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Cool, you've got the V800. Look forward to hearing more on it 

 

Yes, got one on loan for review. My initial impression was very positive. I can't wait to get more time with the unit.

post #92 of 339

I checked with Violectric what the V200 would cost without the DAC. But the DAC is since july not included in the price! Just so you guys know you will only get an amp and need to pay extra to get the usb input!

 

post #93 of 339

You are correct, they stopped including a simple USB dac with the V200 amp. It is now available as an add-on in 2 flavors 16/44 and 24/96. 

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A few customers complained, they don't need the USB.

But I think nobody meant to pay the same price without the USB input.

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Originally Posted by Cobold View Post

A few customers complained, they don't need the USB.

But I think nobody meant to pay the same price without the USB input.



I was one of the ones who said I didn't need the USB dac, but when I asked what the price would be without it, he said the same. I think they were already installed so easier to just sell all stock with the dac in, then for new production remove it and only include on order.

 

Having said that, I don't think the cost of this basic dac would be very much so it wasn't about to drop the cost of maufacture by a material amount anyway.

post #96 of 339

 

When they emailed me two weeks ago, it was still possible to buy a V200 from Thomann's for 739 euros with the 16/44 DAC- the reference to 'optional with USB' was a typo.  Once that batch of V200's sells out, the new batch will have the DACs as optional extras*.   So get in there quick if you want a 16/44 DAC included but check with them that it still is:

 

http://www.thomann.de/gb/violectric_hpa_200_kopfhoererverstaerker.htm?feedid=14508

 

 

* 16/44 and 24/96


Edited by BrainFood - 8/11/10 at 2:52am
post #97 of 339

I bought mine from Thomann - it actually worked out cheaper at the time than buying direct from Violectric

post #98 of 339

It´s still quite a bit cheaper...

post #99 of 339

Well!   I just ordered the Violectric v181 from aphroditecu29.com.....  I will let you guys know when it arrives, and my impressions of it with the LCD-2's :)   I couldn't let Santacore have all the fun with the Violectrics.  It will be running balanced from my Ref5 dac via xlr. 

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In the next week i will be the V200 w/ dac for review. The next 2 1/2 weeks i should have the review up, thanks.

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Nice Tigz, glad to have you in the club. I hope you like the V181 as much as I like the V200.

 

cifani090, I look forward to your impressions.

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has anyone compared the v200 to the Meier Concerto ?

I wonder if that would be a worthy upgrade from a Xcan v8p or just a sidestep / new flavor when using Denon d5000 and ATH-W1000x ?

any opinion appreciated while waiting for Cifani090's review.

 

 

 

 


Edited by cannibalox - 8/12/10 at 7:46pm
post #103 of 339
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Originally Posted by cannibalox View Post

has anyone compared the v200 to the Meier Concerto ?

I wonder if that would be a worthy upgrade from a Xcan v8p or just a sidestep / new flavor when using Denon d5000 and ATH-W1000 ?

any opinion appreciated while waiting for Cifani090's review.

 

 

 

 

 



I can't comment on the Concerto or v8p comparison, but the V200 did very nice things for my ATH-W1000 and ATH-AD2000, especially with respect to extending the lower end.  The W1000 is still too anemic for my tastes, but out of the V200 the AD2000 really became a super enjoyable all-around headphone for me.

 

BK

post #104 of 339
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Originally Posted by cannibalox View Post

has anyone compared the v200 to the Meier Concerto ?

I wonder if that would be a worthy upgrade from a Xcan v8p or just a sidestep / new flavor when using Denon d5000 and ATH-W1000x ?

any opinion appreciated while waiting for Cifani090's review.

 

 

 

 


I've been using the V8p for a long time, and keeping improving it by upgrading power and switching tubes. Although I do not have the D5000 and ath-w1000x, V200 is a huge step forward on my system compare to V8p.

post #105 of 339

BK > nice to know it's working well with your audio technicas. I made a mistake in my first post, I'm actually using W1000X, not W1000. I believe the 1000x has more lower end punch, so it should be a nice pairing. thanks for the input.

 

Jian > great! the v200 looks more and more interesting. now I need to choose between the violectric and the meier...

compared to the X-can, is the v200 much smaller ? I really hope so as I find the MF to be huge on my desk.

 

how would you rate the soundstage performance of the v200 ? I've read it has good details, good bass and plenty of power, but very few comments on soundstage.

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