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pleas what is price ?
do we need balanced dac to enjoy the balanced out ?
Sorta recall maybe about or < $699, but may be wrong; need more folks to reply to thread.
L.P. site direct is $940 and currently winter code saves 15% to drop to $799.
It will likely drop here again sometime, as mfr occasionally repeats models drops.
End of November (last week @ black friday) mfr had a whopping 25% off site discount all around for a week or two, which is same as drop price here likely.
Have 2 of their amps - very highly recomend this amp mfr Lake People/Violectric.
Which of their two amps do you have and how would compare the two?
Have Violectric HPA-V100 and Lake People G109-A limited edition model. These are exquisite amps challenged by only a handful in their price range considering all imaginable attributes.
These 2 amps are in 2 different locations for me & have never A-B tested them, however, they are so extremely close to each other, it would be nearly indistinguishable sonically, only with a very tiny bit edge given to V100 .
If driving HE-6, you'll want to move up in the Violectric line up to properly extrude all the HE-6 have to offer, maximizing them to their full potential. Also HD800 & HD800"S" sound very nice with these 2 models, yet maximize their fullest with higher other models.
I could go on more about this mfr's 2 lines of amps, yet it would be too long. The V100 and likely (haven't heard) RS-08 are very worthwhile serious amps in this price range, new or used, to which only a very small few compare (just a simple handful). Without getting very deep into it (takes too long), I would select Violectric over those other handful for both their sound and ability not to fail nor need repair.
Hope of some help.
I have the Vio 181 and its amazing :)
@Vio-CEO : Is the interior of the 181 the same?
Not at all.
V181 is made with 4 power op-amps which are perfectly quite.
RS 08 follows a design rule that we call V100 circuitry.
This is a 4-transistor amp per channel (in case of RS 08 16 functional transistors).
These are arranged inside V100 as traditional thru-hole components,
in case of all G109, RS 02 and RS 08 its SMC.