Violectric HPA V550 - Blue's Brother and the successor to the V281
Nov 19, 2020 at 10:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1,054

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Now available in Europe

https://www.cma.audio/detail/index/sArticle/2230

About the balanced topology see the following post

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/vio...ssor-to-the-v281.947586/page-55#post-17712381

download the manual below

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POWER

HP ImpedanceUa (dBu)Ua (V)Pa (mW)
60028,721,1740
30028,620,91450
10028,520,74300
5027,317,96400
3224,012,34700
1617,35,72000
812,33,21300
46,81,7700
 

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Nov 19, 2020 at 11:10 AM Post #2 of 1,054
I guess these are the outputs SE because the V280 is rated around 2.65 WPC at 300 ohms balanced.
 
Nov 19, 2020 at 11:38 AM Post #3 of 1,054
I'm assuming the answer is a "no," but I shall ask anyway : "Any early reviews yet, anywhere?"
 
Nov 19, 2020 at 1:24 PM Post #4 of 1,054
Take the V590, remove the DAC and you got yourself a V550.
 
Nov 19, 2020 at 3:44 PM Post #6 of 1,054
Sometime 2021. Since this is @ArthurPower territory he will know it better.
 
Nov 19, 2020 at 4:13 PM Post #7 of 1,054
The V550 PRO edition is confirmed in the manual. Any ideas about when and where can we pre-order that?
Don't try it with those Fostex :wink:
 
Nov 19, 2020 at 7:54 PM Post #8 of 1,054
Would like to hear this, a Niimbus US 4/4+, and Luxman P-750U for an ulitmate amp comparison.
 
Nov 24, 2020 at 10:35 AM Post #10 of 1,054
Yes to this alongside the Sparkos Aries.

Any sense on when the V550 will be available in EU?
Not sure that it will be since it's a Drop exclusive. Not sure if shipping internationally is an option at this point. It wouldn't hurt to inquire with the folks over at Drop to check.
 
Nov 24, 2020 at 10:37 AM Post #11 of 1,054
No need for Drop if you can wait a bit and are from the EU.
 
Nov 29, 2020 at 1:25 PM Post #12 of 1,054
I'll just leave this here...

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Keep in mind this is pre-order for the moment. I'm told the amps will leave Germany on 12/18 to arrive at the US distributor in New Jersey, who will then ship them out to each customer. Based on that, should arrive just a bit after Christmas.
 
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Nov 29, 2020 at 4:24 PM Post #13 of 1,054
I almost pulled the trigger on V590 standard version this morning, then I saw this.
Should I give up the relay volume and add $350 to get the built-in DAC is a real headache to me now.

I assume the DAC is a step up from my Berkeley alpha 1st gen, which was expensive but is a product w/ 10+ years age; but how much it's better is hard to judge... and V550 provides a perfect reason for future upgrade...
 

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