Violectric HPA V280 - balanced headphone amp - impressions and discussion thread
Jul 16, 2020 at 3:08 AM Post #573 of 992

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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 are not finished yet and the Drop of V280 was pretty successful we decided to manufacture the V280 again.
So, next Drop will follow :relaxed:

Cheers, Fried
 
Jul 16, 2020 at 3:11 AM Post #574 of 992

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You are selling the V280 so soon? Which amp is more superior and has replaced the V280 for you ? :)

Well , nothing.
All my headphones are easy to drive and I am using powerful daps because lately I listen only to Qobuz.
So the amp is sitting there idle!
 
Jul 16, 2020 at 3:37 AM Post #575 of 992

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drop has 164 requests by now, of course not every one of them will buy one but if you guys manage to squeeze out 100 units at least out of the Bodensee it'll be a good farewell.

Oh, and I'd love to hear the Empyrean one day.
 
Jul 16, 2020 at 4:12 AM Post #576 of 992

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drop has 164 requests by now, of course not every one of them will buy one but if you guys manage to squeeze out 100 units at least out of the Bodensee it'll be a good farewell.

Oh, and I'd love to hear the Empyrean one day.
Yes But you know (maybe if you’re as cynical as me) 164 requests. Out of that 30 buy it (because many want it at 70% off) and another 20 jump on board too

even though i am on the drop email list I missed the v280 being available through their emails. Maybe i deleted it as i usually do after i quickly scan the emails. I doubt it was it’s own email or the first item mentioned if i did get an email, as i would have noticed it (most likely)

luckily i was passing through this thread at the right time and saw it mentioned here :)
 
Jul 16, 2020 at 4:18 AM Post #577 of 992

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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 are not finished yet and the Drop of V280 was pretty successful we decided to manufacture the V280 again.
So, next Drop will follow :relaxed:

Cheers, Fried
Hi Fried,
For the successors to V281/V280, will the sound still retain the touch of warmth or will it move more towards neutral ? Asking this question as some of us like the small unique nuance in the sound of existing V281/V280. Thanks.
 
Jul 16, 2020 at 10:53 AM Post #578 of 992

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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 are not finished yet and the Drop of V280 was pretty successful we decided to manufacture the V280 again.
So, next Drop will follow :relaxed:

Cheers, Fried
Thank you Fried for providing an update. Looking very forward to receiving mine. Machst gut!
 
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Jul 19, 2020 at 3:21 PM Post #580 of 992

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Hope they can sell some V280s at discounted price in Europe like at Thomann, CMA audio, Ebay Lake People etc. not only at Drop (US). Same with the V281.

Yeah. I paid 1500 euros this year for mine from Thomann right before the drop dropped :frowning2:

Still worth it though.
 
Jul 22, 2020 at 10:41 PM Post #582 of 992

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Anyone get any hint of a shipping notice? This is a lot of silence 😢
Mine arrived this week in sydney

i had to pay about 20% in duty and sales tax to our government (ouch) so i only saved a couple of hundred on normal retail - that’s life.

You win some you lose some but we have to look after retailers too.
 
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