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post #4891 of 7648
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Originally Posted by googleli View Post

 

Just get the Liquid Fire, dude.

If the B22 is way out of his budget, the Liquid Fire certainly isn't an option.

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I actually find my M³ to sound very good with the LCD-2. Some tinkering around  may be necessary to bring out those highs a bit, but other than that, it excels in the midrange and bass while giving plenty of power and headroom.

post #4893 of 7648
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post

I actually find my M³ to sound very good with the LCD-2. Some tinkering around  may be necessary to bring out those highs a bit, but other than that, it excels in the midrange and bass while giving plenty of power and headroom.

 

K,

 

You don't think the M^3 makes the LCDx to muddy in the bass area?  As you said the highs are recesed,  so to me - not a good fit.  However, on the Beta and the CK2III they sound much better with more clarity and the bass is much tighter as well.

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I did read your post, my friend, and the Liquid Fire, being a tube amp, is actually more SS than most SS amps I have heard - I hope you know what I mean. :)  And considering your post on not minding to spend a bit more, I think the LF is worth considering as well. You can discard my suggestion as "useless and stupid" but I did have a reason making that suggestion. :)


Edited by googleli - 8/8/12 at 9:20am
post #4895 of 7648
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

K,

 

You don't think the M^3 makes the LCDx to muddy in the bass area?  As you said the highs are recesed,  so to me - not a good fit.  However, on the Beta and the CK2III they sound much better with more clarity and the bass is much tighter as well.


I find it tight enough with the bass boost off personally, as good as my WA6SE (which is of course, a comparison to a tube amp so if you want the tightest, more typical SS type bass then it may not be a good comparison). What I like it about the combination the most is the liquid, grainless midrange. 

 

I think high freq response can be good enough with good source and opamp (and if you believe in them, cables) matching, though.  But yeah, fan of highs probably need not apply. It's nice, cheap, and fatigue free with plenty of power, though, and I think it's overall a decent LCD-2 amp candidate in its price range.

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Yep - agreed.  It's also a very fun amp to listen to.  By that I mean I can listen to it all night and get lost in the time.  Very, very non fatiguing.

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Yet you some how failed to understand the entire point of my post, that I do not want to spend upwards $1000, strictly mentioning that the Apex Peak/Volcano, which is $2000+, is out of my budget, and even the Arete alone is too much, and if I do, I am required to acquire a high end DAC as well, which in total I cannot afford. Hence your suggestion had every reason to be discarded as useless and stupid. (Do note, I'm not implying that YOU are, I'm implying your suggestion was; there is a difference.)

 

My not minding to spend a bit more is, when the amp is in the hundreds, I would not mind spending a couple more hundred to get an amp that would bring in more bang for the buck, aka [potentially] the Mjolnir.

 

Maybe my post required a bit more "reading between the lines" but I thought it was blatant nevertheless.

 

I do apologize if my earlier remark in Mandarin was offensive, maybe I was a bit bitter because you were rubbing salt in the wound (a bit jealous of your resources). biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by googleli View Post

I did read your post, my friend, and the Liquid Fire, being a tube amp, is actually more SS than most SS amps I have heard - I hope you know what I mean. :)  And considering your post on not minding to spend a bit more, I think the LF is worth considering as well. You can discard my suggestion as "useless and stupid" but I did have a reason making that suggestion. :)


Edited by Girls Generation - 8/8/12 at 10:22am
post #4898 of 7648

Keep an eye out for a second-hand Phoenix. It doesn't emphasise anything, but is a "nothing but the facts maam" type amp. Crazy as it may seem, I'd also suggest an ALO RX3, though you'd have to factor in the cost of a cable adaptor, but you don't have to get it from ALO necessarily.

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Originally Posted by googleli View Post

I did read your post, my friend, and the Liquid Fire, being a tube amp, is actually more SS than most SS amps I have heard - I hope you know what I mean. :)  And considering your post on not minding to spend a bit more, I think the LF is worth considering as well. You can discard my suggestion as "useless and stupid" but I did have a reason making that suggestion. :)

 

That's because the LF is partially a SS amp. It's a hybrid amp...tube preamp section and MOSFET (solid state) output stage. smile.gif

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Why are you selling yours anyway? mad.gif Getting the LL and SR009 does not mean end of the journey - there are multiple endings. I believe the LF-LCD3 and LL/BHSE/WES -SR009 are the two best endings though. biggrin.gif

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That's because the LF is partially a SS amp. It's a hybrid amp...tube preamp section and MOSFET (solid state) output stage. smile.gif

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Why are you selling yours anyway? mad.gif Getting the LL and SR009 does not mean end of the journey - there are multiple endings. I believe the LF-LCD3 and LL/BHSE/WES -SR009 are the two best endings though. biggrin.gif

??? Not selling mine. That's Morbid. 

 

My LF/LCD-3s are still here and getting listened to all the time. L3000.gif

 

I'm the guy who's not a e-stat fan (disclaimer: I have yet to hear the SR009s).

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??? Not selling mine. That's Morbid. 

 

My LF/LCD-3s are still here and getting listened to all the time. L3000.gif

 

I'm the guy who's not a e-stat fan (disclaimer: I have yet to hear the SR009s).

 

Sorry, dude. biggrin.gif

 

I see that you also have the W3000ANV. It is colored but nevertheless sounds very good. I guess this is the ultimate ATH sound. I really like how it looks but it is kind of collecting dust now, with the SR009 and LCD3 getting head time (I alternate them in weeks), but the W3000ANV is just too beautiful to sell... How do you allocate headtime between the LCD3 and W3000ANV? Btw I think the LF may not be the best for W3000ANV. While it is very good for the LCD2 and LCD3, I feel that the headphone out straight from my Zodiac Gold / Weiss DAC202 is better sounding with the W3000ANV than the LF (jack 2).

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Sorry, dude. biggrin.gif

 

I see that you also have the W3000ANV. It is colored but nevertheless sounds very good. I guess this is the ultimate ATH sound. I really like how it looks but it is kind of collecting dust now, with the SR009 and LCD3 getting head time (I alternate them in weeks), but the W3000ANV is just too beautiful to sell... How do you allocate headtime between the LCD3 and W3000ANV? Btw I think the LF may not be the best for W3000ANV. While it is very good for the LCD2 and LCD3, I feel that the headphone out straight from my Zodiac Gold / Weiss DAC202 is better sounding with the W3000ANV than the LF (jack 2).

 

Yep...and I love them from the LF (I know you're not a fan of the pairing)....but could be the Telefunken vs. Siemens tube thing too (or we just don't agree). I slightly prefer my HeadAmp GS-1 with them, but the LF (jack 2) is darn close. I've got a GS-X coming in next week...so that should be fun to compare with my LCD-3s and W3000s. Yes, the W3000s are coloured, but not so coloured that they kill the presentation. They have nips and tucks in all the right places that makes them sound great.

 

Head time is mostly LCD-3, then HD800 and the T1s/W3000s fight for what's left. But should I need closed headphones...like say my in-laws from out of town are staying with us, then the W3000s get 100% head time wink_face.gif and I don't feel that I have to settle for lower quality sound just because they're closed headphones.

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Feel free to donate to the GG foundation when you decide you don't need something anymore. :) Esp your LF, or your Weiss DAC202, googleli.

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Looking at the review for that, it may be exactly what I'm looking for. 

 

Now as for the DAC, do you have any suggestions in mind? Looking for a mid-range DAC that will match well with the Phoenix.

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Keep an eye out for a second-hand Phoenix. It doesn't emphasise anything, but is a "nothing but the facts maam" type amp. Crazy as it may seem, I'd also suggest an ALO RX3, though you'd have to factor in the cost of a cable adaptor, but you don't have to get it from ALO necessarily.

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