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post #4831 of 6496
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Originally Posted by barid View Post

 

I've had the D5000 (J$ pads) with my 160D as well as the LCD2s.  'Better' is not a descriptive term for what you can expect. 

 

You lose the fun low end punch and sparkle up top of the D5000's.  You can gain a lot of clarity in the mid range and a more natural sound with the LCD2.  If you've grown used to the Denons the LCD's may come off as boring by comparison.

 

I suppose by hifi standards here, the LCD2 is 'better' on all accounts. 

Thanks man i was afraid of that because when i got my d-5000 it was for the bass. i chose them over senns 650. Grados, and Stax's. 

post #4832 of 6496
Exactly, better is purely subjective. Having owned the D7000 and LCD2, I think they are on par with each other, though they cater to different things. There is a place for both.

I do think the LCD2 is the better all rounder, since it's very linear and still very musical.
post #4833 of 6496
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Exactly, better is purely subjective. Having owned the D7000 and LCD2, I think they are on par with each other, though they cater to different things. There is a place for both.

I do think the LCD2 is the better all rounder, since it's very linear and still very musical.

Thats a good point because in a way i am not looking for the same sound come to think of it but what kind of music do the lcd2 excel at. Thanks

post #4834 of 6496
One thing is definitive, the LCD2 will sound more organic and natural, especially in the vocals compared to the Denons.
post #4835 of 6496
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

Thankfully rane mixer's are still around. The empath did just get discontinued though which sucks. They're def. the Marantz of the mixer world.

LCD-2 sounded pretty good out of the rane ttm56s mixer headphone out I once had, plenty of headroom and warm, organic sound that mirrored the LCD's coloration.  I bet it's up there w/the integrated, vintage receivers people keeping praising.  

post #4836 of 6496
Well, I ended up buying an NFB-10SE off a friend and I'm just waiting on a balanced cable to fully unleash the power of the LCD 2's.
post #4837 of 6496
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Well, I ended up buying an NFB-10SE off a friend and I'm just waiting on a balanced cable to fully unleash the power of the LCD 2's.

Get that balanced source going as well mate. wink.gif

post #4838 of 6496
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Get that balanced source going as well mate. wink.gif

Will that improve the sound quality much?

post #4839 of 6496
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Will that improve the sound quality much?

 

No point running a balanced XLR cable if your source input to the amp is not balanced.

post #4840 of 6496
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Get that balanced source going as well mate. wink.gif

 

The NFB10SE is a balanced source isn't it?

post #4841 of 6496
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

 

The NFB10SE is a balanced source isn't it?

You're right, it is a DAC and amp all in one, somehow it gave me the impression that it was only an amp. but double DAC'ing will improve the sound even more rather than using onboard.

post #4842 of 6496
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

You're right, it is a DAC and amp all in one, somehow it gave me the impression that it was only an amp. but double DAC'ing will improve the sound even more rather than using onboard.

I thought the NFB was a pretty good DAC?

post #4843 of 6496
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

I thought the NFB was a pretty good DAC?

Well there's always better for a little bit more or same price.

post #4844 of 6496
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Well there's always better for a little bit more or same price.

That's the problem with this hobby! L3000.gif

post #4845 of 6496
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

You're right, it is a DAC and amp all in one, somehow it gave me the impression that it was only an amp. but double DAC'ing will improve the sound even more rather than using onboard.

I was under the impression that is was fully balanced as it has dual WM8741 DACs, or is my understanding of the balanced chain wrong?

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