After listening to my LCD-3s powered by Schitt Bifrost Uber/Lyr combo I am still very pleased, but I still yearn to hear what the solid state and balanced output of the Gungnir/Mjolnir combo can add to the experience. In the under $2K price range can anyone recommend a better option for driving the LCD-3s? The general opinion seems to be that the Burson Conductor would be a great worthy alternative, but since I am generally pleased with the Schitt "sound" I am concerned that the Burson's more "laid back" sound may not be to my liking?
Thanks again for any and all input.
It really depends on the sound you're looking for. I've had everything schiit for quite a while so I'm pretty well versed in what they can offer for my lcd-3s. First off, be careful with the gungnir/mjolnir combo if you have any sensitivity to high frequencies. Its a very aggressive sounding amp that can sound unbelievably good at times or very overbearing at others depending on what you're throwing at it. What I've concluded is that the gungnir is a major upgrade over the regular bifrost (i have not heard uber). For me the sound of the gungnir > lyr with high quailty tubes > upgraded cables (power and headphone) > lcd-3 is the better combo to my ears than the balanced stack. You could always try the mjolnir and return if you don't like it. Gungnir is definitely a keeper in that price range and a serious upgrade over the entry level stuff.