Project86 is the one who has both the V200 and the Svetlana 2! When I get the Svetlana 2 I will pair it with my Benchmark DAC1. The Benchmark DAC1 won't add further color to the sound of the Svetlana 2 so I guess it will give me quite an accurate picture of how the W3000ANV will sound like on the Svetlana 2.
Yes, I know, and he seems to favour the Svetlana as an overall package (forgive me if I've misinterpreted that). Plus cky8 loves it with the ATH ANVs. The thing is, I already have one tube amp which I love. For that reason and reasons of cost, lead time, and explainability, I think I'd probably prefer the V200. So I just need you to confirm that the Svetlana is indeed rubbish with the W3K (sorry cky8) and I can go ahead with an order for the Violectric with complete peace of mind.
Actually I'd like to say thanks to Project86 for his in depth review of this amp, and his other reviews. They are great reads and hit the salient points with style. It's a bit perplexing that there are so few of these amps out there in the wild. There must be a larger number in communities other than Head-fi.