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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

So the updated list of the most widely recommended amps for the LCD 2 within different price ranges is:

 

Below $2000:

 

- Auralic Taurus

- Beta 22

- Burson Soloist

- Burson Conductor (DAC/amp)

- Bryston BHA-1

- Decware Taboo MK II/MK III
- M2tech Marley

 

Below $1000:

 

- Audio GD SA31SE/MFB 6/Master 9

- Audio GD NFB 28 (DAC/amp)

- Lake People G109

- Little Dot  MKVI+/MKVIII

- Meier Concerto/Classic

- Schiit Mjonir/Lyr

- Violectric V200 

- Yulong A18

 

Below $200:

 

- O2

- Schiit Magni/Vali

 

As mentioned before, I'm looking for the most widely recommended amps for the LCD 2. Any more suggestions? Are there any in the above list that should be removed since they are not universally praised with the LCD 2 or are uncommon?

 

Update

 

Added: 

 

- Bryston BH1
- Auralic Taurus
- M2tech Marley

- Yulong A18

- Decware Taboo MK II/MK III

 

Add the Nuforce Icon DAC as being truly great with the LCD-2 rev2, and during the close to half-price sale it's only $199

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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
post #7293 of 7727
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I've added it but is it widely recommended? Or is it one of those amps with a small passionate following?

 

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.

post #7294 of 7727

CAVALLI AUDIO

REDWINE AUDIO

(up to 2000)

post #7295 of 7727

Just saw this thread. Would anyone care to second the Bottlehead SEX as a great option?

post #7296 of 7727
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Originally Posted by montanari View Post
 

CAVALLI AUDIO

REDWINE AUDIO

(up to 2000)

Any specific amps?

post #7297 of 7727
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Originally Posted by G600 View Post

I've tweaked the VI+ by the way (coupling caps + 5W resistor) and it's big improvements to LCD-2 became huge.

 

Would you like to elaborate on what you did? Was it difficult? Expensive? And what types of improvements did you get?

 

Thanks.

post #7298 of 7727
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Just saw this thread. Would anyone care to second the Bottlehead SEX as a great option?

I would.  :beerchug:.  I owned one though and traded it up for a Beta22.  The SEX was an amazing amp though.  Loved mine.  

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I would.  :beerchug:.  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

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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.  

post #7301 of 7727
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Do you have the C4S upgrade in there as well?  That makes it sound so much better.  

 

Absolutely!

post #7302 of 7727

Hi guys, I need some advice please...

 

Has anyone tried the LCD v2.2 with JDSlabs C5? I just need confirmation if the amp can drive this headphone properly.

 

Cheers!

post #7303 of 7727
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Hi guys, I need some advice please...

 

Has anyone tried the LCD v2.2 with JDSlabs C5? I just need confirmation if the amp can drive this headphone properly.

 

Cheers!

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.  

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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Hi guys, I need some advice please...

 

Has anyone tried the LCD v2.2 with JDSlabs C5? I just need confirmation if the amp can drive this headphone properly.

 

Cheers!

 

Perhaps consider adding an E12 / E12DIY to your collection. It drives the LCD 2s nicely according to a Head-fier who sold me his.

post #7305 of 7727
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Perhaps consider adding an E12 / E12DIY to your collection. It drives the LCD 2s nicely according to a Head-fier who sold me his.

+1. The E12 drives the lcd-2.2 almost as well as my Burson conductor did though I just sold my lcd-2s. It puts out a hefty 880mW so almost the 1 Watt audeze recommendation too. Don't think you can beat its capabilities for the price as I picked mine up for only $100 and had been using it with my X5 DAP.
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