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post #1801 of 2634

Are the outputs in the amp controlled by the volume pot too, so that the amp can be used as a pre-amp for active speakers?

post #1802 of 2634

I have a question.  I see the gain switches on the back.  But where are the switches to change the RCA from dafault input to output?

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

I have a question.  I see the gain switches on the back.  But where are the switches to change the RCA from dafault input to output?


This is done with internal jumpers. You have to open up the device.

post #1804 of 2634

Thanks.  I was hoping it was on the outside.  Robert is doing them for me before he ships it out.

 

 

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This is done with internal jumpers. You have to open up the device.

post #1805 of 2634

Has anyone herd any word on the specs of the new balanced amps they'er (Violectric) going to release?

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Originally Posted by ESCS View Post

Are the outputs in the amp controlled by the volume pot too, so that the amp can be used as a pre-amp for active speakers?

http://www.audiophysics.hk/downloads/pdf/16/V200-E%20Manual.pdf

According to page 13 in the manual, it seems like it's a fixed line output.
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Originally Posted by Anda View Post


http://www.audiophysics.hk/downloads/pdf/16/V200-E%20Manual.pdf
According to page 13 in the manual, it seems like it's a fixed line output.


 Dang it :( I guess no Violectrics for me then...

post #1808 of 2634

really a good amp, now somehow regret that I have it sold ...

post #1809 of 2634

Really tempted to get the V800 and V200 combo.  Only other option niggling at me now is the Soloist.  I love these torturous choices.  :)

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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

Really tempted to get the V800 and V200 combo.  Only other option niggling at me now is the Soloist.  I love these torturous choices.  :)

 

 

The V800 / V200 combo accepts balanced interconnects.  The Soloist doesn't.  That would be a deal breaker for me.

post #1811 of 2634

That's not a factor for me at the moment, though it might be one day perhaps.  In the meantime I've spent today reading this entire thread.  On page 64 at the moment!

post #1812 of 2634

Would it not be a fair assumption to say that the v200 internal optional 24bit dac is comparable to the ODAC.  The optional dac being $189 in the v200 case while the ODAC is $149 with it's own case?

I know the ODAC is a bargain but I'm again assuming that Violectrics must know what their doing, dac wise.  Anyone have both to compare?  Or even the Centrance dacport or Bifrost?  

There's so little info about the internal dac accept few references to it being unusable.  But most are comparing it to Dacs in the $1000-2000 range.  Which is not a fair comparison. 

So anyone?

post #1813 of 2634

How good will this amp be as an upgrade from the schiit lyr for my HD800? I also own the schiit bifrost and I am prolly upgrading to the v800 dac in the future. How much would I benefit from the V800 and are balanced outputs really worth it if you don't use balanced cables for your headphones?

 

Sorry for all of these questions, but I read this amp is prolly the best -1000€ amp for the HD800 which isn't a tube amp (god I hate the background noise of my Lyr)


Edited by LifeAspect - 11/25/12 at 5:37am
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post. . .  are balanced outputs really worth it if you don't use balanced cables for your headphones?

 

 

When I setup my V200 I rapidly went from unbalanced RCA, to inexpensive balanced XLR, to expensive balanced XLR.  Each step-up made a big difference.  If you have a good DAC like the V800 I think balanced is the way to go.

 

EDIT:  'big difference' = very noticeable


Edited by Rico613 - 11/25/12 at 3:32pm
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Thread Starter 

LifeAspect - if a black background is what you are after, free of any grit, hum, hiss, etc, the V200 is the one for you. It's absolutely dead silent, whether I used a 600 ohm T1, a difficult planar model, or a low impedance high sensitivity IEM. You can't even tell it's on but for the blue power LED. 

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