AEGIR

AEGIR

£800
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What if Schiit made a Class A version of the Vidar?  What if Schiit made a better-than-Class-A-in-many-respects version of the Vidar? Well, here you go. Meet Aegir.

Continuity™: Benefits Beyond Class A

Schiit Aegir is the first Continuity speaker amplifier, extending a technology they introduced with the Lyr 3 headphone amp. Technically, Continuity is a way to eliminate transconductance droop outside of the Class A bias region, and extend the benefits of Class A biasing. It also solves the NPN and PNP device mismatch problem, since it uses both NPN and PNP devices on both rails. It’s still a very hot-running amp, though, with over 10W of Class A standing bias.

A True No-Excuses Design

Like Vidar, Aegir uses an exotic current-feedback topology, as well as a 100% linear power supply (with 7 separate voltage rails and 600VA transformer) and microprocessor oversight to eliminate capacitors and DC servos in the signal path. No Class D, no switching supplies, no fans, no compromises, nothing in the signal path but music—for a three-figure price tag.

Power That Scales

Schiit Aegir provides 20W into 8 ohms, doubling to 40W into 4 ohms. Run mono, and you’ll see 80W into 8 ohms. Best of all, Continuity ensures you see Class-A-like performance at all these power outputs.

Convenient Standby Mode

On Aegir, Schiit added a front-panel button to put the amp into Standby mode. This de-biases the output stage completely and reduces standing power consumption significantly. This keeps the rest of the amp up and running, without massive heat output.

Made in USA

By Made in USA this is what this mean: the vast majority of the total production of Aegir—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—comes from US companies manufacturing in the US. The chassis are made minutes from the facility. The PCBs are mode just over the hill in Northern California. The transformers are also made in California. You get the picture.

5-Year Warranty

Schiit Aegir is covered by a 5-year limited warranty that covers parts and labour.

Power Output:

Stereo, 8 Ohms: 20W RMS per channel

Stereo, 4 Ohms: 40W RMS per channel

Mono, 8 ohms: 80W RMS 

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-500KHz, -3dB

THD: <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 20W RMS into 8 ohms

IMD: <0.01%, CCIR, at 20W RMS into 8 ohms

SNR: >114db, A-weighted, referenced to full output

Damping Factor: >100 into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz

Gain: 12 (22dB)

Input Sensitivity: AKA Rated Output (Vrms)/Rated Gain. Or, 14.3/12. You do the math.

Input Impedance: 22k ohms SE, 44k ohms balanced

Crosstalk: >105dB, 20-20kHz

Inputs: L/R RCA jacks for stereo input, single XLR for mono input

Topology: Fully complementary, all-BJT, current feedback, no coupling capacitors or DC servos with Continuity™ constant transconductance output stage

Oversight: Microprocessor-controlled monitoring and management of critical operational points, including DC offset, with standby mode and relay shut-down for overcurrent, thermal, and other faults

Power Supply: 600VA transformer with dual mono main rails, plus boosted, regulated supply to input, voltage gain and driver stages, plus separate, isolated and regulated rails for microprocessor management.

Power Consumption: 450W maximum 

Size: 22.86 x 33.02 x 9.84 CM

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