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Unfortunately all the mods combined will cost AS MUCH as the D7000 would cost (improved Lawton Audio bubinga wood cups, better cable from Jenna Labs, markl mods, JMoney leather pads).  

 

Which is why I was recommending the HE-5 LE if you have a powerful enough amp.  Stock they sound better than a stock D7000.  I had to double my investment in mods for the D7000 to beat the HE-5 LE.  And you can tune the HE-5 LE by either changing the cable to the silver plated copper cable (or by removing the grill clothe if you can't afford the $25 cable, or increasing the dampening if you want more bass like Smeggy did).  

 

If you don't have a powerful amp, the LCD-2 are a bit easier to drive, although not quite as easy to drive as the D7000.  Amps that can drive the HE-5 LE don't have to cost a fortune, and include amps like the EF5 or Nuforce HDP and Travagans Red.  I find many portable amps except the RSA Protector in balanced mode to lack the power to properly drive the HE-5 LE.  And some desktop amps like my Meier Headfive don't do so well with HE-5 LE either.  The LCD-2 with underpowered amps will beat the HE-5 LE, but with a good strong amp the HE-5 LE can perform on a similar level.

 

If you don't have the inclination or cash to mod the D7000 or properly amp the HE-5 LE, then save up the extra $250 to get the LCD-2.

 

Which would suit Toucan and Boomslang more ? Better choice ?


Edited by richbass - 8/3/10 at 6:58am
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Question about cables for the LA7000, can anyone compare the Jena to Aphrodite Zeus?

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Which would suit Toucan and Boomslang more ? Better choice ?


I think it could drive any of them, but I haven't heard that amp.  HiFlight says it drives his HE-5 LE well.

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I think it could drive any of them, but I haven't heard that amp.  HiFlight says it drives his HE-5 LE well.

 

Have you heard the Tesla T1 ?
 

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Have you heard the Tesla T1 ?
 





Not yet. I will at the Colorado meet on the 14th.
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Not yet. I will at the Colorado meet on the 14th.

 

Ok. After listening, Can you compare it with LCD-2,D7k and HE-5 LE ?
 

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Ok. After listening, Can you compare it with LCD-2,D7k and HE-5 LE ?
 





I will try.
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I will try.


Thank you.

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