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Need 500watt monoblocks for them. Unless you're not manly enough. 

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Need 500watt monoblocks for them. Unless you're not manly enough. 


MOAR POWAAAAAAAR

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Need 500watt monoblocks for them. Unless you're not manly enough. 

Just the meager Woo.

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


I have been looking at this one if I go for the LCD-2's

The review is the old model (new is 627x) and it stood up very well to the well-known portables.

http://www.headfonia.com/possibly-the-best-the-627/

http://portaphile.com/

 

 

Also looking at this $35 one which gave a TOTL Schitt a run for the money....with Fostex anyway.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/691977/uber-bargain-33-ta2024-balanced-amp#post_10274030


Edited by Lohb - 3/4/14 at 10:57pm
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Remember to take pro audio review sites with a grain of salt. Especially in the case of headfonia, good to always check out from user reviews on a number of sites.

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Remember to take pro audio review sites with a grain of salt. Especially in the case of headfonia, good to always check out from user reviews on a number of sites.


Yeah, I guess !


Edited by Lohb - 3/6/14 at 11:39am
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Headphonia:  Audeze is rubbish.  Becomes an Audeze retailer - they are now great!

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What caught my eye about the Portaphile 627x was that they said it made the soundstage much bigger and that may be good for LCD-2s ? Anyway, the mark-up must be huge on all these powerful portable amps based on nothing more than lack of competition. I mean, the bill of materials must be about $100 or less.

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Just the meager Woo.

ha! ;)

 

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Headphonia:  Audeze is rubbish.  Becomes an Audeze retailer - they are now great!

What? Headfonia never said anything negative about the Audeze when the very first LCD2's came out aside from cosmetic issues (wood cracking). I remember reading a review they praised greatly which was the V200 + LCD2 early rev.2's. That was what gave me the nudge to try the Violectric stuff (and consequently owning the V100 and V200).

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I defQon,

I saw that you know lake people line like violectric stuffs

How would you simply describe the differences between the mjolnir and the v100 (I own a g100 which shares similarities) and plan on upgrading my asus essence st dac and amp but can't make my decision
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My wallet suggests to keep the essence st as dac and get either the mjolnir or the v200
But I'd like to hear an audible improvement

The g100 is very neutral (maybe on the dry side) a warmer sound but not too dark would be welcomed
Edited by TontonJoK - 3/5/14 at 2:41am
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I defQon,

I saw that you know lake people line like violectric stuffs

How would you simply describe the differences between the mjolnir and the v100 (I own a g100 which shares similarities) and plan on upgrading my asus essence st dac and amp but can't make my decision

Yeh me and Violectric stuff go way back, about the time I registered here. 

 

I bought the V100 first out of the 2 (V100 and V200 I auditioned both at the same time) because I could not hear a substantial difference in sound. The V200 was a tad bit better but the V100 is 95% of the V200 and $250 less expensive ($750 vs $1000) at the time. I also couldn't find much differences between the V181 and V200 but balanced out changed the sound bit more. I would describe the V100/200 as neutralish with a hint of warmth and a tad bit more weight to the bass but very controlled but not tight controlled (which lacks the sub-bass low's but has impact).

 

I haven't heard any of the new Lake People amp's so I don't know what they are like but judging from price the V** series lineup is still there flagship status (unless there is a already a newer product to take on this role). 

 

The Mojo + LCD2 is a very different beast altogether. Different sound. 

 

If you want LCD2 with bit more clarity to the slightly shelved treble and soundstage, get the Mojo.

 

If you want the LCD2's with a bit more warmth and bass heft to your music as you prefer musicality with a slightly more prominent low end, get the V100 or V200 or V181 for balanced. I've also heard from a few owners that own the V800 DAC and V100/200/181, this combo is very nice sounding. 

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With the g100 I don't feel any treble lacking,

People on headfi who owned the g100 (rare) are saying the same between g100 and v100 so I guess it's not going to be an obvious upgrade as much as I expect
Is it possible to add the warmth in mojo with a dac association ?
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Is it possible to add the warmth in mojo with a dac association ?

 

Yes, it's possible with any amp not just the Mojo. Either a DAC using a tube out stage (no opamp's except I/V converter) or NOS (non oversampling) Philips TDA154* or Wolfson WM series DAC.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Gives me a good starting point.
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