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I gues I have to look elsewhere, thanks guys.

 

It's not at all hard to clean the stepped attenuator. That should give you another good 3-4 months (or less if you're in high humidity swampland, like London) before the next repeat. It's called Deoxit, but I am too lazy to get to do it: http://bursonaudioblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/burson-ha-160-stepped-attenuator.html

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Thanks for the tips, i asked because i heard a lot of good things about soloist sound. Now is a matter of weighing the pro and cons for me.
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Quick question, how does the Soloist pair with the LCD-3 in comparison to V200 and Mjolnir around the same price?

 

EDIT: Just wanted to mention the Soloist because even though the amp sections are the same on both Soloist and Conductor, some people are finding differences in the amp section...just throwing it out there.


Edited by Zoom25 - 7/20/13 at 6:54pm
post #7864 of 9433
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Quick question, how does the Soloist pair with the LCD-3 in comparison to V200 and Mjolnir around the same price?

 

LCD-3s on the V200 is a no-no. That's a dark sounding amp, it doesn't help them. The other two yes. Soloist/Mjolnir, it's two criteria:

- what can you find the cheapest

- do you want to go balanced?


Edited by negura - 7/20/13 at 6:56pm
post #7865 of 9433
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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

Guy with a small budget for amp/dac here. Would the modi be enough with the Asgard 2? Cheap as hell I know but I really dislike paying a lot for amps/dacs

IMO, you can get  a decent amp/dac in the Audio~gd 11.32. $375.  I have it, I used it for months before upgrading and was happy.

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I vote for the Mjolnir with both LCDs...  You can find them now used for under $600

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I vote for the Mjolnir with both LCDs...  You can find them now used for under $600

 

Can you describe the sound of the LCD-3 on the Mjolnir vs the Emotiva mini-x-a-100 or GS-X mkII. Earlier you told me that Emotiva can only get louder in comparison to the GS-X, so was wondering where the Mjolnir fits in as a reference. I'd really like to know about the sound between Emotiva and Mjolnir. Not gonna bother with asking about GS-X as you along with others already found that to be top notch.

 

LOL I am all over the place with my budget and what I might get and when I might get. With amps ranging from Mjolnir to Soloist to Conductor to GS-X mkII to Liquid Gold? eek.gif

 

 

I might get a HD800 later on, but could very well go for speakers instead.

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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

 

Can you describe the sound of the LCD-3 on the Mjolnir vs the Emotiva mini-x-a-100 or GS-X mkII. Earlier you told me that Emotiva can only get louder in comparison to the GS-X, so was wondering where the Mjolnir fits in as a reference. I'd really like to know about the sound between Emotiva and Mjolnir. Not gonna bother with asking about GS-X as you along with others already found that to be top notch.

 

LOL I am all over the place with my budget and what I might get and when I might get. With amps ranging from Mjolnir to Soloist to Conductor to GS-X mkII to Liquid Gold? eek.gif

 

 

I might get a HD800 later on, but could very well go for speakers instead.

Gotta say the LCD-3s (and HD800 for that matter) have never sounded better than out of my GS-X/GS-X MKII. On a budget, I'd go for the Mjolnir for the LCD-3s, but if you're looking at the HD800s down the road, I'd go with the Conductor.

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Comes down to laid back or aggressive.  And yes the GS-X mk2 just smashes them both... as expected given the price and reputation.

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Comes down to laid back or aggressive.  And yes the GS-X mk2 just smashes them both... as expected given the price and reputation.

I find with the LCD-3s I'd prefer a bit more aggressive and laid back with the HD800s. Great thing with the GS-X, is that it works amazingly well for both headphones.

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Considering the gs-x now....I just have no idea what to get for a dac (or if I should just keep my modi), as well as where would I plug the headphones into (on the gs-x)?
post #7872 of 9433
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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

Considering the gs-x now....I just have no idea what to get for a dac (or if I should just keep my modi), as well as where would I plug the headphones into (on the gs-x)?

Seems like a few people, including myself are in the same boat shopping for DACs. MH, are you planning to stick with your DAC in the long term? Or do you have your eye on some "better" DACs? Or do you have any recommendations? I have LCD-3 with GS-X in next few months - just don't have a proper source at the moment.

 

I find the devices listed in your profile a good starting point for component research :P

 

Oh should mention, I'm considering:

- NAD M51 (but its been on the market for awhile now and doesn't have DSD)

Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 (similar to NAD M51 but from reading reviews, seems to be a trend that people prefer the NAD M51 in comparison)

- Audio-gd Master 7 (only found this product via these forums, their Chinese website seems a bit..... budget ><)

 

I got a lot more research to do, just starting to look at DACs really - any advice/recommendations from people is appreciated :) Been trying to gleam what I can from the forums lately, but not too much recent chatter on DACs.


Edited by aive - 7/20/13 at 8:29pm
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Yea all 3 of you guys have told me before about the HD800 and the LCD-3 on the GS-X. I'm sold on the sound of it for sure, but price and wait time is another thing to consider ATM. While I might consider the HD800 or another Hifiman down the road, I'm still more interested in getting the LCD-3's done right. Maybe I'll pick up a Mjolnir/Soloist/Conductor somewhere down the road and then get a GS-X mkII for main rig and shift the other amp for second rig...or just wait it out and get a GS-X. LOL most of the times my long plans usually end up changing and I just get things randomly. I was chilling peacefully with HE-500 and LCD-2 on a Monday *reads thread late night* Hmmm LCD-3 sounds good. Tuesday night, place an ad for both. By Wednesday night, both planars gone. By Friday late night, I have the LCD-3 and wondering WTF just happened (partially because I got a good deal on it).  LOL so who knows, I might end up doing something like that again if I see a good deal on an item, regardless of price (within a reasonable limit). So that's why I'm trying to find out as much as I can now. I will audition the Bursons later on, although have no place to try out the Schiit.

 

Regarding my preferences, I'm looking for a bit more faster, transparent, airy and aggressive sound. I listen to a lot of electronic music, so I still want to retain the smoothness of the LCD-3 while pushing for transparency and speed. Also, which of these amps (minus the GS-X) can bring out the treble or lift the veil from the LCD-3's. My HE-500 was much better in the treble. Actually, go ahead and tell me the treble on the GS-X as well. I noticed that with brass and woodwinds that need the higher frequencies to properly bring out the necessary harmonics, the LCD-3 is sometimes restricted.

 

EDIT: Should also mention that I am looking at NAD M51 in the future as the most favourite. Might go lower to say a Gungnir or higher with the PerfectWave DAC mkII, if any of this makes a difference.


Edited by Zoom25 - 7/20/13 at 8:42pm
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Originally Posted by aive View Post

Seems like a few people, including myself are in the same boat shopping for DACs. MH, are you planning to stick with your DAC in the long term? Or do you have your eye on some "better" DACs? Or do you have any recommendations? I have LCD-3 with GS-X in next few months - just don't have a proper source at the moment.

I find the devices listed in your profile a good starting point for component research :P

Oh should mention, I'm considering:
- NAD M51 (but its been on the market for awhile now and doesn't have DSD)
- Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 (similar to NAD M51 but from reading reviews, seems to be a trend that people prefer the NAD M51 in comparison)
- Audio-gd Master 7 (only found this product via these forums, their Chinese website seems a bit..... budget ><)

I got a lot more research to do, just starting to look at DACs really - any advice/recommendations from people is appreciated smily_headphones1.gif Been trying to gleam what I can from the forums lately, but not too much recent chatter on DACs.

Once you get to this range of DACs they are al, pretty awesome. Had mt DAC-2 for a little over 2 years. I've tried a few new DACs recently and the Bryston BDA-2 impressed me, but again the differences were pretty small.
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post

What is the point in even having the LCD3 if you're not going to feed it right? Must be a troll... Just go on over to Walmart and get yourself a pair of Logitech phones for 30 dollars and call it done then. Plug into your puter and get your just rewards.

 

 

You guys, no one specifically, are being asses.

 

I have the LCD2 - maybe they're not even comparable to the LCD3, who knows -  but I can plug them *straight* into a iPod Touch, hell, an original iPod (1st gen click wheel) - and they sound absolutely beautiful.

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