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  1. NDonchev

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Hi guys. I decided I'll go for the AES input of the Yggy, so I'm waiting for my PI2AES transport to arrive soon. Thanks for suggesting the AES input. Additionally I bought Grimm TPR XLR cables which I currently use as interconnects for the Yggy A2 => V281 connection with HD800S. I'm really happy...
  2. NDonchev

    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Keep in mind that I haven't actually heard the Yggy or the Gumby before bying. I'm very happy with the Yggy, but still haven't heard the Gumby. I know some people that may prefer it. My decision is based on my experience with other DACs (the full range of Chord DACs, Benchmark DAC3, Metrum Onyx...
  3. NDonchev

    CanJam London 2019 Impressions thread

    Hello, here are my impressions of the event. Keep in mind that I've never been to such event before and I went all the way from Bulgaria for it. I was really eager to try the Schiit Gungnir and Schiit Yggdrasil but they were not there. Also I wanted to try some top tube amps and was hoping I...
  4. NDonchev

    TEAC HA-501 Silver

    I'm selling my TEAC HA-501 Silver (220V) headphone amplifier. It's in original packaging as it came from the store and I'm the first owner. The outer box has a hole in it on the side where the power cable is. The unit itself is in perfect condition as you can see from the pictures. I'm selling...
  5. NDonchev

    CanJam London 2019 (July 27-28, 2019)

    Hi guys, I plan to visit CanJam in London this year, but as it will be my first event of this type I have some questions. 1. I use HD800S at home and it will be great if it it possible to try the gear on the event with the same headphones. Do you think the HD800S will be at the event and it...
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    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Hi again. We discussed DACs for the v281 earlier. I'm the guy that couldn't detect a difference between Fiio X3 II DAP as a DAC and a Violectric v800. Some of you suggested RME ADI-2 or Chord Qutest for the v281. My exploration of DACs for the v281 got weirder and even more controversial. I had...
  7. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    What would you suggest instead? Also, do you have similar impressions about the v281?
  8. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Mainly because that is the one that my local store have, so I could audition it. Also, it has good reviews overall.
  9. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Here are some more thoughts on the v800 sounds the same as Fiio X3 II matter with the v281 and HD800S. The reviews I read about the v800 are reviewing it with the USB input usually. Here is a quote from the Headfonia review, although it's for the v850, but it should be fairly similar with the...
  10. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    That may be true, but generally I'm a bit discouraged right now. To try the setup you suggest I have to buy the v800 and the Eitr and that seems too much of a hassle at this point.
  11. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    The Pro-Ject Head Box I found on the Internet has some crappy reviews, doesn't seem to be hybrid and costs about 150 euro. Maybe I'm looking at a different unit?
  12. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Yea, I also thought that setting the volume knob to max on the v800 might make a difference. Although, I highly doubt it that this will be a significant one. I don't intent to try other inputs on the DAC as that would mean I have to buy some additional gear. I don't think it is justified to put...
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    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Hi guys! We were talking earlier about choosing a DAC for the v281. So here is an update on the situation which you may find interesting. I went to local shop today to compare the v800 DAC against my current DAC (the Fiio X3 II DAP). THE SETUP I set the following two audio chains: 1. Fiio X3...
  14. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Yes, I have come across Yggy many times in my search and it showed a few times. The reasons for omitting the Yggy from the list are several: 1. The main one - sound. I saw several people say they like the Gymby better and that the Yggy can sound dry, harsh and too analytical and lean and that...
  15. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    So, do you feel like making a sacrifice with soundstage and airiness? Is it like you miss the bigger soundstage and does it detract from the enjoyment in your case? Others have described the soundstage as enveloping. Actually, the dealer is Metrum Acoustics' online shop as I'm in Europe and...
  16. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Based on your posts and additional reading on the Internet here is my options for a DAC for the v281: 1. Violectric V850 + Good synergy and visually matching with the v281 + Neither too analytical, nor too musical + Polite and smooth sounding - Not as lively, rich and realistic...
  17. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Thanks for the suggestions and the summary of the DAC options. Thing is, the choice gets harder and harder the more I read. I think the main problem is I don't have the opportunity to try a variety of different DACs. I might have the option to try only Chord Mojo and V800 locally. On top of...
  18. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Thanks for all the answers. It's being very helpful. I would definitely look into headphones in the future, but for now I think the focus should be to complete my current system. So, based on your experience which DAC would you recommend for the v281? Is the RS 06 / v850 a really good option...
  19. NDonchev

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    First of all, I want to say that the feeling that something is missing is quicky fading and instead I feel happier and happier with the v281. Maybe in some cases it takes some time to adjust and appreciate the sound from new gear. It seems I will not be looking for amp change anytime soon. At...
  20. NDonchev

    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    How would you compare the v850 to the Matrix X-SABRE Pro? Which one would be better for the v281 amp?
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