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I've asked David from the Battle of the Flagship thread if he'd want to borrow my denons and to throw them on the list somewhere (I'm curious and I want to know what he thinks of the specific combination of mods on the phones). He's considering it, but might be taking a break from reviewing headphones for a while. As they are my denons dont sound at all like stock denons. Completely different soundscape due to the modding, although I'd consider the mids still recessed (tradeoff for both soundstage and reduced sibilance). And while the LCD2 sounds fine, it was mainly the lack of dynamics that really made them undesirable. If that can go away or be alleviated it would make a much better can. 

 

(hopes for that change...)

 

Yeah, I see that you own a markl modded D2k, I've only ever heard the D7k modded by Mark and I was not impressed by it's sound (let alone the little improvement) compared to stock for 2x the price the owner paid. Each to their own I guess.

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Yeah, I see that you own a markl modded D2k, I've only ever heard the D7k modded by Mark and I was not impressed by it's sound (let alone the little improvement) compared to stock for 2x the price the owner paid. Each to their own I guess.

 

To be honest Mark's mods as they are do not sound good to me, so I've modded them over time to find what works for me. Mine are lightly damped compared to Mark's and I've done extra work to reduce sibilance that arises from increasing the soundstage so much. 

 

Anyway, LCD-2 are opening up much more and starting to become more holographic. Treble is very very hot right now though. They are starting to sound more like I was expecting, so that's nice. (This is at 14 hours of burn in)

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Originally Posted by blitzxgene View Post

 

To be honest Mark's mods as they are do not sound good to me, so I've modded them over time to find what works for me. Mine are lightly damped compared to Mark's and I've done extra work to reduce sibilance that arises from increasing the soundstage so much. 

 

Anyway, LCD-2 are opening up much more and starting to become more holographic. Treble is very very hot right now though. They are starting to sound more like I was expecting, so that's nice. (This is at 14 hours of burn in)

You should hear more improvements up until the 80-100 hour point...

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entreq challenger 2010

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entreq challenger 2010

Not bad, are those wooden Y splitters? 4 pin balanced XLR?

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If these sold for $750 w/vegan pads, I'd get them.
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One of the best cables, which improves all the disadvantages of LCD 2.2


Edited by mbllbm - 3/3/13 at 3:15am
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I could see that.

 

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If these sold for $750 w/vegan pads, I'd get them.
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Norse Audio Reign 4 LCD 2.2 

Recently received Reign 4 cable I have only compared to the factory LCD 2 ribbon cable.

After breaking in the LCD 2 with the factory ribbon cable for 100 hours I was disappointed with the sound performance as it felt there was a veil filtering the music. I was about to return the LCD 2.

After receiving the Reign 4 and breaking in, it was like magic, the veil was lifted and the detail and sound stage are incredible.

The Reign 4 is light and very flexible it does not kink and it feels like there is no cable attached to the headphones.

The quality and finish of the cables is superb, the cables are reasonably priced and delivered in less than 14 days. Trevor (Norse Audio) provides excellent communication and customer support.

 

I highly recommend Norse Audio!

 

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Norse Audio Reign 4 LCD 2.2 

Recently received Reign 4 cable I have only compared to the factory LCD 2 ribbon cable.

After breaking in the LCD 2 with the factory ribbon cable for 100 hours I was disappointed with the sound performance as it felt there was a veil filtering the music. I was about to return the LCD 2.

After receiving the Reign 4 and breaking in, it was like magic, the veil was lifted and the detail and sound stage are incredible.

The Reign 4 is light and very flexible it does not kink and it feels like there is no cable attached to the headphones.

The quality and finish of the cables is superb, the cables are reasonably priced and delivered in less than 14 days. Trevor (Norse Audio) provides excellent communication and customer support.

 

 

 

Glad you like your LCD's and cable.  Freakin' sweet photos though.  The vegan pads look super soft.

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I've got around 40 hours on these and they are really starting to open up.  I was a bit shocked when I first got them as I found the treble very hot, the bass wasn't as visceral as I had been reading, and the sound was very flat.  All this is starting to change, and I've also got a Toxic Cables Black Widow coming so I hope it gets here soon...

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Originally Posted by KimChee View Post

I've got around 40 hours on these and they are really starting to open up.  I was a bit shocked when I first got them as I found the treble very hot, the bass wasn't as visceral as I had been reading, and the sound was very flat.  All this is starting to change, and I've also got a Toxic Cables Black Widow coming so I hope it gets here soon...

As a half Korean, yours is one of my favorite handles here wink_face.gif

 

This is probably obvious to you, but from my experience your choice in amp will make the biggest difference in the sound of your LCD's.  I upgraded cables (awesome silky Q Audio) and that did help, but plugging those into a vintage speaker amp (Kenwood) was the game changer.

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I was just about to purchase my bamboos when I was told that the rosewood model actually sounded better.  I was under the impression that they sound pretty much identical.  Do they sound different and which is typically the more desired model?

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I was just about to purchase my bamboos when I was told that the rosewood model actually sounded better.  I was under the impression that they sound pretty much identical.  Do they sound different and which is typically the more desired model?

I've never heard anyone say they sound any different, and there's really no reason they should. Both woods are completely treated and coated with a clear substance, my bamboos are treated to the point that they almost don't feel like wood.

post #4140 of 6496

That feeling when you look at your current lineup of headphones and amplifiers, and then realize that you could have gotten a pretty good LCD-2 setup.

 

Feels bad.

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