Haven´t posted in here for a while. But the LCD-2 still at this day continue to surprise me.
Today I watched Inception. Source oppo BD83se downmixing the DTS 5.1 audio stream to the stereo outputs. I normally use my 5.1 setup for watching movies but I have disconnected the FR Speaker outputs and use the stock LCD-2 cable on it. However I watched the movie using my tube amp and then kept my speaker amp going to get a signal to my buttkicker LFE. I don´t know why but with speakers disconnected all the other channels got muted? I still got slight sound from the center and surround but on whisper level so didn´t really interferr any with the headphones. My LFE worked better then ever in this configuration.
It was simple put like listening to speakers. Soundstaging is not on par but on the Ref9 I got it on a level where it doesn´t annoy me. It´s cohesive and steady at least and just on a higher level sonically over my speakers. As for the bass the LCD-2 doesn´t need much help but in combination with the LFE it does run circles around my speaker system unaided.
Also spend a lot of time using the LCD-2 on my speaker taps. The RX-V663 is surprisingly tubey sounding. A bit exaggerated decay and mid range is pushed back a bit but very easy listening. No sense that the LCD-2 has any need for all that power though. Another plus for the LCD-2 in my book.