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post #121 of 7262
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Originally Posted by takezo View Post

i would wait for the upcoming amp, not yet officially disclosed, from schiit audio...

it should power the lc2 and he-6 without compromise, at a ludicrously reasonable price.

probably sometime next year though... something to keep an eye out for.



w-wa-wa-wh..at??  Without compromise?  Really? When did you hear it?


Edited by achristilaw - 6/30/10 at 2:58am
post #122 of 7262

Thanks. Please share your views on the TTVJ Peak if you get a loaner.

 

Info on the TTVJ Peak - HERE

post #123 of 7262
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Originally Posted by gogogasgas View Post

 


PS I was fascinated by the image you ('thinker') use: perhaps there are others who might also be interested to know that...

if somebody is interested      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTPt7Mq440


Edited by thinker - 4/30/13 at 3:06am
post #124 of 7262

Hey, I know that song! I used to watch Morcombe and Wise all the time too! But, we digress... 

post #125 of 7262
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Originally Posted by SemiAudiophile View Post

 LCD-2 is a weird, picky headphone to power. I say weird because it sounds fine straight out of an ipod, but give it wrong amplification and it would sound bland. I'm not sure what it wants.  

This is also my experience
 

post #126 of 7262

I have read a couple more reviews on the Einar Sound VC-01i sounds like a good amp. Would this be a good choice? Would it be able to drive the LCD-2 to its full potenial? For those of you who have heard the Einar and Concerto how do the two compare?

post #127 of 7262

the darkness has now gone,i put from computer via usb to Lehmann BCL usb,its very clear with the right tone as from i pod but with greater soundstage.I will use this combo for LCD-2.I had Audio-gd sources but they are way to warm for LCD-2.

post #128 of 7262
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Originally Posted by achristilaw View Post

Don't know your budget but the Peak Amp from TTVJ is a good bet, I bet. I'm on the loaner list and will know more in a few weeks.

I didn't get a chance to listen to the Peak with the LCD-2s at the show.  Bummer, as I'm sure it's a great amp.
 

post #129 of 7262

Schiit Audio Update:
 

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Originally Posted by takezo View Post
i would wait for the upcoming amp, not yet officially disclosed, from schiit audio...

it should power the lc2 and he-6 without compromise, at a ludicrously reasonable price.

probably sometime next year though... something to keep an eye out for.

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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post
You mean there's something besides the Asgard and Valhalla coming?

I got in touch with (the very helpful) Jason Stoddard, co-founder of Schiit Audio regarding new models on the horizon. His response was:

"We have some customers using the Asgard (with the LCD-2s) and consider it a good match. And yes, although we don't typically discuss future models, we are considering a much higher-powered, much more expensive model that would be great for orthodynamic headphones. It won't be available until the end of the year, or maybe early 2011, so if you're looking for something near-term, we're probably not the answer. I can't stress enough that, since this is a future, untested product, dates can slip, specs can change, etc--I really don't want anyone who's looking for an answer *now* to wait for us"

 

I also asked him about the Schiit design philosophy:

"Nope, no op-amps in our Schiit! We're exclusively fully-discrete, Class-A, zero-feedback designs, throughout the range. As far as voltages go, everything we make is 115/230 switchable."

 

And since I'm 'making do' with a pair of Senn HD650s until I make a decision on my next cans, I thought I would ask him about those as well:

"The Asgard/650 is my daytime "work" combo--it's a fairly amazing combo all around."

 

A link to the Schiit site: HERE.

post #130 of 7262

Verrry interesting!  Guess I'd better save my shekels for January!

 

Thanks for the info gogogasgas !

post #131 of 7262

had the chance to try out with different dacs and amps the LCD-2 and found that the dac is more important than the amp,this is why it sounds good with i pod.Tried also from Lehmann BCL usb  line pre output to tubeamps and the differences between amps became quite marginal.Even via Moth the sound was clean and clear.Using the Audio-gd dac 19 dsp resulted in that veiled dark sound.

post #132 of 7262

Thinker- I suppose you are saying that the LCD-2 is very revealing of the source. I have you tried hooking it up to a turntable and phono stage? IE Turntable>phono>headphone amp> LCD2. It could be interesting to see what your findings are.

post #133 of 7262

Don't know anything much about the Einar Sound products. Geared for the desktop more that than HiFi, but that's only because of the size. Sound quality could be good. A couple of on-line reviews read OK. Seems expensive for what's on offer, though there are balanced connections on-board.

 

Einar Sound - HERE.

post #134 of 7262
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Originally Posted by gogogasgas View Post

Thinker- I suppose you are saying that the LCD-2 is very revealing of the source. I have you tried hooking it up to a turntable and phono stage? IE Turntable>phono>headphone amp> LCD2. It could be interesting to see what your findings are.

Cannot answer this because i dont own anymore analog source but my findings are and i tested also today that the "first" source is most important and secondly the amp and cables.You can complitely damage the soundquality with wrong source>Dac

combo.The dac should not have those analog attributes wich softens the digital sound, the LCD-2 seems to  like raw material and raw material should be feeded to keep the LCD-2  healthy.This is a non-compromise headphone.When you get it you are awarded for probably the best headphone soundquality ever.
 

post #135 of 7262
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Originally Posted by thinker View Post
Cannot answer this because i dont own anymore analog source but my findings are and i tested also today that the "first" source is most important and secondly the amp and cables.You can complitely damage the soundquality with wrong source>Dac combo.The dac should not have those analog attributes wich softens the digital sound, the LCD-2 seems to  like raw material and raw material should be feeded to keep the LCD-2  healthy.This is a non-compromise headphone.When you get it you are awarded for probably the best headphone soundquality ever.

 


HHHmm. Sounds like a classic example of garbage in, garbage out. Poor source material in, poor sound quality out. The better the DAC, the better the LCD-2s sound, right? So, have you fed the amp/headphones any high-res digital material and then tried listening to MP3 versions of the same tracks? 

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