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post #2266 of 2629
I found this review very helpful. Thanks.
post #2267 of 2629

I just changed the jumpers of my V200 to gnd and dc current. With my Zodiac gold dac and lcd-2 headphones I now experience a substantial better sound: more transparent purer sound, better timbres, more lively, more air,  tighter bass etc. It is like listerning to a better amp. Everybody should give this a try if the best possible sound quality is important to you. It is very easily done and it only takes a few minutes to do...

post #2268 of 2629

Hmm I've been holding off on doing that, but it is tempting...

post #2269 of 2629
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Originally Posted by kindval View Post

I just changed the jumpers of my V200 to gnd and dc current. With my Zodiac gold dac and lcd-2 headphones I now experience a substantial better sound: more transparent purer sound, better timbres, more lively, more air,  tighter bass etc. It is like listerning to a better amp. Everybody should give this a try if the best possible sound quality is important to you. It is very easily done and it only takes a few minutes to do...

I'm going to try it tomorrow. Looks like it's just a case of loosening a few screws and pressing a switch or something. Can't be that difficult. If the improvements are as significant as people are claiming, the sound must be very special indeed.
post #2270 of 2629
...It does make a little difference. Noticeable but not hugely significant.
post #2271 of 2629

This amp looks like it will match perfectly with my LCD2's  :D


Edited by Viper2005 - 7/22/13 at 8:33pm
post #2272 of 2629

Me too :D I'll be getting it next week hopefully, can't wait! ^_^

post #2273 of 2629

The V200 is great, enjoy it!  :)

post #2274 of 2629
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post

I just pulled the trigger on the V200 tonight, from AphroditeCu, should be here by next week at the latest!  :D

 

It is great and probably one of the most versatile headphone amps on the market. It's superb with the LCD-2.

 

Next buy the V800 biggrin.gif It's an "end game" set up as far as I'm concerned.

post #2275 of 2629
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It is great and probably one of the most versatile headphone amps on the market. It's superb with the LCD-2.

Next buy the V800 biggrin.gif
 It's an "end game" set up as far as I'm concerned.

Agreed.. The V200 is absolutely terrific. It's very proficient with just about any phone you throw at it.. but it seems to have a special affection for orthos. I remember the HE-400 sounding stunning out of it.. I'm even more excited to get my Paradox back (they've been on tour for nearly seven months!) and take them for a spin with the V200.

The V800 is a lovely DAC in its own right.. but an especially awesome match with the V200.. I definitely sense some synergy when they're used together. Outside of a Headamp GS-X MKII, I've got no desire to upgrade my (solid state) rig from the V800/V200.
post #2276 of 2629

It's superb with the TH-900 as well.

post #2277 of 2629

i wonder how the V200-V800 combo compares to the new Sennheiser DAC\amp...

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I don't know. But I decided to go to the Violectric camp, beacause Sennheiser has to pay higher wages than Violectric. In my opinion the two Violectric units look more sturdy than the HDVD 800. The investnor/marketing director also claimed that Violectric units are the best to drive a Senn HD 800 before they decided to invent an own amp/dac.

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Originally Posted by Mr Blonde View Post

I don't know. But I decided to go to the Violectric camp, beacause Sennheiser has to pay higher wages than Violectric. In my opinion the two Violectric units look more sturdy than the HDVD 800. The investnor/marketing director also claimed that Violectric units are the best to drive a Senn HD 800 before they decided to invent an own amp/dac.

 

That was Mr. Grell from Sennheiser who used the V100 for the HD800 dev. (if I remember correctly)

post #2280 of 2629

FINALLY, got V200 & V800 ^_^

can't wait to see the sound on HD800! and it sounds great~ more when I actually listen to it more.

 

any recommendations for pre-gain? Is it normal for volume knob to be at 12-1 for normal listening?


Edited by recca_cool - 7/20/13 at 4:07am
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