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No, go another direction.
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This.

 

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No, go another direction.
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Thanks for your replies, 

 

What about the ALO Pan Am? 

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I have ~$1000 to spend on an amp and dac for the LCD-2s.  Tell me what to buy because I'm ******* sick of researching.

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^

 

The previous page (post number 5504) mentions the DACmini CX at 800 $ (which is recommended by HeadphoneAddict).

 

That would leave you 200 $ to re-cable your LCD-2s.

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This.

 

 

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I have ~$1000 to spend on an amp and dac for the LCD-2s.  Tell me what to buy because I'm ******* sick of researching.

I would try that Woo Audio WA7. Thats probably the most interesting product I've seen in a long time and I haven't heard a bad product from them.
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I would try that Woo Audio WA7. Thats probably the most interesting product I've seen in a long time and I haven't heard a bad product from them.. I had heard that a if you are going to Tubes with the LCD-2 you are better off going with a Hybrid design or Solid State.  Same goes for the HE500s... Not sure if that's true, but a LOT of folks are saying it is... 

Is that a pure Tube amp or a hybrid? I thought I'd read that hybrids or SS amps are the way to go for LCD-2 and HE500 type headphones. Not sure how true it is, but I've seen a lot of people recommend them... 


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I have ~$1000 to spend on an amp and dac for the LCD-2s.  Tell me what to buy because I'm ******* sick of researching.

What about a bifrost and a lyr? I thought they sounded great with an lcd-3 I had to try a few weeks ago..

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The previous page (post number 5504) mentions the DACmini CX at 800 $ (which is recommended by HeadphoneAddict).

 

That would leave you 200 $ to re-cable your LCD-2s.

I just ordered one from Amazon and should be here tomorrow. Heard many great things about that DAC/Amp combo. I just hope it's got enough power. It's about 1.5 watts total. 

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What about a bifrost and a lyr? I thought they sounded great with an lcd-3 I had to try a few weeks ago..

While I would say that the Lyr is a great option for the LCD-2s, I was never happy with it and the LCD-3s after hearing it paired with better amps (B22/WA22/LF/GS-X).

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While I would say that the Lyr is a great option for the LCD-2s, I was never happy with it and the LCD-3s after hearing it paired with better amps (B22/WA22/LF/GS-X).

I would think it's not ideal but within a budget it could work for someone I guess. Btw, out of all the amps you've tried with the lcd-3s, which gave you the smoothest non-fatiguing sound with them, even at the expense of uttermost detail? I'm finding my mjolnir a little too forward and hard, making my ears hurt a bit. 

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I would think it's not ideal but within a budget it could work for someone I guess. Btw, out of all the amps you've tried with the lcd-3s, which gave you the smoothest non-fatiguing sound with them, even at the expense of uttermost detail? I'm finding my mjolnir a little too forward and hard, making my ears hurt a bit. 

The Lyr is certainly a worthy short term solution with the LCD-3s. Honestly, the best I've heard the LCD-3s is now with my GS-X since I popped in the upgrade modules. The extra power put the finishing touches on them. Honorable mention goes to the Liquid Fire w/ a quad of E88CC Siemens tubes. The MJ is an agressive amp from what I hear...either you love it or you don't. As well, don't forget to look upstream (DAC / Source) and some burn-in too should help.

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

 

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


Beautiful looking amp, hope it sounds as good as it looks !

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HRT MSII+
Burson Soloist

This is currently my favorite setup for under $1000 until I've heard the V200 which is supposedly also a wonderamp for LCD-2's.

Over $1000, I could really only speak on what I have now, which is wonderful but I don't know if you want to embark on the journey of getting balanced cables for the LCD-2.
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