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I've got a few lower impedance headphones and iems and it works hiss free for all of them (AD1000PRM, DT770 Pro Limited, Monster Gratitude). Granted, you might only have about 5 steps of the volume control to play with on the iems and 10 on the headphones, but it's nothing that can't be fixed with an impedance adapter. 

 

I listen to my balanced LCD-3 and HD 800 in the 8-10 range on low gain and HE-6 in 15-20 range on high gain. Keep in mind that each gain setting has 99 steps.

 

Was the noise floor audible with those cans? If so, looks like a real winner at that price no doubt!

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Was the noise floor audible with those cans? If so, looks like a real winner at that price no doubt!

 

Dead silent on all of those cans. When are you ordering yours?  :) 

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You got me tempted lol, but I have to save moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ugh

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It's a very good sounding combo, very engaging, fluid, and possessing excellent bass control. Unfortunately, my Arete/Volcano was put into storage, so I don't have anything in the same price range to compare the M8 to at the moment. I remember the Arete being a bit more forward and slightly less bassy, but it's been awhile since I've had it on my desk.
 
If you're not worried about possible warranty issues and need the power swing, remote, or preamp functions I'd recommend the M8 as an end game SS amplifer.
 
It's insane how much hardware you get for your ~$1650. Mine drives my HD 800, LCD-3, and HE-6 with ease and acts as a preamp for my T200b speakers. I think Kevin Gilmore mentioned earlier that he can't even buy the parts to build a M8 at the price that Kingwa sells it for, so you know you've got a value winner here.
 
I'm sad that it doesn't seem to get the same praise that the Phoenix got when it was released, but I'm hoping this 35 pound beast eventually gets the credit it deserves. BournePerfect, you need to give this thing another chance and do a shootout against the GS-X.

 

Ordered the GSX tonight. I'll definitely get another M8 around the same time, because damnit someone needs to do it!

 

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BournePerfect does not have a GS-X with him to compare. I think should ask the GS-X owners to get the M8. If they find the M8 on par or even better than the GS-X, they can easily sell the GS-X away at retail price due to its demand and waiting time and save the difference in price (~$1400) between the two amps.

 

As luck would have it-I just put my deposit down for the GSX-fingers crossed that a couple people cancel so I can get in on this batch. Isn't it very close to completion anyway?

 

-Daniel

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Dead silent on all of those cans. When are you ordering yours?  :) 

 

Very impressive. Thanks!

 
If I were in the market for a new amp in the $1500 price range, this would be certainly in the mix. But my GS-X MK2 has pretty much quelled any thoughts of a new amp. :smile:
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Ordered the GSX tonight. I'll definitely get another M8 around the same time, because damnit someone needs to do it!

 

 

 

-Daniel

 

Congrats Daniel! 

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...since you won't sell me your's Peter. ;)

 

-Daniel

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...since you won't sell me your's Peter. ;)

 

-Daniel

 

Sorry...mine's staying right here. 

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Better late than never!  

 

I bought a pair of LCD3 over the weekend and they should arrive later this week. I have cables ready and am very interested how much better(?) the LCD3 is over it's brother, the LCD2

 

It will be sourced and amp'ed by the Metrum Hex and the Cavalli LAu.

 

Very excited to hear the set up......................

 

On that rig, I think you'll easily hear the LCD3's advantages over the 2.

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Ordered the GSX tonight. I'll definitely get another M8 around the same time, because damnit someone needs to do it!

 

 

As luck would have it-I just put my deposit down for the GSX-fingers crossed that a couple people cancel so I can get in on this batch. Isn't it very close to completion anyway?

 

-Daniel

 

You are the man! 

:popcorn:

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Ordered the GSX tonight. I'll definitely get another M8 around the same time, because damnit someone needs to do it!

 

 

As luck would have it-I just put my deposit down for the GSX-fingers crossed that a couple people cancel so I can get in on this batch. Isn't it very close to completion anyway?

 

-Daniel

 

Can't wait for your impressions on this. 

 
Congrats on the GSX.
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Just received my LCD-3 and must say it looks verry good,verry soft pads and headband in comparision to my LCD-2 Rev.2.
I will 'test drive' this puppy later with my Burson HA-160D in the meantime till i receive my Liquid Fire from MorbidToaster.

Hey Freazy, I realise your post is a little old but I would love to hear your thoughts on the LCD-3's with the Burson HA-160D vs. Liquid Fire? Thanks
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Hey Freazy, I realise your post is a little old but I would love to hear your thoughts on the LCD-3's with the Burson HA-160D vs. Liquid Fire? Thanks

 

Neither IMO. One is affordable and sounds horrible with the LCD-3s (and very underpowered) and the other is way over priced for the performance you get.

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Ordered the GSX tonight. I'll definitely get another M8 around the same time, because damnit someone needs to do it!

 

 

I'll be placing an order for a M8 soon rather then the GSX.
Don't think i'll be disappointed but I also don't think i'll get to hear a GSX locally. 

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Neither IMO. One is affordable and sounds horrible with the LCD-3s (and very underpowered) and the other is way over priced for the performance you get.

 

LOL +1

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