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post #2416 of 4044

Great - get'em while you can...

post #2417 of 4044

Hey guys so I've been using my D2000 through my E17 for the past year now and now I'm looking for the next step. I love the Denon sound signature and was wondering would it be worth it to get a pair of D5000 for around $500 and send my D2000 to Lawton Audio to get it to maybe a LA2000-lite? I listen to mostly trance, hiphop, r&b but also love acoustic and alternative rock. Thanks for the help.

post #2418 of 4044

Which portable amp would be able to properly drive a D5000? I'm currently looking at the E17, but haven't really looked further & thought I might make some use of the expertise of you guys ;)

Budget would be about 150$

post #2419 of 4044
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Originally Posted by SnufsHeadphone View Post

Which portable amp would be able to properly drive a D5000? I'm currently looking at the E17, but haven't really looked further & thought I might make some use of the expertise of you guys ;)

Budget would be about 150$

The O2 is great with the D5ks, I like it much more then the E17 with them. I am not a big O2 fan, but it makes the D5k sound clean and tight.

post #2420 of 4044
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

The O2 is great with the D5ks, I like it much more then the E17 with them. I am not a big O2 fan, but it makes the D5k sound clean and tight.

I currently solely use an iPod nano 3g as source & dac & amp. But seeing as I'm getting the D5000's,

would it be better to only take the amping part away from the iPod (eg. O2, also just read about FiiO's E12 and it looks sexy)

or should I lift both the task of DAC & amp to another portable device ?

post #2421 of 4044
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Originally Posted by AznInvasion138 View Post

Hey guys so I've been using my D2000 through my E17 for the past year now and now I'm looking for the next step. I love the Denon sound signature and was wondering would it be worth it to get a pair of D5000 for around $500 and send my D2000 to Lawton Audio to get it to maybe a LA2000-lite? I listen to mostly trance, hiphop, r&b but also love acoustic and alternative rock. Thanks for the help.
I'd skip buying the d5000s and get Lawton to mod your d2000s.
post #2422 of 4044
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Originally Posted by CDewey View Post

I'd skip buying the d5000s and get Lawton to mod your d2000s.

I'd rather DIY Lawton's mod first at least.

post #2423 of 4044
I did the Lawton mod myself. It was easy to do. I did buy the JMoney pads though.
post #2424 of 4044

So what are the differences between doing the Lawton mod on the D2000 compared to the D5000 as both of you seem to own the D5000 in your guy's signatures lol.

post #2425 of 4044
The drivers in the d2000 and d5000 are he same. If you change the cups to lawton cups why start with the more expensive d5000. I bought my d5000 at dealer cost and didn't know if I was going to mod them. In retrospect wish I had bought the d2000 and the better Lawton cups.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my denon's. But wish I had the sexier Lawton cups. I did recently dent one of the stock cups. That's excuse to order lawtons right? biggrin.gif
post #2426 of 4044

Well the lawton cups + mods might be already worth what a D5000 would worth over even exceeding it. The resale value of a LA2000 versus a D5000, on the other hand hmm... So that's one thing you could consider

 

Also purely aesthetics wise, I like the Denon stock D5k or 7k cups both more than the Lawton ones, :P

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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Also purely aesthetics wise, I like the Denon stock D5k or 7k cups both more than the Lawton ones, :P

 

 

Me to..

post #2428 of 4044

So sound wise if I do decide to Lawton mod my D2000 what will they exactly do? Bring out the mids more and make the highs less sparkly? I would like to keep the bass that the D2000 has and maybe widen the soundstage? Will modding them help me accomplis these things? Haha thanks.

post #2429 of 4044

Would it be more beneficial to go for a LA2000 or possibly get a D7000 for $700? The upgrades themselves would cost around $500 so I was wondering what would have the better sound quality and value?

post #2430 of 4044
Once again, you can diy markl mod on the d7k if you aren't satisfied by it, but if you took it the other way around it would be hard to sell the la2000
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