CIAudio VHP2 initial & final impressions
Jul 1, 2008 at 4:10 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 30

Asr

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Future review originally promised here has been canceled, see my post #28

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Jul 1, 2008 at 4:20 AM Post #2 of 30

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Looks like a very nice little SS beastie
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Congrats on the score !!!!

I look forward to your impressions of this amp
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Is the push button a gain switch ?


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Jul 1, 2008 at 1:21 PM Post #6 of 30

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Ya, a little bit o' burn-in, and you're set for Neutral Central! Power up!
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Jul 1, 2008 at 2:24 PM Post #7 of 30

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Ya, a little bit o' burn-in, and you're set for Neutral Central! Power up!
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Neutral? Interesting... Have you compared them to Headamp's Gilmore Lite or GS-1? If so, which do you find more neutral?
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Jul 1, 2008 at 6:55 PM Post #8 of 30

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Never compared them to the GLite or GS-1, sad to say. Wish I had.

There's a review here by someone who did do a GLite/VHP-1 (I don't think it was the 2) comparo; I don't have the link. I think he pretty much liked them both.
 
Jul 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM Post #9 of 30

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Asr, I probably missed it somewhere, and if I have, I apologize, but why are you ending your reviews on head-fi? I will miss them thoroughly.


Writing reviews is something I don't want to do anymore. After the Pico will be the Klipsch IMAGE/UE triple.fi and this one for the VHP2, nothing further after that.

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needs about 200 hours of burn in and then the sound begins to change for the better.


I don't believe in burn-in much when it comes to amps so the most I'll be putting on this amp will be 100 hours!
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Neutral? Interesting... Have you compared them to Headamp's Gilmore Lite or GS-1? If so, which do you find more neutral?
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Well I owned both of those before and while I won't be able to make a direct comparison, I did get long-term experience with them.
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In terms of the customer-buying experience, I can also say that CIAudio is better than HeadAmp. I waited at most hours for response to e-mail, and only 1 day for the amp to ship.
 
Jul 1, 2008 at 8:43 PM Post #10 of 30

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Well I owned both of those before and while I won't be able to make a direct comparison, I did get long-term experience with them.
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In terms of the customer-buying experience, I can also say that CIAudio is better than HeadAmp. I waited at most hours for response to e-mail, and only 1 day for the amp to ship.



Crossing my fingers that you do a comparison!
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Good to know that the customer service is great.

I've been reading and reading head-fi for almost a year now and have yet to pick what would be my first home headphone amp. Hopefully, after your review, I might just decide
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Jul 3, 2008 at 5:46 AM Post #12 of 30

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Crossing my fingers that you do a comparison!
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Good to know that the customer service is great.

I've been reading and reading head-fi for almost a year now and have yet to pick what would be my first home headphone amp. Hopefully, after your review, I might just decide
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the down side about the VHP2 for us Aussies at least, is that you have to buy the PSU as well as the amp to use it in Australia ):
 
Jul 3, 2008 at 6:14 AM Post #13 of 30

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the down side about the VHP2 for us Aussies at least, is that you have to buy the PSU as well as the amp to use it in Australia ):


Yep, I know that. I don't really mind since the price is in my budget. Well anything summing up to less than AUD$1000 is in my budget. Taxes and stuff.
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Jul 3, 2008 at 10:01 PM Post #15 of 30

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WOOT! Looking forward to it! What's the MSRP of those beasts?
 

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