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post #2521 of 2847
Anyone compare the V200 to the Graham Slee Ultra Linear? Having a tough time deciding between the two to drive HE-500's using a Mytek 192 DSD DAC and Mac Mini as the source.

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post #2522 of 2847

I have been comparing them very carefully. These amp are quite different indeed. If you prefare clarity and a little bit of brightness in sound go with Graham. If you like fuller sound take V200. But you should be careful. Graham can be to bright with some headphones and may have to lean bass with some headphones. It is absolutely calssy amp but I can describe it that clarity is prority.

For example V200 sound great with my T70, while Graham was too bright. But V200 is tu muddy with HD650, while Graham was absolutely brillant with Sennheisers. Many can live happy with both, both are dead silent, very well made amps. But if you like this 'darker' more audiophile way of listening - V200 is better.

post #2523 of 2847
Interesting. Some of the reviews I've read make them sound to be more similar than different with both offering a "tube like analog" sound signature. My assumption has always been that the V200 was the darker of the two but didn't think the differencea would be as much as you describe.

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post #2524 of 2847

Well, I do have tube amp and to me 'tube like' sound is not right description. And also a bit strange approach. SS should be the best in its way. Same the tube. If I have to decide which amp is more tube like (even If I do not like this phrase) to me it is V200... But it far from real tube ; ) But please understand me right - Graham and V200 are very good amps. Just different from real tube. What I remember is that Graham has wider soundstage, probably due to presence of more treble tones.

post #2525 of 2847

Och I forgot, for HE-500 go absolutely with V200.

post #2526 of 2847
I understand where you're coming from. When people describe "tube like" I always understand it as warm but I agree that it's not really an appropriate term especially with modern tube amps.

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post #2527 of 2847
This seems to be the consensus. Many express that this combo is a match made in heaven.

Thanks for confirming.
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Och I forgot, for HE-500 go absolutely with V200.


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post #2528 of 2847

It is indeed. Another excellent match is V200 + TH-900. 

post #2529 of 2847

Between GSUL & Vio200, which is better suited for HD 800 & Beyer T1 ?

post #2530 of 2847
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Between GSUL & Vio200, which is better suited for HD 800 & Beyer T1 ?

 

V200 by far. The V220 will be released in a few months though albeit a tad more expensive. 

post #2531 of 2847

Will V220 be balanced output ?

post #2532 of 2847
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Will V220 be balanced output ?

 

V281 is the balanced one, check the thread I made a few days ago. 


Edited by Fegefeuer - 2/20/14 at 2:06am
post #2533 of 2847

Yes, I have read that thread. What would be the diff between V200 & V220 ?

 

Thanks

 

Edit :

 

Got it. It will be an unbalanced version of V281. Right ?


Edited by punit - 2/20/14 at 2:09am
post #2534 of 2847
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Yes, I have read that thread. What would be the diff between V200 & V220 ?

 

Thanks

 

Edit :

 

Got it. It will be an unbalanced version of V281. Right ?

Curious here too.  Wondering if I should wait it out for the V220 or just go ahead and get a V200.

post #2535 of 2847
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It is indeed. Another excellent match is V200 + TH-900. 

That's good to know.  The TH900 is something I'm very interested in as an alternative to my HE-500.


Edited by trhee - 2/20/14 at 3:22am
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