Viva Egoista 845 SET Tube amplifier 10K Headphone Masterpiece
Oct 22, 2017 at 3:07 AM Post #391 of 411

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No,only rca,s inputs..




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Oct 22, 2017 at 4:06 AM Post #392 of 411

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I use both Utopia and Lcd4 and Abyss, with Viva making no difference, you can use any headset and will always play at its maximum quality. Attention to the game of the valves, the amplifier responds decisively.
On the right of picture, a Western Electric replica by Psvane, amazing upgrade if you use orthodynamic headphones, nothing will be more like before!!!

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Oct 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM Post #394 of 411

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It is so sad that the input is rca only.. I have a pair of taralabs 30 LE xlr which I would like to keep for a long time, and it would be nice if the 845 for sale has it.
I heard that the new version of 845 has xlr input and output. They have made some changes.
 
Jun 17, 2018 at 11:07 AM Post #397 of 411

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Hello everyone,

Finally, if I should keep only one headphone and only one amp it would currently be the headphones Kennerton Thror and the Viva 2A3 amp.

The Thror headphones because it is the most performing (technically speaking) and universal (open to all musical genres); the Viva 2A3 amp because it magnifies the medium and treble of the Thror giving it a harmonic richness extremely pleasant to listen to: its rich, detailed, subtle and balanced.

The XI Audio Formula S amplifier (SS amp), more neutral, but less rich in harmonic than the Viva 2A3 amp is better suited to the Odin mk2 or mk1 which are already rich in harmonics.

I keep my Odin mk2 in Karelian birch, for fun, and by collection spirit (nb: the Karelian birch wood is so beautiful to look at).

Association of the Odin mk2 with the Viva 2A3, when first time listening, giving more fun because more colorful and rich in colors than the Thror ; association more unbridled too.
The Thror in comparison, in first time listening, less fun, is much more rigorous and serious, and even more universal.

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Apr 13, 2019 at 12:10 PM Post #399 of 411

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Very skilled manufacturers are able to make hugely crafted masterpieces which enhance perfectly designed headphones rigs

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Elrog 845 : notice that the heater is located in the upper part of the tube making heat cooling easier and a 30% decrease in temperature.



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Feb 24, 2020 at 4:08 PM Post #400 of 411

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If keeping a topology not very far away from the principles of the Egoista, the VIVA Solista is even a game changer (the power supply is hybrid) giving much more dynamic and openness feeling.

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For me, the Solista pairs remarkably with not too sensitive headphones.
 
Jun 3, 2020 at 9:25 AM Post #401 of 411

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I also tried Viva integrated amp (Solistino) with some headphones - Kennerton one of them - with a great result) very detailed dynamic and powerful sound. I am thinking to buy Egoista 2A3 in the future. think it should be superb amp.

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Jun 3, 2020 at 3:05 PM Post #402 of 411

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Anyone know the name of the dealer in San Diego that carries Viva Audio?
 
Nov 8, 2020 at 12:31 PM Post #404 of 411

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Hi All Viva Egoista 845 Owners,

Can anybody tell me if there is a big difference in sound quality between the Mk1 and Mk2 versions ?

Also what are the physical differences between the MK1 and MK2 versions ?

I see from photos that the MK2 has XLR headphone outputs and a XLR input. Are these true balanced XLR connections ? (Assuming they are not true balanced as I thought the 845 is single ended design throughout ! )
 

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