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And balanced to the XC.
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I was very happy with my setup for years. Lyr and Bifrost. I bought an Oppo Ha-1 because I
I wanted to go balanced. I only received it yesterday, but I can't get the 2.2s off my head. This is one great unit with
the 2.2s

 

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Oppo Ha-1 sounds great also with LCD-X.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

 

Anyone have any input regarding the Bryston BHA-1 vs. the Burson Conductor and how their sound signatures differ with the (pre-Fazor) LCD 2.2 (and LCD 3, if I ever move up)?

 

And if it helps, I'm a fan of mostly electronic music.


Edited by porridgecup - 3/23/15 at 1:19pm
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Thanks for the feedback.

 

Anyone have any input regarding the Bryston BHA-1 vs. the Burson Conductor and how their sound signatures differ with the (pre-Fazor) LCD 2.2 (and LCD 3, if I ever move up)?

 

And if it helps, I'm a fan of mostly electronic music.

+1  Very interested in this comparison, too!

I've heard about the great synergy of BHA-1 as well as Conductor with LCD-2s.

I listen mostly to EDM, too:-)

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Krell KSA5 clone

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Krell KSA5 clone

Quite hard to get a hold of but yes it does sound good.  

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I cannot comment on the Burson Conductor but I use a Bryston BHA-1 with my (pre-Fazor) LCD 2.2 and it sounds fantastic to my ears.  FWIW I am a keen electronic/house music fan also.

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I cannot comment on the Burson Conductor but I use a Bryston BHA-1 with my (pre-Fazor) LCD 2.2 and it sounds fantastic to my ears.  FWIW I am a keen electronic/house music fan also.

I've heard a ton of good things about it for sure.

 

What DAC are you pairing it with? One big reason I was interested in the Conductor was the combination amp/DAC. Saves a little desk space and just seems more convenient; also saves me the headache and hassle (and possible additional DAC price compared to the Conductor's price) of deciding on the right DAC to buy.

 

 

Also, I read a few comments that the BHA-1 is a little on the bright side. I know that probably won't be an issue with the LCD 2 since it's so dark by default, but I feel like that might limit my options if I decide to pick up the HD800 some day. I'd prefer to get one top tier amp and one top tier DAC and use them for many years if possible, without buying their competitors.

 

For reference, my current setup is Schiit Magni/Modi (1, not 2) with the Beyer DT880. That combo is considerably too bright for me, so I have it pretty heavily equalized to boost the lower ranges and decrease the higher ranges. My EQ is roughly +4.7 dB for lows and -5.5 dB for highs, if that helps show just how bright I feel the combo is out of the box.

 

I'm still waiting for my LCD 2 to come in, and I'm not sure I even want to plug it into my Magni because I suspect it'll heavily skew my perception both due to it being too bright for my tastes and too low-end for Audeze cans.


Edited by porridgecup - 3/26/15 at 3:02pm
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I use it either with a bel canto DAC 3.5 or my oppo bdp 95eu. I also use it with AKG 550 and it also sounds great. In fact, it made these sound more balanced than with the Lehmann Linear that I used to own. Certainly doesn't sound too bright to me. Sorry, I have not had a chance to hear the kit you listed.
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I'm still waiting for my LCD 2 to come in, and I'm not sure I even want to plug it into my Magni because I suspect it'll heavily skew my perception both due to it being too bright for my tastes and too low-end for Audeze cans.

Just plug it in, the headphones will sound great and you will be able to appreciate the upgrade when you eventually do it.

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I'm still waiting for my LCD 2 to come in, and I'm not sure I even want to plug it into my Magni because I suspect it'll heavily skew my perception both due to it being too bright for my tastes and too low-end for Audeze cans.

I've spent many hours listening to my LCD-2 through the Magni and they certainly play very well together. The brightness is largely tamed by the LCD-2 and the sound is super detailed and sweet.

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Thanks, I'll certainly give it a fair try in that case.

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Waiting on some ADA4637-1BRZ opamps to roll into the underdog portable CAYIN C5 amp which powers my hard to drive 2.1's just fine at volume position 5/6 as a point of reference.

Low-end quality and heft/control supposed to get better vs stock opamp. Cheap upgrade - $20 + shipping.

 

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So I ordered new op amps for this amp and made it sound fantastic - very smooth, detailed highs, tight bass with good quantity, and a bit of liquid 3d sound. I am using 2 ADA4637-1BRZ op amps and they sound fantastic.  The ad8597 and the original TI OPA ones were a no go for my ears.


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