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post #16 of 28

I dont' even get it.  Why do you need a portable amplifier that can drive the LCD-2's...  Are you going to be bringing the LCD-2's outdoors?  I mean, for portable use it just doesnt' seem to make much sense.

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

I dont' even get it.  Why do you need a portable amplifier that can drive the LCD-2's...  Are you going to be bringing the LCD-2's outdoors?  I mean, for portable use it just doesnt' seem to make much sense.


I have the CLAS, Continental and LCD-2. No, I don't ever want to bring them outdoors. However, when I travel I can bring this set up with me and have unbelievable sound in my room. It's an awesome rig. The high/low gain switch on the Continental means I can also use it to drive IEMs which I occasionally do.

 

post #18 of 28
Well, I know mine is not ALO but I cannot recommend the Ray Samuels Audio SR71-B highly enough. I love mine, run my LCD's balanced and the sound is more like a high quality full sized amp, you would never think it portable. So much power, control and authority. Huge amounts of power. I am listening to Eminem as I type, amp is on medium gain and volume is at 12O'clock with plenty in reserve.

I have had quite a few listen to it and leave scratching their heads in wonderment that this tiny box can sound so full sized! Loads of battery life as well!
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

I dont' even get it.  Why do you need a portable amplifier that can drive the LCD-2's...  Are you going to be bringing the LCD-2's outdoors?  I mean, for portable use it just doesnt' seem to make much sense.


Well, if you live a life like me which is spent a great deal in travelling and in hotels and on movie sets waiting in RV's then you would find a portable amp capable of driving LCD's invaluable!
post #20 of 28

That makes sense.  For a second there I was thinking of people wearing LCD-2's in the streets... the horror.

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

That makes sense.  For a second there I was thinking of people wearing LCD-2's in the streets... the horror.


Nah, little or no isolation though I see plenty of people with equal sized headphones with closed backs walking around. usually crappy ones though. I think it is hipster trendy to walk around with full-sized headphones in Vancouver!
post #22 of 28

Wow, National just got a $100 price drop!

post #23 of 28

From an already pretty cheap price.  I'm just slightly suspicious though considering it has a price even lower than the ALO RX MKII.  Is this because even though it attempts to imitate the sound of the continental it is inferior to the MKII or what...?  
 

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Wow, National just got a $100 price drop!



 

post #24 of 28
Wow the national is pretty cheap. I guess I'll wait for the reviews for the national before I pull the trigger on these amps. first it was sr71b vs continental vs wait for mkiii. Sigh!
post #25 of 28

Yes, I would suggest you wait for MKIII before you pull the trigger.

post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
Anyone heard the RX MK IIIs yet?
post #27 of 28
What are your thoughts on Continental v1 vs v2? Gonna be powering a hD800 .
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
HD800s from one of the Continentals?
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