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post #1636 of 7690

Wiki updated and credited!

http://www.head-fi.org/wiki/impedance-matching

post #1637 of 7690
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Originally Posted by BrianMendoza View Post

I brought my rig over to my parents tonight to show my dad how good the pairing is between the LCD-2 and the Concerto.

 

 

 

And I was also showing off the wood/black granite mini-shelf I made for my my Concerto and StageDAC.

 

Awesome looking setup Brian. I like the enclose you made for the Meiers.
 

post #1638 of 7690

Thanks man! It came out to a total of around $20. and only about a half hour to put make.

 

I had the guy at home depot cut the wood and granite for me, so all I had to do when I came home was some marking and nailing.

 

post #1639 of 7690

First time post.  Great forum.  Got an LCD-2 about 1 month ago and I'm thoroughly enjoying them.  Started by using the Icon HDP and it seemed to be straining at higher volumes (I like to crank it up).  Read the posts about the LCD-2 needing some power/current to sound it's best.  Had an old Linn Majik Integrated Amp (33 Watts per channel) and put together an adapter so I could connect the LCD-2 to the speaker outputs.  Wow, what a difference, it really opened up the sound.  Sounds pretty good to me right now, but I will probably look to upgrade later.  Keeping an eye out for reviews of the Schiit Lyr. 

 

Paul

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Originally Posted by hooked View Post

First time post.  Great forum.  Got an LCD-2 about 1 month ago and I'm thoroughly enjoying them.  Started by using the Icon HDP and it seemed to be straining at higher volumes (I like to crank it up).  Read the posts about the LCD-2 needing some power/current to sound it's best.  Had an old Linn Majik Integrated Amp (33 Watts per channel) and put together an adapter so I could connect the LCD-2 to the speaker outputs.  Wow, what a difference, it really opened up the sound.  Sounds pretty good to me right now, but I will probably look to upgrade later.  Keeping an eye out for reviews of the Schiit Lyr. 

 

Paul


Welcome to head-fi.  Your moniker is fitting as that is what happens when you hang out around here and experience a great HP like the LCD-2.

post #1641 of 7690

Has anyone had a chance to compare the NFB10 (Balanced) vs HA-160D? I am awaiting my LCD-2 to come from the good ol' postman and I think it's time to upgrade my DAC. Not sure which of these combo units to go for. The NFB10 would be nice for balanced (and I could plug in my active monitors balanced at the back), but I've heard nothing but great things about the HA-160D. Though the stepped attenuator is a bit of a pain in the ass.

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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post

Has anyone had a chance to compare the NFB10 (Balanced) vs HA-160D? I am awaiting my LCD-2 to come from the good ol' postman and I think it's time to upgrade my DAC. Not sure which of these combo units to go for. The NFB10 would be nice for balanced (and I could plug in my active monitors balanced at the back), but I've heard nothing but great things about the HA-160D. Though the stepped attenuator is a bit of a pain in the ass.

 

The stepped attenuator isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Mine has enough steps and there was only channel cut-out in the preliminary models (HA-160 not D).

 

post #1643 of 7690

M-Stage users:

 

     What opamp are you guys using in conjunction with the LCDs? Just curious what the best one (Biased Class A) would be for brightening up the Audeze a bit?

 

-Daniel

post #1644 of 7690

Has anyone heard the LCD-2 with a Mapleshade or Decware amp?

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Originally Posted by Permagrin View Post

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The stepped attenuator isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Mine has enough steps and there was only channel cut-out in the preliminary models (HA-160 not D).

 


Mine annoys me a little. My preferred listening volume is right between two of the steps, so I have to adjust in foobar frown.gif

post #1646 of 7690
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Has anyone heard the LCD-2 with a Mapleshade or Decware amp?


Man there are PLENTY of Decware talks in these pages ;¬)

 

If you don’t get an answer quickly enough for your taste, just search for it and you will find a lot of input in this thread or the one about the LCD-2s... My comprehension is that the Decwares and LCD-2 are very good pairings. Don’t know about Mapleshade though

post #1647 of 7690

The question is WHICH Decware amp ;)

post #1648 of 7690

How about the Decware CSP2+ + Zen Taboo ?

post #1649 of 7690

 

Hi all, headfiers.

 

I would like to have an advice before breaking all my toys.

 

I'm actually enjoying my LCD2 with the Wa6... But I would like to try it out with a speaker amp.

The only amp I have is a Musical Fidelity XT100 (with a XRay-V8 combo cd drive as source).

The amp technical details are these:

power: 50w into 8 Ohm ...... or ..... 80w into 4 Ohm

voltage, RMS ...... >20 volts 20Hz to 20kHz

voltage, peak-to-peak ....... 67 volts

current, peak-to-peak ....... 30 Amps

pre-out impedance ........ 47 Ohm

 

Do you think I could drive the LCD2 directly from this amp? or may I damage it?

And building the cable, can I use the original cable of the LCD2 cutting the jack or do I need a power cable o something else?

 

Thanks a lot for your attention and you suggestions!

F

post #1650 of 7690

Has anyone here spent some serious time with the Burson HA-160D with the LCD-2's and can give an impression. I read the article in 6moons and it got a blue moon award and all but I have been wondering if anyone else who has had some experience with this combo can add their opinions.

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