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post #4771 of 7692

The only really bad match IMO would be to pair the LCD's with a really 'tubey' sounding amp.

 

Mine sound very good out of the Woo6se and formally the Audio-gd Roc but sound stunning out of the Audio-gd Master-6 wink_face.gif

post #4772 of 7692
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

The only really bad match IMO would be to pair the LCD's with a really 'tubey' sounding amp.

I don't know about that. They sound best to me out of the highly euphonic WA22, with the right tubes of course.
post #4773 of 7692
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post


I don't know about that. They sound best to me out of the highly euphonic WA22, with the right tubes of course.


I absolutely concur, both the LCD-2 and LCD-3 sounded fantastic on the WA22 (as you mentioned Vine...."with the right tubes of course").

post #4774 of 7692

Hello, guys. I think to buy a tube amp for to make a sound of LCD-2 rev.2 some darker. What do you think, is it really? 

Also I think about SS amp, maybe Violectric V100/V200. But there is some cheaper analog is Lake People G109-P.

http://www.da-x.de/de/lake-people-phone-amp-g109-p.html

http://www.da-x.de/de/violectric-hpa-v200.html

 

http://www.lake-people.de/index.php?id=2&lang=eng&typ=3&nr=g109p

My budget is $800.


Edited by danik97 - 6/3/12 at 8:55am
post #4775 of 7692

"Dark" is not quite the right word, it's more about the "sound" Audez'e brings and whether you like it.

 

Your Bifrost (don't know about Asgard - never heard it) will already bring out top-end detail which the speed of the rev 2 is capable of.

 

Though I haven't heard it, the V200 has a great reputation - slightly warm side of neutral with good bass. Certainly this description fits the V100 which I do own.

 

Meier's Classic amp is an excellent SS option too - neutral with great soundstage and ample power. It's my "second best" with LCD2.

 

My best LCD2 amp is my Decware Taboo. It happens to be tube, but that's not what's important.

post #4776 of 7692

AiDee, thank you for reply! 

Decware Taboo looks gret, but some out of my budget. I listen about Meier Clasic amp. 

How do you think, it would well-taken to overpay for V200, instead of V100? Thre are a real advantages?

 

 

post #4777 of 7692

Hi Danik. I never heard V200. Someone I asked about it had owned and reviewed both. He felt the difference was small; only slightly favoring the V200.

 

But others I respect found the difference bigger.

 

Subtle differences can be important to the listener. For example, Jan Meier says his Classic is only a subtle improvement over the previous Concerto. Yet, for me the difference is large and important.

 

It depends on the listener.

 

 

Some people like to compare on power. All these amps (and many other good LCD2 amps) have more than enough power (especially current) for the LCD2 r2. Taboo, Classic and V100 are all around 2W into 60 ohms (which is much, much more than needed), and V200 is about 2.5W (which is only a very small 'gain' in terms of perceived loudness).

 

Maybe you should wait for reviews of Schiit's new Mjolnir amp, due for release this month. It has an unusual design and is likely to be an interesting amplifier.

 

ps: I only log in occasionally. I won't see any more questions from you for a few days, maybe a week.

post #4778 of 7692

interesting if I read correctly you want the LCD-2 even darker? Do you have sensitivity to high frequencies?

 don't be afraid of using eq, you maybe chasing the unlikely solution while spending big dosh on an amp. Your basically looking for an amp with attenuated high frequencies - which is effectively eq anyway. Anyway you might be looking for a tube amp, not solid state.


Edited by Matt head 777 - 6/4/12 at 11:56pm
post #4779 of 7692

Hello, AiDee.

Mjolnir would be a baclanced amp, it's not my plan to convert all sytem to a balanced type. So, it is 80% that I will buy V200. i'm not to plan change an amp at least for a two years. So, it would be nously to buy an amp better. 

post #4780 of 7692
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Originally Posted by Matt head 777 View Post

interesting if I read correctly you want the LCD-2 even darker? Do you have sensitivity to high frequencies?

 don't be afraid of using eq, you maybe chasing the unlikely solution while spending big dosh on an amp. Your basically looking for an amp with attenuated high frequencies - which is effectively eq anyway. Anyway you might be looking for a tube amp, not solid state.

I was want to have a possibility for to сhange a signature of sound to a darker. Not for always. Yes, I have a sensitivity for a high frequencies, because of that LCD-2 is better for my ears what was eared early (but not without Audeze's lacks, of course). Now I understand that tube amp is not best choice for a low impedance headphones. There is a few models amps that it could be used, but no much a positive feedbacks of them. So, i think that would be right to buy a nice transistor amp, which can drive a low-impedance headphones, as a high-impedance.

I think that Violectric V200 would right choice. No much feedbcks about Meier Audio Classic amp.  


Edited by danik97 - 6/5/12 at 3:03am
post #4781 of 7692

Ok, now I think V200 not what I need. I think it would be too dark sound with LCD-2, even V200 have a "warm" signature. V100 can be better, he have a less same signature.

How are detals and soundtage if to compare V100 and Meier Classic? 

post #4782 of 7692
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Originally Posted by danik97 View Post

Hello, AiDee.
Mjolnir would be a baclanced amp, it's not my plan to convert all sytem to a balanced type. So, it is 80% that I will buy V200. i'm not to plan change an amp at least for a two years. So, it would be nously to buy an amp better. 

Just in case someone misinterprets the system changes needed to run the Moljnir, you only need to have a balanced headphone cable to be able to run the Moljnir. It doesn't require balanced input or a change to your system. Only to wiring of your cans.
post #4783 of 7692

What would be better Meier Audio Classic or SPL Auditor?

 

Ok, see that Auditor is not right choice.

 

But is Meier Classic in same class like Auditor? 


Edited by danik97 - 6/6/12 at 5:17am
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post


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 Winner Grokit biggrin.gif I've got one of these on order along with a C5 to IEC converter for the Rega - should be a nice touch, the Nordost Heimdall has closed down the soundstage a little

 but microdetail is up.

post #4785 of 7692
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

So does the majority here feel that the LCDs sound better with a Tube amp opposed to a SS amp?

 

I much prefer the beta22 with LCD-2 over WA22.

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