I bought the Violectric V200 to compare it to my Headline, and it’s a disaster so far, as it has only tiniest volume with the vol knob at max. I’m using a new Naim RCA/5DIN from SN3 ‘Stream’ to the unbalanced RCAs on the V200 but nix, nada… double checked all connections and now ordered Neutrik male RCA/XLR adaptors just to see where the problem may be but I’m not hopeful. Why it doesn’t work is beyond me. Surely you don’t have to have a separate DAC (HL doesn’t) to make it work ( being honest, I don’t really understand DACs. Never had one.) V200 jumpers are set to Input.
Any advice or leads from headphone amp experts (especially Violectrics) is greatly and gratefully appreciated.
The Headline is safe at this point. At the very least, it works!
If you’re getting the tiniest output at max volume (even with the pre-gain switches set correctly) then i suspect you have an DIN > RCA cable wired at the DIN end as an input cable rather than an output cable.
Don’t know what the manual for the 200 says.
But what I do know is that the 200 should sound like a really good amp. Check you are connected to the correct input on the back. And selected the correct input on the front. I have mine RCA to RCA and fed from the “tape record” output on my pre amp ( non Naim).
No selectable inputs can’t be your issue then!
And although my v281 does have selectable inputs, I only use RCA. But the v281 allows you turn it off. Not that I ever have.
Get your v200 working ( does sound like a cable) you will love it.