Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced
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I am using it with a Calyx Femto DAC. I compared it to some other dacs and consider it better (more refined). Other dac's I use(d) are Violectric V800, NAD M51, Antelope audio Zodiac gold and platinum. Nice combination!
 
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In your opinion guys, waht would be a perfect pairing for a V281 in terms of DAC?

Price quality, obviously. :)

Something extremely neutral, because i like the warm tonaly of the amp. Benchmark DAC3? RME Pro? Chord Hugo 2?

Many thanks guys
Been running the V281 with the RME ADI-2 for well over a year now and I can't really fault it.

I've considered selling both and moving to TT2 with a view that I will/might get an increase in DAC performance, but the V281 as an AMP is just too good.

TT2 + V281 maybe... :)
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 12:50 AM Post #5,121 of 5,160

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In your opinion guys, waht would be a perfect pairing for a V281 in terms of DAC?

Price quality, obviously. :)

Something extremely neutral, because i like the warm tonaly of the amp. Benchmark DAC3? RME Pro? Chord Hugo 2?

Many thanks guys

well probably perfect pairing would be its own vio dac like v850. imho
 
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Been running the V281 with the RME ADI-2 for well over a year now and I can't really fault it.

I've considered selling both and moving to TT2 with a view that I will/might get an increase in DAC performance, but the V281 as an AMP is just too good.

TT2 + V281 maybe... :)
Best thing since sliced bread I have heard with the V281 was a Gungnir A2, Yggdrasil GS should be even more epico (judging by how well it pairs with my V226).
 
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Anyone with Benchmark DAC3 or Chord Qutest?

Because I don't have so much space and I need something as small as possible. (and well, I need also to please my wife, who can't stand my hifi products :D)
 
Jan 29, 2022 at 9:56 AM Post #5,124 of 5,160

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Best thing since sliced bread I have heard with the V281 was a Gungnir A2, Yggdrasil GS should be even more epico (judging by how well it pairs with my V226).
What does sliced bread sound like?…🤔
 
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simply gooooood

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Jan 29, 2022 at 12:34 PM Post #5,127 of 5,160

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Anyone with Benchmark DAC3 or Chord Qutest?

Because I don't have so much space and I need something as small as possible. (and well, I need also to please my wife, who can't stand my hifi products :D)
RME is as small as it gets. I have not heard the Benchmark but the Benchmark is supposed to be colder than the Brooklyn, and the RME is more musical than my Brooklyn.
 
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All the notes are tall, wide, with equal/narrow width. They get stale if left out too long.
That could be description by analogy of sigma-delta DAC sound…🙁…with NOS / R2R, aroma, taste and texture come to the fore…
 
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Anyone tried the Violectric V281 with IEM? I'm interested especially with sensitive IEM like Campfire Audio.

Which cable did you use? Balanced or unbalanced?

Thanks guys :)
 

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