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IMO, yes, unless you like to listen very, very loud.
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If I were looking for an amp in the Concerto's price range specifically for the LCD-2 what would be my best choice? I'd prefer solid state for variation (because I already have a tube amp).

I read that the Decware doesn't fair so well with it. Would this change at all with the new voltage adjustment capability of the +?

post #468 of 827

Take a look in the amp recommendations for the LCD-2 thread perhaps?

 

I have had very good luck with the GHP for solid state on my system.

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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Take a look in the amp recommendations for the LCD-2 thread perhaps?

 

I have had very good luck with the GHP for solid state on my system.


I almost pulled the trigger on GHP, but the power supply kinda holds me back a bit.  I probably will still try it out in a couple weeks.  My friend should be bringing over his Concerto soon hopefully.

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I almost pulled the trigger on GHP, but the power supply kinda holds me back a bit.  I probably will still try it out in a couple weeks.  My friend should be bringing over his Concerto soon hopefully.


That Asgard will put out 1W into 50ohms. If thats accurate that should bei nteresting even with the heat issues

post #471 of 827
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Originally Posted by thinkpol View Post

If I were looking for an amp in the Concerto's price range specifically for the LCD-2 what would be my best choice? I'd prefer solid state for variation (because I already have a tube amp).

I read that the Decware doesn't fair so well with it. Would this change at all with the new voltage adjustment capability of the +?


In the concertos price range, objectively there isn't much (anything?) that is better... that is the whole reason I bought mine. Bang for buck is unbelievable. 

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I'm listening to The Beatles White Album (2009 remaster) with my LCD-2s and Concerto and all I can say is WOW!!!!

 

A very versatile amp that works very well with all of my headphones (except for the RS1is...lack a bit of the Grado pop and energy), but with the LCD-2s...simply breathtaking!

 

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I want to also say that I like the LCD-2/Concerto combination and also that the Concerto mates with the K340 quite well.

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I'm listening to The Beatles White Album (2009 remaster) with my LCD-2s and Concerto and all I can say is WOW!!!!

 

A very versatile amp that works very well with all of my headphones (except for the RS1is...lack a bit of the Grado pop and energy), but with the LCD-2s...simply breathtaking!

 


That's great to hear, as I should be getting my Concerto later this week and a pair of LCD-2's who knows when

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How does this sound with the K702s? I am looking at the M-Stage and Concerto soley to drive these phones, and would like any comparisons if possible! I am very familiar with the Matrix/702 impressions, but hardly any one has commented on the Concerto/ 702...

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How does this sound with the K702s? I am looking at the M-Stage and Concerto soley to drive these phones, and would like any comparisons if possible! I am very familiar with the Matrix/702 impressions, but hardly any one has commented on the Concerto/ 702...


Well technically speaking the Concerto has a lower noise floor, outputs more power, is a more sophisticated design, and has discrete, fully balanced sound control...

 

It is also been said to match exceedingly well with all flagship headphones... I see no reason why it would not be good (or a fair bit better) with the K70X if the matrix is supposedly good.

 

Drove the hell out of my HD 600 when I had them... Never thought those headphones could sound so good. I would only assume similar revelations could be had with a hard headphone to drive like the K70X and a beast like the concerto.

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That's great to hear, as I should be getting my Concerto later this week and a pair of LCD-2's who knows when


Gonna have to throw a third hats off to the LCD-2+Concerto combo... just to make waiting all the more painful for you :P

 

Really a stellar combo... even more considering the price.

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Well technically speaking the Concerto has a lower noise floor, outputs more power, is a more sophisticated design, and has discrete, fully balanced sound control...

 

It is also been said to match exceedingly well with all flagship headphones... I see no reason why it would not be good (or a fair bit better) with the K70X if the matrix is supposedly good.

 

Drove the hell out of my HD 600 when I had them... Never thought those headphones could sound so good. I would only assume similar revelations could be had with a hard headphone to drive like the K70X and a beast like the concerto.

Well I'm also wondering if it's worth paying $500 more for the Concerto? Anyone actually compared these 2 amps with the K702s yet?!?!

 

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Well I'm also wondering if it's worth paying $500 more for the Concerto? Anyone actually compared these 2 amps with the K702s yet?!?!

 

Depends what kinda cash you are willing to throw around really.

 

I know I love mine and think it is excellent value, but if you are looking for the best budget system the matrix is a pretty safe bet.

 

The Concerto isn't really a budget amp, but it is priced fairly low for what it offers compared to other companies. 

 

But, the Matrix is like what? 300$?

 

The Concerto is 670 with free shipping, so its not 500$ more, but still a fair chunk of change more expensive.

 

The upside to the Concerto is it offers both enough voltage and current to drive just about any headphone to its full potential. The Matrix isn't the most powerful amp (not that it is weak).

 

So, if you have a good source, and want to have something in your chain you don't have to change for a long time (or ever) it is a pretty safe bet in that respect.

 

 

 

Personally I wouldn't factor peoples opinions on the sound in too much. Both amps are good, it's whichever one best suits your budget and desires that should win.  Either one will allow you to enjoy music with your K70X.
 


Edited by sokolov91 - 9/19/10 at 11:27pm
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Well I usually buy the better stuff first and skip the buyer's remorse step ha. I already made a couple dumb purchases (D1 and uDac) because I was a complete audio newb, but am developing more knowledge by the day! Ideally I would get a Conceto, followed by the Stagedac when I get the funds. I guess I'm just wondering if the Meier has 'synergy' with the 702s like the Matrix and Burson (supposedly) have? I am thinking the Concerto may be the most future-proof of these since I also have some DT990/600 and possibly adding more phones down the line. I know the Meier seems good with almost any 'phone, but comments suggest the same with the M-Stage, and not so much with the Burson. In the mean time my Asgard ships out tomorrow, and will probably ship back next Monday lol.I'm so damn anxious to get my 'dream' system but don't have the funds or knowledge to back it all up yet lol!

 

edit: I can get the Matrix for $250 ahipped, so about $420 less than the Meier.


Edited by BournePerfect - 9/19/10 at 11:31pm
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