Originally Posted by sachu
The idea of damping the LCD-2 or LCD_3 more (with toilet paper or otherwise) is going backwards in my book.
Fully open orthos that don't sound closed in, especially when you have a driver like that is in the LCD_3 which provides detail retrieval (this is not such a big problem with the LCD-2) that was only to be found in stats is what i am hoping to see in the future.
But, till then, have fun with your damping schemes..it can get obsessive.
The LCD3 isn't fully open - there are already two pieces of foam. A thick fuzzy piece glued to the plate and a thin free floating piece over it right under the grill. All I did was add a layer of TP.
My disagreement with the LCD3 was not that they didn't sound open, but that they deviated from neutrality too much. In terms of neutral, I would say my references would be the UERM and to a lesser extent the HP1000, ESP950, and SR009. This mod actually increases detail because it brings up the harmonics (half to the midrange and treble) that were previously too pushed down. Yet at the same time, it retains a little bit of the shelf so I can still enjoy badly mastered popular music that is too bright.
Edited by purrin - 11/20/11 at 11:30pm