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Recently purchased an Audeze LCD-2, help me choose an amp and DAC

Poll Results: elp me choose an amp and DAC

 
  • 17% (7)
    centrance DACmini (DAC + AMP)
  • 42% (17)
    -Burson HA160D (DAC + AMP)
  • 0% (0)
    -Burson HA160 (amp) + cambridge audio dacmagic (DAC)
  • 40% (16)
    -Schiit Lyr (amp) + cambridge audio dacmagic (DAC)
40 Total Votes  
post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 

Just joined the headphone world :) Purchased an LCD2 on a rush....and now i need an amp and DAC to power it..

 

-current setup : desktop - audeze lcd2. portable BW p5

-Budget : $1000

-source : Use with desktop ALAF, FLAC, 320kbs mp3s and wav, CD

 

-Music listened (altenative britrock: radiohead, the verve, muse, coldplay, oasis). rock music (hendrix, pink floyd, GNR, porcupine tree), instrumental jazz and lounge, some audiophille music and lots of new age music (chris spheeris, yanni etc etc) Basiclly quite versatile listening :D not much pop and hip hop though and no dance music

 

Choices

 

-centrance DACmini (DAC + AMP)

-Burson HA160D (DAC + AMP)

-Burson HA160 (amp) + cambridge audio dacmagic (DAC)

-Schiit Lyr (amp) + cambridge audio dacmagic (DAC)

-no others please :) This is all i can get in my place...

 

 

 


Edited by nieveulv - 8/6/11 at 12:18pm
post #2 of 43

Matrix Quattro amp\DAC

post #3 of 43

i'd get the dacmini or the HA-160D purely for all-in-one factor, both are recommended for the LCD-2 so you can't go wrong with either.

 

post #4 of 43
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Originally Posted by Dreaming Of A Better ... View Post

i'd get the dacmini or the HA-160D purely for all-in-one factor, both are recommended for the LCD-2 so you can't go wrong with either.

 


^^

Makes upgrading a bit harder down the road....say the OP picked up the HE-6s and needed a more powerful amp....then what?
post #5 of 43
^^

Pre out and get another amp, HA160D is a very good preamplifier.
Edited by jc9394 - 8/6/11 at 7:29pm
post #6 of 43
Thread Starter 

Is the cambridge audio dacmagic a good DAC? That would make it easy to upgrade in the future? Reading quite alot of threads and reviews...Very confused for the dacmini and the ha160D since both seems pretty good? Does the 8 watt DACmini have enough juice to run the lcd2 at alotof power...i like my music "loud" :D

 

im interested in the dacmini because its much cheaper than the burson,,,

post #7 of 43

burson. probably the best synergy with the LCD2 smily_headphones1.gif

post #8 of 43
post #9 of 43
Thread Starter 

WOW thanks!! Didnt read that....sounds i cant go wrong with either...

i listen to alot of songs with Prat, but the dacmini is $300 cheaper...hmmm..
 

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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Did you read this?

http://www.headfonia.com/centrance-dacmini-and-dacport/


 

 

post #10 of 43
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Originally Posted by NobleSix View Post

burson. probably the best synergy with the LCD2 smily_headphones1.gif


What other amps have you heard to make this claim? The Burson was quite good with the LCD-2s, but not the best I've heard.
post #11 of 43
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post



What other amps have you heard to make this claim? The Burson was quite good with the LCD-2s, but not the best I've heard.


really? well, ive heard the EF-5, asgard, a very neutral and powerful DIY Gainclone amp, all of which i personally own ksc75smile.gif

 

in your opinion, what do you think has the best synergy for the LCD? im saving up for the burson rite now so if theres something better, I want it smile_phones.gif

 

post #12 of 43


 

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Originally Posted by NobleSix View Post




really? well, ive heard the EF-5, asgard, a very neutral and powerful DIY Gainclone amp, all of which i personally own ksc75smile.gif

 

in your opinion, what do you think has the best synergy for the LCD? im saving up for the burson rite now so if theres something better, I want it smile_phones.gif

 


 

Balanced beta22, Leben, WA2, and WA22.   They are all much more than the Burson, for the price HA160/D ($700 and $1250), it is a very good value.  I have not heard any amp for less is better than Burson, there are a lot amp that I have not tried.  I can only comment the one I have heard.

post #13 of 43
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Originally Posted by nieveulv View Post

WOW thanks!! Didnt read that....sounds i cant go wrong with either...

i listen to alot of songs with Prat, but the dacmini is $300 cheaper...hmmm..
 


 

 


Try the used market, there is a dacmini for $650AUD shipped.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/563240/fs-centrance-dacmini-cx-aus

 

post #14 of 43

If you have not heard the Shiit LYR with LCD2 you are not hearing everything yet. (take note, the tube need to be 6BZ7 version).

post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mavwong View Post

If you have not heard the Shiit LYR with LCD2 you are not hearing everything yet. (take note, the tube need to be 6BZ7 version).



I did heard LYR with LCD2, I don't think it is better than my WA22 with the right tubes combo.

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