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post #6496 of 7753
This guy's post really made me want to try the combo

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653932/item-audio-burson-soloist-fostex-th-900
post #6497 of 7753
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

This guy's post really made me want to try the combo

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653932/item-audio-burson-soloist-fostex-th-900

 

He describes pretty much what i feel with the TH-900's now, i went for the conductor because i needed more functions. Im happy. 

post #6498 of 7753

I already posted this in the LCD-2 thread but this one seems more active so...

 

I'm in the process of making a 'transportable rig' I've bought an Audioquest Dragonfly to use as a DAC/Amp for my SRH840's for on the run, but I'd like to get a smallish amp to take with me when I visit my parents etc so I can take the LCD-2s with me.

 

My current short list is

  • Corda Quickstep
  • AHA-120
  • Corda Concerto (Probably the upper limit in size)

 

Anyone got any recommendations? As you can see by the Concerto I'm not looking for anything tiny, just something that isn't incredibly bulky with tubes sticking out the top :P

post #6499 of 7753

Rk Mk3b+ Came in a few days ago and yah, its far and away the strongest portable I've ever heard. Gives weight to the sound not just ear piercing volume which it can do as well but why... Its powers my LCD's unlike anything I've ever owned. The + version on the Mk3 also has also improved its lower gain setting so if I have sensitive IEM's and lower impedance cans I can still use with without having that God awful hiss. Very impressed. 

 

Also not sure if I mentioned this at another time but the Headstage Arrow 3G is still one of the best amps I've ever used with the LCD's. Drives it with major umph and the bass boost feels like it was made for the LCD's. Used for $200 and under I doubt there is a better option out there at least from a portable standpoint. 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #6500 of 7753
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

I already posted this in the LCD-2 thread but this one seems more active so...

 

I'm in the process of making a 'transportable rig' I've bought an Audioquest Dragonfly to use as a DAC/Amp for my SRH840's for on the run, but I'd like to get a smallish amp to take with me when I visit my parents etc so I can take the LCD-2s with me.

 

My current short list is

  • Corda Quickstep
  • AHA-120
  • Corda Concerto (Probably the upper limit in size)

 

Anyone got any recommendations? As you can see by the Concerto I'm not looking for anything tiny, just something that isn't incredibly bulky with tubes sticking out the top :P

 

Quickstep, yes!

post #6501 of 7753

I recommend Bakoon amp. I have heard it with LCD3 the sound is fantastic. THen The LCD2 should work too.

post #6502 of 7753
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Originally Posted by demon321 View Post

I recommend Bakoon amp. I have heard it with LCD3 the sound is fantastic. THen The LCD2 should work too.

The Bakoon looks sexy. Bloody expensive though.

post #6503 of 7753

Well-I'm in. I have a balanced LCD 2.2 and BHA-1 arriving in short order this week. Should be interesting as it will probably be the polar opposite of the HD800 rigs I own and love so much. I promise to give them a fair shake though. tongue_smile.gif

 

-Daniel

post #6504 of 7753
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Well-I'm in. I have a balanced LCD 2.2 and BHA-1 arriving in short order this week. Should be interesting as it will probably be the polar opposite of the HD800 rigs I own and love so much. I promise to give them a fair shake though. tongue_smile.gif

 

-Daniel

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post #6505 of 7753

between the v200 and the woo wa6 which one would pair better with the lcd-2.2.

post #6506 of 7753
I prefer v200, although wa6 is quite good as well.
If you can, you should audition soloist or soloist sl on your price bracket.

I have wa6se (with all the tubes on my profile) that I keep thinking to let go...
Kindly pm me if interest in them.
post #6507 of 7753
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post

I prefer v200, although wa6 is quite good as well.
If you can, you should audition soloist or soloist sl on your price bracket.

I have wa6se (with all the tubes on my profile) that I keep thinking to let go...
Kindly pm me if interest in them.

 

so what do you think WA6-SE vs. Soloist with LCD-2? especially with 596 tube/6GL7/6FD7? 

post #6508 of 7753

Soloist vs 6SE in general, IMO or course, Soloist is more laid back while 6SE more assertive. Treble on 6SE is more extended (depend on tube as well), while soloist drier. The mid on 6SE have a touch of euphonic. Basically, if I summarize 6SE in one word, it's "fun", while Soloist "laid-back neutral".

I keep all my setup (inc soloist, exc 6SE) on 24/7, and anytime I'm going to give a quick listen, I just plug my hp.

 

Also, I'm not a good audiophile, I guess :(

With my chores, children and work (in 2 cities), probably on average, I only listen my desktop setup for about 1 hr/day.

More on weekend, but not by much.

 

On a month, probably I turn on my 6SE (on weekend), only 4 times a month. And I wait at least 1 hour, before listening.

In ideal world, I would like to have one tube setup and one ss setup.

But it seem in my case, I may have to give up my tube...


Edited by jsgraha - 8/18/13 at 5:04pm
post #6509 of 7753
Saw a Woo WA6-SE on eBay UK last night. It was listed an hour prior to me spotting it but within the 5 minutes it took to decide how much to offer the seller it had already gone. Gutted! Really want to try one.

Soloist/Conductor is wonderful with LCD 2 though. It gets better every time I listen. I don't find it laid back at all compared to V200.
post #6510 of 7753
Thanks for the head amp advice previously in this post but I must say its almost overwhelming trying to go through the hundreds of pages.
I am currently debating between a few options. Barring in mind I need to be able to get this to work and back daily, otherwise I would get the lyr.

Modo/magni by Schiit
Alo pan am
Alo international (though I don't know how I feel about a portable as my main amp, nor do I know how much better it would power them than my e12, though I have heard some good things.
Burson soloist sl.

I really don't know which way to go.
Another issue is going the burson lcds me with no money for a real dac, meaning I would be stuck with an e17, which would let that anp down.
Any other suggestions for transportable amps/dacs for sub $600

Thanks guys and girls you are awesome
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