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Hmm, doesn't it sound better if you turn it ON? atsmile.gif

Haha:) Corrected:)

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Preliminary conclusion: The Violectric V800 beats the Gungnir marginally on SQ. E.g. transparancy, bass texture and vocal cleanness. The difference is not very significant - but it's there. Adding the V800's flexibility (if you want it), that adds another pluss in the right column. I keep both, though. For the sake of good order, the Gungnir is very good. As for the NAD M51: The V800 is closer to the NAD than the Gungnir.Disclaimer: No volume matching. No academic approach. Just subjective - for now.

 

 

post #258 of 688
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Excellent post! I know it's a comparison that many people are curious about. Actually, people are curious about the Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir vs just about any DAC and amp. So it's good that you covered it. 

post #259 of 688
Thanks for this wonderful review and thread, after much consideration, finally I got these dual for my headphone system:

Violectric_V800V200.jpg

Really love how these sound w my HD800 and newly acquires RS1 vintage headphones.
post #260 of 688
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Nice stack, and very nice picture!

post #261 of 688
Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

Read quite a few of your reviews, love them all. I have to say your reviews helped me make some decisions on the gear I selected smily_headphones1.gif
post #262 of 688

Fantastic picture. :) Love combo too. 

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I have had my Audeze with this stack of two for a few months now...along with Amarra set on Audeze on the equalizer, (a must for me)...at first..I thought there was something missing..I am new to this..and possibly suffer from Dr. dre Syndrome..LOL....(no..I did not own a pair...but could've).
I have to thank all of you for enlightening me...This combination is sooo clean and smooth..when the recording is good the sound is absolutely phenomenal..Listening is like a special treat..to be savored..no fatigue ..just joy! I never talked like this about listeningg to music..so that says it all!
post #264 of 688

Great thread, and thanks project86 - your reviews are always an absolute pleasure to read.  I'm now also seriously considering putting together a V200 + V800 + LCD-2 rig.  I'm just slightly nervous about my bank account and whether I should perhaps be considering the HE-500 instead of the LCD-2.  I already have the TubeDAC-11, but am guessing that the V800 will be a good upgrade.  Or maybe I should stick with the TubeDAC-11 for now and just get the V200.  It would look so lonely there on its own though!!

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Great thread, and thanks project86 - your reviews are always an absolute pleasure to read.  I'm now also seriously considering putting together a V200 + V800 + LCD-2 rig.  I'm just slightly nervous about my bank account and whether I should perhaps be considering the HE-500 instead of the LCD-2.  I already have the TubeDAC-11, but am guessing that the V800 will be a good upgrade.  Or maybe I should stick with the TubeDAC-11 for now and just get the V200.  It would look so lonely there on its own though!!

 

Thanks!

 

I dig both LCD-2 and HE-500, but I think I like LCD-2 more. I just got the latest version and it looks/sounds significantly better than I recall from the last one I had (an early model). V200 makes it sound oh-so-buttery-smooth - love it. 

 

You could run the V200 from the TubeDAC-11 and get good results. It's no V800 but it should still sound quite nice. 

post #266 of 688

May i know how does V800 compared to NorthStar DAC32??? as  they are similar

post #267 of 688
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May i know how does V800 compared to NorthStar DAC32??? as  they are similar

 

Sorry, not sure if anyone around here has heard both. I have yet to hear any of the North Star gear, despite being interested in it for a while now. 

post #268 of 688

Someone said that V800 is more approprated on a big speaker system than a headphone system. I tried and believe it.

post #269 of 688
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Someone said that V800 is more approprated on a big speaker system than a headphone system. I tried and believe it.

 

+1

 

For me the V800 is truly the star in the V200/V800 stack.....It is just so correct sounding!!!

post #270 of 688

So I recently got the V200 amp and planning on upgrading my schiit bifrist to the v800 dac. How would you guys compare the bifrost with the v800 sound wise?

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