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post #181 of 347

How about full price but we don't have to wait 3 months for our batch to be ready?

post #182 of 347

^^ ROFL @ Pic.
Ok, now just to get my hands on the "what im hearing to be an extremely rare" LCD-3.

post #183 of 347

 

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Originally Posted by matthewhypolite View Post

I'm getting the LCD-3 also :), but i wanted to know if i need to look at the Dark Star, or if my setup will be fine.


There's no need for the power of the Dark Star, as the LCD-3 is even more efficient than the LCD-2. 

If you want RSA, look at the Apache instead which has a cool preamp.

post #184 of 347
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dyl1dyl1, you have the 802D !! Why are you so obsessed with headphones still? My speakers are considerably cheaper than my SR009 but I actually prefer listening to it when I am at home. I use my SR009 only when I listen to albums which I really really like and first listening when I buy albums. I prefer my speakers for casual listening more. In office I have to use the LCD2 since speakers would be too loud although I have my own office room.

 

No matter how transparent and good tonality headphones can bring, the realism of headphones just can't beat speakers, IMO, because of the sound staging. I have yet to try the Smyth Realizer, but so far my experience is that with good source and amp, speakers can really present a live feeling. There are many reviews here stating that you get the feeling that you are there with certain headphones - well you don't, not even close. With speakers you can actually have the feeling that the singer is standing in front of you and sing to you, and this is much better than her singing in your head IMO, although the one who sings in the head may be a better singer.

 

Haha, I love my speaker rig. However, I personally would'nt say its always better tha headphones. I love the speaker's soundstage, sense of power and  realism. However, I do believe that in their own special way, headphones and iems do offer a very different and special window into the music that is equally enjoyable. I don't have a 009 but I managed to test it side by side with a $50,000 speaker rig and found the stax to have much more detail and clarity as well as better transients.
 

 

post #185 of 347

Yes! You are doing very good guys, as I see we already have 3 threads for the lcd-3, even though it's not been released yet. I'm so excited thinking that when they'll be released I'll have to check 5 threads, at least 20 times a day, to read about everyone's impressions!

post #186 of 347
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Originally Posted by Cya|\| View Post

Yes! You are doing very good guys, as I see we already have 3 threads for the lcd-3, even though it's not been released yet. I'm so excited thinking that when they'll be released I'll have to check 5 threads, at least 20 times a day, to read about everyone's impressions!

 

:)

 

post #187 of 347

Shame most of them are people whining about the price. 

post #188 of 347

Once the LCD-3 is released and we get some actual listening impressions and people going gaga about the new toys the complaints about price should get drowned out.  Unfortunately we've got a couple weeks to go till release.

 

I just decided to put some King Crimson on my morning playlist.

The Power To Believe and Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With

 

Sounds fantastic on my 3 week old LCD-2 rev.2 even with a little Asgard powering them.  Happy.

How can I not be happy when King Crimson sounds like this?  I like.

post #189 of 347

By the way, do you still use that high-shelving EQ, Ham Sandwich? I tried playing around with your setting and I seem to get the best results when I reduce the gain from +3dB to +2dB. 

post #190 of 347

I'm still doing the shelf EQ.  I'm experimenting with three different levels for the shelf.  1 dB, 1.5 dB and 2 dB.  It depends on the recording.  I've got the King Crimson at +1.5 dB right now.  I'm trying to keep the EQing to a minimum and not get myself addicted to excess boost.  For now the EQ is my cheap amp upgrade till I decide on a more suitable amp.

 

My goal is to get the LCD2 amped and sourced well enough that I don't need to do the shelf EQ.  I know it can be done because I've heard the LCD2 do it.  But that was with a Liquid Fire amp and tricked out SACD player. I need to figure out how to achieve some of that magic for less $.  Not sure if a Lyr will be able to do that or not.  I'm still in look-see mode for amp choices.  I've got The Power To Believe what I want is possible.

post #191 of 347

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Shame most of them are people whining about the price. 


x2.  If they're too expensive, don't buy them.  Nobody's holding a gun to your head.

post #192 of 347
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x2.  If they're too expensive, don't buy them.  Nobody's holding a gun to your head.



Buying something or not has nothing to do with the fact that the asking price is way out of line with what is being sold.

Fair is fair that just does not mean much to many people any more.

 

post #193 of 347

Cf. "asking price is way out of line": What should the MSRP have been?


Edited by Loevhagen - 10/19/11 at 10:08am
post #194 of 347

These are all relative. I know a Hi-fi friend - every cable in his system is at the same price or much more expensive than the SR009. He never listened to headphones. I suggested him get himself a set of SR009 with Stax amp and after he did, he was very happy. He thanked me and told me it was a "great bargain".

post #195 of 347


With the greatest respect, it is surely premature to state this as "fact". It hasn't even been released yet, and nor do we have a full scale, in-home review. Once we have a few reviews and in-home impressions from early adopters (not me!!!), we can make a fairer call on this...wink.gif

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Buying something or not has nothing to do with the fact that the asking price is way out of line with what is being sold.

Fair is fair that just does not mean much to many people any more.

 



 

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