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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

 In what areas would you say the biggest improvements are noticable?

Dynamics, soundstage, imaging and details :)

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My LCD-3's arrived today! Of course I'm posting some pictures, these are more beautiful than I hoped for. The wood grain and level of polish is outstanding....They are a very recent batch, May 28th. 

 

I've only had a very brief listen, and initial reactions are good. I can tell there is more "air" than the LCD-2's. I will refrain from any more impressions of the sound until I can share something sensible. I will hopefully have several hours of listening tonight and will post more as the days/weeks go by. 

 

I will also try to get some sexier pics than these quick snaps. I think these beauties deserve it. 

 

And thanks to Justin @ Headamp...

 

 

 

 

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@ thegrobe:

 

Congratulations :-)

 

I was reading your post when listening to the song "Black Velvet", so everything was sexy: the pics in your post and the song ;-)

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@ thegrobe:

Congratulations :-)

I was reading your post when listening to the song "Black Velvet", so everything was sexy: the pics in your post and the song ;-)

Thanks CoolBurn,

As part of last night's maiden voyage I had a good portion of Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" and even a little Bill Withers peppered in. Needless to say, there was some sexiness dripping out the kit....enough to keep the theme alive wink.gif
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post


Thanks CoolBurn,

As part of last night's maiden voyage I had a good portion of Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" and even a little Bill Withers peppered in. Needless to say, there was some sexiness dripping out the kit....enough to keep the theme alive wink.gif

 

Wonderful !  And I bet the LCD-3 ain't sexy for just the two of us ;-)

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Originally Posted by CoolBurn View Post

@ thegrobe:

Congratulations :-)

I was reading your post when listening to the song "Black Velvet", so everything was sexy: the pics in your post and the song ;-)

Black Velvet by Ferry Corsten or Alannah Myles?
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Alannah Myles :)

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^ That's a good one, I have it somewhere.

 

Quick search of my messed-up iTunes library reveals "The Black Angel's Death Song" by The Velvet Underground frown.gif

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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Dynamics, soundstage, imaging and details :)

Actually - for me the improvements were mostly in the lower midrange to bottom end.

The bass became more authoritative and focused.  I could more easily discern actual bass notes on stand-up bass in jazz recordings,

and other acoustic music.  When it came to electronic music (like Aphex Twin's I Care Because You Do) the slam just dissipated, any

hint of over-hang was just gone.

 

A worthy upgrade.

 

Rockin the whole system now:

MacBook Pro/Amarra 2.5.1 (BEST Amarra yet)

MYTEK Stereo192-DSD DAC

E.A.R HP4 (w/ GE and RCA 6SL7 tubes)

Audeze LCD3

Moon Audio Silver Dragon LCD3 cables

 

yeah hooh!! 

 

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Listening to Pink Floyd Animals and hearing those dogs barking at a 45 degree angle BEHIND my ears and above head about 10" with the synth howling off the temples about 8" to front and sides is just surreal. Damn it I love these phones! And the Schiit stack not too shabby either... THIS is why I bought the 3s for that detail and soundstage.  

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You guys with the LCD-3's..question about "burn in". Are you noticing any significant changes etc. after time? I guess any burn in is debatable just seeing what the consensus is with the 3's.

I've got maybe 10-15 hours on mine here, and just wondering if I should leave them playing overnight the next week or so in addition to my regular daily listening session....to speed up aging if it's a noticeable difference.
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

You guys with the LCD-3's..question about "burn in". Are you noticing any significant changes etc. after time? I guess any burn in is debatable just seeing what the consensus is with the 3's.

I've got maybe 10-15 hours on mine here, and just wondering if I should leave them playing overnight the next week or so in addition to my regular daily listening session....to speed up aging if it's a noticeable difference.

 

I was told by Audeze last year that they run the LCD-3s on burn-in for 48 hours! They said they shouldn't change after this. Now people have sworn that they hear changes after 40 hours of listening, or even 400. Personally, I haven't noticed that mine have changed one bit from when I first got them, and as I primarily use them for my Yamaha Clavinova piano, and as a musician, I believe I would have noticed! There is also the human burn-in effect that has been discussed previously. If you are wow'd from the moment you first use them, then I think the question is somewhat immaterial!


Edited by jonstatt - 6/25/13 at 1:08pm
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My 3s sounded great from first listen and hard to say if there has been any significant burn in. Prolly around 60 hours of play time estimate. Maybe after a couple hundred hours or more will hear some noticeable difference? So far they have just sounded beautiful. Really happy with them so far.
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

My LCD-3's arrived today! Of course I'm posting some pictures, these are more beautiful than I hoped for. The wood grain and level of polish is outstanding....They are a very recent batch, May 28th. 

 

I've only had a very brief listen, and initial reactions are good. I can tell there is more "air" than the LCD-2's. I will refrain from any more impressions of the sound until I can share something sensible. I will hopefully have several hours of listening tonight and will post more as the days/weeks go by. 

 

I will also try to get some sexier pics than these quick snaps. I think these beauties deserve it. 

 

And thanks to Justin @ Headamp...

 

 

Okay, that's the second one I have seen like this. They have changed the varnish they are using. Until recently, the LCD-3s varnish is matte and thinly applied such that you can still feel the texture/grain in the wood. They seem to be using a slightly coloured, glossy and thicker varnish now

post #1005 of 2809
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

You guys with the LCD-3's..question about "burn in". Are you noticing any significant changes etc. after time? I guess any burn in is debatable just seeing what the consensus is with the 3's.

I've got maybe 10-15 hours on mine here, and just wondering if I should leave them playing overnight the next week or so in addition to my regular daily listening session....to speed up aging if it's a noticeable difference.

 

 

Put them bad boys on - play your fav. tunes and just enjoy the music.

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