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post #5851 of 7519
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Plenty of people have used the LCD-2 with the M&M stack with no problems.

 

With that said, the budget Schiit isn't bringing out the LCD's to their full potential. 

 

But the stack is solid and easily listenable. 

+1

 

I've used the Magni with them and it does a great job. It powers them as good as they need. But at the end of the day, the LCD2's are a high end headphone and will of course benefit from better amping. I'm sure you will be happy with the Magni for now as there isn't a great lot of difference to the Asgard 1 IMO. Plus It will give you time to play with your LCD's and see how you like them. You can then decide which direction you want to go. I found that if you pair the Magni with a half decent dac, then you've already got a good LCD2 set up. The LCD2's are very transparent with source, I would say more so than with amping requirements.

post #5852 of 7519
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


IMHO, you will need at a minimum, the Asgard 2. I have already asked this question to Jason at Schiit

 

^^ this +1

post #5853 of 7519
WA3 is OTL, designed for high impedance. Not a good match.
post #5854 of 7519
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

^^ this +1

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

WA3 is OTL, designed for high impedance. Not a good match.


Noted guys, you have been a great help! Thanks for all the very helpful replies. Finally figured my budget needed to get an lcd-2 plus worthy amp/dac.

post #5855 of 7519

I am the new owner of an LCD-2. I am awaiting the arrival of the CEntrance Hi-Fi M8 to drive it as a transportable unit. (along with Heir CIEM's). I am keeping an eye out for an eventual desktop DAC/AMP rig so following this thread. Interesting...This could get expensive! LOL

 

Plan on me chiming in with stupid questions

post #5856 of 7519

I'm thinking of upgrading my amp/dac in the fall and will have at least $1200 to spend.  I like my NFB's sound a great deal and would like to not stray too far from it.  Is there an amp/dac combo around this price that would suit my needs?  I can't upgrade my DAC without also upgrading the amp, so I would either need a new combo or two new units.

post #5857 of 7519
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Ok. I understand now. Thanks. But anybody got any views of LCD-2 + Woo Audio WA3?

 

Heard it at a meet, not a bad combo to have, a little warm and mid-rangey for my taste though. I prefer solid state most of the time for something like LCD-2, HD800 is a different story.

post #5858 of 7519

I really like my Audio gd c2.2 with the LCD2's. I pair it with an Arcam Rdac and it sounds great to me and its well with in your budget. The price of the C2.2 is great for what you get, and that means you could keep the Audio gd sound that you like and spend a bit more on source. Possibly a Yulong Sabre 32 bit dac?

post #5859 of 7519
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Originally Posted by dagothur View Post

I'm thinking of upgrading my amp/dac in the fall and will have at least $1200 to spend.  I like my NFB's sound a great deal and would like to not stray too far from it.  Is there an amp/dac combo around this price that would suit my needs?  I can't upgrade my DAC without also upgrading the amp, so I would either need a new combo or two new units.

NFB-1.32  +  NFB-6

post #5860 of 7519
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Originally Posted by dagothur View Post

I'm thinking of upgrading my amp/dac in the fall and will have at least $1200 to spend.  I like my NFB's sound a great deal and would like to not stray too far from it.  Is there an amp/dac combo around this price that would suit my needs?  I can't upgrade my DAC without also upgrading the amp, so I would either need a new combo or two new units.

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB27/NFB27EN.htm

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Reference10/RE10EN.htm

 

Is there a reason the PCM devices cost more than the Saber devices?

post #5861 of 7519

even with the best tubes, my WA2 could not drive the LCD-2 properly, rawrbington seems to have had similar experiences. i can only imagine the WA3 to be worse.

post #5862 of 7519

Well... I'll be selling my Gungnir and Mjolnir soon, though I'm looking at 1300. :P

post #5863 of 7519
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Well... I'll be selling my Gungnir and Mjolnir soon, though I'm looking at 1300. :P

 

Not saying what we have is total complete end-game, but Schiit made it really easy for us to buy what we have based on hard specs and backing it with a money-back guarantee..

 

If you find something and you actually like it more with both side-by-side, lemme know dude cuz shopping for this stuff is hard, but I'm all about getting the best gear for my money

post #5864 of 7519
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

Not saying what we have is total complete end-game, but Schiit made it really easy for us to buy what we have based on hard specs and backing it with a money-back guarantee..

 

If you find something and you actually like it more with both side-by-side, lemme know dude cuz shopping for this stuff is hard, but I'm all about getting the best gear for my money

Best gear for money, good luck bettering the Schiit.

 

However I could totally see upgrading Gungnir. Mjolnir is as solid as they come pending preference. So no worry, Chris.

post #5865 of 7519
I just realized headphone prices are peanuts when you see how much the prices of amps and dacs can go to.
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