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post #2026 of 2642

Never mind, I'll know soon enough myself.  Just placed my order!

post #2027 of 2642

The HE-500 and the Violectric stack (V200/V800) is a good match. No worries. ;)

post #2028 of 2642

Thanks Loevhagen, it was partly your posts (and photos!) that got me fixated on getting this stack in the first place.  :)

post #2029 of 2642

I been told that if you can go to set to audio processing you can set theoutput volume to fixed and that would bypass the Oppo digital volume control. I am going  to try that so i can use the analog only controls of both my amps and see if that works better. Need to get as longer USB cable so i can use my apple macmonitor

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I'd set the V200 as shown in the photos below and, while playing a CD, gradually increase the OPPO DAC volume from 0.  (On the OPPO remote, use the volume - + buttons. You can monitor the DAC volume from the display window or on your video display if that is installed.)  If more volume is needed change the gain switches on the V200 an start the DAC volume from 0.  Remember to turn off the V200 before changing the pre gain switches turn down V200 volume before turning on.

 

 

Pre gain set to -6 db below. 

 

Volume knob set to fixed 3:00 o'clock position. (foil tape added to knob)

post #2030 of 2642

Really loving how the T1 sounds with the V200 at the 3oc position and the volume driven by the DAC - smoother, more powerful.  Such a pleasure.

 

On the other hand - don't plug your Senn Momentum's in to the V200 - bloats the bass and destroys the sparkle - they sounded bad, even with the lowest Gain setting.  Looks like my search for a decent closed headphone for my home office stack continues...

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Really loving how the T1 sounds with the V200 at the 3oc position and the volume driven by the DAC - smoother, more powerful.  Such a pleasure.

 

On the other hand - don't plug your Senn Momentum's in to the V200 - bloats the bass and destroys the sparkle - they sounded bad, even with the lowest Gain setting.  Looks like my search for a decent closed headphone for my home office stack continues...

 

It's interesting that you say that about the Momentums.  I only got my V200 and V800 stack yesterday, but I had a good play with a few of my headphones last night.  I briefly plugged in the V-MODA M100 (vaguely equivalent to the Momentum) and I'm not sure if it was just brain-shock after listening to the fantastic HE-500 and RS1i, but I had a similar impression - it seemed to sound strange and muddy.  Normally I very much enjoy the M100 through my Leckerton.

post #2032 of 2642

Hello everybody!, Just got V200 AMP. What gain setting do you use with HD800?

post #2033 of 2642
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Hello everybody!, Just got V200 AMP. What gain setting do you use with HD800?

I like the facotry setting for the hD800. All down is the standard setting. 

post #2034 of 2642

What about ground lift switch? You have to open V200 for that I recon...

post #2035 of 2642
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What about ground lift switch? You have to open V200 for that I recon...

I have not messed with that. The manual tells you how to mess with other stuff but quite happy playing it the way ist comes out of the box. i have tried the other gain setting but always come back to unity gain(factory setting).

post #2036 of 2642

How much burn in V200 needs? 20 hours? 100 hours? More?

post #2037 of 2642
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How much burn in V200 needs? 20 hours? 100 hours? More?

I have not noticed any change after I got used to the V200 sound signature (ca. 10 hours)

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How much burn in V200 needs? 20 hours? 100 hours? More?

I have not noticed much difference more so with the King Cobra XLR I am using that has changed after 40 hrs for the better. The amp pretty much ha shown little if any difference, It sounded good out of the box

post #2039 of 2642

mentt,

My V200 sounded wonky right out box. I didn't find V200 was so good amp right out of the box.

But after 20 hrs burn in, V200 started to shine and turn out to be really awesome.

 

So, I can say it's safe for you too, to take about 20 hrs burn in time to evaluate your V200.

 

Cheers.

post #2040 of 2642

For me it was mostly the bass.  About 20-50 hours before the bass really settled. If you read headphonia's review, they comment about the same thing. 

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