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post #466 of 699

Well, looks like I will probably kiss part of my tax return goodbye...

post #467 of 699
I've just purchased the V800 and am looking around for a V200 secondhand. I plan to buy the LCD-2 or the HE-500 soon and intend make use of the balanced functions the amp and DAC provide. Obviously I'll need a proper balanced cable for the headphones and some XLR interconnect cables. Is it really as complex as some of the comments on here make it sound? If so, I'm anticipating problems rolleyes.gif
post #468 of 699

V200 balanced headphone cable?

post #469 of 699
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

V200 balanced headphone cable?

I am clueless rolleyes.gif
post #470 of 699
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I am clueless rolleyes.gif

V200 does not have a balanced output... i think it's the V181 that can give you that.

post #471 of 699
Oh yes, I see you're right. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the point of a balanced input if there is no balanced output?
post #472 of 699
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Oh yes, I see you're right. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the point of a balanced input if there is no balanced output?

 

Excellent question.

post #473 of 699
Well I'm stumped. I thought an amp and DAC connected via balanced cables could only be used in conjunction with a balanced headphone. I'm sure somebody will chime in with the answer in due course.
post #474 of 699

I'm pretty sure this question has been addressed somewhere in either this V800 thread or the V200 thread.  There is a difference in output between balanced and unbalanced on the V800, I believe, but indeed I'm really not sure what sonic benefit there can be when there's no balanced output on the V200.  But at the end of the day I don't really care - I ran mine balanced cause it looks really cool with the fat cables and plugs.  :)

post #475 of 699
Did you run it with the HE-500? How did that sound?
post #476 of 699
The benefit would be the same as with pro studios, for which balanced cabling seems a necessity. If there is a long cable run between V800 and 200, it reduces or eliminates external emf interference.
post #477 of 699
Maybe I'll get the V181 or stick to an unbalanced setup.
post #478 of 699
The v800/200 is an unbalanced setup. But it does allow you to connect a second amp to the 800. And it opens up extra options when using the 800 or the 200 with other equipment. It's a great stack if you want unbalanced.

If you want balanced headphones look elsewhere.
post #479 of 699
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

Oh yes, I see you're right. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the point of a balanced input if there is no balanced output?

 

Cause Violectric is a division of Lake People who is aimed to professional sectors (broadcast , studio etc etc) , even if violectric is more oriented to "audiophile" they still have a "pro" approach => where XLR is standard , more suited to long distance etc

post #480 of 699
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Did you run it with the HE-500? How did that sound?

 

The Violectric stack sounds wonderful with the HE-500s.

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