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post #1981 of 2634
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPiglet View Post

 

I always have it on. Same with DAC's, tube or otherwise. Actually recommend by DAC manufactured to leave on as it puts less stress on the tubes than power cycling, and does - like the amp - indeed sound better warmed up.

 

KP

 

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Originally Posted by brat View Post

When I wake up I turn on all all the boxes and they work all day. Only the KGSS is always on because it takes many hours to reach it's full potential.

 

Thanks for the reply....I will probably go the brat routebigsmile_face.gif

post #1982 of 2634

I have a question.  I have the V200 with internal optional dac.  If I get the V800, will the V200 override the internal dac for the V800 dac?

I also got the RCA in the "out mode" so I will have to use the XLR inputs.

 

Any ideas?

post #1983 of 2634
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

I have a question.  I have the V200 with internal optional dac.  If I get the V800, will the V200 override the internal dac for the V800 dac?

I also got the RCA in the "out mode" so I will have to use the XLR inputs.

 

Any ideas?

 

The internal Dac will not override the V800 Dac as it will be fed directly, in your circumstances, by the XLR cables.

 

It may, if you continue having the USB cable connected though to the V200 thoughwink_face.gif   

post #1984 of 2634
Lol, I realized how dumb my question was.
Thanks
post #1985 of 2634
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Originally Posted by RavenDog View Post

I am in the process of ordering the V200 with the USB option from Lake.  In reading these blogs, I notice that many people have commented on the Optional DAC (not the V800).  Is this listed in the Violectric purchasing options?  If so, which one is it?  They are not open today or I would ask them via E-mail.

 

 

Just to clarify as I don't think this question was answered very clearly and may still be causing some confusion.  The 'USB option' is the 'optional DAC'.  Hope this helps.

post #1986 of 2634
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Originally Posted by thrak View Post

 

Just to clarify as I don't think this question was answered very clearly and may still be causing some confusion.  The 'USB option' is the 'optional DAC'.  Hope this helps.

 

You can choose between Coax, USB and Optical. They are listed in the shop:

http://www.violectric.de/Pages/en/shop/noneu.php

post #1987 of 2634

But the point is that the RCA and XLR inputs come either from an external dac, or cd player ect and the internal dac takes digital type, ie. usb/coax/optical.  There seemed some confusion above on configuration.

post #1988 of 2634

No confusion at all, from Violectric website:

 

"The converted digital data has priority over all other analog inputs and will mute these when valid data is received."

 

Obvioulsy you can't have both inputs working at the same time.

post #1989 of 2634

DAC when data received > RCA > XLR

 

When RCA is inserted the XLR is mechanically switched off. If RCA output is set to "out" the signal is fed directly from XLR to RCA at line level. Volume control is not involved in this case.

post #1990 of 2634

V800 arrived and it makes my V200 really shine.

very nice combo indeed. I'm very happy with the sound!

post #1991 of 2634
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Originally Posted by beyerlove View Post

V800 arrived and it makes my V200 really shine.

very nice combo indeed. I'm very happy with the sound!

Glad to hear it - I'd be interested in your further impressions on the the sound of this combo - especially as you favour Beyer cans...

post #1992 of 2634

so going to order the V800 of thomann in like a week and a half from now, what balanced cables would you guys recommend which are decent for the price and not 100€+

post #1993 of 2634
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

so going to order the V800 of thomann in like a week and a half from now, what balanced cables would you guys recommend which are decent for the price and not 100€+

 

I use this: http://www.thomann.de/gb/cordial_cpm_10_fm_sw.htm

 

Nice and flexible with great build quality.

post #1994 of 2634

might just grab those Anda as those aren't that expensive and after having bought some more expensive cables for my speaker setup, I just don't think it's worth the money to pay lots for cables.

post #1995 of 2634

Guys, need some advice here. I live in Malaysia where voltage requirements are 230/240V. I see some used V200 units for sale but these are in the USA where voltage requirements are 115/120V. Other than using a step down transformer, is there a way to manually re-set the voltage requirements from 115V to 230V internally within the amp itself? Can i just get a decent electrician to help do it for me? 

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