Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Review: Violectric V800 DAC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Review: Violectric V800 DAC - Page 35

post #511 of 687
So the Musical Fidelity V-Link 192 wouldn't be a worthy upgrade from optical via my laptop's headphone jack or USB? I don't have any hi-resolution files; they're all uncompressed FLAC ripped from CDs. I was thinking a decent convertor might improve the upsampling facility the DAC offers. It sounds awesome as it is, but I'm always looking for further improvements smily_headphones1.gif
post #512 of 687

^ Yeah since you don't have any high-res files to play like 24b/192k, usb on V800 is enough. Like John-Project86 said, having a decent spdif transporter is an optional addon, and for trying 24b/192k via usb (the Tenor chip accepts up to 96k). 25ps after elimination/reclocking process is "world class", and having a "so so" transporter like M2tech Hiface (50ps) is not necessary. Trying to get a single digit one like audiophilleo 1 with pure power is 'over kill' for V800 imho. Of course if you're seeking the best, it's absolutely worth getting, but I'd rather invest those money on a better DAC first wink.gif

post #513 of 687

Violectric will be coming out with 24/192 USB for the V800 any time now.For existing owners it will be an easy upgrade replacing the PCB.I got this info from Freid on 5/23 and at the time he said they were 6 weeks away.

post #514 of 687

Yes I'm waiting on that too, they are still sampling and fine-tuning things :)

post #515 of 687
Quote:
Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

Violectric will be coming out with 24/192 USB for the V800 any time now.For existing owners it will be an easy upgrade replacing the PCB.I got this info from Freid on 5/23 and at the time he said they were 6 weeks away.

I wish I'd hung fire a few weeks lol
post #516 of 687

He told me that a month ago too, but he couldn't put a date on it

post #517 of 687
Just got the word from Fried that they are still 2 months away from the 24/192 USB,so it looks like the process is taking them longer than they anticipated.
post #518 of 687

Yeah... I ordered my V800, and will upgrade later :)

 

It'll be more fun this way, as I'll have another 'minor upgrade', plus I don't own any HD media anyway ^^;;

post #519 of 687

I liked the new V800 Headfonia review. I'm more in the "neutral" camp as the "smooth" camp though but I don't find the V800 to be extremely smooth. but who am I rolleyes.gif

post #520 of 687

I cannot share headfonia experiences, too. Ok, I'm quite limited in experience, but those items I had and were reviewed by headfonia did't match my experience at all (HD 800, Yulong U100, V800, V200, Asus Essence One, Asus Essence ST).

My advice is to listen by yourself.

post #521 of 687

No, I do agree with one of the reviewers. Same for the V200

post #522 of 687
A lot of the stuff you read on Headfonia seems to be at odds with the general consensus. A lot of that is probably down to the fact that they have experience with the equipment they're writing about whereas a lot of the stuff you read on here is just people parroting what other people have said. I don't agree with everything I read on Headfonia. Sometimes I think their determination to sound impartial has the opposite effect and comes across as biased. Head-Fi is full of nonsense but there are lots of knowledgeable people like Project86 who clearly know their stuff.
post #523 of 687
^ well put

In a statistical sense there's something to be said for consensus, except as you say it often is parroting. It starts with "I read" or "I heard that" and at some point the qualifier is omitted. It then sounds like someone's reporting their own experience. Not a useful contribution to the sum of listening knowledge.
post #524 of 687
I remember reading about something called the "reverse insertion technique" in an IEM thread. Somebody in that thread was writing about the benefits to be gained by taking some in ear monitors and sticking them in your ears the wrong way round. I think he said it opened up the soundstage or something. Since coming across that, I've learned not to take everything I read on Head-Fi too seriously. That's not to discount the opinions of people who do know what they're talking about - of which there are plenty.
post #525 of 687
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I remember reading about something called the "reverse insertion technique" in an IEM thread. Somebody in that thread was writing about the benefits to be gained by taking some in ear monitors and sticking them in your ears the wrong way round. I think he said it opened up the soundstage or something. Since coming across that, I've learned not to take everything I read on Head-Fi too seriously. That's not to discount the opinions of people who do know what they're talking about - of which there are plenty.

 

Just like my sig says.

Unfortunately the number of people who don't know what they're talking about and just copy what they read is bigger. (

It takes a while to find the posters you can "trust" but there are some really good guys here too.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Review: Violectric V800 DAC