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    Violectric HPA V280 - balanced headphone amp - impressions and discussion thread

    Nobody must be puzzled of not receiving his ordered HPA V280 amp. We shipped our complete inventory to Drop - nothing left in stock ! As far as I know Drop scheduled the delivery somewhen in July. Would like to hear some hopefully positive opinions ... But as the successors of V281 and V280...
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    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+ Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    Hello Everybody. Normally I don´t answer to posts like „Why do they use cheapo Neutrik XLR sockets instead of outstanding ones from the xxx brand”. But sometime I feel I have to adjust things … Neutrik is THE supplier for high quality XLR sockets and connectors. Among others they also offer RCA...
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    Review: Niimbus Audio US4+ Statement Amplifier (includes large high-end amp roundup)

    ... by the way, please see attached the manual from Niimbus HPA US 4+ US 4+ Manual 2018-en-2.pdf
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    Review: Niimbus Audio US4+ Statement Amplifier (includes large high-end amp roundup)

    Hello everybody. The Pre-Gain setting will no have any influence on the output impedance of Niimbus US 4 (+) amps. I also often heard that people like the "sound" of a specific gain setting better than other settings - but not neccessarily 0 dB. For my opinion there is no technical reason for...
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    Review: Niimbus Audio US4+ Statement Amplifier (includes large high-end amp roundup)

    Hello John. As I know there are some Niibus amps on their way to the US (TSAV). Unfortunately the English Manual is not fixed by now, also our new proprietary remotes are missing. We will ship both directly to the customers as soon as they are available. Thanks !
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    Review: Niimbus Audio US4+ Statement Amplifier (includes large high-end amp roundup)

    Some words about the upcoming D/A converters under the Niimbus brand. The cases will be as those from HPA US 4 /4+. There will also be the prominent large illuminated volume knob. A big point we thought about was to implement a display or not. If yes, it would have been a black/white OLED...
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    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+ Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    Some words about the upcoming D/A converters under the Niimbus brand. The cases will be as those from HPA US 4 /4+. There will also be the prominent large illuminated volume knob. A big point we thought about was to implement a display or not. If yes, it would have been a black/white OLED...
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    Review: Niimbus Audio US4+ Statement Amplifier (includes large high-end amp roundup)

    Just chiming in to answer a few questions. Is Niimbus the V284 we talked about some time ago? Yes and no. We had plans to relase an amp over V281. As V281 turned out to be our most successful amp we analised customers demands and wishes the past years. The results - even to questions never...
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    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+ Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    Just chiming in to answer a few questions. Is Niimbus the V284 we talked about some time ago? Yes and no. We had plans to relase an amp over V281. As V281 turned out to be our most successful amp we analised customers demands and wishes the past years. The results - even to questions never...
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    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Indeed ! The problem is about having identical 4 channels which is hard to do with 1% tolerance resistors and 5% tolerance caps. Also the signal tracing will be hard ... 1. left channel in-phase / 2. left channel out-of-phase / 3. right channel in-phase / 4. right channel out-of-phase = 4...
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    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Again some words about unbalanced and balanced signal. In general it can be said that balanced signals are the better signals. This is because of their nature. Feeding unbalanced signals from one item to the other means that an electric signal is pushed from the transmitter to the receiver. But...
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    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+ Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    The leds for "headphone out" and "line out" show white light for engaged operation, red light for disengaged operation (mute). The switching between pre/post fader is made by software menu - like in V281. Via software also a dimming is possible.
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    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+ Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    The status led is red for some seconds during powering on. Afterwards it turns white to display correct operation. Any failure caused by DC or overload will disconnect the headphones from the amp. This again is displayed by the satatus led turning red.
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    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+ Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    Arthur Power will be glad to receive your preorder when your are situated in the USA, all others may contact me by mail : fried.reim@lake-people.de Please note: All news concerning the new Niimbus gear like fotos and technical data will be posted here. We are busy in releasing a web site...
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    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    These words had been posted by me earlier but it seems to be necessary to bump them from time to time ... About different kinds of potentiometers (volume control) Think of a simple potentiometer as an open resistor with its resistance increasing from one end to the other. One end of the...
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