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post #676 of 688
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Originally Posted by fradoca View Post
 

use a passive monitor controller like this between the V800 and the opals :

 

http://spl.info/en/products/monitor-controllers/volume2/description.html

 

or this :

 

http://www.palmer-germany.com/pro/en/Products/Headphone-Amplifiers/MONICON-Passive-Monitor-Controller-PMONICON.htm

 

 

;-)

Thanks for the links.

post #677 of 688

I can recommend the SPL-Volume 2, it is by all means a quality device at a very good price point.

post #678 of 688
Thread Starter 

Just for info - Violectric USA now has the revised V800 USB boards in stock. Upgrade to 24-bit/192kHz capabilities, for less than the price of most good USB to SPDIF converters. 

post #679 of 688

project86, any chance you have any new comments on the V800, now that your review is a few years old?

 

Your review of the V800 was one of many reasons why I decided to purchase a discounted V800 sight unseen and given my limited sampling of other DACs, I've been pretty happy with what I feel is a fairly neutral and natural presentation. At this point, I'm having trouble deciding whether I should purchase another DAC or just buy another V800.

post #680 of 688
Thread Starter 

Has it been that long already? Yikes! I'm still enjoying the V800 quite a bit. I get new DACs in for review on a regular basis that cost similar (or more) than V800, but don't perform as well. On the ones that do seem to have a slight edge over the V800, they tend to achieve that via a more advanced USB implementation. So V800 with the new 24/192 USB card would probably bring it back up to upper level status imho. 

 

V800 is not always my first recommendation, but it's always on the list depending on what sound sig is required. 

post #681 of 688

I see the U.S. importer webpage has a 'V800 V2' listed for about $140 up from the V800.

 

What's the skinny on that? 

post #682 of 688
Quote: http://violectric-usa.com/digital-audio-converters/dac-v800-v2
 Version 2 adds asynchronous 24 / 192 USB
post #683 of 688
Thread Starter 

Yep, the V2 is a simple way of indicating it has the new USB stage. Makes more sense than calling it V800 across the board and then haggling over which USB card might be in there. 

post #684 of 688

Anyone do the DAC upgrade? Wondering whether I should consider the upgrade to the 24/192 module even though I don't have any 24/192 content.

post #685 of 688

When I got my first pair of Sennheiser HD800s, the guys at the store I bought them from, highly recommended the V800 to go with them. I had to pass at the time being, since I didn't have the cash to buy both, and opted for a Xonar Essence One instead. Been very pleased with the results.

 

However, what do you guys think about those two being coupled? How would you describe the resulting synergy?

post #686 of 688
Anyone know if the v1 will be upgradeable to v2?
post #687 of 688

sure, you can just order the new dac's usb pcb and install yourself or send the v800 in (usa dealer), for them to do it


Edited by roskodan - 7/29/14 at 2:15pm
post #688 of 688
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Originally Posted by koshtramba View Post
 

When I got my first pair of Sennheiser HD800s, the guys at the store I bought them from, highly recommended the V800 to go with them. I had to pass at the time being, since I didn't have the cash to buy both, and opted for a Xonar Essence One instead. Been very pleased with the results.

 

However, what do you guys think about those two being coupled? How would you describe the resulting synergy?


I would imagine that combination to have a dead neutral sound. Highly detailed, extremely even with lean and fast bass. Very "studio" if you know what I mean.

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