Vioelectric V590

Ever since I heard this at CanJam, I have been really excited about it. I have been impatiently waiting for this to come out and it is finally available for pre-order through Power Holdings Inc! There is a thread about this on head-fi, but Vioelectric finally released an official brochure on it explaining its new features and everything. It has been really hard for me to not buy the V281 and DAC 850 and it is finally paying off, lol.

I was curious if there are any other Vioelectric fans on here and if anyone else has been eyeing this or pre-ordered one. Has anyone else heard it yet?

It looks like a lot of other posts about a specific model have a lot of information about it listed, so I will do that too

Introducing the NEW V590 balanced headphone amplifier, pre amp, and DAC!
-Balanced Headphone Amp
-AKM-based 32 bit DAC + 32 bit Resampler (PCM & DSD)
-Femto-Clock (standard)
-Remote control (standard)
-256 step relay volume (Optional)


3 analogue inputs: 2 x RCA, 1 x XLR
4 digital inputs: optical, coaxial, AES balanced, USB
USB allows for up to 384 kHz PCM and 512 x DSD

2 x 32 Bit AK4490 per channel
New 32-bit Resampler with a dynamic range of up to 180 dB

8 dB less noise than the V281
2 x 15 Watt PSU, switchable between 115 and 230V
Gain factor 0 dB unbalanced, 6 dB balanced
Extended pre-gain settings via DIP switches: -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, +18 dB, same for the line out
Pre and post fader now work via the push of a button on the back and not via software control
Max output voltage (balanced output, both channels driven): 32 Volt = 1.8 Watts @ 600 Ohm
Maximum power (balanced output, both channels driven): 5 Watt @ 50 Ohm
Noise -100 dB / THD+N – 102 dB
Output impedance < 0,2 Ohm
Damping factor > 250

(WxHxD) 290mm x 80mm (90 with feet) x 250 mm
Front 8 mm Aluminium sanded, brushed, black anodized, knobs with a with plastic inlay
Case up to 12 mm strong aluminium, brushed and anodized

*All information has been taken from the Power Holdings Inc website. I am in no way affiliated with Power Holdings Inc, Vioelectric, or CMA Audio. I am not responsible for incorrect information.


I know there are a couple of Lake People/Violectric fans here. I’m curious as to what the replacement of the V281 will be. I know they’re moving to the smaller chassis such as on the V590, but it’s difficult to find any information on it.

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Could this be a Phonitor Killer?

(let the beating begin) :laughing: :rofl:

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That depends on whom you ask, but it’s interesting that both are German. :thinking:

I think generally speaking, Violectric are warmer amps though both are touted as reference neutral. :man_shrugging:t4:

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The pre-gain settings are nice. I have a V220 and it only has -12, -6, 0, +6 and +12. These are really handy with very efficient headphones and I assume IEM’s.

My unit doesn’t have balanced out and that is it’s only fault, IMO.

The V281 is Crazy expensive in Canada, so it will be interesting to see where the new models end up.

So apparently this the V281 replacement and the price is $3,500.00. There will a DAC-less version in the fall.

WAY out of my league.

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