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Best choice for portable Amp for LCD-2s??

post #1 of 52
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Hey head-fi, I am obviously new here and relatively new to high end audio listening.

But it's simple I am going to buy LCD-2's and I know that with a very expensive, highly specialized pair of headphones I will need a relatively expensive and specialized Amp (which i will get one), and someone like me should have no business flaunting a pair of those in public (should anything ever happen to them), but I still want to know what is out there that is pocket sized or somewhat close to it that I can get away with powering the planar magnetic drivers (I listen to all kinds of music mostly rock, drum n bass, electronic, and orchestra/classical.) in public, because I do plan on using them in public.

 

Sorry if that way too long and confusing sentence got you lost confused_face_2.gif but thank you for reading and let me know some brands, models, and where to buy if you could please!!!

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Oh I must also say I am sure that some one has already posted but I am taking the lazy route and asking again! o2smile.gif
 

post #3 of 52

http://www.aloaudio.com/rx-mk3

 

i heard these power lcd2s well

post #4 of 52

Jump on the Pico Power pre-order thread.

post #5 of 52
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Thank you I will keep this in mind and thanks for replying so quickley!o2smile.gif
 

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Both of you that is beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by crossjeremiah View Post

http://www.aloaudio.com/rx-mk3

 

i heard these power lcd2s well


A little pricey but if my research proves fruitful for this amp, I may have found a winner! it's very small and that is what I am stressing for my LCD-2s

Thank you crossjeremiah

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Originally Posted by mtntrance View Post

Jump on the Pico Power pre-order thread.


mtntrance I will hit up that thread you mentioned and see what I can dig up! cool.gif

post #9 of 52

Try RSA's The Intruder. Powers orthos like LCD2/3's and HE6/500s with ease.

post #10 of 52

The Intruder is very nice indeed, also offering the option to go balanced with the LCD-2. I've only used mine single-ended with the LCD-2, but even there the sound is very good.

 

I love the sound of my LCD-2 via my HeadAmp Pico USB DAC/amp also, so could easily recommend that too.

 

Regarding the Intruders ability to power the HE-6: Single-ended is a NO. It powers them to reasonable volumes on a balanced connection, but I don't think it approaches their potential. Don't think you'll find a better portable solution for driving the HE-6, but don't buy into discussion of it driving them "with ease". It is true of the other well known orthos, but not the HE-6.

 

I own all the stuff I'm talking about here, and do have a balanced connection for the HE-6 into the Intruder also.

post #11 of 52

don't forget the Graham Slee Voyager, seems to drive anything.

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Originally Posted by Mcberto View Post

Try RSA's The Intruder. Powers orthos like LCD2/3's and HE6/500s with ease.

As does the SR71B (or A), the LCD2/3 that is. 

post #13 of 52

C&C x02 (no joke, and it matches the lcd2 very well, even making the lcd2 sounds more "open")

post #14 of 52
do the Predator and O2 Combo power the LCD2 easily as well?
post #15 of 52
I've tried wearing mine out in public but got too nervous and far too self conscious.
I have an ibasso heron p3 linked up to my imod. It doesn't power the lcd2s enough. The amp distorts badly. Believe it or not, through the earphone out on the ipod they sound absolutely beautiful.
And I can tell you now....everything but everything sounds fantastic through the lcd2s. With the caveat that they have to be powerful enough to drive them.
I am looking at the ALO Continental V2 or the RXm3 .
But having heard so much about the opamp 627, whats really whetting my appetite is the Audiophile 627.
However, I am in the sane boat as you having not heard any of this stuff and being tucked away in SW England.smily_headphones1.gifredface.gif:)
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