The Chicago Crusher
- Mar 1, 2016
- Central Fl
You gotta hand it to Schitt though, they know how to strike a gold mine with the audiophools. It's utterly trivial and cheap in an EE context to take off-the-shelf chips and turn it into an end product that doesn't sound like complete crap to the ear since the big semicon design firms have already done 99% of the hard work, and if audible design flaws did exist it can be marketed with the usual weasel words and "measurements don't matter" which the crowd would happily drink the Kool-Aid.
Heck he even caught my eye with one of his latest products, the new Vidar power amp. Just a good ole fashion "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." It does appear to have a totally different topology then the Ragnarok that gave JA issues but I'm not the EE here.
Plus it's Made In The USA and has a 5 year warranty.
Since IMO it's probably a fully transparent High Fidelity amplifier if used inside it's performance envelope, it pushes most all my buttons.
After I'd seen a good JA type review of it, it would be very high on my list if for some reason I was looking to replace my Adcoms.