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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

guess I'll just do that (use my bifrost + v200 for the time being). For the people that own the V800 + V200. What Xlr cables would you guys recommend. (not cheap ones but not really expensive ones either)

 

Been using this brand for years on my home theater stuff. Decided to give the XLR cables a try with my V200/V800 combo, sounds good to me. If you don't like them they have a return policy.

http://www.bettercables.com/xlr-balanced-interconnect-cables.aspx

post #1847 of 2642
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Just received the v200.  Listening with LCD-2 and JH13.  Kind of underwhelmed.  Maybe I expected too much.  Expected a little more magic-tube magic.

But it's not warm but neutral.  At least to my ears.  It does have deep bass extension but I expected it to be more dynamic with a little more punch.

Maybe I was expecting a Lry sound but only solid state.  It does remind me of the O2 amp, except with just a hint of more warmth and midrange fullness.  

But I don't know if I can justify the price between O2 vs V200.  

 

Is it too early to judge?  

The "ultimate high-end" - live music - is quite unimpressive. It never amazes with punch, dynamics and sound. It just flows. Think about that when appreciate components.

post #1848 of 2642

I did revise my impressions & comments if you follow my posts. wink.gif

 

This really is a tube lovers solid state.  It's liquid layered presentation. 

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Originally Posted by brat View Post

The "ultimate high-end" - live music - is quite unimpressive. It never amazes with punch, dynamics and sound. It just flows. Think about that when appreciate components.


Edited by sling5s - 11/30/12 at 7:22am
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ordered the V200 from thomann.de as the actual site of lake people = down. Waiting for payment details. Hopefully I won't regret buying this amp, but the reviews are all great so I doubt it :D

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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

ordered the V200 from thomann.de as the actual site of lake people = down. Waiting for payment details. Hopefully I won't regret buying this amp, but the reviews are all great so I doubt it :D

I ordered direct and I remember it arriving surprisingly quick.

 

You wont regret it. It's a nice quality amp. However in a year or possibly less, you may be wondering if there's something else better and how much better?  It's a crazy hobby  ;-)

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Violectric website is going back to normal and I placed an order for V200.

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Can someone verify this or try this out.  I can only here with my IEM (JH13pro) but when the music is playing and volume turned all the way down, there is a slight ring tone that does not stop.  It's very low but I can hear it. It may be the optional dac in the V200.  The amp is dead silent when the volume is turned up with no music playing. It only happens when my itunes is playing and volume set all the way down.  When I turn the volume up, the music than becomes louder than the ring so I can't really here it but I believe it's there.

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Start of tinnitus?

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

...there is a slight ring tone that does not stop. .

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It's only when the itunes is on play with volume all the way down.  When the itunes is stopped, the ringing stops.  And again, it's on JH13pro.  It seems to be the dac.

When nothing is playing, with the amp volume all the way up, there is no ringing.

 

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Start of tinnitus?

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I see. That was a relief. :)

 

Is it USB, OPTO or Coax that you have chosen? I use OPTO and hear no ringing (but have no IEMs either). Maybe it would be beneficial for the IEMs to have lower gain - and that the gain of the V200 should be set lower (-6dB, -12dB, -18dB) via the dip switches on the back. And, look in the manual regarding ground lift, etc. Try one thing at a time - and maybe you'll nail it. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 12/1/12 at 10:35pm
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Thanks.  Robert suggested lowering the gain too. Will try.  I have USB.

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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

I see. That was a relief. :)

 

Is it USB, OPTO or Coax that you have chosen? I use OPTO and hear no ringing (but have no IEMs either). Maybe it would be beneficial for the IEMs to have lower gain - and that the gain of the V200 should be set lower (-6dB, -12dB, -18dB) via the dip switches on the back. And, look in the manual regarding ground lift, etc. Try one thing at a time - and maybe you'll nail it. 

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I'm thinking about getting the v800 DAC to go with my v200. My other options are the Audio-GD Ref 5.32 and the Rega DAC. I am returning my Anedio D2. I believe that the Sabre DACs aren't for me. Has anyone heard both the v800 and one of the others I listed with the v200? or any of the Audio-GD 1704 DACs with the v200?

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Originally Posted by mafiamike View Post

Hello, so there should be no worries ordering from aphroditecu29. I am from Canada and I am thinking about ordering the v200 from him shortly.

I bought my from Aphroditecu29.  Shipped out after 2 days of the order and arrived 10 day after that.

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Originally Posted by autarch1 View Post

I'm thinking about getting the v800 DAC to go with my v200. My other options are the Audio-GD Ref 5.32 and the Rega DAC. I am returning my Anedio D2. I believe that the Sabre DACs aren't for me. Has anyone heard both the v800 and one of the others I listed with the v200? or any of the Audio-GD 1704 DACs with the v200?

 

I've heard the Rega DAC with the V200 and liked it but didn't love it. It's smooth, musical, fun to listen to, and ultimately priced just around where it should be. Not a world killer, but very enjoyable. The V800 is more neutral and accurate imho, but not overly analytical.

 

I also had the Audio GD Reference 7 for a while, with 8x PCM1704 architecture. I really enjoyed it quite a bit - somewhat similar to the Rega but on a higher level. EDIT - my error, I was looking at the NFB 5.32. The Ref 5.32 has 4x PCM1704 but I still don't know how it would compare to the Ref 7. Sorry.


Edited by project86 - 12/3/12 at 8:52am
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The Audio-gd reference 5.32 is a 1704 dac starting at 909.00. Similar to the Rega pricing. I can spend a bit more but I can't have one of the massive reference 7 DACs. It is way to big for me to use at the office. The reference 5.32 is pushing my limits as far as size goes. I'm also curious about the RWA Isabellina dac with the v200.
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