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Hi Neco,

I’ve given the V5 about eight hours of use and it sounds.. Quite simply.. GORGEOUS.

Seriously.. This amp slaps! I noticed it now significantly more dynamic, controlled, and open sounding than it was out of the box... I have been in the hobby long enough to know to trust my ears... This amp is a true achievement. Never have I heard such huge sound from such tidy footprint. Niva

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Received the V5 today and had a quick test, sounds great even though it still needs a good burn in. Even in low gain it drives my Beyerdynamic DT1770’s extremely well, a lot better than just using the headphone output from my ibasso DX80. No noise at all and a very clean sound, great build quality too, many thanks.

Mark

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Hi Neco,

I have been using your amp for a week now and it sounds excellent.

Victor

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Hi Neco,

I collected the amp this morning. It was expertly packed and is working flawlessly. I’m just sitting down to listen with it, but very very(very) early impressions are, expectedly, quite positive. Smooth, extremely transparent and natural.. And it’s very ‘fast’.. The effortless, natural speed it processes is reminiscent of better implemented tube amps I’ve heard (not the muddy, slow ones)...Thanks again for terrific customer service and top notch kit.

Niva

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...the current feedback amp is another world.  Straight out of the box more involving and organic. Perhaps not quite as detailed but more complete and musical.  With two hours of burn in everything is noticeably better on the current amp.  Bigger, more intimate, more alive, easily the more correct of the two amps...

Plus 20 + hours of break-in.  This amp is ridiculous...so frickin real in the sound it recreates. But that fails to convey how infectiously alive it sounds. Music bounces, kicks, and blooms in the way I have only heard in a few other instances.  The V4  is a stunning amp but this amp is clobbering it in every regard! ..This thing just takes over and brute forces and gently finesses the Slants to obey every command the amp makes.  So much i have never heard before!  Oh my gosh wish i could transport you to what I am listening to... because it is transporting me to live venues and recording stages..
 

James

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Hi Neco,

 

The amp arrived early this afternoon - thank you so much! An hour later or so I listened to it for about 5 minutes, and my first impression was that its power is inexhaustible and that there is absolutely no noise. It's a powerhouse. You got to know that I sold my Ultrasone Signature Pro and bought an Audio-Technica R70X instead, 470 Ohms fed properly by the v5 "prototype".

I noticed that v5 is an improvement regarding women's voices. I was listening to the high-resolution files (24 bits at 96 to 172 samples) that came with my AK100: Rebecca Pidgeon - Spanish Harlem, etc. Really nice, IMO v5 copes better with high-res files than v4.

...I've compared it once again with v4 with LME49710s (listening to Pavarotti). However, there is one point I'd like to mention: to my ears v5 sounds very powerful but also rather tight. It's like sitting in front of the stage (or at least very near to it), letting you feel involved but sometimes unable to get the full picture. v4 with LME49710s sounds flatter but I can see more of the landscape. With v4, the stage is larger at the cost of impact, so to speak.

In my opinion, both impressions represent valid use cases. Some people enjoy being part of the scene, others prefer the high seat. I'm lucky because I can choose the viewport size I prefer.

Possibly but not necessarily independently of this, the v5 prototype adds a little bit of color to voices, making them sound warm and detailed. This is what I meant when I said that v5 is somewhat between the OPA627s and the LME49710s on v4. Coloring is not as obvious (and sometimes annoying) as with the OPAs, but clearly audible in comparison to the LMEs. For me, this comes down to a very good compromise. I love "hanging on the lips" of singers, but don't want to miss the instruments around them.

Andreas
 

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