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I'm running my V200 at -6 db pre-gain setting. Based on what kind of music  is playing and my personal mood the volume knob is set between 10 and 15 o'clock position.

I use XLR connectors.

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I had also a Symphonic Line RG10 MK4 Reference, which has a PRE-OUT function. Would it be better to use it as a preamplifier, between Naim 5X and V200?

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Originally Posted by dec69 View Post

I had also a Symphonic Line RG10 MK4 Reference, which has a PRE-OUT function. Would it be better to use it as a preamplifier, between Naim 5X and V200?

 

 

I wouldn't think so. I'm not familiar with that unit - if it adds some type of pleasing coloration, then it could be nice to have in the mix if you enjoy that "flavor". But if it's a neutral and transparent device then I wouldn't bother. 

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I finally added five more lights to evening listening.


Edited by Pudu - 3/4/13 at 9:57pm
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I wouldn't think so. I'm not familiar with that unit - if it adds some type of pleasing coloration, then it could be nice to have in the mix if you enjoy that "flavor". But if it's a neutral and transparent device then I wouldn't bother. 

its a german Brand that Odyssey audio designed their amp in the US exactly like that. Klauus Bunge is the US distributor but his clones are cheaper

post #2106 of 2656

I have both the lcd 2.2 and HE500 running off the  V200/ I am running it 24hrs to burn in the lcd 2.2 sounds great with either headphone.

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I've tried my combo with RG10 as a preamplifier, before V200, the sound was clearly worse, no colour whatsoever, rather metalic without bass and some common trebles. Fewer devices and cables = better sound 

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Hi to all smile.gif!

 

I´m new to this forum and want to send many greetings from Germany.

I´m operating the V200 with my Audeze LCD-2 and for me, it´s a wonderful combo.

 

The only thing is, that the built-in USB-DAC has a clicking sound between two tracks while listening via my macbook pro and iTunes. I hate this and it´s really disturbing!

 

So I have to search this forum to find some similar experiences with this problem.

Otherwise I have to take plan B (V800...)

 

Alexander

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I don't have any firsthand knowledge about Violectric products, but it's not uncommon for USB DACs to click when switching between tracks of different bitrates.  If it is clicking between songs of the same  bitrate, that is unexpected.

 

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Hi to all smile.gif!

 

I´m new to this forum and want to send many greetings from Germany.

I´m operating the V200 with my Audeze LCD-2 and for me, it´s a wonderful combo.

 

The only thing is, that the built-in USB-DAC has a clicking sound between two tracks while listening via my macbook pro and iTunes. I hate this and it´s really disturbing!

 

So I have to search this forum to find some similar experiences with this problem.

Otherwise I have to take plan B (V800...)

 

Alexander

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Thread Starter 

Agreed - many DACs (most?) will have an audible click when switching between tracks with different sample rates. If all you play is 16/44.1 and it still clicks, then that's unusual and I'd email Violectric about it. 

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Thank you for your tips.

It´s also clicking when playing albums with the same sample rates. I will contact Fried Reim from violectric.

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Originally Posted by dynix View Post

Hi to all smile.gif!

 

I´m new to this forum and want to send many greetings from Germany.

I´m operating the V200 with my Audeze LCD-2 and for me, it´s a wonderful combo.

 

The only thing is, that the built-in USB-DAC has a clicking sound between two tracks while listening via my macbook pro and iTunes. I hate this and it´s really disturbing!

 

So I have to search this forum to find some similar experiences with this problem.

Otherwise I have to take plan B (V800...)

 

Alexander

 

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Agreed - many DACs (most?) will have an audible click when switching between tracks with different sample rates. If all you play is 16/44.1 and it still clicks, then that's unusual and I'd email Violectric about it. 

 

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Thank you for your tips.

It´s also clicking when playing albums with the same sample rates. I will contact Fried Reim from violectric.

 

probably because there is no fade in fade out while changing track or navigating through the track,

so there is a sudden cut of the stream and the analog signal deeps,

like in the beginning and ending of a square impulse

 

if you change track from a silent part of the previous it's not audible

 

it happens in direct kernel streaming

 

use DS in foobar, or use winamp or such players, which by default have fade setup to 100ms or so

 

or maybe there is some setting in the player or add on for adding fade to kernel streaming

 

 

edit: i'm using v800 usb, same clicking present


Edited by roskodan - 2/17/13 at 11:03am
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It may also have a mechanical mute between tracks versus a software mute.  The mechanical mute will make a click as the circuit is opened and closed.

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Thank you again.

 

I think the clicking comes, when the data stream ends between two tracks and the DAC stops and begins his work. So there is a little current that causes the click. Not very comfortable...

 

But interesting, that the DAC 800 has the same effect. Hmmm..

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Thank you again.

 

I think the clicking comes, when the data stream ends between two tracks and the DAC stops and begins his work. So there is a little current that causes the click. Not very comfortable...

 

But interesting, that the DAC 800 has the same effect. Hmmm..

 

I don't recall ever hearing this from my V800 - at least not when playing the same format. I believe mine does click when switching from one sample rate to another. 

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