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post #61 of 81

A simple answer might be, if you like what you already have now, would be to upgrade, as I just saw there is a new version of the NFB-10, if you don't mind re-terminating your headphones.

 

It's a pity you can't visit the mainland USA or even Japan for a visit, as you could go to a meet and try a lot of gear.

 

Uncle Erik: Interesting points about tube hybrids. 

post #62 of 81
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Well...I don't even have 100 hours burned into the NFB-5 yet.  But from what someone has told me it should be strong enough for the LCD-2.  Whats your take?
 

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A simple answer might be, if you like what you already have now, would be to upgrade, as I just saw there is a new version of the NFB-10, if you don't mind re-terminating your headphones.

 

It's a pity you can't visit the mainland USA or even Japan for a visit, as you could go to a meet and try a lot of gear.

 

Uncle Erik: Interesting points about tube hybrids. 



 

post #63 of 81

How about you wait til you get the LCD-2 to see how it goes with the NFB-5?

 

I have the Lyr and am using the Audio-GD Fun as a dac for my LCD-2. Up until now it never really crossed my mind to evaluate how good the Fun's amp section was against the Lyr for the demands of a planar headphone.

 

I can tell you unequivocally that if the NFB-5 performs at least as well as the Fun you may be in for a pleasant surprise with the resolution and transparency evident through the LCD-2.

post #64 of 81
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Ya I am hoping that will be the case.  I just made this thread to see what else could be recommended but, you have a good point.  I do enjoy it at the moment with my He-4 and with the LCD-2 it shouldn't be a problem to drive and I do like the neutral sound I had put in for the optic.  
 

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How about you wait til you get the LCD-2 to see how it goes with the NFB-5?

 

I have the Lyr and am using the Audio-GD Fun as a dac for my LCD-2. Up until now it never really crossed my mind to evaluate how good the Fun's amp section was against the Lyr for the demands of a planar headphone.

 

I can tell you unequivocally that if the NFB-5 performs at least as well as the Fun you may be in for a pleasant surprise with the resolution and transparency evident through the LCD-2.



 

post #65 of 81

I had the Fun, which is much the same thing as the NFB-5 (though without the improvements the latter has) and it was good with the LCD-2s.  They weren't "sleepy" with the Fun as I felt they were with some other amps.

post #66 of 81
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Ya I'm in the burning phase with the amp.  And so far I am happy with it.  Should I get an amp to pair with it?
Oh... is the power output different in the fun and the NFB-5?

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I had the Fun, which is much the same thing as the NFB-5 (though without the improvements the latter has) and it was good with the LCD-2s.  They weren't "sleepy" with the Fun as I felt they were with some other amps.



 


Edited by Hawaiiancerveza - 9/15/11 at 11:49am
post #67 of 81

 

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Ya I'm in the burning phase with the amp.  And so far I am happy with it.  Should I get an amp to pair with it?
Oh... is the power output different in the fun and the NFB-5?



 



 

What you're burning in an amp, and start a thread researching a new amp at the same time? Awesome.

post #68 of 81
Thread Starter 

Im just asking about amps that are strong and with quality.  Even if I have an amp burning in why would that matter to asking?
I don't get to hear any amps because of where I live... so I don't see a problem inquiring... 

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What you're burning in an amp, and start a thread researching a new amp at the same time? Awesome.



 

post #69 of 81

I don't think he was being sarcastic - that he really did mean awesome.  smile.gif

post #70 of 81
Thread Starter 

Ah ok well in that case I'm sorry if I seemed a bit sarcastic.  beerchug.gif
 

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I don't think he was being sarcastic - that he really did mean awesome.  smile.gif



 

post #71 of 81
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What you're burning in an amp, and start a thread researching a new amp at the same time? Awesome.



Its always good to know if we have some "Alternatives" wink.gif

post #72 of 81

^ I'm all about alternatives. After 3 quick amps in 4 months, and finally finding one with the sound I want, I already have a short list for the next upgrade. 

post #73 of 81
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What might those amps be if you don't mind me asking?
 

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^ I'm all about alternatives. After 3 quick amps in 4 months, and finally finding one with the sound I want, I already have a short list for the next upgrade. 



 

post #74 of 81

Corda HA-2

Yamamoto HA-02

DNA Sonett

 

I have a small hearing loss in the high frequencies, probably due to work around power tools, that *seems* to darken the music to a small but noticeable extent. Its likely that I might have been perfectly happy with the Sonett or the Yamamoto 5 yr ago, but now I'm pretty happy with a sound leaning more towards neutral. Also my listening choices have changed, leaning more towards classical now, to where detail resolution and a  powerful dynamic sound is more important than a rich midrange.

post #75 of 81
Thread Starter 

Hmmm... I hope I don't have that problem.  I used to work with a company called Water Resources here in Hawaii.  The diesel engine we worked with and power tools were loud but...I didn't work with them long term due to medical conditions.  So..I'm assuming it didn't affect my hearing.  Hard labor jobs are awesome.  I like them to stay in shape but meh... seems like I need to stop gaining strength and start using my brain more.  
 

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Corda HA-2

Yamamoto HA-02

DNA Sonett

 

I have a small hearing loss in the high frequencies, probably due to work around power tools, that *seems* to darken the music to a small but noticeable extent. Its likely that I might have been perfectly happy with the Sonett or the Yamamoto 5 yr ago, but now I'm pretty happy with a sound leaning more towards neutral. Also my listening choices have changed, leaning more towards classical now, to where detail resolution and a  powerful dynamic sound is more important than a rich midrange.



 

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