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post #946 of 9743

Great review Rob, as always.

 

Does anyone know whether the LCD-2 travel case still fits the LCD3? If so I may order the wooden box this time.

post #947 of 9743
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Originally Posted by googleli View Post

Great review Rob, as always.

 

Does anyone know whether the LCD-2 travel case still fits the LCD3? If so I may order the wooden box this time.


Yes, it should, the size isnt much different, except here and there.

 

post #948 of 9743

The pairs of LCD-3s in Tokyo appeared to be using Stax 007 MK1 pads, which are softer than the Audeze pads.

post #949 of 9743

Which ones? 007? 009?

 

Stax pads are so expensive...
 

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The pairs of LCD-3s in Tokyo appeared to be using Stax pads, which are softer than the Audeze pads.



 

 

post #950 of 9743

The craftsmanship of the 009 earpads is just top-notch. Just a feel of it makes me shiver. The ED10's earpads are even more comfortable, but the 009 earpads craftsmanship is the best IMO. 

post #951 of 9743

Well I know the 007 pads are 155 USD a pair...So the 009s had better be comfy. lol
 

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The craftsmanship of the 009 earpads is just top-notch. Just a feel of it makes me shiver. The ED10's earpads are even more comfortable, but the 009 earpads craftsmanship is the best IMO. 



 

 

post #952 of 9743

Sorry, 007 MKI pads. As I don't have a pair handy I emailed Alex to confirm this. I'm not sure it would make a significant difference on the final version unless there was a radical change in thickness or material, except in comfort.

post #953 of 9743

The pads are custom , wider and more angled than stax. I think the foam is softer than stock stax, the leather has a similar feel ..dB

post #954 of 9743

Thanks for that. They could have fooled me. They did seem thicker, but again I don't have a pair here to compare.

post #955 of 9743
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I've personally never experienced a cable that changed anything soundwise, but I would bet that at significant part of the LCD-# buyers will say that without a suitable aftermarket cable, one won't be able to experience the full yumminess of the LCD-3 sound.

 

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And your point is other than making an offhanded remark to insult people who do hear differences in cables?  


Insult? Where?

 

 

post #956 of 9743

Ive only heard some ringing with my first tube amp, not with any solid state amp I have owned prior.

 

The ringing for the most part is inaudible when I put my Lyr on blocks.

 

Just stating my own experience with the LCD-2/DT770 on my HPA.

 

As for pricing, I don't believe in any of that.  The Lyr is cheaper and better with my LCD-2's, only thing lacking is crossfeed.  Easy to say a $10,000 amp is head and shoulders above(hell it may be, but over exaggeration is rampant when something is so much based opinion and heresy) but most people will never own such a luxury.  Even the original LCD-2;s @ $950 are a luxury that I feel lucky to be able to afford.  And the LCD-3 is a luxury(if I choose to get it) I will have to save up for. TLDR Version: You don't NEED them, you WANT them.

 

 


Edited by ninjikiran - 11/2/11 at 8:20am
post #957 of 9743
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I've been in the same boat for a long time, until I changed a speaker cable for another one, and all of the sudden the experience was kicked up a notch. It was a cheap monoprice cable, so it's not like my subconscious was trying to justify the expese. Years later, when I got the LCD-2, I replaced the stock cable with Q Audio, and immediately noticed a great improvement in sound. Bass, details, rather noticeable. I had my wife change cables while I was turned away, and could immediately tell which one was which. A few months afterwards, when I auditioned the RWA AE, it came supplied with a rather expensive ALO copper and silver number. Guess what? I immediately noticed the difference, but to my ears, it was for the worse. I preferred the Q and even the stock cable over the ALO. Yesterday, while auditioning a new DAC, I changed from my usual interconnects (Wireworld Eclipse 6) to a pair of Crimson something-or-another, don't quite recall as they were on loan from the dealer. I immediately noticed the sound being a bit flatter, mids more recessed, and less brightness in the highs (this actually I liked).

Haha! That's awesome. You are the first (or maybe second) person I've heard that has said some cheap-ass or stock cables sounded better than deluxe high-end cables. The cable thing isn't a big deal for those people who know how to solder. Just buy wire, assemble, do wierd braids, and experiment. Heck, I've found certain types of Ethernet cable with its twisted pairs as a cheap good sounding solution.
post #958 of 9743

I feel the same way about the norse 8w vs 4w.  I prefer the 4w/Stock to the 8w for some reason.

post #959 of 9743

I hear a difference with cables, but I have not noticed that more expensive is better, but just different flavors.  I had a member here make me some really nice copper/silver cables for my powered speakers, and they were gorgeous and much more expensive than the Monoprice cables I was using.  I expected to like them, I wanted to like them, I tried to like them even after I had some misgivings about the sound, but in the end I went back to the Monoprice cables.  The handmade silver/copper gave the already neutral Mackies a cold/analytical tone while the Monoprice sounded much more natural, giving the Mackies a bit of warmth that they needed.  I have also disliked a lot of the aftermarket HD650 cables, feeling that they did the same thing to the HD650, and instead of just making them a bit brighter in the treble, they changed the overall tone for the worse. 

 

IMO I'd rather play around with different low price cables than shell out for something that's just expensive. 

post #960 of 9743
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Haha! That's awesome. You are the first (or maybe second) person I've heard that has said some cheap-ass or stock cables sounded better than deluxe high-end cables.


Must be second.  wink.gif

 

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