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IMO&EXP again, I have to say both LCD2v.2,3 are not that kind of forgiving or etc. Please do this, 1.paired LCD2v.2,3 with a high power amp > 4w. 2.use good source(DAC, files) to reveal the different.

If you use something low power output = compromise the sound of the LCD2v.2,3 (every single file is forgiving,acceptable but lacks of image,sound stage, crystal clear, and etc. In long term listening, I found that their sound signature is boring and I have to crank up the volume for details and clear image.

When the LCD2v.2,3 pair with the right amp, the vocal is sweet and crystal clear, image is stable, sound stage is spread out from L to R.

**Even crank up the volume higher than normal listening, no problem with ears pain at allL3000.gif.**

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Originally Posted by Ohmmzz View Post

IMO&EXP again, I have to say both LCD2v.2,3 are not that kind of forgiving or etc. Please do this, 1.paired LCD2v.2,3 with a high power amp > 4w. 2.use good source(DAC, files) to reveal the different.

If you use something low power output = compromise the sound of the LCD2v.2,3 (every single file is forgiving,acceptable but lacks of image,sound stage, crystal clear, and etc. In long term listening, I found that their sound signature is boring and I have to crank up the volume for details and clear image.

When the LCD2v.2,3 pair with the right amp, the vocal is sweet and crystal clear, image is stable, sound stage is spread out from L to R.

**Even crank up the volume higher than normal listening, no problem with ears pain at allL3000.gif.**

Then what is an amp that you would consider to fit your criteria? I would like the clearest and most beautiful experience tone-wise possible.

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Originally Posted by ListeningAura View Post

Then what is an amp that you would consider to fit your criteria? I would like the clearest and most beautiful experience tone-wise possible.


IMO,RSA Darkstar, Cavalli Liquid Glass, and any solid state amps that has >>high<< output are very good fit for LCD2,3.

 

My current system Jriver 18-->USB Nordost Blueheaven---> AMR DP-777 Nordost Vishnu and Anti cable--->Cavalli Liquid Glass (Shuguang Tresure) (Nordost Heimdall2)---->LCD3(ALO S&P cable)= Not the clearest, but pretty good in over all.

 

If you want the clear and clean sound, try Moon 380 Dac. I think its sound cleaner than AMR DP-777,Wyred DAC2 and Accuphase DP-67.

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If you want the clear and clean sound, try Moon 380 Dac. I think its sound cleaner than AMR DP-777,Wyred DAC2 and Accuphase DP-67.

Nice, I have that DAC on the to buy list along with Lampizator if I ever get enough money for it. The Moon 380 DAC is a detail monster.

post #6080 of 7262

Hi folks,

 

I received a fine new, rosewood LCD-2 about two weeks back. At first, while I was waiting for my O2 + ODAC Headphone Amp/DAC combo, I plugged my phones into an old McIntosh 2505 amplifier and was duly unimpressed. Of course, this changed the moment my O2/ODAC arrived. I am very satisfied and experiencing some expected change in clarity and bass with break-in. So, here's another vote of confidence for Audeze LCD-2s & the O2/ODAC.

 

P.S. Y'all had me fooled with all this talk about the LCD-2 being laid-back and warm -- it certainly is, but these phones are quite resolving; so make no mistake fellow readers, it is comparatively warm and exceptionally coherent.

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I think that what you put into the LCD is what you get out of it..wink.gif
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Anybody know of a good headphone amp with a preamp to pair with the Audeze LCD-2 Rev2. I have a budget of around 1000 but would be happy to stretch it to 2000ish if the amp also has a DAC.

 

That only one that I am aware of at the moment is the Burson Audio Conductor.

 

I hope to eventually get some Audioengine speakers to plug into the preamp but at the moment I am using the M-Audio AV-40.

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Originally Posted by cangle View Post

Anybody know of a good headphone amp with a preamp to pair with the Audeze LCD-2 Rev2. I have a budget of around 1000 but would be happy to stretch it to 2000ish if the amp also has a DAC.

 

That only one that I am aware of at the moment is the Burson Audio Conductor.

 

I hope to eventually get some Audioengine speakers to plug into the preamp but at the moment I am using the M-Audio AV-40.

 

For the price it will be very difficult finding something better than the Conductor. The amp inside is the Soloist which is awesome for the money. The DAC is also very very good. This is optional, but I would also recommend buying an Audiophilleo 2 or equivalent with the Conductor for the SQ firstly and to save you any headaches from Tenor USB bugs. This combination punches well above its price.


Edited by negura - 5/13/13 at 12:22pm
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Tenor USB bugs

What do you mean by this? I'm not sure if I have heard of any bugs relating to the USB connection on the conductor

post #6085 of 7262

As negura said, the conductor is a wonderful 3 on 1 solution but seems like the usb still needs some improvements. 

 

A Hiface (usb to coax converter) fixes it..


Edited by jackwess - 5/13/13 at 12:29pm
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What do you mean by this? I'm not sure if I have heard of any bugs relating to the USB connection on the conductor

 

Depends how lucky you are, you may have no issues at all. I keep in touch with several people with the Conductor. Let's say the Tenor has a certain temperament, you grow into getting used to unfortunately. It has ocassional weird driver bugs, some of them on start-up or when you change things in the OS or just whenever, which require you to sometimes unplug/replug the USB cable as an work-around or even restart the computer. It's generally rare enough to not be an issue at all during normal play, but often enough to remind you their USB is not the best pie there is.

 

Even so, the SQ is fully worth it. Adding an USB interface to it, takes the overall SQ up a couple of notches and you get no bugs. It's fully worth it for any DAC, with an added incentive here.


Edited by negura - 5/13/13 at 12:37pm
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Originally Posted by cangle View Post

Anybody know of a good headphone amp with a preamp to pair with the Audeze LCD-2 Rev2. I have a budget of around 1000 but would be happy to stretch it to 2000ish if the amp also has a DAC.

 

That only one that I am aware of at the moment is the Burson Audio Conductor.

 

Audio gd NFB-27 or Reference 10.32, Grace m903

post #6088 of 7262
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Originally Posted by negura View Post

 

For the price it will be very difficult finding something better than the Conductor. The amp inside is the Soloist which is awesome for the money. The DAC is also very very good. This is optional, but I would also recommend buying an Audiophilleo 2 or equivalent with the Conductor for the SQ firstly and to save you any headaches from Tenor USB bugs. This combination punches well above its price.

Ugh,

 

As a brand new owner of LCD2's, and an owner of an HA160D this isn't what I want to see...

 

That being said, ignorance is bliss, this combination lives up to the hype... This combo has instantly struck a chord with me, unlike the Burson and HD800, which never really did it for me...

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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Ugh,

 

As a brand new owner of LCD2's, and an owner of an HA160D this isn't what I want to see...

 

That being said, ignorance is bliss, this combination lives up to the hype... This combo has instantly struck a chord with me, unlike the Burson and HD800, which never really did it for me...

 

I shouldn't then be saying great things about the Conductor and HD800s.  :)

Which happens to be my favorite combination of what I own, with most of my music. I just didn't write this!  

Well you probably all too well know how this hobby goes...


Edited by negura - 5/13/13 at 2:23pm
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Anyone have experience with the Audio GD SA-31? Seems like it may be a good match if fed by a fairly clean, uncolored DAC.
Edited by thegrobe - 5/13/13 at 2:43pm
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