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On another note, I now have to listen to my cans out of my headphone jack on my computer. What do you guys think, cd player or sacd player. Any opinions?



I have an extra headphone amp you can use, the Deard MP-5. PM me if you need it this weekend, I will drop it at Seattle for you. When you get your amp I also could let you borrow my Meridian G08, so you can decide which direction you want to take.

 

Buy a turn table is always my dream.

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On another note, I now have to listen to my cans out of my headphone jack on my computer. What do you guys think, cd player or sacd player. Any opinions?

Well, an SACD player will also play CDs...  And there continues to be a trickle of SACDs being released.  On the other hand, at one previous meet, I heard TimJo's Linn (Majik??? I have forgotten the model) CD player.  Blew away every SACD I own. 
 

You might consider an external DAC with USB. 

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Dont worry, you will just have to listen to my new rig when I get it put together.


I'm afraid.  Is that a rational reaction to Kingstyles saying "listen to my new rig"?  lol

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Well, an SACD player will also play CDs...  And there continues to be a trickle of SACDs being released.  On the other hand, at one previous meet, I heard TimJo's Linn (Majik??? I have forgotten the model) CD player.  Blew away every SACD I own.

That is kinda what I am struggling with. I plan to add a music server again someday which would make the cd player a little redundant where as the sacd still has the sacd part that isnt redundant, but hd tracks is starting to make sacd redundant. Oh well.

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If there are a lot of music in SACD that you listen to go SACD. If there isn't really all that much I wouldn't worry about it. Not worth the extra money.

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This is a bit obscure but did anyone get a chance to listen to the LCD2 with a Dynalo?

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No.  The Dynalo was not present at the meet.  However, it was paired with the HE-5 and the volume ran out before achieving respectable listening level.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 7/24/10 at 9:00am
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Wow, it looks like Big Poppa threw another fantastic meet.  I'm going to make it to one at some point!  Having two two month old babies is keeping me somewhat tied up at the moment though.

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No.  The Dynalo was not present at the meet.  However, it was paired with the HE-5 and the volume ran out before achieving respectable listening level.


Do you know what gain was set at?

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 Having two two month old babies is keeping me somewhat tied up at the moment though.

We'll see you in ten years.  No worries. 
 

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Do you know what gain was set at?


No I don't.   With the Grado RS2, no gain issues what so ever. 

 

A little TMI: It was my biggest loss selling gear.  I bought for $185 and to my surprise tried to sell here without success, so it ended up on fleabay and sold for $100.  The student from WSU got a damn good deal if you ask me.  I purchased the Asgard specifically for the HE-5, but have returned the amp and sold the HE-5.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 7/24/10 at 11:07pm
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Dang, was it a DIY one?

 

I'm pretty surprised the LCD2 takes so much POWAH, though I guess not considering they are planars. Dang, looks like I might need to sell my beloved Dynalos.

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Yes, It was a DIY with the Elpac power adapter.   However, I've read that the Gilmore Lite with the separate Gilmore PSU adds enough ooomph. 

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honestly..i've said it a few times before..forget about using the gilmore lite for an ortho amp. Much better can be had for the price.

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Stacker amp -  A very nice powerful amp capable of running any cans easily. I did find that the bass was recessed on it compared to other amps and there was a little background hiss. Both of these problems might be attributed to the tubes in it probably. Possibly rolling different tubes would solve one or both of the small issues. Great mid range and treble. I can see why it would make a great ortho amp because its strengths of great mids and mild bass matches the typical sound signature of orthos.

Thanks for your impressions on my previous amp. It will remain my reference amp for the foreseeable future though I don't have it with me anymore. I would say that the bass on the stacker is deep, extended and as tight as they come. It does this better than any of the amps I have built or heard. However, they don't have the bass impact that the EHHA of my Liquid Gold amps have simply cause I believe for the lower output current capabilities when compared to the other two. But bass definition is by far the best on the stacker 2. One other reason why i think the bass might have felt light is that the DAC that I sold along with that amp has a lighter presentation in that frequency region compared to the identical DAC that I have here with me.

However, if the bass impact can be improved by rolling the output transistors to the other pair of Toshibas i tried without digressing at all from the current sound signature.

 

Did anyone listen to the LCD-2 on this combo?

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