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post #1741 of 2587
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Hi,

 

On the V800 the lowest is +6dB, on the V200 it's -6dB.

 


Correct me if I'm wrong, but at the back of v800, there are no switches that allow me to play with the gain, which means I have to open the unit up?

 

If so, are there any threads or user who have (reported back with results, and can help me out) opened the v800 before?  Are there any precautions I should take, similar to the post made by Fried about opening up the v200 and setting it to DC? http://www.head-fi.org/t/551173/review-violectric-hpa-v200-amp/1200#post_8299108

post #1742 of 2587

Hi,

 

That's right, there are no external dip switches. The dip switches are internal and are just like on the V200. I have opened my V800 a few times and it's quite easy.

 

Also don't set the amp to DC operation as that can potentially damage your headphones.

 

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Originally Posted by esn89 View Post


Correct me if I'm wrong, but at the back of v800, there are no switches that allow me to play with the gain, which means I have to open the unit up?

 

If so, are there any threads or user who have (reported back with results, and can help me out) opened the v800 before?  Are there any precautions I should take, similar to the post made by Fried about opening up the v200 and setting it to DC? http://www.head-fi.org/t/551173/review-violectric-hpa-v200-amp/1200#post_8299108

post #1743 of 2587

Head-fi newbie here. Just got a V200 for my HD800. It's from the US, I mod its AC input from 110v to 230v (I'm in Singapore btw), tested it out w/ the HUD-MX1 as DAC here in office, the sound is so musical even from my Sony EX300 (bundled earphones w/ my A864), a big step up from the HUD-MX1 amp I'd say. 

 

Can't wait to go home and try it out w/ a better DAC and my beloved HD800 :) 

post #1744 of 2587
The V200 is really a great match with the HD800...
post #1745 of 2587

I do like the V200 with the HD800 and it is a good match. Sometimes I want a more neutral amp with the HD800 however so it is just a matter of taste.

post #1746 of 2587

Hooked up my newly bought V200 w/ M1 DAC. Wow! My HD800 never sounded so good before. 

 

Now I can enjoy my musics even better :)  

post #1747 of 2587
Has anyone compared the v200 with the Graham Slee Ultra Linear?

I'm looking for an amp that can be used with my T1s and my Edition 8s. I've read at least one review on here that suggests the v200 and edition 8 aren't a good match. Is anybody currently using this combo?
post #1748 of 2587

That is the combo i use and i like it.cool.gif 

 

I have a Lisa lll, Zana Deux, v200 and Headamp Pico.  I use it with all except the Zana Deux due to impedance is wrong for that amp.  The v200 is the best of the others but Pico is mobile amp and Lisa lll could be considered a home amp with its external power supply but technically is transportable.

post #1749 of 2587
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

That is the combo i use and i like it.cool.gif

 

I have a Lisa lll, Zana Deux, v200 and Headamp Pico.  I use it with all except the Zana Deux due to impedance is wrong for that amp.  The v200 is the best of the others but Pico is mobile amp and Lisa lll could be considered a home amp with its external power supply but technically is transportable.

 



That is an encouraging response. I owned a Triad Audio L3 and regret selling it. If the v200 works better with the Edition 8 than the L3, I'd be very happy.

post #1750 of 2587

I didn't want to create a new thread but it kinda is related to the V200 or at least my use of it. I know I can use rca splitters from the rca of my dac to two headphone amps but I was wondering if I could do the opposite. If I had two dacs would I be able to do something similar to the amp to compare the sound using the rca splitter or would that involve buying an input switch?

post #1751 of 2587

I noticed that my v200+v800 and squeezebox (volume max) runs really really loud.  i have my volume for the v800 at a little less than halfway, and same with v200 as well.

 

Regarding the gain settings at the back of v200...to turn things down a notch would i go for the - or the + switches?

 

Also, can you flip both the 6 and the 12 to make a combined 18db?
 

post #1752 of 2587

rawrster...  Nope, you cannot "Y" together two sources. The output drivers of the two sources will fight with each other. Don't even try it. Your best option for listening to the differences between your two sources is to simply flip the same interconnect cable back and forth. And besides, you don't really want to insert some cheap "Y" connector into the signal path anyway. 

post #1753 of 2587

I would recommend that you decrease the gain of the V800. It is almost 4V by default. I adjusted it down to 1.5V. 

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Originally Posted by esn89 View Post

I noticed that my v200+v800 and squeezebox (volume max) runs really really loud.

 

post #1754 of 2587
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Originally Posted by hifuguy View Post

rawrster...  Nope, you cannot "Y" together two sources. The output drivers of the two sources will fight with each other. Don't even try it. Your best option for listening to the differences between your two sources is to simply flip the same interconnect cable back and forth. And besides, you don't really want to insert some cheap "Y" connector into the signal path anyway. 

 

I figured that was the case but wanted to be sure. Thanks

post #1755 of 2587

That amp sure is is nice, but would it have killed them to include a line out?

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