Audeze LCD-2 + Violectric HPA V200
Audeze LCD-2 + Violectric HPA V200

A Wonderful Pairing

We've been to quite a few headphone meets recently, and one of the pairings that never fails to impress is an Audeze headphone with a Violectric amplifier. We mentioned our findings to the manufacturers, and they thought we were onto something promising. The result - an exclusive Massdrop bundle pairing the Audeze LCD-2 and Violectric HPA V200 together so you can hear the synergy for yourself.

Audeze products are not being sold at a discounted price on Massdrop. To purchase the Audeze LCD-2 for $995, check out the product page here.

Audeze LCD-2 + Violectric HPA V200

The Audeze

The open over-ear design of the LCD-2 offers the expansive soundstage you'd expect from a top of the line headphone. Deep, extended bass, a smooth midrange, and warm highs pair together seamlessly to offer a musical and engaging experience for the listener. With an impedance level of 70 ohms at 1 khZ and a sensitivity rating of 101 dB SPL/V, the Violectric HPA V200 in the bundle is necessary to make this pair of cans really sing. 

The LCD-2 comes equipped with Bamboo earcups and leather lamb skin earpads. Inside the case, you'll find a mini-XLR to 1/4" cable as well as a 1/8" adapter, ensuring your current existing gear works without a hitch. You'll also receive a wax polish and cleaning cloth to keep your headphones looking in tip-top shape.

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The Violectric

The HPA V200's 60 V internal operating voltage ensures high impedance headphones never lack the juice they need to sound their best. Combine this with high output power and a high damping factor, and you have the engineering foundation for an amplifier designed to deliver a flat response rate that never gets in the way of hearing the headphone and the music. With a sleek and understated aluminum case and laser engraved labeling, the HPA V200 oozes sophistication. For more information about the specifics and to read up on a very detailed review, check out project86's review of the HPA V200 on Head-Fi.

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Specs

Audeze

  • Style Open circumaural
  • Transducer type Planar magnetic
  • Magnetic structure Proprietary push-pull design
  • Magnet type Neodymium
  • Transducer size 106 mm
  • Maximum power handling 15W (for 200ms)
  • Sound pressure level >130dB with 15W
  • Frequency response 5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion <1% through entire frequency range
  • Impedance 70 ohms
  • Efficiency 101dB / 1mW
  • Optimal power requirement 1 – 4W

Violectric

  • Inputs: 2 x XLR female, balanced,
  • 2 x Cinch, unbalanced
  • Max. Input Voltage: + 21 dBu, Impedance 10 kOhms
  • Input Impedance: 10 kohms
  • Buffered Outputs: 2 x Cinch unbalanced
  • Nominal Input Sensitivity: +6 dBu
  • Amplifier Overall Gain: +8 dB
  • Overall Gain with PRE-GAIN: -4 / +2 / +8 / +14 / +20 dB
  • Frequency Range: 0 Hz ... 55 kHz (- 0,5 dB)
  • 0 Hz … 200 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Damping Factor: > 400 into a Load of 50 Ohms
  • Dynamic Range: > 128 dB (A-wtd)
  • Noise: < -100 dBu (A-wtd)
  • THD+N (1kHz/2x10V/100R = 1W) < -109 dB / < 0,00035 %
  • THD+N (1kHz/2x4V/32R = 0,5W) < -103 dB / < 0.0007 %
  • Crosstalk: -110 dB (1 kHz) / -95 dB (15 kHz)
  • Supply Voltage: 230 V AC / 115 VAC max. 10 VA
  • Dimensions: 170 x 49 x 226 mm (W x H x D)

Included

  • 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
  • Professional travel case
  • Wood Care Wax
  • Cleaning Cloth

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 4, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.