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post #2971 of 2979
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Originally Posted by Gerzom View Post
 

Soundstage improved, more controlled base and better highs, without getting trying (and it looks really nice as well :D ). 

I had a similar experience with the Moon Audio Silver Dragon. In addition to the mentioned traits, imaging was also improved. With the stock cable, my LCD-2 was slightly hazy in terms of imaging placement. With the Silver Dragon it became pinpoint specific with more well defined layers. I know some folks claim cable upgrades are a load of rubbish, but I also found the difference to be quite noticeable. 

post #2972 of 2979

Some interesting comments about cables. I'm thinking of upgrading my setup gradually. What would be the best order to upgrade (I currently have the O2/ODAC combo). Maybe something like:

 

1) DAC

2) Amp

3) Cable

4) Interconnects?

 

Or cables first maybe?

post #2973 of 2979

I'd prioritize my upgrades as: Amp > DAC >>> Cables /interconnects

 

And even for the cables, you could save some money if you know how to DIY.

post #2974 of 2979

While I can only speak for myself, I would address the amp/dac upgrade first if you can financially swing it. It will potentially make far more of a difference. Changing cables really just adds a bit of additional refinement to whatever setup you're running. 

post #2975 of 2979

I owned the LCD2 rev2s for a few days that I got from a friend.  Unfortunately, there was connector /cable issues and I had to send it back for warranty.

 

The customer service there explained to me that the Fazor technology is meant to be an upgrade and that it would cost $250 dollars to get this "upgrade".  Apparently it was a new idea / technology that they just got from creating the LCD-Xs that they started implementing for the 2s and the 3s.  I'm hoping that means that it the 2 will sound a bit more like the Xs, but that's just an assumption of mine.

 

So then I just decided to return the rev2s I bought second-hand and to just purchase a new pair of LCD2s that now come with the Fazor technology, which will be coming in a few days.  

 

I'll post any immediate changes that I notice, but I was told that the difference would not be night and day.  

post #2976 of 2979
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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post

 

I'll post any immediate changes that I notice

 

Much appreciated :)

 

Some of us are agonizing a little!

post #2977 of 2979
Did the impedance of the LCD-2's change at some point from 50 to 60 ohms? I see 50 mentioned a lot, but the specs on the Audeze site state 60.
post #2978 of 2979
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

Some interesting comments about cables. I'm thinking of upgrading my setup gradually. What would be the best order to upgrade (I currently have the O2/ODAC combo). Maybe something like:

 

1) DAC

2) Amp

3) Cable

4) Interconnects?

 

Or cables first maybe?

 

My preferences are pretty much:

 

1) amp

2) dac

3) enjoy

4) cable if needed

 

I used the stock audeze cable, and upgraded to a handcrafted silver cable for 60€ with Neutrik connectors that sound simillar to all those jena / toxic and stuff cables. It improved the overall sound quality a bit and it made the background darker so the image and separation plus soundstage seems better.

 

 

It is rolled inside for the minimum distorsion, interferences and darker background


Edited by Megalomaniak - Today at 2:48 am
post #2979 of 2979
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

Did the impedance of the LCD-2's change at some point from 50 to 60 ohms? I see 50 mentioned a lot, but the specs on the Audeze site state 60.


I am wondering the same thing.  Mine measure at 60 and are early Rev 2.  My best guess is that the driver change from Rev 1 to Rev 2 changed the impedance from 50 ohms to 60.  I base this on the fact that some of the reviews from when it first came out mention the 50 ohm figure (like the six moons review).


Edited by haejuk - Today at 8:34 am
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