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post #12886 of 18145
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What kind of music do you tend to use the LCD-2 for vs your Grados? 

 

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my 2c mark....

i now have some good headtime on the LCD-2 and trying to find some LCD-X to try out. for jazz/classical, i'm going to call it pretty even with my RS1 (i'm not super into jazz/classical so i'm no authority on what should sound better), i actually prefer the soundstage on the rs1 because of the intimacy especially for jazz. for anything with bass (as in modern pop/hip hop/EDM) it's not even a question to be asked...LCD-2. for acoustic / rock / metal / guitar based or even ambient stuff....it's a harder game to play. for me, i prefer my rs1 very ,much to the LCD-2 in this regard but the audeze do not sound bad at all, in fact they are beautiful, fast, and remarkably accurate. they just don't have that "grado sound" which i prefer. i'm hoping to replace my he400 with some lcd-2 next christmas as i have a large collection of "bass music"

if i HAD to own only one, i'd get a second job and own both. variety is the spice of life, and planars / grados make a very complimentary pair IME/IMO

i should add one thing that doesn't get talked about much...but every planar i've heard (including my he400 and the lcd-2) don't sound nearly as good at really low volumes, they lose a lot of presence. in this category, the grados are the best i've ever heard, when using lower than reference volumes grados sound amazing.

agree, but i will say, the lcd x, is better than the other planars i've heard in this regard

post #12887 of 18145
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

I think the 6FD7's give the tightest and deepest bass no matter which rectifier I use.  I got mine from Jim McShane http://www.mcshanedesign.net/tubes.htm, my tube pimp, and he said they were GE rebranded as RCA.  I've never seen a skinny bottle 6FD7.  These look kinda plump, don't you agree?

 

AppleMark

I just received the 6FD7's, and from your photos they appear to be exactly the same. I already put them in the amp to get ready to litem to tonight, hope I initially like them before burn-in. 


Edited by joseph69 - 3/14/14 at 2:40pm
post #12888 of 18145

Yeah I'd agree about the volume with planars against Grado's too. Grado's don't seem to lose anything at lower volumes. 

post #12889 of 18145
Well look what I found in town!
20140314_180327_zpsn4icwyff.jpg

Fiio A1 speaker amp, 14 watts, small, light and has receive some great reviews. Paid $65, it's been discontinued for a while so I was surprised to find one. Once I get the appropriate cables I'm going to use it with the LCD-2s. Cheaper than the lyr or emotiva and smaller.
post #12890 of 18145
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Well look what I found in town! Saving space (Click to show)
20140314_180327_zpsn4icwyff.jpg

Fiio A1 speaker amp, 14 watts, small, light and has receive some great reviews. Paid $65, it's been discontinued for a while so I was surprised to find one. Once I get the appropriate cables I'm going to use it with the LCD-2s. Cheaper than the lyr or emotiva and smaller.

 

I wish i could find something like that where I am/go...

 

Will it really power a LCD-2 properly?

post #12891 of 18145
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I wish i could find something like that where I am/go...

Will it really power a LCD-2 properly?

Trust me, cool stuff like this rarely ever shows up here.

It should drive the LCD or any planar just fine but I'll report back once I can hook it all up.
post #12892 of 18145
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What kind of music do you tend to use the LCD-2 for vs your Grados? 

 

Just curious <img data-cke-saved-src=

 



my 2c mark....

i now have some good headtime on the LCD-2 and trying to find some LCD-X to try out. for jazz/classical, i'm going to call it pretty even with my RS1 (i'm not super into jazz/classical so i'm no authority on what should sound better), i actually prefer the soundstage on the rs1 because of the intimacy especially for jazz. for anything with bass (as in modern pop/hip hop/EDM) it's not even a question to be asked...LCD-2. for acoustic / rock / metal / guitar based or even ambient stuff....it's a harder game to play. for me, i prefer my rs1 very ,much to the LCD-2 in this regard but the audeze do not sound bad at all, in fact they are beautiful, fast, and remarkably accurate. they just don't have that "grado sound" which i prefer. i'm hoping to replace my he400 with some lcd-2 next christmas as i have a large collection of "bass music"

if i HAD to own only one, i'd get a second job and own both. variety is the spice of life, and planars / grados make a very complimentary pair IME/IMO

i should add one thing that doesn't get talked about much...but every planar i've heard (including my he400 and the lcd-2) don't sound nearly as good at really low volumes, they lose a lot of presence. in this category, the grados are the best i've ever heard, when using lower than reference volumes grados sound amazing.


Cool stuff. We both know how flipping great Grados are with metal!

 

My tastes are veering into the classic jazz realm more so than classic, but I will always be an old rocker and metal guy at heart. I have a growing but fairly small ambient, electronic collection and pop/indie but it's relatively small. (let me give a sidebar thumbs up on the new St. Vincent)

 

Sounds like a toss up. My take away from your post is that you're able to get quite a bit of mileage with the RS1. I dig my 225i and honestly my HP listening is pretty small percentage wise vs speakers, but sometimes I wonder if I want something a little "more". More what? That's the question I have to figure out:confused_face(1): 


Edited by markm1 - 3/14/14 at 4:21pm
post #12893 of 18145
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I got mine from e-bay from the seller Bioscience geek.....you get to pick the tin you want, the opamp, volume pod ,led color ect.......a 9 volt battery last forever in it.  $40

 

He also solders in the opamp socket so you can swap out opamps quickly, without having to do any soldering yourself.

 

Makes for a great cheap and portable solution....hooked up to a sanza clip zip that plays flac files.

 

I use iem's with my cmoy as my bedside rig, the isolation on the iems is great and does not bother my wife.

 

At last, I can use the quote function again.

 

I know that they're just made of tin, but at that price, they can't be making much profit.:confused:

post #12894 of 18145
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Well look what I found in town!
20140314_180327_zpsn4icwyff.jpg

Fiio A1 speaker amp, 14 watts, small, light and has receive some great reviews. Paid $65, it's been discontinued for a while so I was surprised to find one. Once I get the appropriate cables I'm going to use it with the LCD-2s. Cheaper than the lyr or emotiva and smaller.

nice !

post #12895 of 18145
I gotta say, I'm really, really enjoying the heck out of these SR325is when I get some head time with them. Kinda wish I had gotten them for myself! Haha
post #12896 of 18145
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I gotta say, I'm really, really enjoying the heck out of these SR325is when I get some head time with them. Kinda wish I had gotten them for myself! Haha


Who did you buy them for ?

post #12897 of 18145
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post


Who did you buy them for ?

My roommate for his bday. Everyone deserves at least one set of good sound!
post #12898 of 18145
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My roommate for his bday. Everyone deserves at least one set of good sound!

 

Wow....great birthday gift....he should really enjoy!

post #12899 of 18145
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Wow....great birthday gift....he should really enjoy!

Got that right!
post #12900 of 18145

If anybody wants to know, I'd love some GS1000i's for my birthday!! My birthday is on whatever day those headphones show up here.

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