Just want to know your opinions about pairing lcd2 rev3 to graham slee ultra linear
Try bring everything from 1khz towards bass down 1db and see how you go. This should make the transition easier...take off another db until you think you have a good balance you like - this is called shelving.
IMO it needs more power to really hear what these can do.
I'm looking at an amp, and the specs for it indicate that the "Headphone output impedance" is 12ohms.
I've only ever looked at output impedance with IEMs, of which I know that you should generally aim to keep it as close to 0 or 1 as possible.
I'm guessing (hoping) the 12ohms is not under load?
At any rate:
Is a "Headphone output impedance" of 12 ohms a worry, when using them with the LCD 2?
It is a DAC with a headphone amp built in - the amp will be used for the LCD 2.
I'm skeptical, purely because of that transformer...If there was two of them in there, probably. IMO the best values has come from USA and China in the form of Schiit and AGD. These guys have honed onto the planars.
I'm listening to some beethoven...and I can't even test the peaks when the drums kick in and there is meant to be a lot of energy in the sound...my XcanV3 can't even juice it properly. Those peaks are supposed to be like the gods of thunder coming down around the joint...this calls for MOAR POWER.
Yeah I'm really starting to believe its is a listening level thing. The HD650 sounds better at the peaks...but without the power down low...and simply isn't real...the K701 is too lean once again. I was listening to Beethoven Symphony No3
Audiophile rock and roll tracks are actually very good tonally...but these are mastered with zero thought of headphones and even I find them far too panned unrealistically..but if didn't sound this way, your headphone is artificially channel mixing - which is not accurate to the signal.
Chopin piano sonatas sound rich and vibrant with the lower tones correctly driving the piece. The HD650 really was poor with piano key strikes and everything was smaller and less dynamic...the K701...not enough bass.
Yeah, I thought I'd go through the Hi-rez stuff again.
I am starting to be certain that people are passing judgement on the LCD2 signature without understanding the power of live music...power needs bass and volume...lots of volume to match the top end at realistic levels. especially for classical.