But let me tell you, I enjoyed the 009/WES tremendously, you should try to hear it.
I heard that combo before at the First Thai Canjoin meeting , we compared the HE90, O2mkI and later when we get SR009
We still think HE90 is the king, SR009 is better than O2 but there is some controversial between O2 and SR009. We haven't
compared those to the SR Omega yet. But we will in the near future.
That's what i exepected about the combo of 009/WES. However with 727A modded, BHSE and recently we have DIY T2
all these later mentioned amplifier make the SR009 in a bright tone, too much transparency, clarity and over the edge bright.
I cannot listen for long time. I don't have the WES but it seems to use the tubes that is similar to the Electra of Eddie current.com
I own Balancing act of Eddiecurrent.com which has full warm sweet sound while the dynamic and extension are first class. It's also
have preamplifier function and when I connected the modded 727A with medium gradem interconnects I found out the the sound signature of the
Balancing Act correct the pitfall of the SR009 which makes it almost the perfect one. Previously I have no doubt the HE90 or SR Omega
is better than the SR009, With the use of tube preamplifier it is the game changer and that suite SR009 or O2mkII very well. Now I also
don't find much difference between those phone but IMO I will prefer HE90 and SR009 now by split hair. If you have good tube preamplifier
please try that with SR009 and Stax amplifier.
What I am trying to say about the LCD2 is that I found that its performance is underrated, I have used the BA in fully balanced set up
with the LCD2 rev1 with some tube rolling it became much better so even if I own re2 I rarely pick for use. So what I am thinking is that
should I spend another 2000$ for LCD3 when all the improvement that you mentioned has already been corrected by the use of appropriate
setup,source etc. Please try to listen LCD3 vs LCD2 in proper set usp with BA 300B fully balanced , use WE300B as power tube, tube rolling
of the 6SN7's and to my guess you will get almost the same result and you may like the LCD2 rev1 more because of its unique mid. That's only
my feeling and it has not been proved yet. That's the reason why I cancel the preorder of LCD3.
Edited by kiertijai - 10/15/11 at 11:47pm