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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

You must have had something seriously hindering the HD800.
Like my ears, maybe... rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Kinda have to agree on the HD800 being crap on almost any low/mid-fi gear. Unless we're talking syrupy OTL tube amps, but that's about it. 

 

The LCD 2.2 is definitely more forgiving with a lesser chain than the HD800 is, but the LCD 2 also hits a wall when talking about scaling up. I keep hearing the HD800 get better and better as amp technology pushes further and further. 

 

+1

 

i feel as if my hd 800 are still not showing me what they're capable of, as if despite the fact that the WA6-SE and WA2 are already decent amps, theres much more to be resolved, with better amps, they still are holding back...

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Theres been a few times when I've thought...Right I'm gonna try the HD800's, sell some gear and just go for it. But then I think my gear is just not up to task for them. Matching is so important whether its low end or high end. I'm soo happy with the K701's on my current set up that it has removed the urge for the HD800's for now.

 

The LCD2's are imo an exception to the rule in regards to amping and source. They are a high end hp that really does play well with lower end gear, as well as high end ofcourse.  

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Theres been a few times when I've thought...Right I'm gonna try the HD800's, sell some gear and just go for it. But then I think my gear is just not up to task for them. Matching is so important whether its low end or high end. I'm soo happy with the K701's on my current set up that it has removed the urge for the HD800's for now.

 

The LCD2's are imo an exception to the rule in regards to amping and source. They are a high end hp that really does play well with lower end gear, as well as high end ofcourse.  

Hence, the Bifrost/Asgard combo should do well with the LCD 2.2 ?

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Hence, the Bifrost/Asgard combo should do well with the LCD 2.2 ?

Absolutely. I would look at the Asgard2 though

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Absolutely. I would look at the Asgard2 though

Thanks. Actually, I have the Asgard 1 (got it one week before Asgard 2 was launched mad.gif). I am planning to get the A2 anyway.

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I agree that the LCD2 does play well with lower end gear, but boy was I in for a surprise when I inserted the M51 into my rig. It literally transformed my LCD2.2! The difference in clarity, detail and soundstaging was remarkable. I gained everything that I thought was missing from the LCD2.2. It really succeeded in making my HD800 expendable. Don't get me wrong, the HD800 also yielded some nice improvements, though mostly it just sounded a little smoother and more refined. To these ears at least, the LCD2.2 is like a whole new beast with the M51. YMMV.

EDIT: Fyi, this was coming from a Bifrost. I also tried a BDA-1 which was a nice upgrade from the Bifrost as well, but the M51 eventually won out with much better balance top to bottom.
Edited by BRAC - 3/10/13 at 10:33am
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You make it seem as if the changes were night and day...

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Originally Posted by BRAC View Post

I agree that the LCD2 does play well with lower end gear, but boy was I in for a surprise when I inserted the M51 into my rig. It literally transformed my LCD2.2! The difference in clarity, detail and soundstaging was remarkable. I gained everything that I thought was missing from the LCD2.2. It really succeeded in making my HD800 expendable. Don't get me wrong, the HD800 also yielded some nice improvements, though mostly it just sounded a little smoother and more refined. To these ears at least, the LCD2.2 is like a whole new beast with the M51. YMMV.

EDIT: Fyi, this was coming from a Bifrost. I also tried a BDA-1 which was a nice upgrade from the Bifrost as well, but the M51 eventually won out with much better balance top to bottom.
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

You make it seem as if the changes were night and day...
Night and day? Maybe not...

I mean, obviously it still sounded like an LCD2. So, if I could draw some sort of parallel here, I'd say kind of similar to going from an LCD2 to an LCD3.
Edited by BRAC - 3/10/13 at 3:43pm
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Originally Posted by BRAC View Post

Night and day? Maybe not...

I mean, obviously it still sounded like an LCD2. So, if I could draw some sort parallel here, I'd say kind of similar to going from an LCD2 to an LCD3.
And it only cost more than actually going from a LCD-2 to a an LCD-3.

LCD-2 $1000
LCD-3 $2000

Bifrost $350-450
M51 $2000
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

And it only cost more than actually going from a LCD-2 to a an LCD-3.

LCD-2 $1000
LCD-3 $2000

Bifrost $350-450
M51 $2000
Are you being serious?

I suppose that's true, although I'm not seeing your point. When I picked up my LCD3 I still had my M51 to pair with it.
Edited by BRAC - 3/10/13 at 2:07pm
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+1
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Originally Posted by BRAC View Post

I agree that the LCD2 does play well with lower end gear, but boy was I in for a surprise when I inserted the M51 into my rig. It literally transformed my LCD2.2! The difference in clarity, detail and soundstaging was remarkable. .
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What is an "M51"?   Link?

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

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What is an "M51"?   Link?

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

Link and Link

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Thanks!

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