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post #61 of 2251

Excellent!

post #62 of 2251

congrats Clayton!  i have no doubt that it sounds awesome.

post #63 of 2251
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Originally Posted by fishski13 View Post

congrats Clayton!  i have no doubt that it sounds awesome.

 

Thanks. I am loving the Liquid Fire. I also find the B22 you built an extremely wonderful sounding amp. The LF has currently logged in 124:40 hours of burn-in time. I will let it play until 150 hours is reached and then give it a good listening to.

 

The LF has a softer, warmer presentation (presently) and that doesn't mean that the B22 is bright, but the B22 is an ss amp with incredible presentation.

 

If the Liquid Fire and the B22 were both "dressed to the nines" to attend a Gala Ball, the LF would be wearing rubies and the B22 would be wearing diamonds.

 

They both sparkle; they both stand out in the crowd. The LF has warmth as rubies do; the B22 has clarity as diamonds do.

 

And by the way, as far as jewels are concerned (amps aside), I do not own diamonds nor do I own rubies but it is all about the sound now, isn't it?

 

Well that's it in a nutshell, or should I say, jewel box.smile.gif


Edited by Clayton SF - 8/28/11 at 5:21am
post #64 of 2251

I have an all USA system!!: Liquid Fire, Audeze LCD2, Wyred4Sound DAC2.  Ten years ago I would never even thought that possible.  Incredibly wonderful!

 

I am listening to "Chest Fever" by The Band.  Detailed, airy with that nice drum slam behind the organ.  Nice!  Yesterday I popped on the 24bit Beatles White Album.  That version of " Revolution 1 " I have never head it presented as I did.  Going full on Audiophile here: there was all this crazy ambient noise going on I never noticed before.  Not that it's important to the song but nonetheless interesting.  I'll add that even being a huge Beatles fan that I've never been able to enjoy the White Album that much on digital compared to vinyl.  Until now.  This combo just works with the music and makes the magic happen.

 

 

post #65 of 2251

^ Crazy cool. I've noticed that the Liquid Fire really brings out the bass drum kit really well. It's very natural sounding. Sort of a quick slam--air-like qualities that follow (huh?) something like that. And I was listening to Jefferson Airplane's Crown of Creation CD this morning and at one point there was a pause in the song and I could hear someone shift in their chair. Really low. And I didn't realize how technical they all were. They at times sound like they are all doing solos at the same time from vocals to bass to guitars. That's why it sounded somewhat convoluted in the past but now the LF highlights their talented work--albeit all at once. The LF puts space between them. Allows them to "breathe" as it were. And where in the world did you get a 24bit version of the Beatles White Album?

 

EDIT: I just put on the 16bit version of the Beatles White Album. Now how good is Sir Paul McCartney's bass playing? Paul's bass phrasing is incredible. Lead bass guitar! Listen to Dear Prudence. He just works the whole neck of his guitar--top to bottom.


Edited by Clayton SF - 8/28/11 at 11:08am
post #66 of 2251

24 bit Beatles whole catalog from their Apple USB a few years back.  Here it is on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/Beatles-USB/dp/B002VH7P4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314556702&sr=8-1  All Flac files.  Really worth it if you've got a good DAC (and you do!).  Too me this a must have!

 

I agree w/your bass drum listening experience!

post #67 of 2251

^ Wow. Exceptional. Thanks! Now it looks as though I'll need to postpone getting those LCD-2 rev.2 headphones once again. wink_face.gif

post #68 of 2251
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24 bit Beatles whole catalog from their Apple USB a few years back.  Here it is on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/Beatles-USB/dp/B002VH7P4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314556702&sr=8-1  All Flac files.  Really worth it if you've got a good DAC (and you do!).  Too me this a must have!

 

I agree w/your bass drum listening experience!



Dr Robert has a better 24/96 version of their catalog.  (I think the one you posted is 44.1) Been listening to it with LCD-2's and Burson HA-160D the last few weeks and it has been a real pleasure.


Edited by Radio_head - 8/28/11 at 1:53pm
post #69 of 2251

OMG. I am listening to chamber music on my K701 and LF. I feel like I am sitting in the chamber with the musicians. I can even feel the size of the room by the resonance of the string instruments after they pause and the sound reverberates off the walls. Eek! I have found Liquid Fire Religion. Oh, sorry. I've got to make dinner now and that is a challenge when wearing headphones.

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post #70 of 2251

Just watch out for the headphone cord and burners.  wink_face.gif

 

Been listening to the Berkeley Audio DAC Alpha feeding the LF...mmmMMMmmm.  Gotta get me some high res tracks to feed through it one of these days.

post #71 of 2251

I know how to maneuver the cord around the dining room table. It's maneuvering it around a wok that just gets too risky at times. I'm trying to avoid stir-fried headphones. Hah!

 

"Darling, please be careful when eating that noodle dish I just prepared for you. I'm missing a balance cable somewhere around here."biggrin.gif

post #72 of 2251
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

I know how to maneuver the cord around the dining room table. It's maneuvering it around a wok that just gets too risky at times. I'm trying to avoid stir-fried headphones. Hah!

 

"Darling, please be careful when eating that noodle dish I just prepared for you. I'm missing a balance cable somewhere around here."biggrin.gif


Who know she may prefer the balanced cable to your noodle tongue_smile.gif, wok's do a nice job of tenderizing. Anyway no loose as you are finding out, you don't need balanced cables to have a very balanced amp!bigsmile_face.gif

 


Edited by sillysally - 8/28/11 at 8:11pm
post #73 of 2251

LOL. That's probably why I threw it into the wok! The balanced cable that is.

post #74 of 2251
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Been listening to the Berkeley Audio DAC Alpha feeding the LF...mmmMMMmmm.  Gotta get me some high res tracks to feed through it one of these days.

You did it you goombah!! haha ...awesome!!  :)

 

 

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Been listening to the Berkeley Audio DAC Alpha feeding the LF...mmmMMMmmm.  Gotta get me some high res tracks to feed through it one of these days.

I have some you can try.

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