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post #406 of 688
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Originally Posted by Taurui View Post

Still noone has really anwered the question what "Lifting the ground" means :/

maybe u no have manual, or maybe u no have page 7?

 

 

V800-E Manual.pdf 954k .pdf file

 

 

 

V200-E Manual.pdf 542k .pdf file
Edited by roskodan - 3/16/13 at 6:29am
post #407 of 688

Ok.  Finally got the manual and opened up the v800.

 

Do I lift both the XLR-ground LIFT Jumper (positioned at XLR input) and the Ground LIFT Jumper (positioned near AC power chord)?

 

For balanced output level: 

The diagram seems to be backwards.  My default factor setting was set 1,2,3,4,to off position. Instead of the all being on to +15dBu.

What would be the lowest setting?  Position 1 on and 2,3,4 off?

post #408 of 688

Lifted the grounds on v800.  Robert I saw had already lifted the ground on my v200.

The presentation is more clean and with more detail. But on my Grado Magnums, it does sound a little brighter.

 

I did lower the gain on the v800 to 12.  May lower to 6.

post #409 of 688

Did not like the ground lifted on XRL.  Too bright.

Left ground on chassis lifted on both V200 and V800. 

 

Did set the V800 to lowest level 6+ and V200 to 0. 

 

This setting proved the best.  


Edited by sling5s - 3/16/13 at 11:07pm
post #410 of 688

Has anyone here tried feeding the V800 using a Concero DAC in USB-SPDIF bridge mode?

post #411 of 688
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Originally Posted by guido View Post

Has anyone here tried feeding the V800 using a Concero DAC in USB-SPDIF bridge mode?
I have. Works great, enabling full support for all hi-res sample rates. Also sounds great with the filter options.
post #412 of 688

Nice review. I was still back and forth between gungnir and v800 until I read this thread :)

post #413 of 688

Anyone ever compared it to the Rega DAC?

post #414 of 688
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Originally Posted by Taurui View Post

Anyone ever compared it to the Rega DAC?

 

I have. Rega DAC is very enjoyable - warm, fun, very easy to listen to. But it's not a very resolving DAC, and at the end of the day it didn't seem satisfying to use with a flagship headphone like HD800 or T1. Maybe it would be a better match for an HD600? But with HD800 I felt like I was wasting the extra resolution that model has.

 

V800 is in a whole different league. 

post #415 of 688

Ok, I just ordered both - I'm going to use one of them with my "Mid-Fi" speaker system. Let's see which one goes back to the dealer :)

Got the Rega for 580 Euro, the Violectric for 980 ... gonna be a toughie, I'm sure!

post #416 of 688

Just got mine - how much do you think it needs burn-in?

post #417 of 688
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Taurui View Post

Just got mine - how much do you think it needs burn-in?

 

Everyone has their own thoughts on this. I'd just leave it on all the time for the first week or so, but feel free to use it during that time for listening as well. 

post #418 of 688

And for the manual (page21) can someone confirm that the black stuff is indeed the switches....

 

Seriously.

post #419 of 688

Do I lift the XLR balanced ones (that come in a pair) in there, or lift the one by the corner that stands alone.

 

OR BOTH?

post #420 of 688

Don't lift the XLR ones.  

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