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AMP/DAC for LCD-2

post #1 of 13
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Hello All,

 

I'm planning on picking up an LCD-2 soon but was wondering what would a good AMP/DAC Combo be for it <$1000.  I currently have the Schiit Magni/Modi but heard that may not be enough to power it.


Would Bifrost/Asgard, Valhalla or Lyr be a good match? Or would you reccommend something else in this price range?


Edited by bclark8923 - 1/15/13 at 8:39am
post #2 of 13

The schiit stuff would be fine, opinions with the LCD-2 are mixed tho. What about a 2 on 1 unit, like the 160Ds

post #3 of 13

Mjolnir + Bifrost

post #4 of 13

Hi Bclark,

 

You may want to take a look into the DACmini, our desktop DAC/amp. I use LCD 2's here at the office for testing purposes and they sound excellent together.

 

Here is what one head-fier said:

"I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." -Headphoneaddict

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

-Kenny

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post

Hi Bclark,

 

You may want to take a look into the DACmini, our desktop DAC/amp. I use LCD 2's here at the office for testing purposes and they sound excellent together.

 

Here is what one head-fier said:

"I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." -Headphoneaddict

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

-Kenny

 

How does the DACmini do with bass in comparison to the burson 160Ds or the Schii Bifrost/Lyr in your opinion? I like bassier music in general so tend to prefer that as punchy and strong.

post #6 of 13

I've used both, and this is what i think:

DACmini: Accurate, flat response

160Ds: Articulate bass, warm sounding

post #7 of 13

I have never listened much to Schiit products but i would generally have to agree with fabio on his answers.

post #8 of 13

I would also agree with Fabio. I have the same opinnion on the dacmini verses the Buron 160ds. I enjot the dacmini lcd2 combo.

post #9 of 13

Both amps are outstanding with the LCD-2, it comes to personal preference the kind of sound you like. 

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by bclark8923 View Post

Hello All,

 

I'm planning on picking up an LCD-2 soon but was wondering what would a good AMP/DAC Combo be for it <$1000.  I currently have the Schiit Magni/Modi but heard that may not be enough to power it.


Would Bifrost/Asgard, Valhalla or Lyr be a good match? Or would you reccommend something else in this price range?

I have the Bifrost/Asgard with the LCD 2.2. It is an outstanding combo. I have heard that the Asgard 2 is even better and I am planning to research that model. 

post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post

Hi Bclark,

 

You may want to take a look into the DACmini, our desktop DAC/amp. I use LCD 2's here at the office for testing purposes and they sound excellent together.

 

Here is what one head-fier said:

"I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." -Headphoneaddict

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

-Kenny

Kenny, I'm intrigued. I'm no electrical engineer but how would you differentiate the Dacmini from the Schiit Mjolnir or the Burson Soloist ?

Thanks

post #12 of 13

I have listened to the lcd2 with the lyr and bifrost and found it to be outstanding. The Asgard to will save you a good bit of money and should drive them well also. 

post #13 of 13

Are the Lyr and the Bitfrost the best Dac/amp Combo for the LCD-2???? or can i find a better combo?

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