AEGIR 2

AEGIR 2

£970
VAT already included
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How do you improve the original Aegir? More power, lower noise floor, less heat. No-brainer, right? Well, let’s throw a wrench in the works—and add Halo™. Meet Aegir 2.

Introducing Halo™: Breakthrough or Illusion?

Halo is a mixed-mode feedback topology that incorporates your loudspeaker into the gain stage, offering the potential for motion control and better acoustic results. Some have claimed this improves measured performance at the driver, but Schiit haven’t been able to confirm that. Nor did we think you want us spending 5 years to end up with an amp that costs £6,000 due to R&D costs, and research results that people will still argue about. So we decided to simply introduce this product, price it fairly, and let you decide. Yes, Schiit are insane. But you knew that.

Improved Continuity™: More Power, Cooler Running

Aegir 2 also offers Schiit's exclusive Continuity™ output stage, there way to eliminate transconductance droop outside of the Class A bias region. It also solves the NPN and PNP device mismatch problem, since it uses both NPN and PNP devices on both rails. Now, they have improved Continuity’s efficiency with some tricks they learned on Tyr, resulting in a more powerful, cooler running amp.

Refined Classic Design

Aegir 2 also delivers a lower noise floor, thanks to a completely redesigned, 100% linear power supply. Starting with a 600VA toroidal transformer, it features dual mono design with 16 Schottky rectifiers for the main rails, plus with 5 regulated voltage rails, including two discrete regulated rails for the boost supply. No Class D, no switching supplies, no fans, no compromises, nothing in the signal path but music—for a three-figure price tag.

Improved Standby Mode

Not using your Aegir 2? Push the front button to reduce power consumption to 1-2W, while keeping everything ready to run. Plus, microprocessor oversight guards against over-current, over-temperature, and DC problems, providing complete fault protection.

Made in USA

By Made in USA this is what this mean: the vast majority of the total production of Aegir 2—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 2 is covered by a 5-year limited warranty that covers parts and labour.

Power Output:

Stereo, 8 Ohms: 30W RMS per channel 

Stereo, 4 Ohms: 50W RMS per channel

Mono, 8 ohms: 100W RMS 

 

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-550KHz, -3dB

 THD: <0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 20W RMS into 8 ohms 

IMD: <0.005%, CCIR, at 20W RMS into 8 ohms

 SNR: >122db, A weighted, referenced to full output 

 

Damping Factor: >10 into 8 ohms, 20-20kHz

 Gain: 12 (22dB)

 

Input Sensitivity: AKA Rated Output (Vrms)/Rated Gain. Or, 15.5/12. You do the math.

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

 Crosstalk: >95dB, 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 Halo™ mixed-mode motion feedback and Continuity™ constant transconductance output stage

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

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

 Power Consumption: 250W maximum 

 

Size: 22.86 x 33.02 x 9.84 CM

 

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