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What aspects of the the mjolnir's sound did you not like?
I find the Mjolner to be to bright for my taste. I find myself not enjoying the music as much. Don't get me wrong, Mjolner has some impresive bass attack but overall, it just not music to my ear. The MP-401 mk2 amp produces 90% of the Mjolner's bass but has the wonderful tube mids and nice extended treble without being harsh. The MP-401 has the tungsol kt120 power tubes. I think this has a lot to do with mp-401 wonderful sound.
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Has anyone tried the auralic taurus mk II with the lcd 2.2 (pre-fazor)? I'm sure somewhere in these over 500 pages there is a post or two, but I have no clue which page, and can't spend the next 12 hours searching lol. Plus some new opinions would be nice since now in that price range we will soon have ragnarok, and in a few weeks the new violectric amps. So I'm curious what people think of the auralic in general, as there is not much talk about it on here, at least in comparisons that is. So far I'm leaning towards the new violectric v281, and for anyone that knows the youtuber/head-fi member HeadphoneAddictdotcom, he had the original taurus mk II and felt it was a bit bright with the lcd 2 rev 1, and preferred the v200. I have tried my lcds out of a burson soloist sl, and found it pushed the mids too far back, as well as dulled the treble/the overall sound, and was not powerful enough (had to turn the volume on high gain to about 2 and it felt lacking still). I feel that I have a similar sound preference to him, as well as to Tyll. Love detail, love bass, love mids, love thickness, but also a good solidity and edge. which is why for now I feel like the violectric amps seem like the right fit, plus all the great reviews. But I dont want to disregard something like the Auralic when it is used so often as most reviewer's reference/nearly flawless in most of its reviews. If anyone with a similar sound preference to myself, and as I mentioned above, has heard violectric amps and the taurus mk II, I'd love to hear what you thought of the differences and if you had to pick one to stick with for a whilst (they are pricey after all) which one would it be and why? And of course in context of being paired the lcd 2 pre-fazor (I got mine september 2013).

Thanks in advance! :)

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There are v200 v181 clones on taobao.com from Accurate Audio A200 + A181. I might give one a whirl for fun as they are 1/4 Violectric price. Side-by-side ignoring branding, they look almost the same. Of course the best way is to  AB Violectic side-by-side.

 

Internal layout same anyway from open top comparison. If it sounds as good, it opens some higher end DAC choices with the savings at 1/4 of Violectric prices.

Balanced A181 below


Edited by Lohb - 7/26/14 at 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 

There are v200 v181 clones on taobao.com from Accurate Audio A200 + A181. I might give one a whirl for fun as they are 1/4 Violectric price. Side-by-side ignoring branding, they look almost the same. Of course the best way is to  AB Violectic side-by-side.

 

Internal layout same anyway from open top comparison. If it sounds as good, it opens some higher end DAC choices with the savings at 1/4 of Violectric prices.

Balanced A181 below

 

 

 

Do they ship to the US? think it has the same components, and would it work with a standard US power cord? 

 

I'm actually debating buying one if so.


Edited by DarrenLays - 7/26/14 at 9:11pm
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u need to buy through a shipping proxy such as taobaofocus.com + 10% for them and reasonable onward shipping.

I got a set of cans that way. They would let you choose your voltage 115/230.


Edited by Lohb - 7/26/14 at 10:56pm
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Amp contains nyan-cat-poop!!

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Darn, really. You tested one then ?

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Ive read many times that this clone is not as good / famous as the Matrix clone of the Lehmann. This one does not sound and power as the Violectric stuff at all, its just similar casing, different sounding.

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Ive read many times that this clone is not as good / famous as the Matrix clone of the Lehmann. This one does not sound and power as the Violectric stuff at all, its just similar casing, different sounding.

 

 

What's different about them, are the components different?  The internals look sooooooooooooo similar.  Perhaps the same thing, but placebo saying it doesn't sound as good because of the price?

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Has anyone tried the LCD2 with "The Island" from ALO?
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