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$1000 to spend on an amp/dac for LCD-2s...

post #1 of 11
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What do I get?  I would like the absolute best sound I can get out of these cans for under $1000.  If it's slightly more I can stretch it, but I'd like to stay under.  I've heard great things about the Lyr/Bifrost combo, but would like to look at some other options.  The Woo WA7 Fireflies looks cool too.  Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 11

Are you aiming for absolutely as neutral as possible or something more on the fun side?  In other words is a slightly colored amp that may make the LCD-2 more fun to listen to a bad idea?

 

For the price the Lyr/Bifrost sure seems like a great idea and their designers are darn learned in the arts of audio design.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Fun. I'm not an audio engineer, I simply listen for pleasure.
post #4 of 11

Soloist + Bifrost is a winning combination as well. 

 

There's also the Soloist SL which is cheaper, but with the unique sound signature of burson lineup. 


Edited by formula1 - 2/25/13 at 4:58pm
post #5 of 11

I just read the whole LCD-2 thread. Saw a lot of recommendations for the DAC Mini and it's in your price range as well. I just ordered one for myself... I hope all the reviews are correct, it sounds like a real powerhouse with a great DAC all in a small form factor. Anyway, LOTS of folks using that combo with their LCD-2s and are very happy with it. 

post #6 of 11
IMO, the Woo 6 SE is the perfect choice. It's around $1000 but no DAC is with it. If I were shopping for an amp, I would that and buy a seperate DAC later.
post #7 of 11

Yeah the Dacmini is pretty good option for stretching out the LCD2s treble IMO, or this and this for a combo

 

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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

Yeah the Dacmini is pretty good option for stretching out the LCD2s treble IMO, or this and this for a combo

 

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You know... That DACPort product is very cool. No batteries needed (assume it uses USB power). So that would open me up to getting a separate amp instead of having to get an all-in-one... Very interesting indeed. Maybe there's some good Schiit in my future after all... wink.gif

 

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IMO, the Woo 6 SE is the perfect choice. It's around $1000 but no DAC is with it. If I were shopping for an amp, I would that and buy a seperate DAC later.

 

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post #10 of 11

I bought a LCD3, and really don't know whart to take.

DAC+AMP our DAC/AMP:

With my research i found Schiit MAGNIR+MOLJNIR or Audio-GD 27, what do you think or if you have a better option?

I am listening Rock/Hard Rock/Post Rock.

Ty

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by zekioflo View Post

I bought a LCD3, and really don't know whart to take.

DAC+AMP our DAC/AMP:

With my research i found Schiit MAGNIR+MOLJNIR or Audio-GD 27, what do you think or if you have a better option?

I am listening Rock/Hard Rock/Post Rock.

Ty

 

For such genres i recommend the Burson soloist, it have more bass slam than the Mjolnir with great soundstage.

 

LCD-3 + soloist is a good combination. 

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