I've added it but is it widely recommended? Or is it one of those amps with a small passionate following?
Edited by PTom - 4/23/14 at 3:14am
Small passionate following, started by me. I've got a lot of great amps here, some costing $3K, but sometimes you just want a quick to use solid state DAC/amp that doesn't need a lot of warmup time and costs a fraction of the big dogs.
I've just noticed the DACmini is missing from the under $1000 list, and that one's been widely known to be good with LCD-2. Not a small following.
Would you like to elaborate on what you did? Was it difficult? Expensive? And what types of improvements did you get?
I would. . I owned one though and traded it up for a Beta22. The SEX was an amazing amp though. Loved mine.
I'm currently hot-rodding my SEX (attenuator, coupling caps and output caps) just for my new LCD 2s
Do you have the C4S upgrade in there as well? That makes it sound so much better.
Audeze highly suggests at least 1W into 50ohms. so that it can drive the heaphones without clipping. the C5 does not have enough power for that. Many people like to play the lcd2's off of cheap amps but I personally think that if you are going to buy a $1000 pair of headphones it deserves much better than a $200 amp.
Perhaps consider adding an E12 / E12DIY to your collection. It drives the LCD 2s nicely according to a Head-fier who sold me his.