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post #1996 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

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? 


It should be a simple solder job:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/480038/violectric-hpa-v200-why-not-sufficiently-appreciated/225#post_7186375

post #1997 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

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? 

I got my V200 and V800 from the US, both were set to be used w/ 110v power supply. I changed both by following the instruction from Mr. Fried (the CEO of the company who made these?). It's pretty straight forward, especially for the V200. You can either send him an email or I can forward it to you. Just pm your email address. 

post #1998 of 2618
You got PM, Fengwei smily_headphones1.gif
post #1999 of 2618
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You got PM, Fengwei smily_headphones1.gif

Replied. 

 

Have fun :)

post #2000 of 2618

Just got my V200 back from the Lake People (switching it from 230V to 110V) and Fried personally made sure I was well taken care of.  He even switched the old volume knob out for the new version.  Pairing it with my LA7000 is a joy so far.  This has really made me look forward to the week ahead (at home recovering from surgery for a sports injury).

 

Can't wait to get my Heir CIEMs back to try them out on the V200.

post #2001 of 2618

Replaced interconnect cables between my V200 and V800.

Moon Audio Black Dragon RCA cables(unbalance) -> Procable Belden 8412 with XLR connectors (balanced).

 

Significant SQ change detected. more energy, more dynamics, more bass.

I can't tell which element, cables or connection type, affected those changes,

But at least I can clearly say I'm very happy with the sound.

And I'm happy that those Belden cables are way too cheaper than Black Dragon (almost 1/3 price).

post #2002 of 2618
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Originally Posted by beyerlove View Post

Replaced interconnect cables between my V200 and V800.

Moon Audio Black Dragon RCA cables(unbalance) -> Procable Belden 8412 with XLR connectors (balanced).

 

Significant SQ change detected. more energy, more dynamics, more bass.

I can't tell which element, cables or connection type, affected those changes,

But at least I can clearly say I'm very happy with the sound.

And I'm happy that those Belden cables are way too cheaper than Black Dragon (almost 1/3 price).

I found using the V200 balanced as you are is the best way it performs. I have a new V200 coming today and will use it balanced with the Oppo BDP95 for my AT3000ANV primarily. Looking forward to my second ownership

post #2003 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I found using the V200 balanced as you are is the best way it performs. I have a new V200 coming today and will use it balanced with the Oppo BDP95 for my AT3000ANV primarily. Looking forward to my second ownership


Well that's reassuring. I've pretty much decided on the V800/V200 for primary feeding duties of the W3kANV. I just want to finish making my way through this thread from the beginning (about 3/4s done) before I call Mr. Aphrodite.

One thing that's been slightly worrisome is the number of well spoken advocates early in the thread who seem to have moved on to something else eight months later and no longer have the V200 ... like yourself ... until now. I've got the T1 pretty much married to the Woo2. So I'm hoping the D7000 and W3kANV will do well switching between the Violectric and Pioneer as genre dictates. It seems that by many accounts (including some of yours), they should be okay.
post #2004 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I found using the V200 balanced as you are is the best way it performs. I have a new V200 coming today and will use it balanced with the Oppo BDP95 for my AT3000ANV primarily. Looking forward to my second ownership

 

Frank, I knew you'd be back for more.... 

post #2005 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

I found using the V200 balanced as you are is the best way it performs. I have a new V200 coming today and will use it balanced with the Oppo BDP95 for my AT3000ANV primarily. Looking forward to my second ownership


Welcome back Frank.  I wanted to let you know that I'm getting great results by keeping the V200 volume knob fixed at the 3:00 o'clock position and adjusting volume from the OPPO DAC.  (BTW I upgraded my OPPO BDP95 to BDP105 with noticeable improvement - w/ balance interconnects of course.)

post #2006 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post


Welcome back Frank.  I wanted to let you know that I'm getting great results by keeping the V200 volume knob fixed at the 3:00 o'clock position and adjusting volume from the OPPO DAC.  (BTW I upgraded my OPPO BDP95 to BDP105 with noticeable improvement - w/ balance interconnects of course.)

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THE GAIN SET TO / RIGHT NOW THIS UNIT IS SET ON UNITY GAIN. I just tried it. I have never used the Oppo volume control before

post #2007 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post


Well that's reassuring. I've pretty much decided on the V800/V200 for primary feeding duties of the W3kANV. I just want to finish making my way through this thread from the beginning (about 3/4s done) before I call Mr. Aphrodite.

One thing that's been slightly worrisome is the number of well spoken advocates early in the thread who seem to have moved on to something else eight months later and no longer have the V200 ... like yourself ... until now. I've got the T1 pretty much married to the Woo2. So I'm hoping the D7000 and W3kANV will do well switching between the Violectric and Pioneer as genre dictates. It seems that by many accounts (including some of yours), they should be okay.

The biggest challenge for me always that I try to co mpare the solid state units to my CSP2 and none of them ever  are better. I like the v200 and I like the Soloist also. Both amps are good but different. The Burson is also an excellent alternative but honestly my Decware still is better than both but I need a change once in a bit and the low impedance cans are harder on my tubes than the HD800. So I decided to keep a solid state around.

post #2008 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THE GAIN SET TO / RIGHT NOW THIS UNIT IS SET ON UNITY GAIN. I just tried it. I have never used the Oppo volume control before


 The pre-gain is set to -6 db.  I had not used the volume control on the OPPO either so it defaulted to 100 -- now it runs between 40 and 65.  You will be amazed at the difference.

post #2009 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Rico613 View Post


 The pre-gain is set to -6 db.  I had not used the volume control on the OPPO either so it defaulted to 100 -- now it runs between 40 and 65.  You will be amazed at the difference.

Not sure about how to set the OPPO. If I turn the oppo volume all the way down I get nothing out of the V200.  To set the -6db what switches are in what position on the v200

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