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I think you're on the right track. The V200 will probably bring out a little warmth but don't expect a transformation into an early model LCD-2 (which was VERY warm indeed). 


The problem with living in sweden is that I have 150 miles to the closest store that retails Violectric amps :mad: So it's not very easy to get a demo. And i just feel like an a-hole when I order something and sending it back, because it's not of my liking

 

No, i'm not expecting anything like that, just a little more bottom and overall warmth


i can vouch for the v200 that if you set the dc coupling jumpers to DC, lower the gain and set the ground to jumper to GND, it's gonna be as mellow as one could possibly cope with

 

also if you go for a used unit look in the classifieds perhaps post a wanted ad, if you go for a new one drop an email to audition6@gmx.de from http://www.audition6.de/ to check prices and demo units for sale

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Great. Thanks hifirobot
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Violectric V100 owner here, but I though I would ask here if there is anyone that can comment on the USB 25/192 module for these amps. I have not really found any impressions anyware. If there is some please point me in the correct direction.

Currently using a Dacmagic to feed the Violectric and I am planning to simplify my setup.

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Violectric V100 owner here, but I though I would ask here if there is anyone that can comment on the USB 25/192 module for these amps. I have not really found any impressions anyware. If there is some please point me in the correct direction.

Currently using a Dacmagic to feed the Violectric and I am planning to simplify my setup.

 

Judging from the 24/192 USB option in my V281, I'd say it's a pretty good DAC if not quite a great one. Very good for the price they charge though, much better than any stand alone $240 DAC I've heard.

 

Will it beat your DacMagic? That's hard to say, as it's been a while since I heard that device. It should at least be competitive though. Not as many options, obviously, but pure SQ should be in the same ballpart or maybe even somewhat better. Especially over USB if we are talking about the original DacMagic. 

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Judging from the 24/192 USB option in my V281, I'd say it's a pretty good DAC if not quite a great one. Very good for the price they charge though, much better than any stand alone $240 DAC I've heard.

 

Will it beat your DacMagic? That's hard to say, as it's been a while since I heard that device. It should at least be competitive though. Not as many options, obviously, but pure SQ should be in the same ballpart or maybe even somewhat better. Especially over USB if we are talking about the original DacMagic. 


Thank you for the input and thoughts. I have the Dacmagic Plus so the usb implementation is good. I also have been thinking that it will probably be rather close in performance to each other. Sure there are beter dac's than either one of these. They also cost a LOT more and used with my "lowly" HD650 the incremental improvement will probably be rather small.

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Thank you for the input and thoughts. I have the Dacmagic Plus so the usb implementation is good. I also have been thinking that it will probably be rather close in performance to each other. Sure there are beter dac's than either one of these. They also cost a LOT more and used with my "lowly" HD650 the incremental improvement will probably be rather small.

 

 

The DacMagic + is a more complex DAC implementation, with the dedicated upsampling chip on board. Then again it's a tough comparison - the Violectric USB board can rely on the existing power supply already in the enclosure, which typically consumes a large portion of the real estate in a DAC. 

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Luckily I can get one from Thomann and return the USB module if it needed. Guess there is nothing else but to test myself.

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I bought violectric v200. Sennheiser HD 800 has matched very well with V200 (the pre gain to 0 dB)





Edited by satbaba - 10/3/14 at 1:33am
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Nice! Oh, and the silver Xsabre is killer too.
Edited by project86 - 10/7/14 at 1:03pm
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anyone using the Violectric V200 with a Schiit Bifrost DAC?(with USB and Uber mods) I have the Bifrost and thinking about buying a V200 for my LCD2 and HD800. thanks.

 

I just upgraded (from an Asgard2) to this exact combo; no regrets so far. My initial impressions of the combo line up with what other people have said (at least for V200+HD800): superb bass, typically fine midrange, and definitely much less treble face-slap than with the Asgard2. I had a string recording on before I switched out, connected the V200, and was like "oh hello double basses, there you are," without missing anything from the violin sound. The soundstage didn't move much, not that it needed to with the HD800s (so a 100% right channel signal still sounds almost behind me).

 

For a question of my own:
I'm running a USB from my Linux box to the Bifrost. I like to set pulseaudio and all my apps to 0dB and just use the amp pot, and I found I had to put on the V200's -6dB jumper; does this sound strange to anyone? I have the common and annoying likeness for both classical music and metal, and -6dB lets me use more than the first ten degrees of pot for the latter while maxing out at about 2:00pm for my more dynamic classic tracks.

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That sounds right to me. I prefer -6dB or 0dB most of the time.
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Hi, project86!

 

Thanks for great reviews on the V181 and V200! You give plenty of information on sound character, performance, et c!

 

How is the general quality feel of terminals, buttons, and knobs? Is there ANY wiggle on the volume knob? This tends to put me off even with an otherwise superior product!

 

/DJ Bobo

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I bought violectric v200. Sennheiser HD 800 has matched very well with V200 (the pre gain to 0 dB)




 

Yes, I enjoy my HD800's with the V200 as well - it's a nice match. 

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Everything here is rock solid build.

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You won't be disappointed, the volume knob has a luxurious feel to it and it is indexed so it clicks when rotated. Yummy! All terminals are good quality no doubt.

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