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Solid State Amp for Audez'e LCD-3 for heavy music

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Hi guys!

I am looking for some high end SS amp for my LCD-3's. I only listen to heavy music like black/viking/doom metal so I am looking for something that is especially better for such music. I prefer dark sound signature. The source will be my Eximus DP1 DAC and I am planning to use balanced connection. Currently I am driving my LCD-3's form the built-in amp in my Eximus DP1 and I want something that will really make a difference. Currently I am considering the following amps:

 

RSA The Dark Star
HeadAmp GS-X
Bryston BHA-1
Rudistor RP030
Harmony Design Ear 909
SPL Phonitor
Luxman P-700u
Luxman P-1u
AMB Beta 22
Schiit Mjolnir

 

Any advice?

post #2 of 26

BUDA

post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 

What is BUDA?
 

post #4 of 26

Audio-gd Master 8

post #5 of 26

If you like dark... step one is to dump the Eximus.  After that it's hard to get darker than the B22.

post #6 of 26

Would add stay away from these for your stated goals...

 

RSA The Dark Star
Bryston BHA-1
Rudistor RP030
SPL Phonitor
Luxman P-1u
Schiit Mjolnir

post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Would add stay away from these for your stated goals...

 

RSA The Dark Star
Bryston BHA-1
Rudistor RP030
SPL Phonitor
Luxman P-1u
Schiit Mjolnir


What's wrong with Dark Star? Is it bad? And how about GS-X mk2?

post #8 of 26

DarkStar isn't dark.  I've got a whole other list of why I'd never touch one but 'not dark' is enough.

post #9 of 26
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What is BUDA?
 

 

This is BUDA

 

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post #10 of 26

You should try a vintage receiver with a headphone jack. I tried the LCD 2's with my Yamaha CR2020. Sounded pretty good, and it's what I would call dark.

post #11 of 26
Dark sound certainly needs to come from the source. Get an amp that can strangle the little darlings without fingerprints and color your sound another way.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Would add stay away from these for your stated goals...

 

RSA The Dark Star
Bryston BHA-1
Rudistor RP030
SPL Phonitor
Luxman P-1u
Schiit Mjolnir

 

As the owner of an LCD3 and BHA-1, I can certainly say it is not for you if you want a dark sound. It might not be a popular choice on here nor is it as expensive as those in your list but give the Violectric V100/V200 a shot if you can.

post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 

What about GS-X mk2? Is it a good choice?

post #14 of 26

If you like your source... yes.

post #15 of 26
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What about GS-X mk2? Is it a good choice?

 

What did you decide on?

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