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Poll Results: IN YOUR OPINION, BEST AMP FOR AUDEZE LCD3

 
  • 18% (35)
    Schiit Mjolnir
  • 8% (16)
    Bryston BHA-1
  • 3% (7)
    Beta 22
  • 1% (2)
    Apex Peak
  • 1% (3)
    Apex Pinnacle
  • 3% (6)
    Eddie Current Balancing Act
  • 6% (12)
    Cavalli Liquid Glass
  • 4% (8)
    Headamp GS-X mkii
  • 1% (2)
    DNA Stratus
  • 3% (6)
    RSA Darkstar
  • 0% (0)
    Audio-gd Phoenix
  • 3% (7)
    Cavalli Liquid Fire
  • 4% (8)
    Woo Audio WA6-SE
  • 0% (1)
    Woo Audio WA5-LE
  • 0% (0)
    Woo Audio WA5
  • 2% (4)
    Woo Audio WA6
  • 6% (12)
    Woo Audio WA22
  • 31% (59)
    NOT LISTED
188 Total Votes  
post #46 of 174
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Originally Posted by RustA View Post

Objective2

Asking for opinions on the best, not best value lol tongue.gif

post #47 of 174
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

The O2 was built to mimic the Benchmark DAC1 on the cheap. Read nwavguys blog.

 

Yes, I know very well... O2 if you only need basic inputs/outputs, DAC1 if you need more options.

post #48 of 174
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Asking for opinions on the best, not best value lol tongue.gif

 

You had asked, I answered according to my opinion. Simple as that.

post #49 of 174

I vote Mjolnir for best SS and LG for best tube.

post #50 of 174
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I vote Mjolnir for best SS and LG for best tube.

did you think the mjolnir was about on par with the LG? 

post #51 of 174
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

did you think the mjolnir was about on par with the LG? 

My time was spent with the LCD-3, HE-6 when using LG. Mjolnir is absolutely on par with LG using LCD-3.

And HE-6 not so much.

post #52 of 174
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

My time was spent with the LCD-3, HE-6 when using LG. Mjolnir is absolutely on par with LG using LCD-3.
And HE-6 not so much.

While I didn't hear Mjolnir with the LCD 3 I did hear it with other orthos and I don't think it was even close. Might have to pass judgement after hearing them all with the LCD 3 in March I suppose.
post #53 of 174
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

My time was spent with the LCD-3, HE-6 when using LG. Mjolnir is absolutely on par with LG using LCD-3.

And HE-6 not so much.

This is good news, will save me money, ALOT of money.

post #54 of 174

I've only heard them with SS amps no tubes.  

 

Note: The GS-X MKII is not out yet.. 

 

IMO:

(Mjolnir = BHA-1)  These two are great with the LCDs a toss up for me..

4 channel B22

GS-1

Balanced M^3

Balanced CK²III 

Emotiva a-100 miniX (not so good with volume play)

Burson 160D

Magni   blink.gif


Edited by preproman - 1/9/13 at 6:11pm
post #55 of 174
Thread Starter 

Preproman, make sure to post your impressions of the gs-x mkii/lcd3 versus mjolnir/lcd3, was going to listen to the gs-x's at the meet but didn't get time. People were raving about it though.

post #56 of 174

just for preproman = LAu rocks with the LCD3 ;-) . My go to amp is still the Liquid Glass though, just wonderful synergy..dB

post #57 of 174
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

just for preproman = LAu rocks with the LCD3 ;-) . My go to amp is still the Liquid Glass though, just wonderful synergy..dB

Does the liquid glass brighten up the LCD3s like the mjolnir does? Or does that totally depend on the tubes you roll? Very interested to hear more about this amp.

post #58 of 174
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

just for preproman = LAu rocks with the LCD3 ;-) . My go to amp is still the Liquid Glass though, just wonderful synergy..dB

 

 

I heard about the setback on the LAu and other CA amps...  Wishing Alex the best..

post #59 of 174

It really depends on the tubes you roll. The sound changes so much with different tubes. 

 

Coin Base RCA 6SN7s were my favorites with the HD800 and HE6. I could see them working well with LCD Xs as well. 

 

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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Does the liquid glass brighten up the LCD3s like the mjolnir does? Or does that totally depend on the tubes you roll? Very interested to hear more about this amp.

post #60 of 174
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

It really depends on the tubes you roll. The sound changes so much with different tubes. 

 

Coin Base RCA 6SN7s were my favorites with the HD800 and HE6. I could see them working well with LCD Xs as well. 

 

Hmmm I guess the liquid glass could in a way save money too, more versatile, good amp for more headphones than the mjolnir. I don't know anything about tubes, what tubes are the most transparent and detailed in general?

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