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post #5476 of 7635

Thanks Francoy,

 

I listen to pop, audiophile voices, punk, and just a little bit of classic.

I'm looking for an all-rounder amp, i know there won't be any perfect amp, but a jack of all trades master of none kinda amp.

post #5477 of 7635

I prefer Hybrid amps. Cavalli stuff in particular, but I'd say either hybrid or SS. Not much of a fan of orthos with tubes from the ones I've heard.

post #5478 of 7635
^ To present the other side to MT, my particular all-tube amp is the best I've heard with my LCD2 rev 1, although I would settle happily enough with the SS Meier Classic. My Schiit Lyr (hybrid) has fallen into disuse, as has the SS Violectric V100.

The problem: it's not a question of SS or tubes or hybrid being 'best' with LCD2 (orthos), but which specific amp of whatever kind.

TFOA, kinda sounds to me like you just need to try things out and find out what you want. A "jack of all trades" won't work if you turn out to have distinctive preferences in one or other direction. It seems most of us do - which is why few of us agree on anything :-P
post #5479 of 7635

Of course there's always exceptions, but I do feel like if you're playing it safe a good S amp would be the way to go. 

 

I love tubes, myself. The Liquid Glass is a hybrid, but it may as well be a tube amp due to the voicing. It's just fantastic.

 

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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

^ To present the other side to MT, my particular all-tube amp is the best I've heard with my LCD2 rev 1, although I would settle happily enough with the SS Meier Classic. My Schiit Lyr (hybrid) has fallen into disuse, as has the SS Violectric V100.

The problem: it's not a question of SS or tubes or hybrid being 'best' with LCD2 (orthos), but which specific amp of whatever kind.

TFOA, kinda sounds to me like you just need to try things out and find out what you want. A "jack of all trades" won't work if you turn out to have distinctive preferences in one or other direction. It seems most of us do - which is why few of us agree on anything :-P
post #5480 of 7635
MT I agree - "playing it safe" - SS.

Given the Audez'e's reputation as dark or even 'warm', tubes and hybrids can be risky. I remember finding the Lyr with stock tubes syrupy. Great with electric guitar but too much otherwise.
With other tubes it was terrific but that took rolling...
post #5481 of 7635

^ Exactly what I was about to say... Tubes, need a bit of time/work (and money) to get the synergy of your rig in line with your preferences.

 

For me, the time and effort was worth it (maybe not the money though) and I enjoy the LCD-2s much more from my Taboo with Siemens tubes than from my SS setups (albeit modest SS setups I have to admit).

 

Having said that, punk sounds best with tubes to my ears (but mind you I listen mainly to old school stuff like NoFX, NoUseForAName, Propagandhi, Lagwagon, etc.) because it adds weight to the bright recordings and is less fatiguing. I would be inclined to say the same thing with Pop, but those are my tastes...

 

As for classical and voices, I would vote for a good precise/wide SS setup.

 

Of course, trying it for yourself is always best... If you have an opportunity to do so (like buddys/family with different setups, a local store with a good selection of headphone related gear or if Head-Fi meets happen in your corner of the planet).

post #5482 of 7635

Yep, that's the problem, the meet in my corner of the planet. But hey, thanks now at least i have a direction.

post #5483 of 7635
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I think the Schiit name goes along with their whole philosophy. In a sense - not the usual sense - all their products are 'statement' products, as in "they all make a statement". All have a distinctive voice and - increasingly - design.

You certainly could not accuse Jason or Mike of being shrinking violets in terms of the product specs and willingness to innovate!

Just got one of those little Magni's to try out and it powers the LCD2's no problem at all. 1.2 watts into 32 ohms. So you should be getting a nice watt into them. Only problem is that its sooo ****ing loud you have to turn your source volume down to get any ground on the volume pot. Apart from that its a no brainer. And if anyone knows about having no brains it me :D

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I've never had any problems with my Audio GD amp and it sounds great with the LCD-2s.

Agreed. My fave amp is still the good ole C2 (.2)

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MT I agree - "playing it safe" - SS.

Given the Audez'e's reputation as dark or even 'warm', tubes and hybrids can be risky. I remember finding the Lyr with stock tubes syrupy. Great with electric guitar but too much otherwise.
With other tubes it was terrific but that took rolling...

Yup SS all the way with the LCD2's. The only way I'd go all tubing out on them would be if they were my only hp I ever used. Because then you'd get soo adjusted to the dark signature, you wouldn't mind playing about with some added colour as much, otherwise they'd just sound too warm in comparison to others. But in general the LCD2's benefit from speed and transparency.

post #5484 of 7635

Hello everybody,

 

Does everybody think i can heard a significant difference in term of sound quality with the Schiit Mjolnir over the new Asgard's revision when paired with my old HRT music streamer 2(which is a non-balanced output DAC)?

It is a $500 addition.

I had a former version Asgard and think it is very nice with my LCD-2. Just want an upgrade for new lunar year.

Thank you so much!smile.gif


Edited by tamleo - 2/10/13 at 7:06pm
post #5485 of 7635

Mojo will be a step up from Asgard 2. Even with your source being the overall bottleneck of your rig.

 

I'd personally go with the Asgard 2 with an upgrade to a new DAC.

post #5486 of 7635

New Decware amp specifically designed for the LCD-2 or LCD-3

 

http://www.decware.com/newsite/TABOO.htm

post #5487 of 7635

Really, really want one. This is what I've been waiting for from Decware. 

 

Get it in Rosewood to match a Rosewood LCD. :D

 

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New Decware amp specifically designed for the LCD-2 or LCD-3

 

http://www.decware.com/newsite/TABOO.htm

post #5488 of 7635

Deserves a pic tongue_smile.gif

post #5489 of 7635

I'm just really happy they're using a black plate now. Finally.

post #5490 of 7635
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I'm just really happy they're using a black plate now. Finally.

Absolutely. But also imagine the white stripped down and varnished Rosewood styley aswell....

 

It just looks so classy. I mean who would have thought that victorian skirting boards would become part of a hp amp design!

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