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I tried it pretty briefly (micro) at a meet last weekend. From my little bit of time with the combo, I liked it. It will likely be the next amp I get (and keep) until I stop having to move my set up so frequently and can get something in a larger form factor. Pretty impressive device for the price in my opinion.
EDIT: Can't really give too many specifics on what it sounds like since
A) it was at a meet
B) I don't remember exactly what it sounded like, just that I liked how it sounded and performed with my LCD 2
C) Even if I did remember exactly what it sounded like, I'm pretty inexperienced with how to describe that sound
The nano was at the meet, but I did not get a chance to try that out. Someone else will have to chime in to help you out there.
As for comparing it to my own equipment, it is a huge improvement to what I have. I have an Aune T1 and I don't think that my equipment currently allows the LCD 2 to reach their full potential.
I noticed you have the O2. I tried the O2 at the meet as well (same owner as the Micro) and I thought that the Micro was a bit more fun to listen to but I'm not sure I could describe how at this point. I think that the number of features that the Micro provides over the O2 alone is worth the purchase to me, and I thought that it sounded (subjectively) better than the O2. Like I said, the Micro is likely to be my next purchase (as well as a stopping point until I'm out of school). I have no doubts that the Micro would be able to adequately power any pair of headphones you could throw at it and have them all sound pretty solid.
EDIT: In case you are interested/looking for other options for home setups, my absolute favorite amp that I was able to try at the meet was a modded Bottlehead S.E.X.
No problem, hopefully I was able to help some. If you end up with a Micro, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
Anyone seen this new Capella amp from Beresford UK ?
I'm trying to find out if it is powerful enough for the older LCD 2.1's...should be fine for Fazor.
Soundstage depth dialability.
Soundstage width dialability.
L/R channel Balance
Edit : I think it can do 6 watts on 12 volts power/ 7.5 watts on 15 volts.
Loads of headroom.
Though I had issues with the Bushmaster Mk2 DAC @ 24/96 on OSX/A+. ...his stuff is known to over-deliver significantly on the price.
I have had a really good experience using a Burson Soloist with my LCD 2. I upgraded to the Cavalli LAu and it did amazing stuff with the LCD 2. I decided to move up to the LCD 3 so I sold my LCD 2 recently. I still have the Burson and it works great with the LCD 3 (w/fazor). I am thing I am going to sell the Burson and try a tube amp with the Audezes.
I'm thinking about picking up a WooAudio WA2, La Figaro 339, or Inspire IHA-1. Have some time to decide as I have to return my current amp for a refund after a little more testing. I loved the Ember amp with LCD-2f so i think I need to go back to tubes.