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I hear you - WA2 + T1 seems to be a popular pairing.  smile.gif

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I've been thinking about trying a tube amp for my lcd 2's,

any recommendations $1000 to $1500 price range, maybe a little more ?
I've been looking at Decware and Woo amps, should I be looking
at any thing else ?
post #6003 of 7519
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Originally Posted by dave1109 View Post

I've been thinking about trying a tube amp for my lcd 2's,

any recommendations $1000 to $1500 price range, maybe a little more ?
I've been looking at Decware and Woo amps, should I be looking
at any thing else ?

Little Dot MK VI+. Rest assured it's sound I would easily rate as comparable to amp's with in the $2.5k bracket. That's how good it is.

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Little Dot MK VI+. Rest assured it's sound I would easily rate as comparable to amp's with in the $2.5k bracket. That's how good it is.


I've also been looking at the more expensive Little Dot models if I was to return to tubes. But it doesn't seem as popular of a choice as Woo Audio, so it's hard to find a lot of opinions about the VI+ pairing with LCD-2.

 

What would you specify its tonal signature as? Do the most recent versions still have the humming/noise issue?

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WA6-SE pairs great with LCD-2. however, it takes some tube rolling to really open them up. (higher gain power tubes + the mighty 596 or GZ34 rectifier).

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I've also been looking at the more expensive Little Dot models if I was to return to tubes. But it doesn't seem as popular of a choice as Woo Audio, so it's hard to find a lot of opinions about the VI+ pairing with LCD-2.

What would you specify its tonal signature as? Do the most recent versions still have the humming/noise issue?
It's an unspoken gem. There is an appreciation thread for it. No hum whatsoever unless your tube is on its last legs. The tonal signature? It changes to whatever tubes you roll but it has authority to drive anything.

d I've compared mine to the higher end Woo's and the Woo's just don't compare unless its aesthetics and build quality.
Edited by DefQon - 5/2/13 at 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by dave1109 View Post

I've been thinking about trying a tube amp for my lcd 2's,

any recommendations $1000 to $1500 price range, maybe a little more ?
I've been looking at Decware and Woo amps, should I be looking
at any thing else ?


Maybe not a popular choice, but the RSA Raptor does a good job with the LCD-2.2s.

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Little Dot MK VI+. Rest assured it's sound I would easily rate as comparable to amp's with in the $2.5k bracket. That's how good it is.

Putting it up against Leben and Cavalli offerings?

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

WA6-SE pairs great with LCD-2. however, it takes some tube rolling to really open them up. (higher gain power tubes + the mighty 596 or GZ34 rectifier).


+1

 

The 596 and a pair of 6EM7s haven't left my 6-SE in months.

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Just got a Fiio E12 today, and was thoroughly surprised after hooking my LCD-2s to it, the E12 puts out enough juice to run the LCD-2s at an impressive level! No distinct colouration that i can see, maybe a little more warmth in the mids but coming from a Pan Am it's actually a little less lush and warm than I'm used to. If anyone for some reason wants a portable amp to power the LCD-2s do consider the E12, it's about on par with the O2 at least, maybe just a little more mid colouration (warmth) as compared to the slightly more clean O2. 

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Interesting about the e12. It seems to be love hate with that amp. People seem to really like or just don't like it at all. It's voiced differently than most fiio products so maybe that's why it's so polarizing. 

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+1

 

The 596 and a pair of 6EM7s haven't left my 6-SE in months.

 

nice headphones!

post #6013 of 7519
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Originally Posted by Noobmachine View Post

Just got a Fiio E12 today, and was thoroughly surprised after hooking my LCD-2s to it, the E12 puts out enough juice to run the LCD-2s at an impressive level! No distinct colouration that i can see, maybe a little more warmth in the mids but coming from a Pan Am it's actually a little less lush and warm than I'm used to. If anyone for some reason wants a portable amp to power the LCD-2s do consider the E12, it's about on par with the O2 at least, maybe just a little more mid colouration (warmth) as compared to the slightly more clean O2. 

 

We have a good contender for the O2 it seems. Would like to see how many guys try this combination. 

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Putting it up against Leben and Cavalli offerings?

Those are another step ahead but the VI+ is no slouch and improvements are only subtle.

post #6015 of 7519
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Interesting about the e12. It seems to be love hate with that amp. People seem to really like or just don't like it at all. It's voiced differently than most fiio products so maybe that's why it's so polarizing. 

Yah it seems like the first patch that went out sounds different than the latest version. Very hit or miss but the concept is there and I love Fiio so it may be worth the risk... And by risk I mean they'll go straight back if I don't like them so not really a risk lol.

Has anyone tried the C&C amps BH or XO2 with the LCD's? I have an Arrow 3G that I think I may be wanting to sell or trade towards the purchase of the XO2 but was curious how they handle the likes of LCD's and HD650's


Thanks
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