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Originally Posted by Jeangenie View Post

I was wondering if I could get some opinions.

By the end of this year I will have enough funds for an HD800 as well as a LYR2.

Question is, should I get the LYR 2 first or the HD800?

I have an LCD2.2 F with an Apogee Duet 2 currently.

Would it be best to hold off until later this year for the HD800 (with the possibility of a black friday sale and/or new Senny Flagship) or should I hold off on the LYR 2 (assuming that it will be a marginal difference in sound compared to the DUET 2)?
the hd800 is a very picky set of cans, and it doesn't pair very well with the lyr2. Look as getting a woo wa6/wa2/wa6se. Any of those will be exponentially better with the hd800, but I would recommend the wa6se if you already have the lcd2, because it is absolutely phenomenal with the lcd2.

Honestly the lyr2 is a nice little amp, but I ended up sending mine back. I mean by the time you end up with the right tubes to open up the bass extension and power, the extra cash puts you into the woo price points anyway, and they are a superior tube amp in my opinion. BUT the schiit customer service is beyond superb, so that is worth something.
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Hey guys, my LCD 2.2 will be here by the end of the week.

 

I was hoping to drive them with my Matrix Quattro.

 

The specs of the Quattro are as follows:

 

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Balanced Mode: 

Maximum Output Current: 1000mA
Output Power: 400mW/300Ω, 800mW/60Ω


Unbalanced Mode: 

Maximum Output Current: 500mA
Output Power: 200mW/300Ω, 400mW/60Ω

 

Even in balanced mode, it's not quite up to the "1-4 watts" recommended by Audeze.

 

Should I be concerned about this, and start looking for a new amp? Or would the difference be negligible? 

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Hey guys, my LCD 2.2 will be here by the end of the week.

 

I was hoping to drive them with my Matrix Quattro.

 

The specs of the Quattro are as follows:

 

 

Even in balanced mode, it's not quite up to the "1-4 watts" recommended by Audeze.

 

Should I be concerned about this, and start looking for a new amp? Or would the difference be negligible? 

I'd be sourcing a nice balanced cable and giving it a try. Not all watts are created equally, and you may well enjoy the pairing. If not, well, you have a nice cable and an itch to upgrade :)

post #8014 of 8015

It also depends on your listening level.

But LCD-2 likes a bit of violence ;-)

Actually %THD+noise is better at 100dB than 90dB

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudezeLCD2Rev2.pdf

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Originally Posted by marcan View Post
 

It also depends on your listening level.

But LCD-2 likes a bit of violence ;-)

Actually %THD+noise is better at 100dB than 90dB

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudezeLCD2Rev2.pdf

 

I don't listen at extreme levels, but I do like a good amount of bass-boost.

 

Will this change things?

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