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post #61 of 203
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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post



From all the research I have done spending hours here,if you want a solid state amp it really comes down to these 2 options.

Yes I have come to the same conclusion. At least if you don't want a tube amp. But for me that is the case. 

Another amp to have in mind could be the Teac HA-501, but there is no review and information available so far besides the specs on the Teac site, 

post #62 of 203

Looking forward to hearing some comparisons between the SL and the other amps in its price range when it comes to amping the LCD-2's. I know Soloist has gotten rave reviews, but that one I'm not interested in due to it using their stepped attenuator (which I don't like as I change my volume often in shuffle play and the ticking sound really bothered me when I had the 160D).  If SL is said to retain much of the Soloist's sound signature then I'd be very interested in giving these a try.

post #63 of 203

You can get on the list of their loaner program on FB. I sent my application already smile.gif

post #64 of 203
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Originally Posted by hydothe View Post

My concerns too, not sure how different they are between SL and full size, besides the SL missing preamp option.

 

Im also undecided about going single end with soloist or balanced with Schiit Mj.

I had a chance to listen to the SL today. It has the basic sound signature as the full size soloist, if a bit more nimble. That said, I felt the higher power reserve of the full size soloist and the premium volume control still have an advantage. Things are more controlled and transparent at the same time with the soloist.

post #65 of 203
Is this a good match for low impedance headphones like an Audio Technica W1000X? I'm looking for something that's not shrill up top with zero background noise. I was all set on a tube amp but I'm interested in this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
post #66 of 203
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

Is this a good match for low impedance headphones like an Audio Technica W1000X? I'm looking for something that's not shrill up top with zero background noise. I was all set on a tube amp but I'm interested in this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

The Soloist has been used with the W3000anv by other people. Considering that the SL is a soloist with less power, it should be fine using the ATH's on the lowest gain which have blacker background. 

post #67 of 203
How would this compare with a tube amp like the WA6 in terms of the bass, mids, highs, and the overall body of the sound?
post #68 of 203
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

You can get on the list of their loaner program on FB. I sent my application already smile.gif

Join the club, Formula! Did you hear there also sending out an LCD-3 WITH IT? AMAZING RIGHT!!?

post #69 of 203
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Originally Posted by Burglar View Post

Thank you. I read that post and I also want to test the v200 against both the soloists and then decide. 

I've got the LCD-3 though.

  Seeing you have the lcd-3s you might want to check out the bryston balanced amp as well.I have lcd 2 v2s and I tried them with the bryston and boy did the bryston change the way the audezes sound.They are the only amp I have tried with the lcd2 v2 that really makes the audezes more neutral sounding.And the bass was just spectacular.The bryston is a very good match for the lcd2 v2.it is the best sounding amp that  I have heard on the audezes.The bryston really neutralizes the lcd2s tendancy to sound warmish.With the bryston the lcd 2 sounds very neutral sounding.

  it does cost a bit more but with the balanced drive option you have more flexibility and more power.


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post #70 of 203
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Originally Posted by Burglar View Post

Thank you. I read that post and I also want to test the v200 against both the soloists and then decide. 

I've got the LCD-3 though.

  Seeing you have the lcd-3s you might want to check out the bryston balanced amp as well.I have lcd 2 v2s and I tried them with the bryston and boy did the bryston change the way the audezes sound.They are the only amp I have tried with the lcd2 v2 that really makes the audezes more neutral sounding.And the bass was just spectacular.The bryston is a very good match for the lcd2 v2.it is the best sounding amp that  I have heard on the audezes.The bryston really neutralizes the lcd2s tendancy to sound warmish.With the bryston the lcd 2 sounds very neutral sounding.

  it does cost a bit more but with the balanced drive option you have more flexibility and more power.

One thing to remember, (I haven't heard the Bryston Balanced mind you, but I've heard this from a lot of people) that the 1/4 plug SUCKS, but the balanced one is absolutely amazing. 

post #71 of 203

Nice sweet-looking amp.

I'm just wondering, how "universal" it is, like how would it sound with cans as ATH-AD2000x and IEMs like Sure SE535:)))

Any opinions?
 

post #72 of 203
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Originally Posted by aqtaket View Post

Nice sweet-looking amp.

I'm just wondering, how "universal" it is, like how would it sound with cans as ATH-AD2000x and IEMs like Sure SE535:)))

Any opinions?
 

 

Im sure the guys who were selected on the new loaner program will post some opinions (i hope)

i guess i will have to wait and see if the Soloist SL is a good addition to my office rig. 

post #73 of 203
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

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Originally Posted by aqtaket View Post

Nice sweet-looking amp.

I'm just wondering, how "universal" it is, like how would it sound with cans as ATH-AD2000x and IEMs like Sure SE535:)))

Any opinions?
 

 

Im sure the guys who were selected on the new loaner program will post some opinions (i hope)

i guess i will have to wait and see if the Soloist SL is a good addition to my office rig. 

GUESS WHO WAS CHOSEN!! MEEE! I'm the last one on the 1 list. If you look, im Ethan Wolfredface.gif

post #74 of 203
I pulled the trigger on one and should be getting it shortly.
post #75 of 203

My prediction is that this amp is going to get a lot of love.  It sounds (I'm told, I haven't been able to compare) like the big Soloist, which is one of the most neutral and capable SS amps around, but doesn't have the stepped attenuator volume control that some folks dislike, and drops a gain level and pre-out that many don't need.  All in all, it's a pretty strong value proposition for a quality piece of kit.  I'm really enjoying mine and will be sad to see it go if I end up with HE-6s...

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