Violectric DHA V226 Headphone Amplifier and DAC


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The Violectric DHA V226 is a newly product in the Violectric range. It offers a competitive D/A converter, a balanced headphone amplifier and a pre-amp function. The D/A converter is based on Cirrus CS 43131 with typical 130 dB dynamic range and THD as low as -115 dB. It comes with a USB-C terminal and supports PCM signals up to 32 bits and 384 kHz sample rate as well as DSD up to 256.

The roots of the headphone amplifier circuitry can be found in its praised and rewards winning predecessors V200, V280 and V281. Inside DHA V226 is features the similar natural but smooth and pleasing sound.

Because ot its matchless technology DHA V226 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.
Therefor 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.
Therefor the ideal match for difficult to drive headphones without negative side effects and with the guarantee for a
uncompromising frequency response.

It is on you:

D/A converter? Headphone amplifier? Pre-amplifier? Any combination ? 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 V226 but also your power amplifier or your active speakers and enjoy a compact and fantastic sounding headphone amplifier with topnotch D/A converter and a first-class preamplifier


  • 2 analogue stereo inputs, unbalanced via RCA
  • 1 digital input, USB-C with up to 32 bit and up to 384 kHz for PCM signals, DSD 64 256
  • 32 bit D/A converter with typical 130 dB dynamic range and -115 dB THD+N
  • +/- 18 dB Pre-Gain for a perfect match of the DHA V226 between source and headphones
  • Volume control with Alps RK 27 attenuator, big 38 mm massive aluminum knob
  • 4 powerful amps offering 3500 mW Pmax into 100 Ohm and 23 V RMS into 600 Ohm
  • Delayed coupling of the headphones to the amp after power-on
  • Headphone path and line-out path individually switchable
  • Headphone outputs: 1 x 4-pin XLR, bal. / 1 x Pentaconn, bal. / 1 x ¼” jack, unbal.
  • Line stereo outputs: unbalanced via RCA
  • 1 toroidal transformer, > 22.000 uF filter capacity

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

USB-C input: PCM up to 32 bit, 384 kHz, DSD 64 - 256

D/A converter: 32 bit, typical 130 dB dynamic Range, -115 dB THD+N

Analogue line out parameter

Line outputs (stereo, analogue): 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)

Output impedance: 0,25 Ohm unbal / 0,5 Ohm bal

Damping factor (Load 50 R): 200 unbal / 100 bal

Dynamic range: > 131 dB (A-wtd)

Noise: < -102 dBu (A-wtd)

THD+N (1kHz/2x10V/100R = 1W): < -102 dB / < 0,0008 %

THD+N (1kHz/2x4V/32R = 0,5W): < -100 dB / < 0.001 %

Crosstalk: -100 dB (1 kHz) / -95 dB (15 kHz)

Headphone outputs: 1 x 4-pin XLR, bal. / 1 x Pentaconn, bal. / 1 x 1/4“ (6.3 mm) TRS jack


Supply voltage: 230 V AC / 115 V AC max. 15 VA

Front, Back: 5 mm / 3 mm Aluminum, black anodized

Case: 3 mm / 4 mm Aluminum, black anodized

Case dimensions: 165 x 54 x 228 mm (W x H x D)

Overall dimensions: 170 x 65 x 252 mm (W x H x D)

Headphones output (both channels driven)


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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potenza in guanto di velluto

Acquistato questo ampli per dare una svolta definitiva( o quasi) al pilotaggio delle mie cuffie.
Devo dire che la soddisfazione ė massima la potenza ė tanta ma con tanta dolcezza senza aggiungere niente se non trattare il segnale per come é dalla fonte.
Le mia sennheiser hd660 e la mia avantone planar decollano letteralmente collegate a questo amplificatore.
Ancora un grazie a tutto lo staff di playstereo.

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