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post #241 of 339

I bought this amp for when i was getting the LCD-2.  Then i never got them and ended up with the Edition 8.  Both are low impedance so I would think sound good on this amp as well as my DX1000.....and they do.  What blows me away is how good my HD800s sound on it.  I have a Zana Duex which is geared toward high impedance headphones(ie HD800) and is just a treasure but when i plug into this amp instead I am blown away at how warm and lovely that the 800s sound with it.  Given the cost I can't believe more hasn't been said about this pairing.

post #242 of 339
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I bought this amp for when i was getting the LCD-2.  Then i never got them and ended up with the Edition 8.  Both are low impedance so I would think sound good on this amp as well as my DX1000.....and they do.  What blows me away is how good my HD800s sound on it.  I have a Zana Duex which is geared toward high impedance headphones(ie HD800) and is just a treasure but when i plug into this amp instead I am blown away at how warm and lovely that the 800s sound with it.  Given the cost I can't believe more hasn't been said about this pairing.


As far as I know the reason is because one of the HD800 designers actually use the V200 and was testing and voicing the headphones with them. This little thing can also drive the HE-6 very well since it puts out 2.7 watts in 50 ohms. I just tried my V200 with them in a meet on Saturday. 

post #243 of 339

That make since because it erases the treble thing that bothers some with the 800s.  They are warm and luscious.  Pretty funny.

post #244 of 339

Now that I´ve spent a long time with my Audio-gd Phoenix and am much more experienced in all things audio in general, I can second the HD 800 comment. The V200 is by far the best amplfifier I have heard for the HD 800. The treble spikes and sibilance annoyed me too much on the Phoenix and eventually lead to me selling the cans. The Violectric, while I prefer the Phoenix with other cans, is perfect for the HD 800 and I can imagine the rumours of the Sennheiser lead designer using Violectric gear being true. Synergy is what it´s all about! The V200 sound signature is perfect for the aggressive treble of the HD 800. 

 

If you are looking for a perfect solid state amp for the HD 800, please take a look at this amp. If I rebuy the HD 800 someday, I´ll probably go for Violectric.

post #245 of 339

Slight off-topic, but has anyone done any sort of meaningful comparison of the Violectric HPA V200 (with onboard DAC) against either of the Burson amps?

post #246 of 339

Having read a lot of the feedback on V100, V181 and the V200 I finally decided today to order the V200 to drive my HD800 and pre-ordered LCD-2. I really hope my current euforia over the V200 still prevails when I get the V200 hooked-up. 

post #247 of 339

Hm. The second day after the order was sent and I received "Thanks for your order! Please wait for order confirmation of Lake People.". So, what´s the expected duration of "...wait.."? Any here with hands-on experiences that care to give me a hint. :)

post #248 of 339
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Having read a lot of the feedback on V100, V181 and the V200 I finally decided today to order the V200 to drive my HD800 and pre-ordered LCD-2. I really hope my current euforia over the V200 still prevails when I get the V200 hooked-up. 



Good choice.  I've used a lot of nice amps and the V200 holds it's own fairly well.  IMO, It's a really good all purpose amp and for the money is hard to beat.  

post #249 of 339
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Hm. The second day after the order was sent and I received "Thanks for your order! Please wait for order confirmation of Lake People.". So, what´s the expected duration of "...wait.."? Any here with hands-on experiences that care to give me a hint. :)


 

I got mine from a dealer who had it in stock, Aphrodite Cu29. 

 

aphroditecu29.com 

 

It was sent the same day and i had it two days later.

post #250 of 339

Pardon my ignorance, but why is the V200 listed as discrete-design when opamps are in the signal path? I don't mean to be rude, I'm just curious because from what I've learnt, discrete means no ICs in the design. Am I missing something?

post #251 of 339

Just received my V200. Big authorative sound? Yes. Placebo? Not a chance.

 

The Violectric has reincarnated my K702 and pushed even more out of my HD800. In a weeks time the LCD-2 will arrive and the playground is "complete".

 

Thanks for those who made me aware of the Lake People "beast". 

 

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Edited by Loevhagen - 3/24/11 at 11:18am
post #252 of 339

Glad you like it, enjoy!

post #253 of 339

Enjoying it big time.

 

OP asks "Violectric HPA V200 Why not sufficiently appreciated?" I don´t have a good answer to that particular question other than limited distribution portals and exchange rate concerns, but want to rephrase it: "Could others owning a Vxxx amp post their impressions in this thread?" 

 

Thanks.

 

 

post #254 of 339

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Originally Posted by vrln View Post

I can imagine the rumours of the Sennheiser lead designer using Violectric gear being true. Synergy is what it´s all about! The V200 sound signature is perfect for the aggressive treble of the HD 800. 

 


Guys, I just wondering, not to you particularly vrln, it's for all, just a thought, for discussion, if Senn design HD800 with V200, then why they demo it using BCL?

post #255 of 339

Still happy with my Violectric V200. I guess I should have written some impressions, but until then; a picture of the all German setup:

 

- Violectric HPA V200

- Sennheiser HD800

- Sieveking Omega Stand

 

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