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post #1276 of 2634
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
. Somewhere in this long thread Fried Reim himself clarified that the two jacks are exactly the same. So there should be no advantage in using one of the other.

 

 

 

From Fried:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/551173/review-violectric-hpa-v200-amp/195

 

Left and right headphone sockets are only different on V181.
This is because of the quad-amp feature.
One of the sockets outputs the in-phase signal, the other the out-of-phase signal.

 

On V200 the sockets and the signal on them are totally identical.


 

 
post #1277 of 2634

The only difference is the left output is re-routed back through the board from the right output. So technically the right would be the better jack to use. The left channel would have a slightly degraded because it's a re-routed signal, at least in theory. Otherwise they sound the exact same.


Edited by Zombie_X - 5/5/12 at 1:12pm
post #1278 of 2634

A/B in this case is easy to achieve: unplug, plug. I tried both low end (Audioengine D1) and higher end (Audio Note 3.1x, modded DVD transport and good tubes) sources, similar results with each source.

 

Not discounting any possibilities, including my own subjective bias, although I came into this with none and only began to notice after multiple swaps.

 

KP

post #1279 of 2634
Thread Starter 
I for one don't think we need to spend much more time debating it... There are two plugs. If you feel like one is the better sounding choice, use that one consistently. If you feel that they sound identical, use whichever one you want at random. Everyone wins!
post #1280 of 2634

True enough!

 

Also on another note Frank got a higher number serial number V200 but for some reason had the old volume dial. He said Fried got complaints about the new volume dial and switched back. Kinda odd IMO..

post #1281 of 2634

I've seen the new volume knob on an amp and it looks cheaper and "plastic" compared to the old. I dont say it is cheaper but I think it doesn't fit the amp's style :)

post #1282 of 2634

Wonder which one i have.......IMAG0307.jpg

 

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post #1283 of 2634

What's your serial number? Mine is V200755.

 

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Wonder which one i have.......IMAG0307.jpg

 

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post #1284 of 2634

V200335

post #1285 of 2634

Your's is the older model with the normal no stepped POT then.

 

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V200335

post #1286 of 2634

Do you know at what serial number range is when it is the newer V200 models? Mine says 563 in the back but no big deal if its old or new since I really like my setup and I'm definitely not buying a new V200 if mine is the older one.


Edited by rawrster - 5/6/12 at 5:46pm
post #1287 of 2634
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Your's is the older model with the normal no stepped POT then.

 

some  newer models have the smooth volume control. No way of knowing what in the box and not sure what freid up to but mine is newer than yours and its smooth

post #1288 of 2634

I got my V200 a little over a week ago and it has the new pot. My V100 has the old pot. They're both ok, don't worry about it ;)
 

post #1289 of 2634

There is no sonic difference, it's just aestetics.

At the Munich High End Show I asked the man from Violectric about the upcoming new flagship and he said that it's not finished yet but will be similar to V200 and will have a balanced output. The price is not known nor the premiere date :)

post #1290 of 2634
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

True enough!

 

Also on another note Frank got a higher number serial number V200 but for some reason had the old volume dial. He said Fried got complaints about the new volume dial and switched back. Kinda odd IMO..

I never said Freid switched back. i did say he had complaints and I also said that he did not give me or Robert a good explanation or know why the higher number than the previous one had the smooth control. whatever they both sound good so its not a biggie for me. i had the option to ether have Robert install one ore get a new amp. I chose to keep the one I have

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