't start making any critical judgements until after the weekend of run-time.
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Old 08-24-2018, 03:02 PM
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Vidar delivered this a.m. (unusual - normally get Fedex mid-afternoon). After ~2hr there is no question that the Vidar has better control of my 87db efficient speakers than did the 25wpc tube amps it replaced. Seems to be clean & clear, but won't start making any critical judgements until after the weekend of run-time.

Looking forward to your impressions Glenn!
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Am about 5-6 hours into the Vidar and it is very pleasing. Presentation is just enough different from that of the previous amps that I've had to move the speakers a bit to be aimed directly at my listening position or the sound-stage moves towards one speaker or the other. Slightly smaller sweet-spot. Also, after several years of tubes, another noticeable feature is how quiet the background is. Simply nothing there between tracks.
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Up to 100+ hours with the Vidar and remain quite pleased. The additional power has done an excellent job with the 9K speakers and I'm still doing some fine-tuning on their position. Then will give bi-wiring a try.
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