I definitely hope so. Just tried the LCD2's out of the headphone jack of my JBL receiver with iPod headphone jack connected to RCA connectors through an adapter and it sounded closer to speakers yet I still hear a surprising amount of distortion with the phones that I don't hear with the same receiver connected to $300 Klispch speakers I have. Does the iPod really sound that bad and the headphone is just revealing? Do the cheap speakers overemphasize some aspects that LCD2 doesn't making it sound worse in comparison?
All I want to know is that the WA6SE and Mini Max Plus DAC combo is going to blow away any setup I've ever heard in terms of raw power and clarity, especially with the bass and a nice warm, analog sound. Don't really hear the potential right now. Just going to have wait and see (hear) the results...
You can relax. You will be blown away with your future set up in comparaison of what you are trying rigth now.
What you are doing is like road testing a Ferrari on a crappy road with hundreds of potholes,
The LCD-2 with right amplification are simply fabulous.
I heard my LCD-2 last year with the WA6SE at le Festival du Son et Image in Montreal. I was really impressed. Really smooth and robust sound and with definitely enough power to make the LCD-2 shine.
Now, relax, have a good bottle of wine or your favorite drink and resist to the temptation of driving this ferrari on this crappy road until you reach the Autobahn!