Compared to which 'stats?
Muchas gracias. And your opinion is that the LCD-3 + LF sounds better than the SR-007 (mk1 & mk2) with any of the three amps you mentioned?
From my experience the 007 MK 1 clearly and distinctly whips the LCD-2R2’s ass by a good country mile.
Your experiences are certainly vaild...mine are the other way around; except by a good country kilometer (and no less valid than yours).
Off course. We all have different preferences, genre tastes, listening habits, volume levels not to mention ones own physical ear structure. It’s no surprise we all like different perspectives
I dumped my 007MkI and KGSS after 4 years of ownership in favour of the LCD-2 Rev1 and B22 back in the day. Given I like the Rev2 better than Rev1 and LCD-3 RMA better than Rev2... I don't see the 007 MkI being competitive. Back then the greatest difference given similar tonal balance was the lack of grain and great drive of the LCD-2. It wasn't massive but the orthos, even the HE-5LE, were cleaner and less passive.
That the 007MkI barely fit and put massive pressure on the top of my head didn't help its chances. Which is why I know wonder about the 507 and 009 which should fit.
Solude I’m not hearing any grain or passive nature you speak of with the 007 MK1’s.
Contrary to yourself I’ve ditched my β22 / LCD-2 Rev2 and HD800 in huge preference for the KGSSHV / 007 MK1’s. I find it interesting that we hear 180° differently.
Oh well, makes an interesting mix of opinions.