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Audeze LCD-2 driver failures

post #1 of 31
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In November, 2011, my Audeze LCD-2 had a driver failure on the right side. I sent them back to Audeze where thy were quickly repaired. Now today, Jan.8, 2013, the left side suddenly went out as soon as I plugged them into my Burson HA-160D Headphone DAC/Amp. I reported this to Audeze Support. Has anyone else had this issue? I don't know if they are still under warranty, but I'm fearful that it will happen again.

post #2 of 31

Anyone know if the Burson HA-160D delivers some DC during power down?  That could be part of the problem.

 

When plugging in headphones and turning the amp off be sure the volume is set to zero.

post #3 of 31
I own a ha 160d and lcd 2 too. You have just made me paranoid lol.
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Also is it dangerous to turn off the burson when the volume is not at zero?
post #5 of 31

the Soloist seems to have a relay that definitively cuts in

I'm not sure about the 160D

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I have a Grado RS-1 that I also use with the Burson HA-160DS. I have been using the Grados for many years with no issues and they sound great too. Besides the Burson, I also use them with a Berning micro-ZOTL personal amplifier than I bought several years ago that I paired with a PS Audio DACIII. As far as the volume always being turned to zero, before connecting or disconnecting the headphones, I don't know if that's always the case as I never turn the volume all that high in the first place for any length of time while wearing them. And the volume was not up when they went out this time. I had thought about buying the Audeze LCD-3, but I just un-thought about it. The LCD-2's that I own are the Rev.1. I don't know if that makes a difference.


Edited by blakjava2011 - 1/8/13 at 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by blakjava2011 View Post

 I had thought about buying the Audeze LCD-3, but I just un-thought about it.

 

I wish I could do things like that. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by blakjava2011 View Post

In November, 2011, my Audeze LCD-2 had a driver failure on the right side. I sent them back to Audeze where thy were quickly repaired. Now today, Jan.8, 2013, the left side suddenly went out as soon as I plugged them into my Burson HA-160D Headphone DAC/Amp. I reported this to Audeze Support. Has anyone else had this issue? I don't know if they are still under warranty, but I'm fearful that it will happen again.

They are still under warranty.

post #9 of 31
Thread Starter 

Got a RMA number to return the LCD-2s. The thing is, I've had my Grado RS-1 for years without a hitch. I would hate to upgrade to the LCD-3 and have this happen.

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Originally Posted by blakjava2011 View Post

Got a RMA number to return the LCD-2s. The thing is, I've had my Grado RS-1 for years without a hitch. I would hate to upgrade to the LCD-3 and have this happen.

Just remember Grado's aren't impervious to issues...like say the Grattle.

post #11 of 31

Audeze has great customer service but they also known for this kind of problems.

post #12 of 31

Never heard this kind of issue with any Burson amp, only with earlier models of schiit. 

 

Edit: i just noticed you have a pair of grado's. 


Edited by jackwess - 1/14/13 at 5:35pm
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Audeze has great customer service but they also known for this kind of problems.

In late 2011-early 2012 agreed. But since then, things have been looking up. smile.gif

post #14 of 31
For the second time my LCD2 fazor left driver has failed, about 5 months after the first time, which was also about 5 months
post #15 of 31
I hope my LCD2F holds together because I"m closing in on the end of warranty.

My personal experience with Audeze's warranty has been very poor. I had my LCD2 that was purchased in 2013 sent out for repair under warranty. The right side driver died in use. It took around 2 weeks for the whole process. I am grateful for their free fazor upgrade, however the workmanship was poor. When I received them, there were nicks and chips all around with cross threaded screws holding the grill. In addition, there was a hairline crack in the Y yoke joint holding the ear cup.
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