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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. JohnnyCanuck
    My Vidar reaches 38 C under normal (fairly loud) listening here with a room temp of 19 C. Playing heavy rock at loud levels I've seen the Vidar's temperature as high as 40.7 C. I don't consider any of these temperatures to be overly warm.

  2. yonson
    I've had my Vidar at 71 - 72° C in 4 ohm mono on a few occasions when really cranking them up, still have yet to send them into thermal shutdown... During normal listening they are in the 45 range...
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2018
  3. Timster
    Thanks ... with all respect of course, I think you need to try harder :ksc75smile:

    Hmmm ... I must have a different definition of "loud" :) .... I can easily get the Vidar running over 50 degrees C, and have hit thermal cutoff limits at around 60 degrees (although that was unusually loud!!) and I wouldn't normally do that!
  4. Timster
    Thanks. So running biased to quality (Class A?) means that they are operating in class A at idle and for lower outputs, and with Class A always "on" the heat is a natural result of that.??

    I'll have go back through the "Schiit Happened" story to see what I can glean.
  5. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    You married to a polar bear?
    I wouldn't be able to live at those low temperatures.
  6. JohnnyCanuck
    It's a function of the load. I'm driving Zu Essence speakers; 12 ohm impedance, 97 dB for 1 W input. They get loud, believe me.

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  7. yonson
    Haha, I keep mine at 17...
  8. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    You must be burning carbs like crazy.
    1Kg of spaghetti a day minimum.
    Brrrrrrr... my iniminimanimo's just retracted from existence.
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  9. Rowethren
    Haha, I have my window open and my room frequently drops down to 14-16, it is lovely!
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  10. AudioBear
    That it wildly efficient. 97dB/W means you only need a few watts to driver your speakers. I only ready Electricity for Dummies but doesn't 12 ohm impedance mean less current is needed for the same power as compared to a 4 ohm speaker? Meaning it should run colder than with the average speaker.
  11. KoshNaranek
    I have my thermostat set to 17 as well.
  12. Timster
    Ahh, the 12 ohm would be a big part of the difference. My VAF DC-7s are nominally 4 ohm @ 93 dB/watt.
    Thanks again!
  13. barondla
    Just saw the announcement on Audio Asylum that Schiit has become a sponsor.
  14. Nicholas Seltzer
    is anyone having problems with their Vidars making a slight buzz and hum... i am and Im pretty sure it isn't a ground loop.
  15. JohnnyCanuck
    No buzzing or humming from my Vidar.

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