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  1. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Connect it to the pre-amp of the V281 and you have 4 SE outputs to rock with friends!
  2. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      Haha, you get used to those injuries after much soldering :P   I came across this cable in a local shop by pure chance. I was looking for local/internet dealers of Mogami or Canare cable but every single one I spoke with (and there were many) only sold it in 25 metres pack minimum (some...
  3. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Just let you know guys this afternoon I balanced my Denon AH-D7000, I had to do it because the original cable was getting too anyoning so I got some good cable & connectors and here is the result:     First impresions with V281 of course: Bass is cleaner, mids and highs more neutral than SE...
  4. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Im not going personal or anything like that. Someone prefer A amp, others prefer B amp, thats legit.   Whats not legit is the perceptions this guy got from the V281, they dont meet anyones ones. You might like or not the the amp, but saying that it has hard trebble and it doesnt reach bottom...
  5. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Those coments doesnt meet at all my perceptions.   Strident sounding? My god, you can plug your HD800s and turn all the volume way up to the sky and never get a tiny sibilande or harsh, thats so strange. In all the months ive been with my V281 never heard that "sibilance" thing, or strident...
  6. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    I love smooth trebles too (my main headphone is the LCD-2, I prefer it way over the HD800) and the V281 doesnt have (in either LCD, HD800, K701 or w/e) that tizzy treble or glare. The trebble couldnt be smoother! In fact, Burson Soloist had more harsh up there with the 800's.
  7. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      Amen to that.   If someone thinks V281 plus an Audeze headphone or the Senn HD800 (for example) is not top end gear, you sir do have a problem.   BTW, I dont like tubes, and Ive tried way expensive amps (McIntosh for example, some of them). And I cant get what they try:   True tube amps...
  8. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    I you read pages ago, I was among the first ones all over the world to have the new Violectrics amplifiers, I'm pretty sure even before any american customer had one since I live in Europe and shipment is faster haha.   But I got one of the very first amplifiers which had problems with the...
  9. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      I do indeed use my V281 as preamp, using passive JBL speakers and the Technics SU-Z45 vintage 75 watt amplifier, which sounds very neutral.   V281's outputs have that full musically live sound too as the front jacks/xlr :D
  10. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    I also noted pages ago, that the main difference I noticed swapping from SE to BAL with my LCD-2s was the soundstage, clarity and body.   With BAL mode, I get more soundstage and clarity, but the "bad" aspect of this, is you get a tad less body overall, with SE mode, everything sounds heavier...
  11. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      Volume knob levels depend directly on how many VRMs does you DAC output.   In my case, HE-560 were between 10 and 12:30 depending on the CD.   And ah, HE-560 sounds impressive with this amp.
  12. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    +1   Ive tried a couple power cables and never noticed a single difference under blind testing, so at home for my amps I use Antec PSU cables (computer hardware stuff) because they are extremely long and I got 'em for free years ago, my desk is quite wide :P   And never had an issue with...
  13. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      Since my DAC is RCA and does output 2Vrms, and my LCD-2 run balanced, I use pre-gain at 0dbs. And never go past 13 o'clock for insanely low recorded or high DR recordings.
  14. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

        Quick update after almost 3 weeks of balanced listening. (to almost every genre, always with the best recordings I could find).   I finally have come to the conclusion that with the LCD-2, the balanced output doesnt deliver better bass/mids or trebble, the SE output sounds to my ears...
  15. Megalomaniak

    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Better amp for the Audeze means airier sound due to the better separation and soundstage, better bass tonality and body, plus all the extension (depending on the amp you lose it) and mid detail/transparency.
  16. Megalomaniak

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

      Dynamics?   http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list?artist=the+black+eyed+peas&album=   If its the vinyl version, okey, if not...   Try some of these:   http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/12284 (high dynamics for electronic music)
  17. Megalomaniak

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

      The most common problem of the people who finds the LCD-2 bass weak is the idea of the bass they had before. LCD-2 bass, Fazor or Pre-Fazor, is extraordinary, lineal, textured, controlled, fast, punchy. And that is a very good bass. You want quantity bass? Then get another headphone. Quantity...
  18. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      To my ears, SE mode on the V281 (works like the V220) is wonderful with the LCD-2s or HD800s, works superb. Balanced channel improves soundstage and separation, adds a bit of air without losing any body, bass or anything, but both outputs have enough power for everything.   So, if you want...
  19. Megalomaniak

    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

      Ohmygosh, my bad hahaha.   Well, I just read the "With the LCD-2r2" and I thought it was your experience with them haha.   For me, LCD headphones should be paired with warmer than neutral amplifiers. I run them with the V281 and its a superb combination. They sound smoother and cleaner...
  20. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Ops, 0, no one selected.   But I cant go past 12'clock, even less in every headphone.   @Zkadoush From a customer opinion, I can asure you that you wont see a single difference between the crosstalk, damping factor and etc from a V200 to a V220 or V281, these 3 have it very low.   You may...
  21. Megalomaniak

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      Balanced channel seems to be a tad more neutral, or at least it works like that with the LCD-2s, giving them a bit more air and soundstage plus separation. I have to decide which one I prefer too, but for the moment Im sticking with the balanced one.   They havent loss a single bit of bass...
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