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post #376 of 688
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

wait till u get to mess with the ground settingsdeadhorse.gif
 

 

A huge +1

 

For me lifting grounds on both the V200/800 and the low pass filter on the V200 volume pot made the most significant improvements sonically....

post #377 of 688
Spkrs01...can you explain this in more detail?...
"For me lifting grounds on both the V200/800 and the low pass filter on the V200 volume pot made the most significant improvements sonically...."
post #378 of 688
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Originally Posted by Infrared View Post

Spkrs01...can you explain this in more detail?...
"For me lifting grounds on both the V200/800 and the low pass filter on the V200 volume pot made the most significant improvements sonically...."

 

It takes about 25-30 mins to do for both units....it is all in the instruction manual.

 

A cleaner, more detailed signal, especially micro dynamics seems to be the result of lifting the grounds, and the low pass filters allow a more textured and deeper bass with better bloom.

post #379 of 688

Sorry but I'm really technically stupid but, if it's technically better, why doesn't it already come this way?

Does it have any negative affects or down side?

 

 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

It takes about 25-30 mins to do for both units....it is all in the instruction manual.

 

A cleaner, more detailed signal, especially micro dynamics seems to be the result of lifting the grounds, and the low pass filters allow a more textured and deeper bass with better bloom.

post #380 of 688
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Sorry but I'm really technically stupid but, if it's technically better, why doesn't it already come this way?

Does it have any negative affects or down side?

 

 

 

If you have the pair, V200/V800 then there's no down side.

 

My personal position is rather than asking, why it didn't come this way, is to ask, why is this available as an user option?! Like you, I am technically inept and was highly recommended by the Hong Kong distributor. 


Edited by spkrs01 - 3/9/13 at 9:23am
post #381 of 688

I guess I assumed it comes to preference and benefits and cost to the mod.

But if it has no down side.  I should read up.  But kind of scared to touch a $2500 investment.

 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

If you have the pair, V200/V800 then there's no down side.

 

My personal position is rather than asking, why it didn't come this way, is to ask, why is this available as an user option?! Like you, I am technically inept and was highly recommended by the Hong Kong distributor. 

post #382 of 688

I was thinking of picking up a v800 on the secondary market, but a lot of them are located in countries that uses 230-220v power.

 

Since I am in the USA (120v mains) I was wondering if the V800's power supply is able to handle both voltages.  Looking at pictures on the Violectric and the USA distributor's website seems to indicate that the v800 can support both.  PDF manuals for the v800, however, seem to indicate that there may be 2 different versions depending on mains power.

 

Can anyone confirm?

 

Thanks!

post #383 of 688
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

A huge +1

 

For me lifting grounds on both the V200/800 and the low pass filter on the V200 volume pot made the most significant improvements sonically....

actually for me the most significant changes are felt while playing with the gain combinations on both the v800 and v200, balanced and single ended,

 

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Originally Posted by GloryUprising View Post

I was thinking of picking up a v800 on the secondary market, but a lot of them are located in countries that uses 230-220v power.

 

Since I am in the USA (120v mains) I was wondering if the V800's power supply is able to handle both voltages.  Looking at pictures on the Violectric and the USA distributor's website seems to indicate that the v800 can support both.  PDF manuals for the v800, however, seem to indicate that there may be 2 different versions depending on mains power.

 

Can anyone confirm?

 

Thanks!

two different versions, however if u r confident with reterminating the transformer u could convert either

 

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

I guess I assumed it comes to preference and benefits and cost to the mod.

But if it has no down side.  I should read up.  But kind of scared to touch a $2500 investment.

 

and there is no in depth instruction on how to open the devices in the manual, i was super careful, and noticed it can be a little tricky for someone who's not accustomed,

 

first turn off and unplug the power mains cables and all the other cables as well

 

for the v800 one should first remove the metal cylinder of the volume pot and the nut underneath it, that holds the pot to the case,

than the two hex, upper left and right screws on the front panel

than the four corners hex screws from the back panel

than slide the back panel (the pcb on which it's screwed on comes along) straight out about 5mm

than lift the upper cover starting from the back

 

for the v200 lift the two hex, upper left and right screws on the front panel

than the four corners hex screws from the back panel

than slide the back panel (the pcb on which it's screwed on comes along) straight out about 5mm (not more cos there's a patch cable holding the pcb to the pot and the front panel)

than lift the upper cover starting from the back

 

enjoy messing with all the configurable settings


Edited by roskodan - 3/9/13 at 5:19pm
post #384 of 688
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

actually for me the most significant changes are felt while playing with the gain combinations on both the v800 and v200, balanced and single ended,

 

two different versions, however if u r confident with reterminating the transformer u could convert either

 

and there is no instruction on how to open the devices in the manual, i was super careful, and noticed it can be a little tricky for someone who's not accustomed,

 

first turn off and unplug the power mains cables and all the other cables as well

 

for the v800 one should first remove the metal cylinder of the volume pot and the nut underneath it, that holds the pot to the case,

than the two hex, upper left and right screws on the front panel

than the four corners hex screws from the back panel

than slide the back panel (the pcb on which it's screwed on comes along) straight out about 5mm

than lift the upper cover starting from the back

 

for the v200 lift the two hex, upper left and right screws on the front panel

than the four corners hex screws from the back panel

than slide the back panel (the pcb on which it's screwed on comes along) straight out about 5mm (not more cos there's a patch cable holding the pcb to the pot and the front panel)

than lift the upper cover starting from the back

 

enjoy messing with all the configurable settings

 

To take the covers off, instructions are in the manual, in my ones at least.  However, your instructions are perfect and better than the manualsnormal_smile%20.gif

 

Matching gain is pretty straight forward. Have the volume pot on the V200 at between 12-3 o'clock when listening. If you can achieve this without touching the pre gain settings all the better! 

post #385 of 688

Do you mean, you have the gain of the v200 at 3pm and adjust the gain of the v800?

 

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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

actually for me the most significant changes are felt while playing with the gain combinations on both the v800 and v200, balanced and single ended,

 

post #386 of 688
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

To take the covers off, instructions are in the manual, in my ones at least.  However, your instructions are perfect and better than the manualsnormal_smile%20.gif

 

Matching gain is pretty straight forward. Have the volume pot on the V200 at between 12-3 o'clock when listening. If you can achieve this without touching the pre gain settings all the better! 

now that u mention there are some, i was expecting illustrations, missed those two lines of text...

 

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Do you mean, you have the gain of the v200 at 3pm and adjust the gain of the v800?

 

no i was referring to the dip switches inside the v800 to adjust the overall output level

 

 

 

... about the gain, i was more referring to the option to combine different overall output levels of the v800, by the dip switches inside it, with the v200

 

try setting the v800 at different max dBu output levels, both with balanced or single ended connections, leaving the v200 stock 0bB gain,

 

want a more mellow round liquid, more separated sound, go with a lower v800 output level

 

want more dry tight detailed sound, slightly more forgiving highs, go with a higher level

 

those are just first impressions, but u can really change substantially the overall performance to a great extent


Edited by roskodan - 3/9/13 at 6:16pm
post #387 of 688

When you say, v200 stock 0bB gain, do you mean v200 at max volume.

 

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Originally Posted by roskodan 

 

 

... about the gain, i was more referring to the option to combine different output levels of the v800 with the v200

 

try setting the v800 at different output levels, both with balanced or single ended connections, leaving the v200 stock 0bB gain,

 

 

post #388 of 688

no i was never referring to the volume pots levels of either the v800 or v200

 

it's all about the dip switches for output level and gain on the v800 inside and v200 on the back, respectively

 

read the manual, all shall be clear
 

v800 pot on max always in my case


Edited by roskodan - 3/9/13 at 5:50pm
post #389 of 688
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Originally Posted by roskodan View Post

no i was never referring to the volume pots levels of either the v800 or v200

 

it's all about the dip switches for output level and gain on the v800 inside and v200 on the back, respectively

 

read the manual, all shall be clear
 

v800 pot on max always in my case

I see.  Totally technically challenged.  redface.gif

post #390 of 688

go easy and cautious, u don't wanna screw up something,

 

what do u use balanced or rca interconnects

 

i guess both of your devices are still stock
 

there is a big difference just between using rca or balanced interconnects at stock


Edited by roskodan - 3/9/13 at 6:10pm
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