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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

By consensus, the LCD3 is pickier about upstream gear than the LCD2 is. So that could have something to do with it.

Thanks, grokit, but I can't imagine my upstream gear could account for the HP's out-of-the-box behavior -- unless there's some incompatibility I don't know of. The RSA Raptor, according to a conversation with Ray, is a great match for the LCD-3... and my VAC Signature 2A preamp fed by one of the best analogue front ends I've heard should not be a problem either.

 

I've had the LCD-3 burning in with an Internet Radio station all night and I'll have a chance to check it again tonight. I'll post results again.

 

Can anyone who had the "Veiled" 3's tell me if my description of the sound versus the 2.2 is what you experienced?

 

Onward. Thanks.


Edited by Alonski - 6/4/13 at 8:05am
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Wow all this negativity on the 3s is making me wonder if I should have just kept the 2r2s I had. Guess I will find out...
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Wow all this negativity on the 3s is making me wonder if I should have just kept the 2r2s I had. Guess I will find out...

There's plenty of us who have had the LCD-3 for a while now with no problems.

 

The initial batch had some QC issues, problem with the veil, you don't know you've got one

until you've heard a veiled pair. Rest assured, Audez'e will rectify the situation with these April owners, hold steady.

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My LCD3's didn't ever have a problem, and I enjoyed them a lot. The only minor problem was they didn't scale/sound as good as my HE6 and HD800. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post

Wow all this negativity on the 3s is making me wonder if I should have just kept the 2r2s I had. Guess I will find out...

There's plenty of us who have had the LCD-3 for a while now with no problems.

 

The initial batch had some QC issues, problem with the veil, you don't know you've got one

until you've heard a veiled pair. Rest assured, Audez'e will rectify the situation with these April owners, hold steady.

and with the owners of broken cans from other months too, no doubt. but if they really wanted to take the sting out of this they would have offered to pay for shipping for the round trip. considering the apparent failure rate they should be making it as pain free as possible. i can only hope they turn them around as quickly as they said they would, that they sound so great that it's worth the aggravation, and that there are no reoccurances of the outtage (especially 5 years, one week into ownership).  

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btw, have they ever reported back on what the issue is with the channel going out?

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My LCD3's didn't ever have a problem, and I enjoyed them a lot. The only minor problem was they didn't scale/sound as good as my HE6 and HD800. smily_headphones1.gif

 

This^^^^  However, they sound wayyyy better than the LCD-2s.L3000.gif

post #878 of 2863
I think they are going to be awesome. Really looking forward to getting the 3s and getting them acclimated properly!
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

My LCD3's didn't ever have a problem, and I enjoyed them a lot. The only minor problem was they didn't scale/sound as good as my HE6 and HD800. smily_headphones1.gif

If by scale you mean were easier to drive than the insanely power thirsty HE-6s, I agree. But sonically, I'd take the LCD-3s any day of the week on a Soloist than the HE-6s on a McIntosh speaker amp. The treble energy killed them for me. I would actually put the T1s ahead of them (HE-6s) too. 

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If by scale you mean were easier to drive than the insanely power thirsty HE-6s, I agree. But sonically, I'd take the LCD-3s any day of the week on a Soloist than the HE-6s on a McIntosh speaker amp. The treble energy killed them for me. I would actually put the T1s ahead of them (HE-6s) too. 

That's fine though. I sell Burson product where I work at, and it's not quite on par with the MC225. The LCD3 definitely sounded magical on the mac compared to the soloist/conductor. The HE6 even more so on the mac, but not as synergistic with the Burson.

 

The HE6 did sound very very good on the Burson timekeeper though. It's maybe technically better than the MC225 but not quite as enjoyable musically. I haven't tried two timekeepers bridged unfortunately.


Edited by dleblanc343 - 6/4/13 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

If by scale you mean were easier to drive than the insanely power thirsty HE-6s, I agree. But sonically, I'd take the LCD-3s any day of the week on a Soloist than the HE-6s on a McIntosh speaker amp. The treble energy killed them for me. I would actually put the T1s ahead of them (HE-6s) too. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

If by scale you mean were easier to drive than the insanely power thirsty HE-6s, I agree. But sonically, I'd take the LCD-3s any day of the week on a Soloist than the HE-6s on a McIntosh speaker amp. The treble energy killed them for me. I would actually put the T1s ahead of them (HE-6s) too. 

 

What treble energy?

 

I find both the T1's and HD800's are significantly brighter, though not bright as such IMO, than a well driven/amped HE-6's. I have even added a silver cable to make mine brighter, although I have also done the same with the HD800's and LCD2.2's wink_face.gif

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I've not owned either the HE-6 or T1 but it's fairly obvious that they have more measured treble energy than the HD800 and LCD-3.

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I've not owned either the HE-6 or T1 but it's fairly obvious that they have more measured treble energy than the HD800 and LCD-3.

 

HE-6, for sure. My first HD800 (and associated rig) exhibited more treble energy than my T1. My current HD800 & rig considerably less.

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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

What treble energy?

 

I find both the T1's and HD800's are significantly brighter, though not bright as such IMO, than a well driven/amped HE-6's. I have even added a silver cable to make mine brighter, although I have also done the same with the HD800's and LCD2.2's wink_face.gif

This treble energy:

 

The T1's spike is up higher (around 10kHz) and isn't as broad of as the HE-6s. I found the HE-6's treble too much for my liking.


Edited by MacedonianHero - 6/5/13 at 6:29pm
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