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post #2176 of 2255
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

Dang, $6450 for the Liquid Gold? Why would someone pay that much when the HeadAmp GS-X MK2 is less than half the price, has almost every feature to match (with the notable exception of the lack of phase inverters), has better build quality, and also has enough power output to effectively drive most hard-to-drive headphones? (i.e., is the 9W @ 50 Ohms of the Liquid Gold really necessary for any headphones out there?)

 

Considering that production Liquid Gold units aren't even out yet, how in the world can you back up the build quality statement and still lay claim to one shard of credibility?

post #2177 of 2255

I just started a Liquid Gold thread.  

post #2178 of 2255
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

I just started a Liquid Gold thread.  

 

Thanks, Icenine2.

post #2179 of 2255
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post
so you are intimately familiar with the new lineup = have you even seen the quality of these amps ? 

 

no I didn't think so, this is just the type of picture bashing one might have anticipated. 

 

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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post
Considering that production Liquid Gold units aren't even out yet, how in the world can you back up the build quality statement and still lay claim to one shard of credibility?

 

My reference to build quality was more of an observation that the Liquid Gold looks like it has a regular brushed-aluminum chassis, while the GS-X MK2 has a powder-coated chassis and a polished-aluminum, laser-engraved front panel with polished volume knob. Does that not constitute better build quality?

post #2180 of 2255

The etching and finish on the LAu's front panel is actually quite impressive. Major step up from previous amps. The knobs are also done completely custom and from what it looks like they aren't painted anymore like previous amps either.

 

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

 

 

My reference to build quality was more of an observation that the Liquid Gold looks like it has a regular brushed-aluminum chassis, while the GS-X MK2 has a powder-coated chassis and a polished-aluminum, laser-engraved front panel with polished volume knob. Does that not constitute better build quality?


Edited by MorbidToaster - 4/10/13 at 3:12pm
post #2181 of 2255
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

My reference to build quality was more of an observation that the Liquid Gold looks like it has a regular brushed-aluminum chassis, while the GS-X MK2 has a powder-coated chassis and a polished-aluminum, laser-engraved front panel with polished volume knob. Does that not constitute better build quality?

 

Again, since no production Liquid Gold amps have been shipped yet, and hence no direct observation and comparison can be done, you're just spreading misinformation at this point. Either of them could be better built than the other, and that's not the point I'm trying to make - what I am however trying to get across is that you lack any factual basis upon which to issue said statement.

 

Like others have said prior to me, the current generation of Cavalli amps are a marked departure from the debut crop in terms of materials, fit and finish. I've personally only touched the LG, and it's miles ahead of the LF and LL mk I which I owned.

post #2182 of 2255
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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

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Like others have said prior to me, the current generation of Cavalli amps are a marked departure from the debut crop ... and it's miles ahead of the LF and LL mk I which I owned.

 

Thank goodness that I have never seen in person any other Cavalli amp produced after my LF (No. 15). ;)

 

I still own it too and I am still loving it.

post #2183 of 2255
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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post
Again, since no production Liquid Gold amps have been shipped yet, and hence no direct observation and comparison can be done, you're just spreading misinformation at this point. Either of them could be better built than the other, and that's not the point I'm trying to make - what I am however trying to get across is that you lack any factual basis upon which to issue said statement.

 

Like others have said prior to me, the current generation of Cavalli amps are a marked departure from the debut crop in terms of materials, fit and finish. I've personally only touched the LG, and it's miles ahead of the LF and LL mk I which I owned.

 

Point taken and I retract my observation of the Liquid Gold's build quality, especially given the post above by MorbidToaster, who has had direct experience with it.

post #2184 of 2255

Hoping to have some sound impression soon enough as well. Stay tuned.

 

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

 

Point taken and I retract my observation of the Liquid Gold's build quality, especially given the post above by MorbidToaster, who has had direct experience with it.

post #2185 of 2255
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Hoping to have some sound impression soon enough as well. Stay tuned.

 

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But at $6K plus..   I'll pass..

post #2186 of 2255

I realize the state of affairs has been hectic at Cavalli Audio recently but does anybody have any idea approximately when the second version of the Liquid Fire might see the light of day?

post #2187 of 2255
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Originally Posted by Dr. Roberts View Post

I realize the state of affairs has been hectic at Cavalli Audio recently but does anybody have any idea approximately when the second version of the Liquid Fire might see the light of day?

I'm also interested in knowing this.

post #2188 of 2255

I have a LAu right now to listen to.  Put my LF in the box for the time being......

post #2189 of 2255

Noob question here, why's it called "LAu" ?

post #2190 of 2255
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Noob question here, why's it called "LAu" ?

 

Au is the chemical symbol for gold.

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