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post #2356 of 2642

Anyone heard the LCD-X with V200 yet?

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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

Anyone heard the LCD-X with V200 yet?

No, but I have an LCD-XC coming soon and will definitely give that a go. Not quite the same thing, but close.
post #2358 of 2642
Anyone have their v200 hooked up to a MDAC via balanced xlr? I am curious as to how different would it be to the v200/v800 combo. Planning to use it with the he500.
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I haven't heard the V800, but I am sure the M-DAC will sound a lot less laid back. The M-DAC has a tendency to make music sound larger than life and the sound is very tweakable via the digital filters. Its sound staging and details doesn't compare to other (more expensive) ESS9018 based DACs I've heard. FWIW, I like the Resonessence Labs Concero more than the M-DAC, but the Concero is only single ended.

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Thanks for the reply mate, I guess I will find out soon enough when I get my hands on the V200. 

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Got another query for you guys. Can I use the v200 as a preamp and connect them to a pair of desktop speakers (microlab 6c) as they have a built in amp into them with RCA inputs? I will use the mdac xlr outs to connect to the v200 and the RCA outs from the v200 to the speakers.
post #2362 of 2642

I tried looking into this some while back, but don't believe it is possible. Afaik the RCA output is not coupled to the volume control.

 

You could also use the M-DAC as a pre-amp.

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Thanks Daerron, much appreciated.
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I had the V200 quite some time back (and still regret selling it).  I seem to remember the manual detailing the instructions to flip the RCA inputs from input to output.. so I think this feature is actually available (you'll have to get into the case and probably move some jumpers or something).

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

I had the V200 quite some time back (and still regret selling it).  I seem to remember the manual detailing the instructions to flip the RCA inputs from input to output.. so I think this feature is actually available (you'll have to get into the case and probably move some jumpers or something).

 

You can flip it, but I believe its a fixed 2Vrms output. The V800 gives you variable output.

post #2366 of 2642

actually, from the manual

 

Quote: v200 manual
 
Cinch socket as outputs:
The cinch sockets can also be operated as outputs. This offers the
possibility of using a refreshed balanced or USB input signal for further
purposes.
Output levels equal the levels applied
to the inputs, i.e. the signal is
amplified by 0dB (unity gain)
at an output impedance of < 30 ohms.

 

so the output V will be whatever is at input, means that those that have a source with "pot", like the v800, can use it to set the volume

post #2367 of 2642
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Anybody considering buying Violectric gear for black Friday (or anytime in the near future)? Violectric USA is now open for business! This is the new North American distributor for all Violectric products. It's not Violectric directly, but handled by someone I can personally vouch for. This same distributor also handles Matrix Audio products and has shown great customer service on that end (see the Matrix X-Sabre thread for some examples of impressed customers). 

 

Not exactly a black Friday special, but you can call it one if it makes you feel better..... they have some demo units on sale. These were used by Fried Reim at CanJam at RMAF a few months back, so they have seen very little use. There's a V200 with the 24/96 USB DAC option for $799! Then another V200 with no DAC for the same price, since that USB DAC model is going to disappear quickly I'm sure. There's a V181 for $799 - despite living in the shadow of V200, V181 is an excellent balanced headphone amp. And even a V800 DAC with a $260 discount. Get them while they last because those prices are great.

 

The good part about Violectric USA is that he keeps a physical stock of (most) product. So one can order without worrying about import duties - which was a common thing when ordering direct from Violectric in Germany. The new 24/192 USB modules are not quite ready but as soon as they are, Violectric USA will have some units with that option as well. I have not yet asked him about Lake People models but I suspect those will be available at some point as well - which is excellent news (G109, my favorite sub-$500 amp).  

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The new 24/192 USB modules are not quite ready  

thanks for the update.

I'd sell my concero if the USB chip/implementation is top notch, that's how much I like my V200.
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By the way, any news on V282? :ph34r:

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thanks for the update.

I'd sell my concero if the USB chip/implementation is top notch, that's how much I like my V200.

 

You are welcome! I hope the new USB implementation is excellent. I expect so given the time and attention it is receiving. I know Fried likes the idea of having a viable one-box solution that takes very little space and sounds great. As more and more people migrate to PC only and don't need multiple SPDIF inputs, it makes sense. 

 

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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post
 

By the way, any news on V282? :ph34r:

 

Sorry, nothing yet. I haven't talked with Fried since before RMAF and I'm sure he is busy working on it, but I don't know any new info. Will update when I have anything for you though. 

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