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post #1801 of 10190

Are the LCD-2s new or used?

post #1802 of 10190

They are brand new.  I was told they don't change by any noteworthy amount from break-in, is this perhaps not true?  I'm not going to condemn them until I've given them a more fair shake, for sure, I just need to get over my shell shock right now.

post #1803 of 10190

They definitely change while the membrane starts to flex.

post #1804 of 10190

Okay, I'll stay open-minded and give it some time then.  Thanks.

post #1805 of 10190

My thought would be not enough power. The HE-6 sound brittle and weak from a few of my weaker amps. I know the LCD-2 is way easier to drive though.

post #1806 of 10190

It's not brittle per se, just much more lit up than I was expecting.  With these tubes the OTL should be clearing 2 watts per channel easy, that is certainly enough power and more than many LCD-2 owners are using I think.  If there weren't enough power the dynamics and bass wouldn't be good, and they are both impressive.

 

I shouldn't have gone ranting about it like I did, that was an overreaction on part.  I'm just genuinely surprised to hear something so different from what everybody describes them to be.

 

I will need to give the whole situation some time I think.

post #1807 of 10190

I really have to give them another try I guess. I've never been impressed over all, but again, I've only played with the LCD2/3 in meet conditions.

post #1808 of 10190
Sounds. like more burn in is required. i would also replace that stock cable with some good copper one.
post #1809 of 10190

Xcalibur, don't underestimate the K701's.

post #1810 of 10190
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Xcalibur, don't underestimate the K701's.

Indeed.  Glenn's amp really shows what they are capable of.  They were not perfect, but sometimes they felt close.  I think I will own another one actually, but not right away.  I don't think the LCD-2 will ever offer the sense of air that the K701 is so good at, so it would be ncie to go back to it sometimes.  The thought of having to burn in a new pair makes me grumble though. 

 

The LCDs have already settled down a bit, I think they will turn out fine.  I figured it had been a while since I'd made a fool of myself so I thought I would make a fuss and forget all about new headphones needing burn-in.  tongue_smile.gif

post #1811 of 10190

If it was me I go to a friend house or to my local BB store and see if I get the same results on SS receiver amps. When I received results total unexpected I assume nothing and prove everything when troubleshooting. Good luck and hope that you go over your shock. It has happens to me a few times.

I would not assume anything and start from the ground up. I do not think that the LCD2 needs a great deal of break in.

post #1812 of 10190

All this talk of the K701 has made me listen to it again. It is a wonderful headphone. It says made in Austria. Would these sound the same as the ones not made in Austria?

post #1813 of 10190
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

All this talk of the K701 has made me listen to it again. It is a wonderful headphone. It says made in Austria. Would these sound the same as the ones not made in Austria?

That is a question that recently crossed my mind as well.  Mine were made in Austria too.

post #1814 of 10190

Mine were made in Austria too.

post #1815 of 10190

I listened to the K701s last night and although the sound signature's "weight" is not as heavy as some of my other headphones, it has the clarity that bests my other headphones. I can understand why they are used in the recording studio.

 

Glenn's amp has incredible sound presence which makes the K701s an agreeable companion. IMHO.

 

Made in Austria #14914

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