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post #1576 of 7721

Thanks for that.  Can you post a shot of your Win7 audio control panel?  If it supports it you will have it as an option for preferred rate... last tab.  I feed my Stello 24/44 since I want the dither but don't want Win7 trying to resample ;)  Last time I played with Foobar it let you chose pretty much any depth whether the card supported it or not, was a while back though.

post #1577 of 7721

Found the thread and the corresponding shots of control panels.  Good to know its "fixed" sucks that it a hardware swap and not a simply firmware upgrade.  But all that matters is come word that I still have a job April 1st, incoming Burson =)

post #1578 of 7721

Hey there,

 

Been using W4S Dac2 - M^3 with the LCD-2, but would like to try it with another SS amp ( SE and Balanced)

I've read a few pages of this thread and it seems there are some concensus on the Concerto; Burson, Violetric and Leben (way out of budget i'm afraid), did i miss others?

Thanks.

 

 

post #1579 of 7721

I think the consensus I see is that all the components in the chain must be matched synergistically for best results.

 

WRT preferring one amp over another, outside of the objective technical capabilities/needs are met, it often comes back to an issue of personal preference, considering many subjective factors.  

post #1580 of 7721
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post

I think the consensus I see is that all the components in the chain must be matched synergistically for best results.

 

WRT preferring one amp over another, outside of the objective technical capabilities/needs are met, it often comes back to an issue of personal preference, considering many subjective factors.  


So, synergistically, anybody has the W4S? And if so, what amp do you use with it?

post #1581 of 7721

I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far (no balanced cable for SR-71b yet).

post #1582 of 7721

I totally agree with your statement. I too am going to obtain a balanced cable for my LCD-2 so I can listen to it on my Phoenix, but right now I don't have another amp that pairs so well as does my DACmini with my LCD-2.  I now find that I atomatically reack for my LCD-2 & turn on my DACmini when I sit down at my PC. Up until I got the LCD-2, I almost always hooked up the Phoenix to my HDR dac via balanced cables & pulled out my HE5LEs, Beyer 880 600 ohms, or my HD650s all with SSA balanced cables.  So to prefer a stock cabled SE  LCD-2 on the little DACmini, speaks volumes.  I won't say that the combo is really better than the above Phoenix combos running totally balanced 'cause it isn't, but the combo of the 2 (mini/LCD02) are such a perfect match to my ear for all kinds of music, that w/o even thinking, it is what I find I tend to always reach for. Michael & his CEntrance guys have done it again. I use my DACport with my iPAD almost exclusively now, usually with IEMs, but with my LCD-2 I now almost exclusively plug in the mini.  Before this i favored my maxxed Woo6, but not anymore unless I want to focus purely on some of my Jazz favorites.

 

I hope as your busy schedule allows, you'll do a formal review of the DACmini.  I know I'd love to read it.  I always look forward to reading all your new reviews. They have been a lot of help to me over the last few years in making wise purchase choices & is much appreciated. I feel sure the same is true for a lot of other HeadFiers.  Thanks!!!!
 

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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post

I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far (no balanced cable for SR-71b yet).

post #1583 of 7721

Just FYI, the Leben is a tube amp anyways.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post

Hey there,

 

Been using W4S Dac2 - M^3 with the LCD-2, but would like to try it with another SS amp ( SE and Balanced)

I've read a few pages of this thread and it seems there are some concensus on the Concerto; Burson, Violetric and Leben (way out of budget i'm afraid), did i miss others?

Thanks.

post #1584 of 7721
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Originally Posted by AustinHorn View Post

I totally agree with your statement. I too am going to obtain a balanced cable for my LCD-2 so I can listen to it on my Phoenix, but right now I don't have another amp that pairs so well as does my DACmini with my LCD-2.  I now find that I atomatically reack for my LCD-2 & turn on my DACmini when I sit down at my PC. Up until I got the LCD-2, I almost always hooked up the Phoenix to my HDR dac via balanced cables & pulled out my HE5LEs, Beyer 880 600 ohms, or my HD650s all with SSA balanced cables.  So to prefer a stock cabled SE  LCD-2 on the little DACmini, speaks volumes.  I won't say that the combo is really better than the above Phoenix combos running totally balanced 'cause it isn't, but the combo of the 2 (mini/LCD02) are such a perfect match to my ear for all kinds of music, that w/o even thinking, it is what I find I tend to always reach for. Michael & his CEntrance guys have done it again. I use my DACport with my iPAD almost exclusively now, usually with IEMs, but with my LCD-2 I now almost exclusively plug in the mini.  Before this i favored my maxxed Woo6, but not anymore unless I want to focus purely on some of my Jazz favorites.

 

I hope as your busy schedule allows, you'll do a formal review of the DACmini.  I know I'd love to read it.  I always look forward to reading all your new reviews. They have been a lot of help to me over the last few years in making wise purchase choices & is much appreciated. I feel sure the same is true for a lot of other HeadFiers.  Thanks!!!!

 

Very cool.  Sounds like a good report on the DAC-Mini !!

post #1585 of 7721
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Just FYI, the Leben is a tube amp anyways.
 




Yeah, I know.. But from the other ones I mentioned (and others I didn't) can you "recommend" any who in your opinion would be a good match with the W4S?
post #1586 of 7721
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitor Teixeira View Post

Hey there,

 

Been using W4S Dac2 - M^3 with the LCD-2, but would like to try it with another SS amp ( SE and Balanced)

I've read a few pages of this thread and it seems there are some concensus on the Concerto; Burson, Violetric and Leben (way out of budget i'm afraid), did i miss others?

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

Stupid me, using the word "concensus" after 106 pages threaddeadhorse.gif

 


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post #1587 of 7721

Has anyone tried running the LCD-2 straight from an audio-gd fun using both the amp and DAC? I'd be interesting in hearing the results.

post #1588 of 7721
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post

Has anyone tried running the LCD-2 straight from an audio-gd fun using both the amp and DAC? I'd be interesting in hearing the results.


The Fun works surprisingly well and is suprisingly listenable with the LCD-2s.  My impression of it is probably related to it having the same "house sound" as my main rig (which clearly has a much bigger soundstage than the Fun).

post #1589 of 7721
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post




The Fun works surprisingly well and is suprisingly listenable with the LCD-2s.  My impression of it is probably related to it having the same "house sound" as my main rig (which clearly has a much bigger soundstage than the Fun).

that was also my main gripe, though i listened with the sparrow. was the collapsed soundstage compared to other high end equipment, it did seem to power it pretty well though.
 

post #1590 of 7721

I think this is appropriate to post here. Here is a review from 6moons on the Eddie Current BA. He used the lcd2 through most of the headphone part of the review and he had very high remarks for the BA / lcd2 combo at the end. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eddiecurrent3/1.html

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