Originally Posted by paradoxper
You need to balance the chain out equally. With the LCD-2 the Lyr and Bifrost can't be beat in that price range.
While leaving a nice chunk of change to play with some tube rolling.
I don't see why you would want to bottleneck the potential of the LCD-2 with the Objective gear, or the budget Schiit mini's.
Objective2/ODAC is fully capable to drive LCD-2 to their full potential, you can even read up full details on nwavguy's blog (use search button, he even talked about current with LCD-2).
If you look about high-end professional amps like Fostex HP-A8, DAC1/DAC2, O2 etc., none of those output 10W or so... Why? Because it's overkill and you are only getting distortion with overdriving your headphones. Actually, O2/ODAC specs are very similar to both HP-A8 and DAC1/DAC2... It's a SPECTACULAR piece of gear.
EDIT: Not to say that the version with 1/4 headphone out and better internal connections is even better...
Edited by RustA - 2/9/13 at 4:07am