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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Bottlehead SEX biggrin.gif.  Sounds amazing with my LCD2.2's.  Man I need to mod mine. New Pot and Caps incoming.  

Ok, well that's interesting, as I'd need to find a builder, just like with the Beta22. Well there are so many used Beta22 on the FS forum, it is simple. Perhaps a experienced DIY'er could build a S.E.X? First thing though is more suggestions, like what do others think? Usually on head-fi everyone disagrees with each other lol biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Bottlehead SEX biggrin.gif.  Sounds amazing with my LCD2.2's.  Man I need to mod mine. New Pot and Caps incoming.  

Ok, well that's interesting, as I'd need to find a builder, just like with the Beta22. Well there are so many used Beta22 on the FS forum, it is simple. Perhaps a experienced DIY'er could build a S.E.X? First thing though is more suggestions, like what do others think? Usually on head-fi everyone disagrees with each other lol biggrin.gif
Don't do the LCD with tubes man.
post #6558 of 7721
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Originally Posted by vampire5003 View Post


Ok, well that's interesting, as I'd need to find a builder, just like with the Beta22. Well there are so many used Beta22 on the FS forum, it is simple. Perhaps a experienced DIY'er could build a S.E.X? First thing though is more suggestions, like what do others think? Usually on head-fi everyone disagrees with each other lol biggrin.gif

I bet you could find a builder.  But ya many people do have different opinions.

 

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Don't do the LCD with tubes man.

I mean yes the SEX does that that "tube" sound but even than it does a very good job of controlling the LCD2's.  The base is well controlled and I don't have any problems with the highs either.  The one thing I will say about it is the mids could use a tad bit of work but I have heard the LCD's through a lot of different amps and so far the only one that I have found to trump it is the EC Ballancing Act.  I know you have the Schiit stack and while I respect it I still like mine better.  tongue_smile.gif  Also a lot of people go for the vioelectric V200 and that sounds more tube-y than a lot of tube amps so honestly its a matter of preference.  

post #6559 of 7721
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

I bet you could find a builder.  But ya many people do have different opinions.

I mean yes the SEX does that that "tube" sound but even than it does a very good job of controlling the LCD2's.  The base is well controlled and I don't have any problems with the highs either.  The one thing I will say about it is the mids could use a tad bit of work but I have heard the LCD's through a lot of different amps and so far the only one that I have found to trump it is the EC Ballancing Act.  I know you have the Schiit stack and while I respect it I still like mine better.  tongue_smile.gif
  Also a lot of people go for the vioelectric V200 and that sounds more tube-y than a lot of tube amps so honestly its a matter of preference.  

What does the Beta22 sound like? Is it transparent like the M^3 w/ sigma or different? I am so curious! Oh and about the casework, I'd probably be useless when it comes to that sort of thing. Shoot I don't even know how to opamp roll on my M^3 biggrin.gif
post #6560 of 7721
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

Don't do the LCD with tubes man.

What's your amp recommendation?
post #6561 of 7721
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Originally Posted by vampire5003 View Post


What does the Beta22 sound like? Is it transparent like the M^3 w/ sigma or different? I am so curious! Oh and about the casework, I'd probably be useless when it comes to that sort of thing. Shoot I don't even know how to opamp roll on my M^3 biggrin.gif

The beta22 is more transparent than the M^3.  Both acctually use the same power supply.  Also the base is a bit punchier, tight and extended.  Also the highs will extend better as well and be less harsh and everything will be a bit more detailed.  Well opamp rolling is pretty easy. You just take out the old one and put in a new one.  There are a list of different opamps you can use to build the M^3 on the AMB website you can try to roll those in to start with.  

post #6562 of 7721
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

The beta22 is more transparent than the M^3.  Both acctually use the same power supply.  Also the base is a bit punchier, tight and extended.  Also the highs will extend better as well and be less harsh and everything will be a bit more detailed.  Well opamp rolling is pretty easy. You just take out the old one and put in a new one.  There are a list of different opamps you can use to build the M^3 on the AMB website you can try to roll those in to start with.  

So if I wanted a more fun, amplifier, with lots of details etc would Mjolnir be that amp? I love my Bifrost Uber, so the Schiit products are VERY appealing to me. Beta22 is so nice too, especially with a aluminum chassis.
post #6563 of 7721
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Originally Posted by vampire5003 View Post


So if I wanted a more fun, amplifier, with lots of details etc would Mjolnir be that amp? I love my Bifrost Uber, so the Schiit products are VERY appealing to me. Beta22 is so nice too, especially with a aluminum chassis.

If you want something that is very fun than you can also try out the vioelectic v200 it is known to be tube-y and a warm also will work well with the lcd's.  You could try the Schiit but it is only balanced so unless you have everything terminated in something that is balanced I would go with something with a single ended output unless you want to reterminate everything.  Otherwise though the Schiit puts out a lot of power so it is very good at controlling the lower end not to mention the detail that it outputs as well.  There is no question its a very good amp but I do think its a bit overhyped.  Also if you want an aluminum chassis that will be no problem as well. 

post #6564 of 7721
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

If you want something that is very fun than you can also try out the vioelectic v200 it is known to be tube-y and a warm also will work well with the lcd's.  You could try the Schiit but it is only balanced so unless you have everything terminated in something that is balanced I would go with something with a single ended output unless you want to reterminate everything.  Otherwise though the Schiit puts out a lot of power so it is very good at controlling the lower end not to mention the detail that it outputs as well.  There is no question its a very good amp but I do think its a bit overhyped.  Also if you want an aluminum chassis that will be no problem as well. 

Can you PM me a final price quote with everything including casework silver aluminum, and some kind of build time estimate. Lastly with the $ amount.

Thanks,

Thomas
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Ok, well that's interesting, as I'd need to find a builder, just like with the Beta22. Well there are so many used Beta22 on the FS forum, it is simple. Perhaps a experienced DIY'er could build a S.E.X? First thing though is more suggestions, like what do others think? Usually on head-fi everyone disagrees with each other lol biggrin.gif
I bet you could find a builder.  But ya many people do have different opinions.
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

Don't do the LCD with tubes man.
I mean yes the SEX does that that "tube" sound but even than it does a very good job of controlling the LCD2's.  The base is well controlled and I don't have any problems with the highs either.  The one thing I will say about it is the mids could use a tad bit of work but I have heard the LCD's through a lot of different amps and so far the only one that I have found to trump it is the EC Ballancing Act.  I know you have the Schiit stack and while I respect it I still like mine better.  tongue_smile.gif
  Also a lot of people go for the vioelectric V200 and that sounds more tube-y than a lot of tube amps so honestly its a matter of preference.  
I agree it really is a matter of preference. But for orthos I much prefer a solid state, especially for EDM. And FYI, Ive never had the schiit STACK, I had a schiit amp, not the gungnir/Mjolnir which would be consider the "schiit stack". Im highly considering a tube amp down the road for my current HD800, Ive parted with the LCDs.
post #6566 of 7721
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

I agree it really is a matter of preference. But for orthos I much prefer a solid state, especially for EDM. And FYI, Ive never had the schiit STACK, I had a schiit amp, not the gungnir/Mjolnir which would be consider the "schiit stack". Im highly considering a tube amp down the road for my current HD800, Ive parted with the LCDs.

What made you part with the LCD-2?! I love them for rock music smily_headphones1.gif. What music other than classical would the HD800's reproduce better?
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Originally Posted by vampire5003 View Post

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

I agree it really is a matter of preference. But for orthos I much prefer a solid state, especially for EDM. And FYI, Ive never had the schiit STACK, I had a schiit amp, not the gungnir/Mjolnir which would be consider the "schiit stack". Im highly considering a tube amp down the road for my current HD800, Ive parted with the LCDs.

What made you part with the LCD-2?! I love them for rock music smily_headphones1.gif. What music other than classical would the HD800's reproduce better?
A broken neck is a very serious injury..






























All Jokes aside, there wasnt anything the HD800 couldnt do what the LCD2 had to offer. I found the lcd lacking too much in dynamics really, had it not been for the mjolnir-even EDM would have put me to sleep. LCD's bass was fun, but do you really believe the HD800 bass is non existent? Dont believe that "HD800 is only good for classical" crap.
Edited by DarKen23 - 8/30/13 at 6:01pm
post #6568 of 7721
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A broken neck is a very serious injury..






























All Jokes aside, there wasnt anything the HD800 couldnt do what the LCD2 had to offer. I found the lcd lacking too much in dynamics really, had it not been for the mjolnir-even EDM would have put me to sleep. LCD's bass was fun, but do you really believe the HD800 bass is non existent? Dont believe that "HD800 is only good for classical" crap.

 

post #6569 of 7721
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

A broken neck is a very serious injury..































All Jokes aside, there wasnt anything the HD800 couldnt do what the LCD2 had to offer. I found the lcd lacking too much in dynamics really, had it not been for the mjolnir-even EDM would have put me to sleep. LCD's bass was fun, but do you really believe the HD800 bass is non existent? Dont believe that "HD800 is only good for classical" crap.


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post #6570 of 7721
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Bottlehead SEX :D.  Sounds amazing with my LCD2.2's.  Man I need to mod mine. New Pot and Caps incoming.  

Isn't that an OTL tube amp? Not ideal for orthos or low impedance headphones generally. My WA2 was great with my T1s and HD800s, but not so much with my LCD-2s or any low impedance dynamic headphones. The high output impedance of the amp isn't ideal, nor is the low current output. But the voltage swings are great for high impedance cans.

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