Item: Violectric HPA V281 With All Options (USB DAC, RELAY volume steps, remote control)
Location: Inner West Sydney
Price: $3250 or nearest offer + $25 shipping (RRP: US$3,290, pre-import customs/duty & shipping)
Item Condition: 9.5/10 - built like a brick, and treated like a baby
Reason for selling: Trying out tube amps; need the $$$
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: Please note this is the fully upgraded model with all optional add-ons, not just the base v281. Am open to reasonable (non-low ball) offers.
If you are after a truly END GAME FULLY BALANCED solid state preamp/headphone amp, please read on. This is the best of the best. In my experience the fully upgraded version of the v281 addresses the key flaws of higher priced competitors: the GSX Mk2 (a bit bright and thin sounding), and the Moon 430HA (too laid back, not enough detail for a solid state amp)... and comes out at the top of the pile. A truly remarkable value for money proposition - something difficult to find in the world of high end audio.
You can buy this unit directly from the Lake People for US$3,290 here: http://violectric-usa.com/hpa-v281 - but please note you would have to pay shipping & import duty/tax - which would mean the cost in A$ would be close to $5000.
My unit for sale is an excellent condition, FULLY spec'd Violectric v281, including:
* USB Dac module - allowing the unit to function as an all-in-one solid state powerhouse - for preamp output or headphone amp output
* RELAY stepped volume control WITH REMOTE control (in perfect condition)
* Silver coloured unit and feet
Key features of the product include:
* Balanced input, RCA input, USB digital input (DAC)
* 1x 4pin XLR output, 2x 1/4" output, preamp out (both XLR and RCA)
* Universal voltage - can work in either 115V or 230V (helping it to have global resale value)
This model is a significant step up from the basic v281 - and these improvements well warrant the increased price. Don't take my word for it, take Inner Fidelity's:
"The "basic" V281 paired with LCD-3 or HE-6 seems like a step down from my Stax rig, while using the upgraded V281 feels closer to a sidestep"....
"At some point common sense goes out the window, and we just want the absolute best available. If that's your situation, the Violectric V281 deserves very serious consideration—and a spot on our Wall of Fame."
The unit is in fantastic condition with about 4 years of warranty left. I am the first owner, having bought it first in June 2016 - the unit comes with 5 years of warranty, highlighting the quality of its German manufacturing.
I believe my price fairly reflects the condition of the product and its quality. However I am open to reasonable offers, especially for local pick up and family & friends Paypal / bank transfer.
Please don't hesitate to PM me with any queries.