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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

the v200 is one amp that the designer of the O2 has said many good comments on, good specs, good design...but he also indicated the sound wasnt any better or worse and the price differential of the O2 vs the V200 was not worth it.

 

He did say the v200 was "better' built mechanically...but not sonically....

 

HD 800 boring with the O2...really I thought this was an LCD2 thread....

 

Alex

Sorry, the O2 is a good amp for the money, however the V200 is such a better match. O2 lacks in control across the spectrum

and overall musicality. IMO, of course.

post #5282 of 7262

yes a cable to replace the stock cable that came with the LCDs.

post #5283 of 7262
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

To the people recommending a nice cable, is there anything that is a noticeable worthwhile upgrade for around 200USD?

Also, the big deal on toxic vs norse vs others, is it really just down to preference?

Only your ears can judge if the upgrade is worthwhile. Most of it is preference, copper vs SPC vs silver, etc.

There's also different design options to choose from. Aesthetics pretty much and ergonomics to take into consideration.

post #5284 of 7262
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

To the people recommending a nice cable, is there anything that is a noticeable worthwhile upgrade for around 200USD?

Also, the big deal on toxic vs norse vs others, is it really just down to preference?

There are several Toxic choice in that price range....

post #5285 of 7262
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

There are several Toxic choice in that price range....

I'm asking which would provide the most noticeable upgrade, for what i'm after, for the money in said price range. Obviously the cheaper the better.

 

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Only your ears can judge if the upgrade is worthwhile. Most of it is preference, copper vs SPC vs silver, etc.

There's also different design options to choose from. Aesthetics pretty much and ergonomics to take into consideration.

So it would be more of a "now what do i upgrade?" kind of upgrade?

post #5286 of 7262
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

I'm asking which would provide the most noticeable upgrade, for what i'm after, for the money in said price range. Obviously the cheaper the better.

 

So it would be more of a "now what do i upgrade?" kind of upgrade?

First I think you need to establish what camp your'e in. Do cable's matter or not.

 

Then it's clear what to do or not do.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

First I think you need to establish what camp your'e in. Do cable's matter or not.

 

Then it's clear what to do or not do.

Is there a "i've never heard the difference between a stock and aftermarket cable so i'll just set my tent over there" camp?

post #5288 of 7262
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

To the people recommending a nice cable, is there anything that is a noticeable worthwhile upgrade for around 200USD?

Also, the big deal on toxic vs norse vs others, is it really just down to preference?


I heard the toxic are good. I think most people complain that upgraded cables can be stiff or harder to manage. I'd say look for flexibility as well. I posted a site about 20 comments ago with a website that does cables. But if your amp isn't up to it, then cables might not give you an improvement. I think of the LCD2 like a new car purchase, the tires (like the cable) are just enough to get you down the road for a few miles, but you'll probably want to think about throwing something on there with a little more meat. But if you're just driving your grandma to the market (like using an amp with cheap circuitry) then you'll be happy with them stock 2-ply tires (cables). tongue_smile.gifYeeHaa

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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

Is there a "i've never heard the difference between a stock and aftermarket cable so i'll just set my tent over there" camp?

Haha. No! Inexperience is unacceptable. You can't just set your tent in the cable camp and then later change your mind. tongue.gif

post #5290 of 7262
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post


I heard the toxic are good. I think most people complain that upgraded cables can be stiff or harder to manage. I'd say look for flexibility as well. I posted a site about 20 comments ago with a website that does cables. But if your amp isn't up to it, then cables might not give you an improvement. I think of the LCD2 like a new car purchase, the tires (like the cable) are just enough to get you down the road for a few miles, but you'll probably want to think about throwing something on there with a little more meat. But if you're just driving your grandma to the market (like using an amp with cheap circuitry) then you'll be happy with them stock 2-ply tires (cables). tongue_smile.gifYeeHaa

I ordered the schiit bifrost/lyr combo to pair up with my LCD2s based off of raving recommendations from a LOT of members, I guess i'll just save my money and blow it on a cable further down the road since I don't really know what i'm looking for :s

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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

I ordered the schiit bifrost/lyr combo to pair up with my LCD2s based off of raving recommendations from a LOT of members, I guess i'll just save my money and blow it on a cable further down the road since I don't really know what i'm looking for :s

Don't worry about it, enjoy the rig ya got and focus on the music. Later on down the road you can blow money on a cable

that offer's such stark night n day differentials.

post #5292 of 7262
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Don't worry about it, enjoy the rig ya got and focus on the music. Later on down the road you can blow money on a cable

that offer's such stark night n day differentials.

looks like i'll just set up camp here then wink_face.gif

thanks for all the help everyone

post #5293 of 7262

I've had the O2 and now have the V200.  I will not say the V200 is "better" because "better" sonically is a matter of preference, but I will say that the v200 sounds really different than the O2.  

The V200 is the most musical (solid state) amp I've heard.  In this regard, very tube like.  The O2 has a very solid state, wire + gain type of sound.  So it's really a matter of preference. 

 

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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

the v200 is one amp that the designer of the O2 has said many good comments on, good specs, good design...but he also indicated the sound wasnt any better or worse and the price differential of the O2 vs the V200 was not worth it.

 

He did say the v200 was "better' built mechanically...but not sonically....

 

HD 800 boring with the O2...really I thought this was an LCD2 thread....

 

Alex


Edited by sling5s - 1/14/13 at 9:07pm
post #5294 of 7262
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

I ordered the schiit bifrost/lyr combo to pair up with my LCD2s based off of raving recommendations from a LOT of members, I guess i'll just save my money and blow it on a cable further down the road since I don't really know what i'm looking for :s


A lot of companies will let you return an item if you don't like it. So what would it hurt to ask around for their return policy? Order a cable and check it out. It might cost $5 to send it back. Or you may see that you can't live without it. o2smile.gif

post #5295 of 7262

And my obligatory 2c. I definitely wouldn't regard the V200 as tube-like in any regard.

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