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According to Audeze's website, the LCD-3 has an impedance of 110 ohms, whereas the LCD-XC has an impedance of 22 ohms. I doubt that the LD II, III or IV, being OTL tube amps, would be able to drive the low-impedence LDC-XC very well. On the other hand, the LD1+ was specifically designed to drive low impedance headphones. So in my opinion, the LD1+ would be best for the LCD-XC. On the other hand, any of the Little Dots would be a good match for the LCD-3.

post #6047 of 10502

Thanks, guys.

 

I actually tried the Mk III with the XC and it sounded OK just lacking body. I suppose the I+ would be good, maybe even the VI+?

post #6048 of 10502
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Thanks, guys.

I actually tried the Mk III with the XC and it sounded OK just lacking body. I suppose the I+ would be good, maybe even the VI+?
I got both MK3 and MKVI+ at home and wouldn't recommend MK3, it lacks power. The mkvi+ in fully balanced tho is awesome!
post #6049 of 10502
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I got both MK3 and MKVI+ at home and wouldn't recommend MK3, it lacks power. The mkvi+ in fully balanced tho is awesome!

From the description on the LD site, it would seem the VI+ is tuned towards lower impedance headphones. Mk 3 is definitely for higher impedance loads and possibly Grados being the exception.

 

How's the bass response with the VI+? Which headphones do you pair it with?

post #6050 of 10502
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From the description on the LD site, it would seem the VI+ is tuned towards lower impedance headphones. Mk 3 is definitely for higher impedance loads and possibly Grados being the exception.

How's the bass response with the VI+? Which headphones do you pair it with?
Lcd-3 and hd650 both balanced cables! I think it's a really nice pairing, everything is fine!
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Lcd-3 and hd650 both balanced cables! I think it's a really nice pairing, everything is fine!

With the XC being relatively more sensitive, i hope they would sound good too...choices, choices..

post #6052 of 10502
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With the XC being relatively more sensitive, i hope they would sound good too...choices, choices..
I think they prolly will. When I asked david what amp to get he told me to get this one, as I use many differeny headphones. Most stuff sounds really nice with it, except if you have sensitive headphones with 1/4 plug since then it will be noisy.
post #6053 of 10502
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I think they prolly will. When I asked david what amp to get he told me to get this one, as I use many differeny headphones. Most stuff sounds really nice with it, except if you have sensitive headphones with 1/4 plug since then it will be noisy.

David suggested the I+ for the XC but i thought  a balanced topology might benefit it more..

post #6054 of 10502
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David suggested the I+ for the XC but i thought  a balanced topology might benefit it more..
Oh, well I haven't heard that one so it might be possible smily_headphones1.gif But yea, balanced is killer!
post #6055 of 10502

just to let you know: the chinese seller deducted total shipping for 4pieces C3G to 6AK5 Adapter.

post #6056 of 10502

As I have been suffering from "BIG Tube Envy" for some time now, I decided to put an end to the agony and buy one! lol

 

A nice Tung-Sol 2399 (AKA 5998), which is very similar to the 6AS7, but with slightly electrical characteristics and "domino" plates. At this time, I am waiting for a more powerful AC adapter and a suitable voltage regulator to arrive so I can give it a try. And even if it is not up to par as a "driver" in my LD, it will most certainly make a very fine power tube when the day comes that I get an OTL amp. :)

 

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As I have been suffering from "BIG Tube Envy" for some time now, I decided to put an end to the agony and buy one! lol

 

A nice Tung-Sol 2399 (AKA 5998), which is very similar to the 6AS7, but with slightly electrical characteristics and "domino" plates. At this time, I am waiting for a more powerful AC adapter and a suitable voltage regulator to arrive so I can give it a try. And even if it is not up to par as a "driver" in my LD, it will most certainly make a very fine power tube when the day comes that I get an OTL amp. :)

 

I think you will like that  tube with your LD 1+ i enjoyed my 6AS7 with my LD 1+ i may need to turn the volume knob a bit higher than my usual listening level but the detail with the 6AS7 is amazing IMO.

post #6058 of 10502

Hi

 

Currently I am enjoying 6DT6A and 5915. I've tried 6AU6A, 6485. My like to know If 6HM5 will be improvement over 6DT6A or 5915 before I jump on C3G option. Which is way over my budget for now. Thank you.

post #6059 of 10502
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Currently I am enjoying 6DT6A and 5915. I've tried 6AU6A, 6485. My like to know If 6HM5 will be improvement over 6DT6A or 5915 before I jump on C3G option. Which is way over my budget for now. Thank you.

 

It has been a long time since I have listened to these tubes... But to the best of my recollection, the 6HM5 offers a more 3-D sound stage with better imaging.... But again, it has been a long time....

post #6060 of 10502
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Hi

 

Currently I am enjoying 6DT6A and 5915. I've tried 6AU6A, 6485. My like to know If 6HM5 will be improvement over 6DT6A or 5915 before I jump on C3G option. Which is way over my budget for now. Thank you.

The imaging is much better BUT I found the 6HM5's to have less warmth, so it may come down to personal preference.

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