Originally Posted by philiptw
So my headphone upgrade bug hit me and I am now venturing for a LCD-2..
Any suggestions on what settings/tubes to use with my LD mk3 to drive it? I have heard that OTL amps are in general not very good for planar headphones.. but is a significant factor?
@TrollDragon Would really appreciate your input seeing you seem to have a vast understanding of tube amps..
ps.. discovered the death of 1 of my 6J1P-EV tube from 1975.. quite sad :-( what am I going to do with the other one lol
I don't have a vast understanding of tube amps, I got into electronics after tubes.
I was a technician for Rat Shack when they were big here in Canada, fixing their CB's 8Tracks, Cassette Deck's, Reel to Reel's and those big ugly Direct Coupled amplifiers they used to sell as well as all the other assorted junk in their catalog.
So no... I am just a tech from a bygone era, a Hack and a Tinkerer.
But I ran the LCD-3's for a few weeks on the MK IV with no problem...
6CS6's as drivers, before all the thread advancements. ;)
Over in the MK IV appreciation thread there is a post from a user who runs LCD-2's, they work good with his MK IV but sound so much better he states from his Schiit Lyr. Which makes sense since the LCD's are a low Z headphone and the Lyr (2 Now) is a hybrid that can dump out a massive 6 Watts in 32Ω, there is ample power with a ton of headroom to play with. The Conductor SL could run the LCD-3's with some authority as well but it's a SS amp.
Something you might want to seriously consider looking into.
Sorry for your tube loss as well...