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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Mjolnir is SS :)

I know :) Perhaps my grammar isn't the best if I came off as saying it's tube tongue.gif Or are you saying I should like it since it is SS? Hopefully I find at least one amp that I want to save up for. I suppose the cost of the amp will affect my decision of whether to buy the LCD-2.2 first or the amplifier. I still have to sell all my stuff in the classifieds to afford even one rolleyes.gif

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"So the Mjolnir pairs that well with the LCD-2, huh? I will definitely have to give it a go. I'm thinking that while I would love to own another tube amp..."
 
This passage made me believe that you think Mjolnir is a tube amp. My bad :)
 
As a side note, I really like the Burson Conductor with my LCD-2s. It opened them considerately compared with my old ASUS Xonar Essence One.

Edited by citraian - 6/3/13 at 7:21am
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I agree the Mjo can be a end game amp with the LCD-2.2s.  Now the Schiit Statement amp is on it's way out as well.  I like my LCD-3s with Mojo and the BHA-1.  However, the Mojo cost less and is just as good if not better.  

post #6259 of 7692

How about the LCD-3s with GS-X. Don't you like that better?

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I'll have to do a side by side.  I didn't have them both at the same time.

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Well unfortunately the soloist is only single ended. My DAC is only balanced out (I believe the RCA is the preamp output, but I may have to double check on that), hence I am only looking at balanced amplifiers. Now you're all making me very eager to try out the Mjolnir biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I agree the Mjo can be a end game amp with the LCD-2.2s.  Now the Schiit Statement amp is on it's way out as well.  I like my LCD-3s with Mojo and the BHA-1.  However, the Mojo cost less and is just as good if not better.  

+1 Absolutely do agree. The Mjolnir is a beautiful match for the LCD2s. I expect it will be just as synergistic with the new LCD3s I should be receiving shortly. The amp is a brute as far as power goes and it is absolutely neutral and clean from black to ear-bleed levels in my experience. I emailed Jason to ask him about possibly using the HD800 with the amp and he said they use it with the HD800 daily. For the money I spent to buy it (<$1000) I am totally happy with it. Can't comment on any other amps used with the LCDs personally but can recommend the Mjolnir.

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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 ?

wait for the schiit statement. u can go ss or valves. I've been waiting for about 6 months now. My Lyr and Bifrst are toast when the sttements arrive.


Edited by aqsw - 6/3/13 at 4:29pm
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Didn't know about a new Schiit statement amp coming out ~ any further details on it? Tube/SS, SE/bal?

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Well unfortunately the soloist is only single ended. My DAC is only balanced out (I believe the RCA is the preamp output, but I may have to double check on that), hence I am only looking at balanced amplifiers. Now you're all making me very eager to try out the Mjolnir biggrin.gif

Hi Stang, I have the BHA-1 since june 2012 paired with my beloved LCD-2 and can attest that I find the synergy absolutely fantastic between the two. In fact, I have never read a comment that did not praised the synergy of this headphones and amp combo.

 

I had the chance to compare the Bryston to the Mjolnir one night at a headfier's house. I prefered the Bryston. More refined but still with alot of energy. dleblanc323 was there that night and he later had the two amps to compare. He also prefered the Bryston.

 

As much that I like my LCD-2, the only component I don't see myself upgrading for a long time, is my BHA-1. I already changed my dac since. But this amp is here to stay.

 

Also, if you haven't heard the LCD-2 with the BHA-1 in balanced configuration, prepare yourself to be stunned compare to the single out if you have the chance (or misfortune for your wallet) to do so.

 

The BHA-1 maybe a stretch of about $300 over your maxout budget but I really think the sacrifices will be really rewarded.

 

Buy it nice or buy it twice.

 

Cheers.

 

Steve

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Originally Posted by Lappy27 View Post

Hi Stang, I have the BHA-1 since june 2012 paired with my beloved LCD-2 and can attest that I find the synergy absolutely fantastic between the two. In fact, I have never read a comment that did not praised the synergy of this headphones and amp combo.

 

I had the chance to compare the Bryston to the Mjolnir one night at a headfier's house. I prefered the Bryston. More refined but still with alot of energy. dleblanc323 was there that night and he later had the two amps to compare. He also prefered the Bryston.

 

As much that I like my LCD-2, the only component I don't see myself upgrading for a long time, is my BHA-1. I already changed my dac since. But this amp is here to stay.

 

Also, if you haven't heard the LCD-2 with the BHA-1 in balanced configuration, prepare yourself to be stunned compare to the single out if you have the chance (or misfortune for your wallet) to do so.

 

The BHA-1 maybe a stretch of about $300 over your maxout budget but I really think the sacrifices will be really rewarded.

 

Buy it nice or buy it twice.

 

Cheers.

 

Steve

 

I wonder if there is a huge loss going unbalanced from the DAC to the BHA-1 then balanced to the LCD-2 versus going fully balanced from the DAC to amp to LCD-2. 

Usually I would think there would be a huge difference, but I'm hearing some talk about how the BHA-1 is not a fully balanced amp to begin with.

 

It seems that DACs with BAL are quite up there in price. 

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Originally Posted by Lappy27 View Post

Hi Stang, I have the BHA-1 since june 2012 paired with my beloved LCD-2 and can attest that I find the synergy absolutely fantastic between the two. In fact, I have never read a comment that did not praised the synergy of this headphones and amp combo.

 

I had the chance to compare the Bryston to the Mjolnir one night at a headfier's house. I prefered the Bryston. More refined but still with alot of energy. dleblanc323 was there that night and he later had the two amps to compare. He also prefered the Bryston.

 

As much that I like my LCD-2, the only component I don't see myself upgrading for a long time, is my BHA-1. I already changed my dac since. But this amp is here to stay.

 

Also, if you haven't heard the LCD-2 with the BHA-1 in balanced configuration, prepare yourself to be stunned compare to the single out if you have the chance (or misfortune for your wallet) to do so.

 

The BHA-1 maybe a stretch of about $300 over your maxout budget but I really think the sacrifices will be really rewarded.

 

Buy it nice or buy it twice.

 

Cheers.

 

Steve

 

I don't know if I want to hear the BHA-1 balanced with the LCD-2, because I know I could never then settle for anything worse, but also wouldn't be able to afford the BHA-1 full stop. biggrin.gif As I live in Australia, brand new they are $1600-$1700 and they would be even more expensive if I were to import one (taxes etc). The only way I could afford one if I could purchase one used off these forums etc in Australia. Even then, it is still ~$700 more than the Mjolnir brand new, which is a lot of money for a uni student tongue.gif

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Didn't know about a new Schiit statement amp coming out ~ any further details on it? Tube/SS, SE/bal?

Pf. Get your head out of the sand. tongue_smile.gif Linky

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It shows how rarely I go through the other threads besides the ones I'm subscribed to, awesome stuff hopefully it's still affordable for me.

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It shows how rarely I go through the other threads besides the ones I'm subscribed to, awesome stuff hopefully it's still affordable for me.

C'mon get out and mingle! wink.gif

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