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Violectric HPA V181 Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Violectric HPA V181 Balanced Headphone Amplifier

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Powerful All-Round Solid-State Amp

A balanced amp with excellent German build quality, the Violectric V181 has what it takes to drive everything from IEMs to HD800s to big orthodynamics with ease. Its low-noise, low-distortion circuit delivers clarity and detail through the whole spectrum, in a sleek gray aluminum body with statement gold feet and Violectric’s signature infinity sign on the front panel.

Please note: There are only 10 amplifiers available for this drop. This drop is limited to our customers in the United States and Canada. Based on the estimated shipping date we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive before December 25th. Our team will herd the reindeer as quickly as possible to try to expedite deliveries.

Violectric HPA V181 Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Low Noise, Clear Sound

Along with two standard quarter-inch headphone jacks and one balanced 4-pin XLR output, the front panel features a volume control that’s been upgraded from the V100. This specially made ALPS pot is slightly bigger with a less slick grip, and provides a satisfying, precise detented feeling while turning. On the back panel, you’ll find two silver-plated headphone outputs, two gold-plated unbalanced inputs, and pre-gain switches. Inside, the V181 uses four amplifiers to achieve a smooth, relaxed soundstage and true balanced headphone output, with a toroidal transformer, large filtering capacitors, and a high-quality op-amp in the signal path.

Violectric HPA V181 Balanced Headphone Amplifier
Violectric HPA V181 Balanced Headphone Amplifier


  • Balanced inputs with gold-plated Neutrik XLR connectors
  • Unbalanced inputs with gold-plated ALPS cinch connectors
  • Switchable unbalanced outputs with cinch connectors
  • Optional USB input (16 bit / 48 kHz or 24 bit / 96 kHz)
  • Independent channel signal
  • DC-coupled, switchable
  • High-grade ALPS RK27 volume control
  • High-quality MKP capacitors in signal path
  • 0.1% and 1% metal film resistors throughout
  • Switchable input gain
  • 4 amplifiers with BUF634
  • Balanced headphone output, Neutrik 4-pin, gold plated
  • 2 silver-plated Neutrik headphone outputs
  • Relay-based headphone output cutoff
  • Toroidal transformer
  • Large filtering capacitors in power supply
  • Switchable ground lift
  • Materials, case and back panel: Nextel-coated aluminum
  • Materials, front panel: Laser-engraved 8 mm black aluminum
  • Case dimensions, W x D x H: 6.5 x 9.1 x 1.75 in (16.5 x 23.1 x 4.4 cm)
  • Weight: 60.6 oz (3.8 lb)
  • Made in Germany


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 18, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.