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post #2566 of 2847
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Originally Posted by jmm007 View Post

Ok , for some reason I thought those were digital inputs. 
Thanks I appreciate it. 
I thought the same thing when I had the V200 loaner here because they are black and not red/white, but I figured it out when mix-matching components for my review.


Edited by Maxvla - 3/27/14 at 5:45pm
post #2567 of 2847
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


I thought the same thing when I had the V200 loaner here because they are black and not red/white, but I figured it out when mix-matching components for my review.

 

 

Thanks so much for the pic and securing my understanding. 

I appreciate it.

post #2568 of 2847

a very good amp !

post #2569 of 2847
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Originally Posted by jmm007 View Post
 

 My Soloist is rated at 4W in 16 Ohms.

and the V200 is rated at: 

Output Voltage in 16 Ohms

 

 

 

4 Veff

Output Power in 16 Ohms

 

 

 

1000 mW

 

So am I correct in assuming the V200 is rated  1W at 16 Ohms?  So the Soloist is about 3x higher in output power? 

Hum, I though they were both similar in power.  

Does the V200 do well with the LCD-3?  HE-6? other difficult to drive HP?

Depends what the headphones resistance is in ohms. With the 50ohm lcds, the soloist measures at 1.8W and the V200 states 2.7W.

post #2570 of 2847
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Originally Posted by Poladise View Post
 

Depends what the headphones resistance is in ohms. With the 50ohm lcds, the soloist measures at 1.8W and the V200 states 2.7W.

 

This.

 

Max output is different for each amp based on topology. Take a look at the SPL Phonitor or Auditor - they do max current into 600 ohm loads, while low impedance headphones only see a fraction of that.

 

This is a good lesson as to why headphone enthusiasts should have a bit of technical understanding... You might have a HiFiMAN HE-6 and look at the SPL amps and say "max output 1700mW, that should be enough" without realizing that the HE-6 will only see ~1/3 of that.

 

The Burson max output at 16 ohms doesn't quite seem ideal to me. Not many headphones dip that low. But it is generally good in that it delivers more current into lower impedances. 

post #2571 of 2847
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
 

 

This.

 

Max output is different for each amp based on topology. Take a look at the SPL Phonitor or Auditor - they do max current into 600 ohm loads, while low impedance headphones only see a fraction of that.

 

This is a good lesson as to why headphone enthusiasts should have a bit of technical understanding... You might have a HiFiMAN HE-6 and look at the SPL amps and say "max output 1700mW, that should be enough" without realizing that the HE-6 will only see ~1/3 of that.

 

The Burson max output at 16 ohms doesn't quite seem ideal to me. Not many headphones dip that low. But it is generally good in that it delivers more current into lower impedances. 

 

Thanks so much for nice summary, project86. I have a lot to a learn. 

post #2572 of 2847

Does anyone have an updated picture of the new 24/192 USB module? I see its advertised on Thomann.de but the picture still looks like the older 24/96 USB module as it has the Tenor 7702 chip and PCM1793 DACs on it.

 

If anyone has this module then I would love some impressions on it! I'm quite eager to pull the trigger on a V200 with the USB module if its quality is anywhere near that of a stand alone DAC, as I would have to sell the Concero to fund the V200 purchase.


Edited by daerron - 3/31/14 at 5:59am
post #2573 of 2847

Here is a picture: http://www.head-fi.org/t/705318/violectric-hpa-v281-vorsprung-durch-balanced/30#post_10355816

 

Compared to my Meridian Explorer using Sennheiser HD 650 & Violectric V100 I would say that:

- Bass are more present with the Explorer

- Violectric module is more detailed / less smooth (same impression I had comparing Dragonfly v1 with Explorer)

- Difference is definitely not night & day

 

There is no problem with Tenor USB implementation on Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

 

I would suggest waiting for additional reviews anyway: hard to give a certain impression.


Edited by N3ox - 3/31/14 at 6:28am
post #2574 of 2847
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Originally Posted by N3ox View Post
 

Here is a picture: http://www.head-fi.org/t/705318/violectric-hpa-v281-vorsprung-durch-balanced/30#post_10355816

 

Compared to my Meridian Explorer using Sennheiser HD 650 & Violectric V100 I would say that:

- Bass are more present with the Explorer

- Violectric module is more detailed / less smooth (same impression I had comparing Dragonfly v1 with Explorer)

- Difference is definitely not night & day

 

There is no problem with Tenor USB implementation on Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

 

I would suggest waiting for additional reviews anyway: hard to give a certain impression.

 

Thanks a lot for the info and photos in the other link. Sounds like a better strategy to keep the Concero and wait it out for the V220. 

post #2575 of 2847

I'm really looking forwards to this easter! I've had the V200 with 24/96 USB and the HE-500 for almost 2 years, and now i have ordered the V800 and LCD-2 which i'll be getting when i get home next week! :)

post #2576 of 2847

So far, i'm loving what i hearing! So much detail! :L3000:

post #2577 of 2847

good choice :wink_face:

post #2578 of 2847

can someone confirm which is the new volume knob between the two?

I have the chance to buy a V200 used, and I want to make sure I'm getting the newest version.

cheers

 

 

 

 

post #2579 of 2847
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I believe it's this one, that's the one i have on my 2012 model.

post #2580 of 2847

There is an even earlier version with different faceplate: http://cdn.head-fi.org/8/87/800x600px-LL-8791434f_V20013Front.jpeg

 

I guess everything is the same as Guzmeister's picture inside. Volume knob with white line is older with different volume pot.

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