Violectric DHA V380 MKII Headphone Amplifier and DAC


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Violectric DHA V380 Headphone Amplifier and DAC

The DHA V380 is a new top device in the Violectric range. It offers a state-of-the-art D/A converter and a headphone amplifier. The D/A converter is a new development and includes
a 32-bit resampler/reclocker and two 32-bit D/A converters per channel.
The latest findings from the multiple test winners from Lake People, Violectric and Niimbus were implemented in the headphone amplifier.
DHA V380 not only offers a powerful headphone amplifier, but also: 

  • LOWEST NOISE through a very small amount of internal gain. This makes the amplifier's self-generated noise inaudible. 

  • HIGH OUTPUT VOLTAGE through 50 V internal operating voltage. Therefore ideally suited for high-impedance headphones deserving high output voltage swing. 

  • HIGH OUTPUT POWER thanks to powerful amplifiers that offer far more power even the most demanding headphones would need. So best suited for headphones with low impedances as well as magnetostatic headphones !! 

  • HIGH DAMPING FACTOR due to lowest output impedance. Therefore the ideal match for difficult to drive headphones without negative side effects and with the guarantee for a uncompromising frequency response.

The DHA V380 offers:

  • 2 analogue stereo inputs, unbalanced via RCA 

  • 3 digital inputs, opto and coax with 24 bit and 96/192 kHz capability,

  • USB with up to 32 bit and up to 384 kHz for PCM signals, DSD 64 – 512

  • 32 bit Resampling / Reclocking with 180 dB dynamic range, modes: On / Off / Best

  • 2 x 32 bit D/A converters per channel with -112 dB THD+N and 123 dB dynamic range

  • +/- 18 dB Pre-Gain for a perfect match of the DHA V380 between source and headphones

  • 4 powerful amps offering 5000 mW Pmax into 50 Ohm and 21 V RMS into 600 Ohm

  • Headphone path and line-out path individually switchable

  • 2 Single ended headphone outputs with 6,3 mm jack, 1 balanced output with 4-pin XLR

  • Line-out, stereo, 1 x unbalanced via RCA, 1 x balanced via XLR

  • 1 toroidal transformer, > 26.500 uF filter capacity 

It is on you:

Headphone amplifier? Pre-amplifier? Both!
The headphone outputs or the rear line outputs can be activated/deactivated by a switch on the front. Connect not only your headphones to the DHA V380 but also your power amplifier or your active speakers and enjoy a compact and fantastic sounding headphone amplifier with a State-of- the-art D/A converter and a premium preamplifier!

Technical Data:

All Data RMS unwtd., 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Pre-Gain set to 0 dB 

Analogue input parameter

- Inputs (stereo): 2 x RCA, unbalanced
- Max. input voltage: + 21 dBu, Input impedance: 10 kohm

Digital input parameter
- Digital PCM inputs: 1 x optical, up to 24 bit, up to 96 kHz, 1 x coaxial, up to 24 bit, up to 192 kHz

- Digital USB input: PCM up to 32 bit, 384 kHz, DSD 64 - 512
- Resampling/reclocking: 32 bit,up to 180 dB dynamic range
- D/A converters: 32 bit dual-mono, -112 dB THD+N, 123 dB dynamic range

Analogue line out parameter
Line outputs: 1 x XLR male, balanced, 1 x RCA unbalanced
Max. output voltage: + 21 dBu, Output impedance : 1 Ohm

Headphone amp parameter
- Nominal input sensitivity: +6 dBu
- Feedback gain: 0 dB unbal / +6 dB bal
- PRE-GAIN: -18 / -12 / -6 / 0 / +6 / +12 / +18 dBr
- Frequency range: 5 Hz ... 250 kHz (- 0,5 dB)
- Balance: +/- 6 dB
- Output impedance: 0,15 Ohm unbal / 0,3 Ohm bal
- Damping factor (Load 50 Ohm): 320 unbal / 160 bal
- Dynamic range: > 131 dB (A-wtd)
- Noise: < -102 dBu (A-wtd)
- THD+N (1kHz/2x10V/100R = 1W) : < -102 dB / < 0,00079 %
- THD+N (1kHz/2x4V/32R = 0,5W) : < -100 dB / < 0.001 %
- Crosstalk: -105 dB (1 kHz) / -100 dB (15 kHz)
- Headphone outputs: 1 x 4-pin XLR, 2 x 1⁄4“ (6.3 mm) TRS jack

- Supply voltage: 230 V AC / 115 VAC max. 25 VA
- Front, Back: 6 mm / 3 mm Aluminum, black anodised
- Case: 3-4 mm Aluminum, black anodised
- Case dimensions: 290 x 80 x 254 mm (W x H x D)
- Overall dimensions: 290 x 90 x 282 mm (W x H x D) 


Introduction to Violectric

... is a trademark and product line of Lake People electronic GmbH. Lake People electronic GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes products in the professional range, for broadcast, television, airports, exhibition halls, festival venues, theatres, large-scale installations, private studios and more. In the private sector as well, Lake People products become increasingly popular due to their outstanding quality.
The Violectric trademark and product line is specially intended to supply the Hi-Fi and High-End market with its specific requirements.

Who develops Violectric equipment?

Violectric devices are exclusively developed in Germany by the engineers of Lake People electronic GmbH. In doing so, the team of developers can draw on twenty years of experience and countless products for the pro-audio domain.

Who manufactures Violectric equipment?

Violectric devices are exclusively manufactured in Germany by Lake People electronic GmbH or contractors in the company's vicinity. Lake People - and by association Violectric - put high emphasis on domestic manufacturing. As well, all component suppliers are chosen in order achieve the main part of added value inland.

Introduction to Lake People

Established in 1986, we have since become your partner for professional audio electronics. Following our motto “tools - not toys”, we achieved highest reputation during the past years amongst our customers. These are private studios, broadcasters and TV companies. Also airports, congress and exhibition centres count on the reliability of our products made in Germany. This all began under the roof of Rosgartenstrasse 13 in the city of Konstanz. Here, three young guys started with the development and manufacture of limiters and noise gates but not too successfully in the beginning. The commercial survival on a very low level was made possible by the production of headphone amplifiers. From 1989 on, the production range was extended to level matching and balancing amplifiers such successfully, that it came essential to move to larger premises.

Since 1991, the new address read: Haidelmoosweg 52. Due to the developement of the first german 20-bit A/D and D/A converters in the beginning nineties, the name Lake People resounded throughout the land. Suddenly, the company was regarded as a high-tech brand, with a highly positive effect on its public reputation. The growing know-how led to many new products in the analog and digital domain during the following years. Although some projects turned out to be flops, most devices met the customers' requirements, with the effect of continuous growth of the company. By the end of the nineties the 140 m² of Haidelmoosweg 52 went cramping.
Again, a move to new premises came necessary. As it was obvious that rental facilities would not meet the demands, we decided to put up our own building. The company site was constructed in 2000 in a new industrial park in Konstanz, Turmstrasse 7a, just a hundred metres from the lake. Also in 2000, Lake People was transformed into a Ltd. company.

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