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VAMP VERZA     THE NAME OF THE NEW V-MODA AMPLIFIERS???????

 

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post #512 of 691
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Originally Posted by yamadadhk View Post

 

VAMP VERZA     THE NAME OF THE NEW V-MODA AMPLIFIERS???????

 

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Nice found, and here is my rough translation of the 4 bullet points:

  1. unified design: DAC decode plus amp plus backup battery.
  2. high quality audio: enthusiast level AKM DAC, support uncompressed file format (FLAC?)
  3. low loss: Burr-Brown Op-amp, with 6 layer circuit board
  4. high efficiency: 150mW enough to drive any headphones

And yes, the line before the bullets mean it is the world first DAC that supports ALL platforms (USB, Win PC, iOS, and Android.)  This will looks like to be another buy for me, can't wait.

 

BTW, I finally got my RMA from V-moda and my VAMP is going back for a firmware update.


Edited by DrSheep - 11/30/12 at 8:36am
post #513 of 691

Yes, it is VERZA, Val did mentioned it quite a few times on his posts :)

 

Nice translation!  Just one point need to further elaborate.  6-layer PCB is to isolate the external noises normally apply on computer PCBs.  Because of cost issues very few portable amplifier use multi-layers, as I know Fostex is using 4-layer, Venturecract is using 2-layer.  V-MODA use 6-layer PCB, it got best noise isolation and is yet the portable dac amplifier at the highest standard.

 

Great news!  V-MODA has two "World First" this month, first one the first "Crowd-sourced" hi-end foldable headphone M-100, and the second is the first "Universal portable DAC amplifier".

 

Regarding customer service on upgrading the VAMP,  We have three locations that can upgrade the VAMP.

 

For USA and Europe, please contact  david@v-moda.com

For Asia Pacific, please contact mui@v-moda.com

 

More news on Verza will release in one or two weeks ... stay tuned for this potential Christmas gift for yourself!

 

Thank you!

post #514 of 691

Thanks ccluk, and I can't wait for more news on the Verza.  However, I am looking to keep my VAMP (maybe) when the Verza comes out, so will existing VAMP user be offered an upgrade price?  Also, although as great as the VAMP is, I found that I am in a dire need for a holster for it, so PLEASE consider making a holster for the VAMP.

 

p.s. David is going to be busy dealing with all of us :).

post #515 of 691
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Originally Posted by ccluk View Post

Yes, it is VERZA,

Great news! .......... the first "Universal portable DAC amplifier".

 

 

More news on Verza will release in one or two weeks ... stay tuned for this potential Christmas gift for yourself!

 

Thank you!

(RE:Verza)

I`m staying with my Venturecraft Go-Dap X (repackaged and maybe new parts) or the Go-dap DD prediction.

post #516 of 691
Good news. Eric turned my Vamp around in just a few days. I shipped it to him on Wednesday and it came back to me on Monday. Really amazing turnaround actually.

More good news. The firmware upgrade fixed the battery problem.

Bad news. The firmware upgrade didn't help my volume control problem. I've actually tested it with more than one iPhone running iOS 6.0.1. Also, Eric noticed a problem as well.

At this point it appears there isn't much V-Moda can do for me. They can only install firmware upgrades provided to them by the hardware manufacturer in Asia.

I am wondering if anyone here can suggest a viable solution. The problem is that my IEM's are very sensitive. They want to operate at the very low end of the volume range on the Vamp. I wonder if anyone can think of a way I can reduce the level of the output from the Vamp or put some device in line to reduce the level seen by my headphones.

I am not smart enough to know whether an in-line resistor such as the one used to convert an Etymotic 4P to 4S would help me without changing the sound signature.

If only there were a way to reinstall iOS 5 on my iPhone. Sigh!
Edited by LCMusicLover - 12/6/12 at 12:35am
post #517 of 691
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Originally Posted by LCMusicLover View Post

Good news. Eric turned my Vamp around in just a few days. I shipped it to him on Wednesday and it came back to me on Monday. Really amazing turnaround actually.
More good news. The firmware upgrade fixed the battery problem.
Bad news. The firmware upgrade didn't help my volume control problem. I've actually tested it with more than one iPhone running iOS 6.0.1. Also, Eric noticed a problem as well.
At this point it appears there isn't much V-Mode can do for me. They can only install firmware upgrades provided to them by the hardware manufacturer in Asia.
I am wondering if anyone here can suggest a viable solution. The problem is that my IEM's are very sensitive. They want to operate at the very low end of the volume range on the Vamp. I wonder if anyone can think of a way I can reduce the level of the output from the Vamp or put some device in line to reduce the level seen by my headphones.
I am not smart enough to know whether an in-line resistor such as the one used to convert an Etymotic 4P to 4S would help me without changing the sound signature.
If only there were a way to reinstall iOS 5 on my iPhone. Sigh!

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_downgrade_back_ios_5biggrin.gif I read the guide, looks pretty straighfoward. Good luck!

post #518 of 691
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_downgrade_back_ios_5biggrin.gif  I read the guide, looks pretty straighfoward. Good luck!

Sadly, if you read the comments it becomes apparent that this doesn't actually work. I was wildly excited when I first read this. Then I read the comments that followed and realized...bummer.

A thorough review of all discussions makes it clear that short of having jailbroken your iDevice and saved your SHSH blobs this simply can't be done. Unfortunately the phone I got was already running on iOS 6. I just don't think I can downgrade it.
Edited by LCMusicLover - 12/5/12 at 10:16pm
post #519 of 691
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Originally Posted by LCMusicLover View Post

Good news. Eric turned my Vamp around in just a few days. I shipped it to him on Wednesday and it came back to me on Monday. Really amazing turnaround actually.
More good news. The firmware upgrade fixed the battery problem.
Bad news. The firmware upgrade didn't help my volume control problem. I've actually tested it with more than one iPhone running iOS 6.0.1. Also, Eric noticed a problem as well.
At this point it appears there isn't much V-Mode can do for me. They can only install firmware upgrades provided to them by the hardware manufacturer in Asia.
I am wondering if anyone here can suggest a viable solution. The problem is that my IEM's are very sensitive. They want to operate at the very low end of the volume range on the Vamp. I wonder if anyone can think of a way I can reduce the level of the output from the Vamp or put some device in line to reduce the level seen by my headphones.
I am not smart enough to know whether an in-line resistor such as the one used to convert an Etymotic 4P to 4S would help me without changing the sound signature.
If only there were a way to reinstall iOS 5 on my iPhone. Sigh!

 

PM me with the details of the volume issue. Apologies I wasn't following on your past posts. I'll forward your issue to the makers to see if they're seen this issue before and if there's a fix for it.

post #520 of 691
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Originally Posted by LCMusicLover View Post

Good news. Eric turned my Vamp around in just a few days. I shipped it to him on Wednesday and it came back to me on Monday. Really amazing turnaround actually.
More good news. The firmware upgrade fixed the battery problem.
Bad news. The firmware upgrade didn't help my volume control problem. I've actually tested it with more than one iPhone running iOS 6.0.1. Also, Eric noticed a problem as well.
At this point it appears there isn't much V-Mode can do for me. They can only install firmware upgrades provided to them by the hardware manufacturer in Asia.
I am wondering if anyone here can suggest a viable solution. The problem is that my IEM's are very sensitive. They want to operate at the very low end of the volume range on the Vamp. I wonder if anyone can think of a way I can reduce the level of the output from the Vamp or put some device in line to reduce the level seen by my headphones.
I am not smart enough to know whether an in-line resistor such as the one used to convert an Etymotic 4P to 4S would help me without changing the sound signature.
If only there were a way to reinstall iOS 5 on my iPhone. Sigh!

What I don't understand is that why didn't they just give you a new unit or at least try to repair it?  Mine should be there on the 6th, and I can't wait to have it back and hopefully no more background hisses.

post #521 of 691
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

What I don't understand is that why didn't they just give you a new unit or at least try to repair it?  Mine should be there on the 6th, and I can't wait to have it back and hopefully no more background hisses.

Actually, from talking with Eric, I do not believe a new device would solve my problem. It sounds like this is not a bug with my Vamp, but rather a problem with iOS 6.

Unless the people in Asia come up with another firmware upgrade, I think I'm stuck with this problem forever. That's why I'm looking for suggestions on how to solve the problem at the output side of things. If I could just reduce the volume by about six db everything would be fine. The volume step would then be well below the audible range that I use.
post #522 of 691

Why not just add another in line volume control like the Shure EAADPT-KIT Adapter Kit?  And are you having the same problem with all the other headphone or IEMs?

post #523 of 691

DrSheep:

 

To answer your second question first:  "Yes, all IEMs.  Specifically, 1964Ears V.3, VSonic GR-07 MkII, SoundMagic PL10, Apple ear buds.

 

To answer your first question:  "I don't know, why don't I?"  :)

 

I kinda hate adding another item to the chain, and I'd be willing to spend more than the minimum to ensure the least sound degradation, and the best ergonomics.  Right now the Vamp ==> V.3s is a really compact bundle.  I'd like to add the 'minimally invasive' extra device.  Plus, the Vamp already has a volume control, so a second one would be redundant.  That's why I was hoping to just add a -(mumble) db attenuator, which would allow me to continue to use the volume control on the Vamp

 

That said, I do think an in-line volume control will be the answer. So, I'd love to hear recommedations for the best (most linear, quietest, most compact) in-line volume control.

post #524 of 691

I totally feel you man, and I was trying to come up with a decent solution to your problem.  One option is to use an in-line volume control as I mentioned before (found a better one from 

Sennheiser, model HZR-62.)  Another way to do is to via apps, and I found the Volume Control app by BahnTech that looks promising but I have no idea will it work for the VAMP.  A third way is to put some songs that have a very low volume into your library (like classical, they tend to have low recording volume compare to pops), then use the iPhone / iPod Sound Check function to pull the overall volume down.  This way you will not need to add anything physical to your setup or worry about distortions from some app.

post #525 of 691

Since Val is teasing Verza on the M-100 forum, I am looking forward to more info and may feel compelled to buy since I am already a happy M-100 owner.  Although I currently own an IPhone 4, I am  curious about future-proofing related to how Verza will interface/interact with the IPhone 5 and its lightning connector as I plan to upgrade at some point.  Also, will firmware for Verza be user upgradable?

 

As Verza is designed to perform particularly well with the M-100, I would also like to know if Val plans to offer a V-Moda loyalty discount on Verza for those who currently own the M-100 or other V-Moda products.
 


Edited by Craigster75 - 12/6/12 at 7:41pm
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