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post #331 of 1034

A lot of these pairings sound like a good match with the LCD3 and got me confused and frustrated. I not only could not compare them in the person, IMO unless you listen in the environment that you will do your listening in, and for a good length of time, then a demonstration is not a true indication of what it will be to 'live' with what you get. (sorry to be linguistically challenged but hopefully I made my point)

 

This is why I went all in and bought the new Red Wine Audio Bellina with Pro Dac and Balanced and SE imputes. This model comes with 2 different DACs built in, which I can switch between easily for a choice of SQs, the tube can be changed out for different SQs as well, and I think we can all agree it is a top of the line piece of gear.

 

I'm about 12 days away from delivery. popcorn.gif

post #332 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

If you like the soundstage created by your wife and children - why not? Could be a bit of a bore in the long run.

tongue.gif A bit more then a bore.

post #333 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

A lot of these pairings sound like a good match with the LCD3 and got me confused and frustrated. I not only could not compare them in the person, IMO unless you listen in the environment that you will do your listening in, and for a good length of time, then a demonstration is not a true indication of what it will be to 'live' with what you get. (sorry to be linguistically challenged but hopefully I made my point)

 

This is why I went all in and bought the new Red Wine Audio Bellina with Pro Dac and Balanced and SE imputes. This model comes with 2 different DACs built in, which I can switch between easily for a choice of SQs, the tube can be changed out for different SQs as well, and I think we can all agree it is a top of the line piece of gear.

 

I'm about 12 days away from delivery. popcorn.gif

Oh my... popcorn.gif

post #334 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

A lot of these pairings sound like a good match with the LCD3 and got me confused and frustrated. I not only could not compare them in the person, IMO unless you listen in the environment that you will do your listening in, and for a good length of time, then a demonstration is not a true indication of what it will be to 'live' with what you get. (sorry to be linguistically challenged but hopefully I made my point)

 

This is why I went all in and bought the new Red Wine Audio Bellina with Pro Dac and Balanced and SE imputes. This model comes with 2 different DACs built in, which I can switch between easily for a choice of SQs, the tube can be changed out for different SQs as well, and I think we can all agree it is a top of the line piece of gear.

 

I'm about 12 days away from delivery. popcorn.gif

Oh my... popcorn.gif

eek.gif

post #335 of 1034

I'll throw in my 2 cents here. 

 

I've found the Gungnir to be competent when compared to other DACS in the $1-2k price poole.

 

I felt the Gungnir was better than IMO, overpriced NAD M51. And comparatively severely

behind the PWD2.

 

As far as the coarse/harsh comments, we all do hear differently and prefer different things.

 

Some find Mojo harsh while some find Soloist boring. You need to ascertain what 

you like in your musical presentation.

 

And lastly, the LCD-3 w/ Mjolnir is indeed one of the best combo's I've heard.

SS wise the Dark Star is the only amp I'd take over it.

 

If you're looking for versatility, then the GS-X does the trick. Or perhaps a B22.

 

Just having spent some time with the Metrum Octave DAC, if you don't need

a true differential balanced DAC and are looking for that giant killer,

without spending PWD2 money the Octave might be the perfect ticket.

post #336 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

I love the LCD-2 and LCD-3, but the Soloist as an amp is dead boring to my taste. 

 

When I had the LCD-3 and the W4S I wrote the same words.  With the PWD2... whole other animal.

post #337 of 1034
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Everyone's ability to hear is different and that's how I heard it.  The WA22>B22>Soloist are similar tonally but the technical ability scales up from WA22 to Soloist.

 

But if the differences are splitting hairs to you, why opt for the expensive ones?

Good question, in my set up I would not opt for the GS-X.  The only reason like I said I would opt for the GS-X if I wanted to listen to multiple different headphones.

 

However, this doesn't mean the Mjolnir is the end all.  There are other amps I feel are significant steps up from the Mjolnir eg WA22, :Liquid fire, ECB, but this has alot to do w/ tube rolling.

post #338 of 1034

Double post. Sorry. This post can be deleted. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 2/15/13 at 12:49pm
post #339 of 1034

For the sake of good order - I have never used the latter adjective. Coarse? Yes. Harsh? Nope.

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coarse/harsh comments

 

post #340 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

A lot of these pairings sound like a good match with the LCD3 and got me confused and frustrated. I not only could not compare them in the person, IMO unless you listen in the environment that you will do your listening in, and for a good length of time, then a demonstration is not a true indication of what it will be to 'live' with what you get. (sorry to be linguistically challenged but hopefully I made my point)

 

This is why I went all in and bought the new Red Wine Audio Bellina with Pro Dac and Balanced and SE imputes. This model comes with 2 different DACs built in, which I can switch between easily for a choice of SQs, the tube can be changed out for different SQs as well, and I think we can all agree it is a top of the line piece of gear.

 

I'm about 12 days away from delivery. popcorn.gif

Oh my... popcorn.gif

 
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Hey Wolf why the eek.gif ????

post #341 of 1034
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Originally Posted by milarepa View Post

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

A lot of these pairings sound like a good match with the LCD3 and got me confused and frustrated. I not only could not compare them in the person, IMO unless you listen in the environment that you will do your listening in, and for a good length of time, then a demonstration is not a true indication of what it will be to 'live' with what you get. (sorry to be linguistically challenged but hopefully I made my point)

 

This is why I went all in and bought the new Red Wine Audio Bellina with Pro Dac and Balanced and SE imputes. This model comes with 2 different DACs built in, which I can switch between easily for a choice of SQs, the tube can be changed out for different SQs as well, and I think we can all agree it is a top of the line piece of gear.

 

I'm about 12 days away from delivery. popcorn.gif

Oh my... popcorn.gif

 
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

eek.gif

Hey Wolf why the eek.gif ????

Just looked at the price.

post #342 of 1034
I hope it's exactly what you want. Resale value on RWA stuff is really poor.
post #343 of 1034

Some are risk seekers. Sometimes it pays off - and sometimes not. 50/50 chance. Hope said user is among the lucky ones. :)

post #344 of 1034
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I hope it's exactly what you want. Resale value on RWA stuff is really poor.

Why?tongue_smile.gif

post #345 of 1034

Non-mainstream seldom is...

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