Violectric DHA V226 is a multifunctional device with quite audiophile parameters. According to the Violectric, using the Cirrus CS 43131 chipset with a dynamic range of 130dB, they managed to create a verified combination of a DAC and a balanced headphone amplifier with a pre-amplifier function.
In addition to the only digital USB-C interface for working in tandem with a computer, the device has two analog RCA inputs with a jumper sensitivity setting. The novelty processes PCM signal up to 32-bit with a sampling rate of 384 kHz, as well as DSD up to 256.
According to the creators, the Violectric DHA V226 uses the developments of successful predecessors – the V200, V280 and V281 models – in order to provide “the same natural, but smooth and pleasant sound”. The low self-noise of the analog part of the DHA V226 is due not only to the balanced circuitry, but also to the very low gain.
At the same time, the device has a high supply voltage – up to 50V. This will allow the new product to work perfectly even with high-impedance headphones. Connectivity options: 4-pin balanced XLR and Pentaconn, as well as a traditional 6.3mm jack.
There is also a good power reserve (up to 3,500 mW) that will allow the DHA V226 to interact with high sound quality and with low impedance headphones – even with magnetostatic models. The low impedance of the integrated amplifier also gave the novelty a high damping factor.
In Europe, the Violectric DHA V226 will cost 1,400 euros, including taxes and shipping costs.