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post #7711 of 7721
And less power requirements, which is why I want to try the Bottlehead S.E.X.
post #7712 of 7721

I have been enjoying both ALO Continental and RSA Intruder on my LCD 2.2 with the later being a little better.

 

Intruder has got very good power even on low gain but I'd like to use high gain since I feel LCD responses a lot better with more power and it gives tighter bass respond, wider and more pronounce sound stage. It also has this smooth, airy and open sound like a sea breeze with deep punchy bass. Overall, I am very happy with the pairing so far but..that's not it. It is just the tip of the iceberg because it's all done on a single ended output.

On balance, Intruder becomes a different beast and does everything with bigger sound and more authority. At least that's what people swear on the the thread as I'm still waiting for my balance cable from Headphone Lounge....Hi Ted!

 

Long story short, I struck a very good deal on ALO MK3-B and this thing....OMG!!!

It is EVERYTHING I ever want on this hobby. Pairing it with LCD is simply S T U N N I N G.

post #7713 of 7721

I heard the RSA stuff tends to be on the dark side, would that be correct ? I love that style, but all the planar micro-detail goodness style streams through !

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I heard the RSA stuff tends to be on the dark side, would that be correct ? I love that style, but all the planar micro-detail goodness style streams through !

Just the Opposite.

 

My RSA Dark Star is quite bright.  That's why it mates with the LCD so well.

post #7715 of 7721
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Just the Opposite.

 

My RSA Dark Star is quite bright.  That's why it mates with the LCD so well.


Ah yeah the big boy monster amp....but I thought generally the portables had this dark top-grade SQ to them ?

post #7716 of 7721
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When did the Lyr2/LCD2F become the most popular combo? Did I miss the news flash? Seriously, has there been a poll or something?

And yep, Vali has never previously been recommended with orthos. Don't know whether the altered impedances of the F-series changes this though confused.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/716576/head-fis-favourite-amp-for-the-audeze-lcd-2-200-1000-poll

 

thinking I was referring to this one.  

post #7717 of 7721
I'd forgotten about that poll! Needed more votes, lots of uncontrolled variables but it certainly found the 'big 3' (Lyr, Mjolnir, V200) of recent years.

One caveat with the Lyr and presumably Lyr2 is that better tubes make a profound difference compared to stock. I bet most of those votes were with other tubes! Lyr is very responsive to tube-rolling (Lyr tube rolling thread).
post #7718 of 7721

Just placed an order for the Lyr 2.  I'm hoping: Lyr + Vali = Lyr 2.

Vali microdyanamics and Lyr macrodynamics both togeter in Lyr 2.  

post #7719 of 7721

Vali was a weird match with LCD2. The high frequencies were brilliant, but bass was loose and wet. Overall it had a smooth, but cold sound to it.

post #7720 of 7721
AFAIK Vali was never meant for orthos. Decware have a similar division: CSP amp/preamp for dynamics and Taboo for orthos.
post #7721 of 7721
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AFAIK Vali was never meant for orthos.

 

Yeah dont think it is, but I'd read reports of it being quite pleasing with LCD2s despite lacking some control. Thought it might be something good and cheap to use while looking for other amps. Just preferred the o2 and ld i+ to it, so sent it back. Worth a try.

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