Found the magic today - Sugden Masterclass HA-4 and LCD-3 ~ the edgy neutral flavor of the Sugden
matched the LCD3's robust signature just perfectly, there has been a bit of talk of a slight veil, I found
this combo lifted it completely. LCD-3 cable used was an ALO Lariat with Furutech 1/4 adapter.
I can second that the V200 and LCD-3 is not the best of matches, even worse with a warmish,
earthy DAC like the Rega.