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Get yourself some 500watt per channel monoblocks. Should definitely get everybody's e-peen here erect.

 



You forgot the $1000 power cable and the squash balls underneath the amp, b/c that is what really changes the sound signature of the set-up.

Although the truly committed will move their system off-planet to a state of true galactic rest, to prevent planetary vibrations.

Can you recommend an appropriate bluetooth receiver for this off-planet setup or do we need to crowdfund a satellite with the necessary communication protocols ?
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I picked up a cheap Sansui vintage receiver/amplifier 2 weeks ago, the synergy with LCD-2 is ridiculously good, very open yet involving, silky smooth and super airy, l actually like it more than Leben CS300.

 


Edited by mmlogic - 12/29/13 at 6:36am
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Thanks for the opinions, I was also considering a V200 as I hear it will synergize well with my other cans (although you never know until you actually hear it). However so does the Soloist and the Soloist is marginally cheaper. I never thought changing an amplifier would be a large step, considering the HA160 was no slouch in the first place. I guess I will have to find out.

 

I hear the non SL version is better with a stepped attenuator like the HA160 and double the power output as the SL, can someone please explain how it would affect the LCD2's or my other cans (the Q701's like a bit of current) as I would be selling the HA160.

 

This might be a question for another thread, apologies if it is.

 

I appreciate any comments, thanks.

Also consider MEIER AUDIO CLASSIC AMP. ALO Pan Am AMP suppose to be great match for LCD2. I have both Pan Am and CLASSIC and I think that CLASSIC is step up from Pan Am...

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I picked up a cheap Sansui vintage receiver/amplifier 2 weeks ago, the synergy with LCD-2 is ridiculously good, very open yet involving, silky smooth and super airy, l actually like it more than Leben CS300.

 

Vintage is the way to go. What did you pay for it?

 

I finally after some insane delay got hold of my speaker adapter. Yamaha RDS-440 really is it when it comes to LCD-2 for me. I have tried this before with a stock stripped LCD-2 cable now running a Norse Audio Skuld V2 and it´s an improvement absolutely over stock cable.

 

 I have gone through a series of decent commonly liked amplifiers like  Violectric V200, SPL Auditor, Holographic Audio Ear One, Audio GD C-2.1, Goldpoint Headphone Pro, Audio GD NFB10.32SE and Trafomatic Audio Head One among others and this used 15$ surround receiver in yamahas budget series just totally destroy them all. It´s not really close. It´s like one league the receiver and the rest it´s more or less personal preferences. It´s like the Yamaha have no sound it´s real. Plays bigger and more effortless where my dedicated headphone amplifers are just to sterile and can´t quite keep the soundstage open. Some of those do offer 5W though but maybe it´s not always enough???

 

If I ever would feel start experimenting again I would solely look for stereo amplifiers for speakers I am done with headphone amplifiers.

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i'll have a mjolnir today, but my balanced cable from audeze just shipped today,, the lyr, and mjo, and a soloist will ship thursday, i'll have them here all at the same time , which will be very nice , i'm excited

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What is the most recommended cable for the LCD-2, Silver or Copper? I am using a Burson Conductor for an amp, just curious.

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Wrong thread. I have one silver and one copper both works ;-)
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99% you wont hear a difference between them.

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I picked up a cheap Sansui vintage receiver/amplifier 2 weeks ago, the synergy with LCD-2 is ridiculously good, very open yet involving, silky smooth and super airy, l actually like it more than Leben CS300.

 

Nice Leben!

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I tried a vioelectric amp for these at some shop in hong kong. I went there for vacation. I would like to try out Graham Slee with these though because the vioelectric made them sound a bit too analystical.


Edited by Jeff Y - 1/2/14 at 1:22am
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I picked up a cheap Sansui vintage receiver/amplifier 2 weeks ago, the synergy with LCD-2 is ridiculously good, very open yet involving, silky smooth and super airy, l actually like it more than Leben CS300.

 

 

Since the mid-fi Sansui sound so good with LCD2, I manage to get a hi-fi Snasui.

Now the Sansui AU5500 is officially my main LCD2 amp

 


Edited by mmlogic - 1/2/14 at 8:29pm
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Gungnir + Mjolnir + LCD-2 = good?

 

Or is the Conductor + LCD-2 better?

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Probably depends on what kind of sound you prefer and what kind of music you listen too, but I would vote for the Conductor + LCD-2 myself.

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Gungnir + Mjolnir + LCD-2 = good?

Or is the Conductor + LCD-2 better?
Something else + Mjolnir + LCD2 = better
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Gungnir + Mjolnir + LCD-2 = good?

 

Or is the Conductor + LCD-2 better?


I haven't heard the Conductor, but Burson has a good reputation. I do have the Gungnir/Mjolnir and owned the LCD-2.2 for just over a year (until I got the LCD-X). The Gungnir/Mjolnir is an excellent match for the LCD-2. I haven't heard any better amps for the LCD-2 than the Mjolnir--it's a fantastic pairing and I think the Mjolnir was tuned with Audeze in mind. I just got done comparing the Gungnir to an assortment of DACs in the $500-$2000 range, and the Gungnir was the equal of the top sounding DACs.

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