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OMG, Led Zeppelin and Tull sound sooooooo awesome with these. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

OMG, Led Zeppelin and Tull sound sooooooo awesome with these. smily_headphones1.gif

Nothing is more true. I've been on a Led Zep streak since I've had these. Basically all rock music is KILLER on the LCD

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LOL - Led Zep is also my most played on the LCD-2's ... Great stuff !!

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Any hard rockers/metal guys getting the LCD2 should check out Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs for a old album and Accept - Blood of the Nations for a newer album. The LCD were made for stuff like em!
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Originally Posted by Eternal Schism View Post

Any hard rockers/metal guys getting the LCD2 should check out Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs for a old album and Accept - Blood of the Nations for a newer album. The LCD were made for stuff like em!

Funny - I've heard the Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs mentioned several times before, but due to the title, I'd always assumed it was a folk album !

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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post

Funny - I've heard the Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs mentioned several times before, but due to the title, I'd always assumed it was a folk album !

Its Hard Rock in the vein of Jimi Hendrix, Purple etc, which some high production quality that you would not expect from typical recordings then

Accept is a old school metal band in lieu of stuff like Saxon, Priest etc.
Edited by Eternal Schism - 3/2/14 at 8:32pm
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Aerosmith, Blackmore's Rainbow and Fleetwood Mac are some other great ones too.

I have been listening to some 70s disco as well.
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I like heavy metal on mine. 

 

Sounds brutal.

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Originally Posted by mogulmaster View Post
 

Nothing is more true. I've been on a Led Zep streak since I've had these. Basically all rock music is KILLER on the LCD

Try Electric Light Orchestra, "EPIC" remasters, incredible. 75% of the music I listen is heavy metal and classic rock, awesome on my 2.2s

 

Ufo, Scorpions, Dio, Led Zep, Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica, Manowar...


Edited by Megalomaniak - 3/4/14 at 12:00am
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Yah, I love the LCD2s for fast paced metal with complex guitaring everywhere.  You'd think these being smooth and laidback (Just like secret agent 007!) cans would suite other types of music.

 

Actually I think the charm for me with the LCD2 is they're great for leaving on for hours at low volumes as background music, then when that cool track you like comes on, you are allowed to go full realism...then back to soft listening again.

 

For me these cans are like strapping yourself in for a wild F1 ride for the most purist high performance experience in audio...lets face it volume has everything to do with it.  But like anything - moderation.  Its dangerous living on the edge!

 

Cue Top Gun soundtrack.  Then Rocky soundtrack. Now I wanna punch someone's head-in, come at me bro! :D

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Hey folks, not an LCD 2 owner, but in the process of eventually acquiring a pair.  I am just wondering about which amps I should be looking at.  Preferably in the sub $500 (used or new) range.  I have a WA-6 but based on how it performed with a friend's HE-400 I have a feeling it will not be a great match with the LCD 2.  It was lacking some dynamics and punch.  Overall I prefer amps that are slightly on the warmer side but since the LCD-2 has a warm signature then I was thinking something more neutral would be best., i prefer tube but SS is ok.  Any tips would be appreciated. 

 

I was thinking of the Lyr or WA-6 SE (I would have to sell the WA-6, but is the SE that much different?).


Edited by bassboysam - 3/4/14 at 9:04am
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Personally, I would recommend something solid state with a lot of power, that's what brings out the dynamics and punch in the LCD-2. My personal favorites have been solid state speaker amps.

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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 

Hey folks, not an LCD 2 owner, but in the process of eventually acquiring a pair.  I am just wondering about which amps I should be looking at.  Preferably in the sub $500 (used or new) range.  I have a WA-6 but based on how it performed with a friend's HE-400 I have a feeling it will not be a great match with the LCD 2.  It was lacking some dynamics and punch.  Overall I prefer amps that are slightly on the warmer side but since the LCD-2 has a warm signature then I was thinking something more neutral would be best., i prefer tube but SS is ok.  Any tips would be appreciated. 

 

I was thinking of the Lyr or WA-6 SE (I would have to sell the WA-6, but is the SE that much different?).

 

Might be able to find a used Burson Soloist SL for $500 or so.  The full power version usually goes for around $700 used.  I see one in the FS forums now for $600 (but only within Australia).  Also a DACmini drives them fine and you can definitely pick up one of those for under $500.

 

I'm sure there are many other options out there, but I've lived with those 2 for a decent amount of time and they pair well.

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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 

Hey folks, not an LCD 2 owner, but in the process of eventually acquiring a pair.  I am just wondering about which amps I should be looking at.  Preferably in the sub $500 (used or new) range.  I have a WA-6 but based on how it performed with a friend's HE-400 I have a feeling it will not be a great match with the LCD 2.  It was lacking some dynamics and punch.  Overall I prefer amps that are slightly on the warmer side but since the LCD-2 has a warm signature then I was thinking something more neutral would be best., i prefer tube but SS is ok.  Any tips would be appreciated. 

 

I was thinking of the Lyr or WA-6 SE (I would have to sell the WA-6, but is the SE that much different?).

 

The Lyr is a good option, many people claims to have a good pairing with the 2.2s

 

I would look for an used Mjolnir or Violectric V200, both are very powerful (the mjo its more) and drive the 2.2s to its limit. Also, the Audio GD NFB-28 is a good option, a bit over the $500 but it comes with a very detailed and open DAC, powerful amp and balanced output (the amp is fully balanced) which is nice.

 

Actually im powering them with a Matrix M-Stage and it drivers them surprisingly well, its a bit warm, the Objetive2 (JDS Labs O2) it drivers them well to, more neutral sound, and the Ify iCan does a great job too.

 

Soon Ill be getting an auralic taurus mkii tho.

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Hey folks, not an LCD 2 owner, but in the process of eventually acquiring a pair.  I am just wondering about which amps I should be looking at.  Preferably in the sub $500 (used or new) range.  I have a WA-6 but based on how it performed with a friend's HE-400 I have a feeling it will not be a great match with the LCD 2.  It was lacking some dynamics and punch.  Overall I prefer amps that are slightly on the warmer side but since the LCD-2 has a warm signature then I was thinking something more neutral would be best., i prefer tube but SS is ok.  Any tips would be appreciated. 

 

I was thinking of the Lyr or WA-6 SE (I would have to sell the WA-6, but is the SE that much different?).

 

ALO Panam with battery pack is another good one to add to the list.  Headfonia's best amp recommendation for LCD 2 (apparently).  

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