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post #6601 of 7519
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It was a offer I got from a friend. But at the same time if I return my Bifrost Uber, then that's $428 back, but then I'd have to sell the M^3. I'd be lucky if I get $500 for it since that's what I paid. Even then unless it's a good upgrade I lose around $100. I was also talking to him about $1060 for a Silver Balanced LCD-2 cable, and one balanced shielded interconnect to connect the DAC and Mjolnir together.

So you are saying $1060 for everything or just the cables?

 

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

2 channel b22 for $400? Yeah sure you can it will probably burn your house down in the process. A properly built B22 2 channel configuration base parts will be around $400-450 including a basic 50va trafo for the o22 psu, price does not include case/enclosure/jacks/shipping. 

 

You'd be looking at $500+ and assuming you already have some parts on hand and a very cheap crappy enclosure.

I mean I might be wrong but its like $100 per board plus about $100 for the psu and another $100 for the enclosure and you can mill it yourself so about $400.  I guess if you include the jacks and cables and everything else it would come to about $500.  ya your right never mind.  

post #6602 of 7519
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

So you are saying $1060 for everything or just the cables?

 

I mean I might be wrong but its like $100 per board plus about $100 for the psu and another $100 for the enclosure and you can mill it yourself so about $400.  I guess if you include the jacks and cables and everything else it would come to about $500.  ya your right never mind.  

That's also a very basic 2 channel based off the prices from GJA. Don't forget you'd need a pot which is not very expensive but adds up to the cost overall. Not to mention if you're going DIY the whole point is not skimp out on quality just because you have a small budget to begin with (but also saving money compared to retail), most would also opt for a better transformer.

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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

So you are saying $1060 for everything or just the cables?

Everything, or at least was. I upset him by asking for a second opinion. As usual I **** something good up. Ah well, I guess I'll stick to my current setup.
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Hi, I've just read about last 50 posts but I haven't found any amp that could fulfill my requirements. I'm looking for the amp that can strengthen and boost the sub and lower bass spectrum of LCD-2's Rev2. I primarily need to hear what is going on between 40-120Hz as with a magnifying glass. I'll be glad for any recommendations between $500-1000.

Thanks.


Edited by spyrko - 9/5/13 at 10:11am
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Originally Posted by spyrko View Post
 

Hi, I've just read about last 50 posts but I haven't found any amp that could fulfill my requirements. I'm looking for the amp that can strengthen and boost the sub and lower bass spectrum of LCD-2's Rev2. I primarily need to hear what is going on between 40-120Hz as with a magnifying glass. I'll be glad for any recommendations between $500-1000.

Thanks.

 

If the boosted bass is a listening preference, you may want to find another set of headphones. If you need to enhance the bass for technical reasons and aren't concerned with the overall musicality of the headphones, then EQ may be the solution. I (thankfully) don't know of any good amplifiers that are going to bloat the LCD2 bass and sub-bass.

post #6606 of 7519

I'm sorry for my incorrect expression, I meant not to blow them to extremes, more likely to emphasize and extend details of the low end and perhaps to just a bit toughen it up.

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Do you currently have the LCD2s?

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Yes I have them for a few days and I quite like the low end they are able to reproduce but I feel I need it just a bit more emphasized and hear all its detail a bit more closely. 

post #6609 of 7519
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Originally Posted by spyrko View Post
 

Yes I have them for a few days and I quite like the low end they are able to reproduce but I feel I need it just a bit more emphasized and hear all its detail a bit more closely. 

That's the nature of the LCD2s. The bass and sub-bass are there when needed, but aren't going to thump you on every beat like bass-head headphones. I think EQ is tough to do without messing up the overall sound, but you should try it and see if it does the job for you.  What amp have you got now?

post #6610 of 7519

I've got Apogee Duet 2 which I quite like so far but actually I think I need something more powerful, mainly to focus on the low end as I want to use LCD2's also for the technical reasons and I would prefer to buy a better amp that will be more powerful and can reveals more details in low end than just to use EQ. I found the sound character of LCD2's almost ideal for all my requirements, and just need to tune this low to make it perfect for me.


Edited by spyrko - 9/5/13 at 11:43am
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I'm currently using a Mjolnir with my LCD2s and I think it's a great match. Very powerful--it brings a lot of resolution, detail, and dynamics to the LCD2 sound. However, it doesn't add anything beyond accuracy to the bass and sub-bass.  A good DAC might help you get where you want to go. I find low end DACS to be more congested--they can blur fine details in music. If you A-B with a better DAC, you hear how it better resolves and reproduces the music. Again, not more bass, but more detail across the spectrum.


Edited by Barry S - 9/5/13 at 12:28pm
post #6612 of 7519
Burson Conductor with Audiophilleo 2. Great DAC and amp on its own but AP2 takes everything up a notch or two.
post #6613 of 7519
You could try the Lyr with the LCD -2. It brings the tube warmth to the LCD -2 but I'm not sure whether you can "magnify" the lower end of these headphones. I use the Amarra player on my MacBook Air instead of iTunes. Amarra has an EQ setting called Audeze -LCD 2. I do get a boost when using that setting but I generally don't EQ.
post #6614 of 7519
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Originally Posted by spyrko View Post
 

I've got Apogee Duet 2 which I quite like so far but actually I think I need something more powerful, mainly to focus on the low end as I want to use LCD2's also for the technical reasons and I would prefer to buy a better amp that will be more powerful and can reveals more details in low end than just to use EQ. I found the sound character of LCD2's almost ideal for all my requirements, and just need to tune this low to make it perfect for me.

 

Get yourself a vintage/good modern day receiver or integrated amp with bass dials. You will have what you're looking for then.

post #6615 of 7519
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Burson Conductor with Audiophilleo 2. Great DAC and amp on its own but AP2 takes everything up a notch or two.

True. I added an Audiophilleo2 with PurePower to my NAD M51 and it made a huge improvment in the sound. Especially in the bass region (quality and quantity).

 

BTW, if you can find a Bryston BHA-1 used, you will be very, very happy with LCD-2.

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