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post #6301 of 7570
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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post

I wondered about the Corvina as well (before I settled on a Decware).  It looks like they're not offering them on Audeze's site any longer.

You can buy it directly from Vinniefor of Red Wine Audio..

Since it has been replaced by a newer model, you can get it at a discount if they are still available--$1100 instead of $1500.

Cheers,

ST
post #6302 of 7570
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I see a SR-007 MK1 in your future.

If characterising by sound the most amount of advantages.

Prefer the Lambda, Lambda Nova Signature, Lambda Pro, Sigma Pro, Gamma Pro, SR-407, SR-202 and the SR-303 over my LCD2's, all the Hifiman except the HE-6 (haven't heard it long enough nor on proper gear), every Beyerdynamic can's made except the vintage DT150, all Denons and nearly all the Sennheiser except the HD580/600 and the 800.

Vintage:
The original Lambda's have a godly mid-range and quite damn neutral sounding.
The Lambda Nova Signature is possibly one of the most neutral sounding Lambda frame earspeaker made, some say the Lambda Signature is more but I haven't heard one so cannot comment.
The Lambda Pro is most the dynamic and bass fulfilling out of the Lambda frame family, run this off a SRD-7SB/MK2 energizer off an amp with bass and treble dial and enjoy some quality low-ends. Sort of U-shaped.
The Gamma Pro's, very forward sounding but not bright, lots of quality low-end when music requires it, great for rock and metal on a well powered amplifier. Think of a Grado PS1k but without the mid range mess in the PS1k.
Sigma Pro's have a very unique 3d sound presentation as if you are center position of a live performance in the auditorium, not front row nor the last row, just in the center. Not much bass due to the distance and positioning of the transducers to the ears but no other headphone has been able to recreate the soundstage and holographic imaging of this stat imo.

Modernish Vintage:
SR-202, balanced sounding, bit bright sometimes but has great depth and layering capabilities. Sort of reminds me of a treble tilted Lambda Nova Sig. Bit bass light compared to some of the vintages.
SR-303, balanced sounding and sort of laid back and relax sounding having the traits of the SR-202 and the 404, bit bass light compared to some of the vintages.

Modern in production:
SR-407, easily better than the 507 and 307 in my opinion. The 507 is just damn sterile and cold sounding but a detail monster. 407 is sort of balanced sounding but supposedly some have reported putting on 507 pads makes it better in the detail compartment.

Others worth mentioning:
SR-Omega: Detail monster and very large soundstage
SR-007mk1: If the LCD3 had sex with the HD800 and had its sibling in fit shape with some balancing. To some it could be bit laid back or dark sounding.
SR-207, need to hear this in depth but well regarded here. Spritzer loves it and the SR-2170 package (SR-207 + SRM-253 amp) is a good $600 package to e-stat sound. 
Wow, you my man are just awesome. What a primer on the stats. I am now at Defcon 1 😜. But before I pull the trigger, is there a mk2 and how different is it to the mk1 ?
post #6303 of 7570
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Originally Posted by Justin_Time View Post

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You can buy it directly from Vinniefor of Red Wine Audio..

Since it has been replaced by a newer model, you can get it at a discount if they are still available--$1100 instead of $1500.

Cheers,

ST

$1100 seems like a good deal.  I would think it would be a step up from the <$1000 amps.

post #6304 of 7570
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Originally Posted by stang View Post

Thanks, I will check it out. Unfortunately I bet someone will get it before I manage to scrape the cash together for it. I was planning on purchasing LCD-2 first unless a great deal on an amp popped up. Nevertheless, it could be a few weeks until I can save the cash to buy either of them. As far as hearing something and saving every penny for it, I typically do this, but the majority of my hobby purchases (not just audio related) have always been around the $300-$500 mark, so it's very difficult for me to spend so much on something (I am also terrible at saving more than a few hundred dollars at any one time). I heard a Stax O2 rig and I was willing to sell everything for them, but luckily (I think) someone snatched them up just as I was listing everything for sale biggrin.gif Now I just have to play the waiting game unfortunately. 

Maybe I will put my hands on LCD-3 soon. If I decided to keep the LCD-3, I will probably put my LCD-2 on sale.

 

I will PM you first to know if you're ready and interested. I will make you a good price.

 

Steve

post #6305 of 7570
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Originally Posted by Lappy27 View Post

Maybe I will put my hands on LCD-3 soon. If I decided to keep the LCD-3, I will probably put my LCD-2 on sale.

 

I will PM you first to know if you're ready and interested. I will make you a good price.

 

Steve

Thanks very much. I will PM you when I happen to get enough money etc. 

post #6306 of 7570

Which amp would you guys recommend for a guy who likes alot of house/nu disco/electro music?

Bryston BHA 1? V200?

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I'm wondering how the lcd2 responds to vintage receivers. Sorry if this has already been posted. 

post #6308 of 7570
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

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Wow Def..  That's a lot of info.  "Thanks"

 

OK.  So for a stepping stone on the way up to the 009s - What will pair well with a KGSSHV that I can get my hands on?

Sorry for late reply, didn't see this one.

 

SR-007MK1 but honestly hard to give recommendations as I don't know your preferences. Unless you can go on a hunt for a pair of SR-Omega's. Must listen to it first to hear what you like.

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'm wondering how the lcd2 responds to vintage receivers. Sorry if this has already been posted. 

 

Yes but also depends on the vintage amplifier/receiver. 

post #6309 of 7570

^^ Thanks. Are there any specific vintage receivers that seem to do well with the LCD2's that you know of?

post #6310 of 7570
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ Thanks. Are there any specific vintage receivers that seem to do well with the LCD2's that you know of?

Pioneer has best synergy.  Sansui and Kenwood might be good too.  Marantz depending on the model maybe too warm for them. 

post #6311 of 7570

I have always wanted to reacquire a nice Pioneer receiver. It was my very first foray into good audio back when I was barely a teenager. It's seems fitting to look into a Pioneer now.

 

Thanks for your help...

post #6312 of 7570

I have the V200 and love them.  I have not heard Bryston but from what I've read, it's more neutral.  

I'm guessing for more dynamic and fun factor (and sometimes electronic music can be bright), the V200 might be your choice.

The mjolnir too might be a great choice for greater bass impact than both V200 and Bryston, but they are slightly brighter than both.

 

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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post

Which amp would you guys recommend for a guy who likes alot of house/nu disco/electro music?

Bryston BHA 1? V200?

post #6313 of 7570

What about the soloist then? As I understood, the conductor pretty much is a soloist with a DAC?

post #6314 of 7570

I find Conductor great with electronic music

post #6315 of 7570
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

I find Conductor great with electronic music

 

Echoing citraian,

the conductor plays nicely most of the genres i throw at it. It have well defined bass, and keeps to the pace of the songs. 

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