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  1. davidespinosa

    Lake People G109 / G103 thread

    Lake People / Violectric has three families of headphone amps: The "utility" range, which uses power op amps (like the G103). The "music studio" 100 range, which uses discrete transistors. The "audiophile" 200 range, which also uses discrete transistors. Fried has said that the 100 range is...
  2. davidespinosa

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

    Nice ! Here's the V281 thread. I googled "head-fi v281". https://www.head-fi.org/threads/violectric-hpa-v281-vorsprung-durch-balanced.705318/
  3. davidespinosa

    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+/US5/US5 Pro Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    About aesthetics: there's no accounting for taste. The scientific approach is to build multiple prototypes and ask lots of people which one(s) they like. Ain't nobody got time for that.
  4. davidespinosa

    Lake People G109 / G103 thread

    Check the output power of the G109 and the RNHP into different loads: @16 ohms G109: 765 mW RNHP: 230 mW @44 ohms G109: 1800 mW RNHP: 300 mW @150 ohms: G109: 1500 mW (my estimate) RNHP: 175 mW @300 ohms: G109: 1056 mW RNHP: 88 mW (my estimate) @600 ohms: G109: 595 mW RNHP: 44 mW (my estimate)
  5. davidespinosa

    Niimbus Ultimate Series US4/US4+/US5/US5 Pro Headphone Amps - by Lake People

    Fried doesn't have to -- he has fancy audio analyzers ! I know I can't tell, that's for sure ! So the real question is, can you ? :)
  6. davidespinosa

    Lake People HPA RS 02 / HPA RS 08 thread

    If you want, you can call Fried on the phone and see what he says. Of course, his recommendations should follow his pricing: G109 < RS02 < V100 < V200 < V220 RS08 < V280 < V281 < Niimbus People do say that the V200 is warmer than the G109, RS02, and V100. But the frequency response graphs don't...
  7. davidespinosa

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/niimbus-ultimate-series-us4-us4-headphone-amps-by-lake-people.876018/
  8. davidespinosa

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    The Violectric USA Black Friday sale starts Friday -- 25% off and free shipping ! http://violectric-usa.com/
  9. davidespinosa

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    Violectric is located in Germany: http://www.violectric.de/contact.html Some info about the city: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstanz
  10. davidespinosa

    Lake People G109 / G103 thread

    Here are some photos of my Lake People stack, which includes a G109-P: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/violectric-lake-people-dac-rs-06.806611/page-4#post-13767011
  11. davidespinosa

    Violectric / Lake People DAC RS 06

    Here's my Lake People stack. The MPA 01 microphone preamp and ADC 04 are for recording. I'm using a G109-P instead of an HPA 02 because the balanced inputs match the DAC and ADC. Thanks to Arthur at Violectric USA for adding matching feet to the G109-P !
  12. Violectric / Lake People 01

    Violectric / Lake People 01

  13. Violectric / Lake People 02

    Violectric / Lake People 02

  14. davidespinosa

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    My photos
  15. davidespinosa

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

      You could buy a Lake People HPA RS 08.  It's balanced.
  16. davidespinosa

    Lake People HPA RS 02 / HPA RS 08 thread

      In theory, it's inferior.  In practice, you might not hear the difference.   However, the V90 and V181 have been discontinued: http://www.violectric.de/produktdetails/HPA_V90.html http://www.violectric.de/produktdetails/HPA_V181.html   So I recommend the HPA RS 08. In general, I prefer...
  17. davidespinosa

    Violectric / Lake People DAC RS 06

      I don't have a V850, so I can't promise they sound the same.  But:   * A switching power supply keeps the power supply noise above the audio frequencies (no 60-cycle hum).   * The ADC RS 04 also has a switching supply, and that's a more critical application, because it's part of the...
  18. davidespinosa

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    If you want to understand how the V281 works, look at the block diagram in the manual.
  19. davidespinosa

    Lake People G109 / G103 thread

      You can save up!  It's a good amp.  There's also the G100 FE, which may be less expensive, if you can find one:   http://www.violectric.de/produktdetails/G100_FE-e.html
  20. davidespinosa

    Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced

    The standard volume control uses an ALPS RK27 pot with 41 detents (I think it's 41).  The detents are little bumps that you feel when turning the pot.  It's NOT a stepped attenuator.  In fact, Violectric doesn't offer a stepped attenuator option.   The basic motorized volume control also uses...
  21. davidespinosa

    Lake People G109 / G103 thread

    @Hypespazm Do you have the G103 or G109 ?   And you're saying you DID notice a difference with the HD600's. So you answered your own question !
  22. davidespinosa

    The Official Violectric V200 Owner's Club / Appreciation / Discussion Thread

      Balanced in is completely unrelated to balanced out.   Balanced inputs reject noise picked up during transmission.   Balanced outputs are described here:   http://violectric-usa.com/download/Balanced%20Headphone%20Amplifier%20Explained.pdf
  23. davidespinosa

    The Official Violectric V200 Owner's Club / Appreciation / Discussion Thread

      No -- 3.5mm stereo to dual RCA is fine. XLR won't be any different.
  24. davidespinosa

    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

      Okay, I gave up and just listed everything !
  25. davidespinosa

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

    There's also the Lake People RS 08 (same company as Violectric), which is also balanced, and more affordable than the V280.   Some details: * The RS 08 doesn't have balanced inputs. * The V280 and V281 immediately convert their balanced inputs to single-ended. * Fried says that balanced...
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