Excellent...looking forward to your LCD-3/Mjolnir thoughts. Looks like a great amp for orthos!
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Enjoying my LCD-3s with the ECBA. The EAT 300B tubes have extended both ends of the frequency while retaining a lush mid-range.
Am planning on buying a RSA Dark Star to see how it compares.
You might want to consider the Liquid Fire/Siemens E88CC tubes. Simply a magical pairing.
Actually I was, but I'm not quite sure how much more the LF would bring to the table compared to ECBA & EAR HP-4.
The Dark Star being SS seemed to me the next best sideways movement.
What the heck, might as well get both. You only live once.
Just got my second hand LCD-3's. I'm already impressed, the small improvements in sound and comfort are definitely worth the 30% price increase versus my newly bought LCD-2. :-)
Now the bad news. I guess I'm plagued with bad luck, since my HE-500 had imbalance, LCD-2 had minor pressure noises (not enough to bother RMA) and now this supposedly already RMAd LCD-3 has major rattling in the left driver when testing sinegen+bass (not apparent with music and it only flabs when seal against head is broken). :-(
edit: The sound cuts on and off when pumping it against my head.. oh yeah RMA here I come.
edit2: LCD-3's are back! Superfast 2 weeks turnaround considering overseas shipping was 90% of that.
I ordered a quad of Siemens Platinums yesterday.
It will be interesting to compare them to the Telefunken's I have and love paired with the LF & LCD-3.
Nice! Interesting to hear how they sound next to your Telefunkens. Please keep us posted.
I bought my first LCD 3 early January 2012 , from the first badge came to my Local Dealer ( Totally was 4 sets LCD 3 )
My LCD 3 sound quality was the best from all 4 sets LCD 3 , 2 month a go my friend send his veild LCD 3 to RMA to Audeze USA , after he got his LCD 3 back. the Sound Quality mine still
better than his RMA , his RMA unit with new driver was not in perfect , because his right chanel got Problem and he complain to Audeze Distro in Singapore.
This time he got brand new replacement from Audeze Distro in Singapore.
Bravo Audeze for their best customer service
After he got the brand new replacement LCD 3 , we do audition again mine .
This time my LCD sound so muffeled compare his brand new LCD 3 , at the end i decided to sell mine and bought again LCD 3 and today just received it. , the same serien number like his LCD 3
Our two LCD 3 Sound Quality now is different and more open and enjoy compare to our LCD 3 January 2012 badge
Source : CD Player Stello CDA 500
DAC : Eximus Dp 1
Headamp : Eximus Dp1
Cable : standard LCD 3 cable and Moon Audio Silver Dragon v 3
High : more open and extended compare to ours january 2012 LCD 3
we heard the same song from Dee Dee Brightwater : Angel Eyes
I can heard more cymbals come out from my new LCD 3
MId : more clear and clean compare my LCD 3 January 2012
Bass : more detail and full body and tight and very good and deep impact.
Separation : my new LCD 3 has better separatioon , i can hear better the instrument placement from the Orchestra.
Soundstage : is same like my January LCD 3 , the Depth is better now , maybe my new LCD 3 more detail and more black background that i can hear more than before
Conculsion : after a lot of Critics from Audeze Fans , Audeze got very good goal in new badge LCD 3
from this afternoon i never stop to hear my new LCD 3 , i listen my music more enjoy now with my Brand New LCD 3 than before compare with my January LCD 3
From open the Box the Sound Quality much better than my January LCD 3
I feel the new LCD 3 more easy to drive compare my January LCD 3
My new LCD 3 is the best from all my Ortho and Dynamic Driver i ever heard and own
This is my personal impression for my just one day new LCD 3
Great write up by Tyll over at innerfidelity.com.
Funny he and I hear it about 99% the same.
That's what I heard when I compared my pre-and post RMA'd LCD-3s too. To confirm, my pre-RMA LCD-3s were not veiled, but still some improvements where heard since the update.