Violectric HPA V550 - Blue's Brother and the successor to the V281
Nov 19, 2020 at 10:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 290

Fegefeuer

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Now available in Europe

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


https://drop.com/buy/violectric-hpa-v550-headphone-amp
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 290

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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 290

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I'm assuming the answer is a "no," but I shall ask anyway : "Any early reviews yet, anywhere?"
 
Nov 19, 2020 at 4:13 PM Post #7 of 290

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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 290

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Would like to hear this, a Niimbus US 4/4+, and Luxman P-750U for an ulitmate amp comparison.
 
Nov 24, 2020 at 6:52 AM Post #9 of 290

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Would like to hear this, a Niimbus US 4/4+, and Luxman P-750U for an ulitmate amp comparison.
Yes to this alongside the Sparkos Aries.

Any sense on when the V550 will be available in EU?
 
Nov 24, 2020 at 10:35 AM Post #10 of 290

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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 29, 2020 at 1:25 PM Post #12 of 290

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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 290

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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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