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

 
  • 18% (34)
    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% (58)
    NOT LISTED
186 Total Votes  
post #61 of 174

There is literally no way to really make a call like this. Especially since LG takes so many. You could potentially find tubes of different variants that are very transparent. 

 

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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

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?

post #62 of 174
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Originally Posted by detoxguy View Post

awww don't be mad bro...it's gonna be ok. This is a hobby of passion and sometimes people make passionate statements. No need to get bent out of shape. Jason has done a lot with his company in a short period of time and I think it's refreshing to have somebody in the industry who will actually engage the community, responds to feedback, and is willing to admit when his passion leads to momentary lapses in "protocol". 

 

All I can afford right now is my Bifrost/Lyr and for me this is end game

 

 

for now :)


I love the sentiments of this comment - so true, passion is good.

 

I thought I wasn't going to be a LCD fan until I heard the 3 with a Liquid Fire. I liked that a lot!

post #63 of 174
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

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?

 

 

No way in the world.  It's more like a way to spend even more money.  First the LG is not cheap, then tubes are not cheap,  Also this amp take so many different tubes you can be buying tubes for a lonf time..

post #64 of 174
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

No way in the world.  It's more like a way to spend even more money.  First the LG is not cheap, then tubes are not cheap,  Also this amp take so many different tubes you can be buying tubes for a lonf time..

Ya I just figured that out, didn't expect tubes to be that expensive, looked up some tubes online and they go for ALOT of money, leaning towards getting the mjolnir now, relatively cheap, no tube rolling, perfect for lcd3s, but that upcoming statement amp, hmm

post #65 of 174
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

No way in the world.  It's more like a way to spend even more money.  First the LG is not cheap, then tubes are not cheap,  Also this amp take so many different tubes you can be buying tubes for a lonf time..

Haha! Yea. save money in the long run with the endless amount of tube rolling.

 

Over 3k in tubes for Lyr and I'm betting that pales in comparison (long run wise) to LG.


Edited by paradoxper - 1/10/13 at 11:47am
post #66 of 174
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Ya I just figured that out, didn't expect tubes to be that expensive, looked up some tubes online and they go for ALOT of money, leaning towards getting the mjolnir now, relatively cheap, no tube rolling, perfect for lcd3s, but that upcoming statement amp, hmm

 

How long you want to wait for the statement.  Get the Mj.  Sell it as soon as the Statement comes out.   It's going to be a while before the statement comes out.

post #67 of 174
Thread Starter 

That's true, and schiit stuff is always in high demand so wont be too hard to sell. Mjolnir it is, and my wallet is happy. Thank goodness the LG doesn't walk over the MJ. 

post #68 of 174
Very few people have heard the LG , personally I think they differ by a wide margin
post #69 of 174

They certainly do with the HD800. It's not even a fair comparison on that front.

 

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Very few people have heard the LG , personally I think they differ by a wide margin
post #70 of 174
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

differ by a wide margin

In what ways do they differ drastically?

post #71 of 174

Dou you know somebody roughly for how much Statement will be?

post #72 of 174
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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

Very few people have heard the LG , personally I think they differ by a wide margin

I think that may only be the case with the HD800 which benefits the most from tube amps. Other than that, taking, say, the LCD-3

with either Mojo or LG, it's very close performing on either amp. Although, the difference being is x tubes being used in the LG.

 

But I'm of the opinion that statements of differences between amps are hugely exaggerated. Ultimately it's all subjective anyhow.

 

Statement should be roughly double the costs of balanced Schiit. So $1400-2000. But who knows really, a lot could change.


Edited by paradoxper - 1/11/13 at 3:47am
post #73 of 174

I completely agree but I was pretty underwhelmed by Mjolnir with most headphones I tried on it. I'd pick the BHA-1 9 times out of 10. It's still a good value but considering I'd pick the LG over the BHA-1 any day of the week I'd still say it's better.

 

Calling Mjolnir the 'overall best' is a stretch. Best value? Quite possible.

 

EDIT: I've only had 3 'wow' moments with headphones. I usually remind people how small some differences are myself.

 

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I think that may only be the case with the HD800 which benefits the most from tube amps. Other than that, taking, say, the LCD-3

with either Mojo or LG, it's very close performing on either amp. Although, the difference being is x tubes being used in the LG.

 

But I'm of the opinion that statements of differences between amps are hugely exaggerated. Ultimately it's all subjective anyhow.

 

Statement should be roughly double the costs of balanced Schiit. So $1400-2000. But who knows really, a lot could change.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 1/11/13 at 8:07am
post #74 of 174
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I completely agree but I was pretty underwhelmed by Mjolnir with most headphones I tried on it. I'd pick the BHA-1 9 times out of 10. It's still a good value but considering I'd pick the LG over the BHA-1 any day of the week I'd still say it's better.

 

Calling Mjolnir the 'overall best' is a stretch. Best value? Quite possible.

 

EDIT: I've only had 3 'wow' moments with headphones. I usually remind people how small some differences are myself.

 

I believe the Mjolnir is among the best w/LCD-3 when compared to the very best of amps. I am careful to not speak about pairings I haven't heard.

Such as the HD800 which has a higher resolution ceiling. for example.

 

I think Mjolnir could be the best value and I think the LG could be the most fun amp (w/all the rolling potential).

 

Considering the focus for this thread is the LCD-3, I remain adement that it's a top contending pairing.

 

And yea, I wish we could tone it down and give some realistic expectations. 


Edited by paradoxper - 1/11/13 at 9:10am
post #75 of 174

I don't own the mjolnir but was curious enough to seek it out at RMAF and try it. My headphones are LCD3 and I have owned the LG for longer than anyone cares. The micro resolution and soundscape that I am used to was not present on the mjolnir, I am not saying that it sounded poorly or even that it didn't sound good , I just feel that they are not very similar and my preference is for the amp that I own. Long winded descriptions are not useful to anybody as they are merely opinion (as is this entire commentary)..dB

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