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post #46 of 67

The Soloist is much better with the LCD-2 than any Violectric. I'll agree, the Burson HA-160D is just old and surpassed.

 

Some of the best matches for LCD-2 are Soloist, Mjolnir, BHA-1, GS-X. I'd most likely rank the V200, V181 further down the list.

But I guess this all depends on preference. Soloist is more laid back, Mjolnir is more forward, GS-X is more transparent. V200 more warm, etc.

post #47 of 67

I wouldn't buy anything that said "Schiit" right on the box.

post #48 of 67

I haven't tried it first hand, but the Burson Soloist can output 4W into 32ohms, I think that would be a great contender unless you re hard set on balanced gear.

 

also this guy: http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/SA/SA31/SA31EN.htm

 

says it can output 10w into 40ohms and only $500. It has a 4pin XLR, but it is actually SE under the covers.


Edited by mab1376 - 1/24/13 at 11:35am
post #49 of 67
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I actually prefer HD800 to LCD-2, I was just trying it out for a bit but I got a really good deal on LCD-2's so here I am.

 

 

So do I, the LCD2's are easily inferior regardless of revision and amplification you throw at it. The M-Stage is alright, but I had before I had my LCD-2's so it's hard to tell how it will pair. I'm not a strong believer of op amp rolling, but users opamp roll for the 627 in the M-Stage supposedly brings improvements.

post #50 of 67
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The Soloist is much better with the LCD-2 than any Violectric. I'll agree, the Burson HA-160D is just old and surpassed.

 

Some of the best matches for LCD-2 are Soloist, Mjolnir, BHA-1, GS-X. I'd most likely rank the V200, V181 further down the list.

But I guess this all depends on preference. Soloist is more laid back, Mjolnir is more forward, GS-X is more transparent. V200 more warm, etc.

 

 

I agree with this..

 

However, I have not heard the V200 or the V181, so I can't comment on those.

post #51 of 67

Off/Topic for some reason I always get a feeling that preproman and paradoxper are the same person.

post #52 of 67
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Off/Topic for some reason I always get a feeling that preproman and paradoxper are the same person.

LOL! WAHT eek.gif

post #53 of 67
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LOL! WAHT eek.gif

You heard me prepoman....opps I meant paradoxper...biggrin.gif

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You heard me preproman....opps I meant paradoxper...biggrin.gif

post #55 of 67
Thread Starter 

Probably with buying a V200 or V181, is that, is the Gungnir better than those? Also buying the Gungnir semi-guarantees that I need to drop $750 for the matching source to get 100% out of it too though :(

 

Ugh I hate this hobby, but seriously I've never been that in love with LCD-2's. I wish I could relive the day I unboxed SR225's over and over again, that was the best day in my audio career to date.

post #56 of 67

The Gungnir is a balanced DAC, the V181 is the 4 pin XLR balanced version of the V200 which is an amp. V800 is Violectrics balanced DAC.

post #57 of 67

The V181 ist the balanced version of the V100. There's actually no balanced version of V200 available.

post #58 of 67
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The V181 ist the balanced version of the V100. There's actually no balanced version of V200 available.

I beg to differ and I asked one of the guys from Addicted to Audio when I auditioned the V200 and asked about the V181, the V181 is essentially the V200 but with balanced out for balanced headphones. I heard both SE and balanced, in SE mode I could not tell a single difference at all, soundstage was a bit expanded, opened up driving in balanced mode. That's from the horses mouth unless the gentleman at A2A is wrong.

post #59 of 67
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I beg to differ and I asked one of the guys from Addicted to Audio when I auditioned the V200 and asked about the V181, the V181 is essentially the V200 but with balanced out for balanced headphones. I heard both SE and balanced, in SE mode I could not tell a single difference at all, soundstage was a bit expanded, opened up driving in balanced mode. That's from the horses mouth unless the gentleman at A2A is wrong.


I think what that guy said is true, the V200 review thread did mention on the design difference.

 

BTW it seems there is a V282 under development...


Edited by kn19h7 - 1/25/13 at 3:39am
post #60 of 67
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You heard me prepoman....opps I meant paradoxper...biggrin.gif

 

As much as paradoxper and I disagree??

 

You should be on some of those other threads when he is letting me have it..

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