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post #61 of 188

my LCD2 is first batch, first production and i have never had any problems with it in terms of sonics or build. maybe whatever changes they made, were not for the better.

post #62 of 188
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

I swear since this thread went up and the lcd3 consistency got out of hand the market value of the lcd2 has tanked as a result :(
FWIW I've probably had 4 pairs of r1 in my possession and 1 r2 over the years. None of them had any issues with the wood and I live in a super dry state.


I live near you. It is super dry here.  My first pair of LCD-2 R.1's cracked around the connector area after just five days but my next pair of R.1's had no problem, neither did my pair of R.2's or the LCD-3 I had here for nearly a month.   It all depends on wether or not there is a weak area of grain in the wood where the connector is.  If the wood is solid there it is not going to crack but if there is already an area with grain running through it then it might crack.  From what I can tell the majority of LCD's do not crack.

 

I sent that very first pair back and Audeze sent me another pair no problem.  It was inconvenient but they took good care of me.  

post #63 of 188

Man, this must suck for Audeze. I hope that they work it out and keep the classic wood look rather than changing to some petro-based polymer.

post #64 of 188
If they were smart they would abandon wood. When every cup is made from an entirely different piece of wood, your sound is impossible to keep consistent. Polymers offer better acoustics and at the same time, uniformity. Should Audeze continue to scale as they are, polymers are really the only way it will be possible. I love the look of the LCD2s and 3s, but right now most of Audeze's problems are because of the wood, or are in part caused by it. Cracking and inconsistent sound.
Edited by Maxvla - 2/27/12 at 9:46pm
post #65 of 188

I highly doubt that the inconsistent sound could actually be attributed to the wooden driver housings. And the cracking can be greatly reduced with proper procedures in place.

post #66 of 188
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I highly doubt that the inconsistent sound could actually be attributed to the wooden driver housings. And the cracking can be greatly reduced with proper procedures in place.



I doubt the wood creates any sonic problems at all.  From what I have seen the cracks always occur at the base where the connectors are and like I said only when there is a section of grain there.  

post #67 of 188
Not by itself, but there is no way it won't influence it to some degree.

The other reason I say they need to abandon wood is scalability. It's cheaper and easier to make large quantities with synthetic materials. The bonus of more stable acoustics is icing on the cake.
Edited by Maxvla - 2/27/12 at 10:04pm
post #68 of 188
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Not by itself, but there is no way it won't influence it to some degree.
The other reason I say they need to abandon wood is scalability. It's cheaper and easier to make large quantities with synthetic materials. The bonus of more stable acoustics is icing on the cake.


Well you are the Luthier so I'm going with you on the wood issue! 

post #69 of 188

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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post

my LCD2 is first batch, first production and i have never had any problems with it in terms of sonics or build. maybe whatever changes they made, were not for the better.


Same here.  Love mine.  I consider myself very fortunate after keeping up with what has transpired.

post #70 of 188

Grado seems to make wooden enclosures work for the most part on their higher-end offerings.

post #71 of 188
Love to see Tyll measure Grado's relatively handmade headphones to look at consistency. Have you seen a row of handmade items with any fine detail elements? None of them are the same.
post #72 of 188
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 From what I have seen the cracks always occur at the base where the connectors are and like I said only when there is a section of grain there.  
Perhaps they should change the area around the connectors to a different material. Like they did with the LCD-3s but not chrome.
post #73 of 188
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Perhaps they should change the area around the connectors to a different material. Like they did with the LCD-3s but not chrome.


Brushed nickel maybe?

post #74 of 188

Would keeping the LCD-2s on a stand near an open window make them more prone to cracking? East-coaster here, wondering if variable weather combined with the wind rolling through would amplify this cracking business. It's been nice for the past week or so, and only one side of my LCD-2s was cracked, but when I woke up this morning (window was slightly open over night), it was snowing and the other side of my LCD-2s (which had been facing the window) had freshly cracked as well. Not sure if change in moisture would have more of an impact if it's close to the window (or if correlation is in fact causation here).

post #75 of 188

From what I see in the thread climate change do contribute to  the cracking.  I guess im lucky living in a caribbean island with much or  less 90%+ humidity all year round.  Also temp stays between mostly 80-90f.  when i dont use LCD that much i cover them with microfiber towel to help with dust problems.  So far so good no cracking. 

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