Here’s your ultra-high-end amplifier, without the ultra-high-end price. Vidar 2 is nothing less than an all-out, exotic-topology, Class-AB, linear-supply, microprocessor-controlled, power-doubling, dual-mono-ish, intelligently-managed, drives-almost-anything power amp that you’ll be happy with for a long, long time. Maybe forever!
Vidar has all the modern conveniences you expect, including a compact form factor, a convenient front-panel standby switch to save tons of power, and an intelligent microprocessor-driven oversight system that ensures the amp is operating optimally at all times—and protects your treasured speakers from harm.
…with Old Skool Quality
At the same time, don’t let the features fool you. Pick up Vidar 2 to get a real 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.
Stereo or Mono Flexibility
Combine Vidar 2 with a single-ended preamp like Saga for an insanely affordable, insanely high performance system. Crazy? Want more? Run two Vidar 2s from a balanced preamp like Kara or Freya for true monoblock performance and 400 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
Designed and Built in California—For Real
The vast majority of the total production cost of Vidar—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Chassis are made minutes from our California factory. PCBs are done just over the hill or in NorCal. Transformers are also made in California. You get the picture.
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 Factor: >100 into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz
Gain: 20 (26dB)
Input Sensitivity: AKA Rated Output (Vrms)/Rated Gain. Or, 28V/20. You do the math.
Input Impedance: 22k ohms SE, 44k ohms balanced
Crosstalk: >90dB, 20-20kHz
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