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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 #91 of 174
What about the Soloist SL (I think) ? Burson claims it has the DNA of the Soloist and is cheaper.
post #92 of 174
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

What about the Soloist SL (I think) ? Burson claims it has the DNA of the Soloist and is cheaper.

 

They are Running a loaner program with the SL+LCD3 currently. Its on their FB. 

post #93 of 174

I have a Mjolnir using with LCD2.2 and Gungnir dac. The package sounds awesome. It started out sounding a little more dark than I thought it might but now the phones just sound neutral to very very slightly on the warm side. I can (and do) listen to the rig for hours on end. Wouldn't the combo work great on the LCD3 also?

post #94 of 174

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I have a Mjolnir using with LCD2.2 and Gungnir dac. The package sounds awesome. It started out sounding a little more dark than I thought it might but now the phones just sound neutral to very very slightly on the warm side. I can (and do) listen to the rig for hours on end. Wouldn't the combo work great on the LCD3 also?

 

I just got my LCD2.2 a few days ago and am debating between Mjolnir, Soloist, and V200 amps. I listen to mostly rock/alternative/metal, and I am a basshead. I do enjoy a warm and natural musical sound that isn't too analytically neutral.

 

Based on my preferences, what's the right choice?

post #95 of 174
Why isn't the Leben CS 300 on the list? It is fabulous with LCD3....
post #96 of 174
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Originally Posted by the8o88y View Post

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I have a Mjolnir using with LCD2.2 and Gungnir dac. The package sounds awesome. It started out sounding a little more dark than I thought it might but now the phones just sound neutral to very very slightly on the warm side. I can (and do) listen to the rig for hours on end. Wouldn't the combo work great on the LCD3 also?

I just got my LCD2.2 a few days ago and am debating between Mjolnir, Soloist, and V200 amps. I listen to mostly rock/alternative/metal, and I am a basshead. I do enjoy a warm and natural musical sound that isn't too analytically neutral.

Based on my preferences, what's the right choice?

Mjo is great, especially with withLCD3. . The V200 can be a little too dark with LCD3, but it is great with everything else, including LCD2
Edited by ardilla - 10/21/13 at 2:51am
post #97 of 174
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Originally Posted by commtrd View Post

I have a Mjolnir using with LCD2.2 and Gungnir dac. The package sounds awesome. It started out sounding a little more dark than I thought it might but now the phones just sound neutral to very very slightly on the warm side. I can (and do) listen to the rig for hours on end. Wouldn't the combo work great on the LCD3 also?

I have had the LCD3s for a few months and the Mjo does indeed sound completely awesome as does the Gungnir dac. I have no doubt there are any number of other amp/dac combos that will also sound just beautiful with the LCD3s. In fact I just can't work up any motivation for getting another amp or dac to try with these phones since what I have sounds really nice. Maybe someday I will try a Cyclops speaker amp but for now looking at twin turbos and new injectors, valve springs, push rods, and head studs for my diesel truck. BUT if the rig I have now was really bugging me (it definitely is not) that would be a top priority to fix. Fortunately there is a wide diversity of gear for every taste in audiophile and it's all good...
post #98 of 174

I was lucky enough to hear these cans on a few of the amps listed last weekend. I voted for the Mjolnir because it sounded absolutely amazing. I liked the WA6 SE slightly more, but for the price, the Schiit would be my choice. The Woo seemed to have slightly better dynamics than the Schiit, and sounded a little warmer (which I like), but for the money, the Mjolnir can't be beat (in my opinion).

post #99 of 174
WA6-SE!!!


Though i like my gsx mk2 more.
post #100 of 174
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

WA6-SE!!!


Though i like my gsx mk2 more.

 

Elaborate?

post #101 of 174

the WA6-SE was really good with LCD-3, but it felt like the LCD-3 was kinda being held back, the LCD-2 paired alot better with it. it [the LCD-3] didn't have that synergistic quality with the WA6-SE IMO. at least for me, i felt like dynamics could be better and the bass wasn't great. 

 

though part of this is also bias since i seem to have a preference for the LCD-2s presentation, just the GSX mk2 made the LCD-3 sound so much better, that i was willing to accept the LCD-3 and the better sound in exchange for the difference in bass.

 

the WA6-SE with the right tubes sounded great with LCD-3 though, huge soundstage, great imaging too!


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 10/21/13 at 2:47pm
post #102 of 174

With the amount of people raving about the GSXmk2 I'm surprised not too many have voted for it...

post #103 of 174

i noticed that too, but the GSX Mk2 was still new i think when this thread was made. also not many have heard it.

post #104 of 174
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i noticed that too, but the GSX Mk2 was still new i think when this thread was made. also not many have heard it.

A poll like this isn't really about what's the best, but "what's the best you have heard " Cheaper and more accessible amps are favored in the poll by methodological design.
post #105 of 174

Right now I have a gungnir feeding a mjolnir and it sounds absolutely amazing, but I am thinking about adding a WA22 to my system. Has anyone used the preamp out XLR connections on the mjolnir to feed the WA22? I am wondering how this would sound. 

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