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post #1921 of 1933

Enjoy the Taboo! it is a wonderful amp with the LCD's.

 

:beerchug:

post #1922 of 1933
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Enjoy the Taboo! it is a wonderful amp with the LCD's.

 

:beerchug:

Thanks! :biggrin: I most certainly will!

 

Hehehe always nice when people say that the LCD-X doesn't need an amp because it's only 20 Ohms and that it will sound good on just about anything. Well yeah, it sure does, but there still is a HUGE difference between the sound of amps that you plug it in!

post #1923 of 1933
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Thanks! :biggrin: I most certainly will!

 

Hehehe always nice when people say that the LCD-X doesn't need an amp because it's only 20 Ohms and that it will sound good on just about anything. Well yeah, it sure does, but there still is a HUGE difference between the sound of amps that you plug it in!


Yeah - the Decware was made for those low ohm planars - it's the total package.  So good!  I've been tempted to jump on one of those pre-amp or gain stages on Decware's site just to see if it actually makes the amp even more of a beast.  Is anyone using a pre-amp between their dac and the Taboo?  Any difference for the +++?

post #1924 of 1933
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Yeah - the Decware was made for those low ohm planars - it's the total package.  So good!  I've been tempted to jump on one of those pre-amp or gain stages on Decware's site just to see if it actually makes the amp even more of a beast.  Is anyone using a pre-amp between their dac and the Taboo?  Any difference for the +++?

I understand that the CSP3 most certainly makes a great difference (especially with analog sources), but if you have digital sources only, a Zbit apparently is an even better choice.

post #1925 of 1933
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Originally Posted by ToTje View Post
 

Thanks! :biggrin: I most certainly will!

 

Hehehe always nice when people say that the LCD-X doesn't need an amp because it's only 20 Ohms and that it will sound good on just about anything. Well yeah, it sure does, but there still is a HUGE difference between the sound of amps that you plug it in!


Yeah - the Decware was made for those low ohm planars - it's the total package.  So good!  I've been tempted to jump on one of those pre-amp or gain stages on Decware's site just to see if it actually makes the amp even more of a beast.  Is anyone using a pre-amp between their dac and the Taboo?  Any difference for the +++?

I had the CSP2+ as a Pre-Amp and the Taboo MK III along with a DacMagic Plus. it was better than the Taboo or the CSP2+ alone. However, each way I tried it had its own reward!

post #1926 of 1933
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Originally Posted by ToTje View Post
 

Thanks! :biggrin: I most certainly will!

 

Hehehe always nice when people say that the LCD-X doesn't need an amp because it's only 20 Ohms and that it will sound good on just about anything. Well yeah, it sure does, but there still is a HUGE difference between the sound of amps that you plug it in!


You need to use a balanced cable when lucid is off otherwise you have a type of channel imbalance.

post #1927 of 1933
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You need to use a balanced cable when lucid is off otherwise you have a type of channel imbalance.

Yeah I already said goodbye to my Oyaide cable with jackplug and am using the stock XLR cable for now.

I ordered a Toxic Virus cable with XR. :)

post #1928 of 1933

Which DAC would be nice with a Taboo + LCD-X combo?

Right now I have a Parasound Zdac, but I was told a different dac might improve the sound very much.

 

I have been advised:

- Theta Pro Gen V-A with a USB to coax converter

- Audio GD Master 7 (+ bridge)

- PS Audio Perfect Wave MK II (+ bridge) (Not R2R though)

- Perhaps wait to see what the Schiit Yggdrasil will be like

 

I also have been thinking about one from Decware, but that one is in 115 volt and I don't feel like buying a 230 volt to 115 volt converter + another audiophile cable, or a converter plug so I can use my own power cord.

 

The Taboo works best with > 3 volt unbalanced input. Some of these dacs do have that, others don't. However, some already have great dynamics, so I'm not even sure if I'd need that voltage.

 

 

Suggestions? :o2smile: 

At the moment I am leaning towards the Audio GD Master 7since I have read a shootout between this one and the PS Audio Wave MK II and it was said that the Audio GD was just a bit more enjoyable, even though they come very close.


Edited by ToTje - 2/26/15 at 1:13pm
post #1929 of 1933

I use a Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2. You can set the output at line level, or variable and use it to control the volume. It even has a remote.

post #1930 of 1933
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I use a Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2. You can set the output at line level, or variable and use it to control the volume. It even has a remote.


+1 for W4S DAC2.  I have the DSD version and it works very well with the three 3's (Taboo MKIII, CSP3+, and LCD-3).  It could be prettier but it works.

post #1931 of 1933
BMC PureDAC works very well with Taboo II and LCD 2r1 and 3F. Terrific low-level detail retrieval - the subtle stuff - which is very evident in the bass and lower mids. You can hear very well the ambience of the venue and how the instruments/musicians interact with it. I find it easy to forget the DAC and immerse myself in the music, something I've only found equally possible with the Meier StageDAC (of the others I know, all < $1000).

However I don't know whether it competes in the area of Master 7, PWD II etc.

FWIW, like others I look forward to Yggy. I think LCDs can take every bit of microdynamics and detail you throw at them, even if it's pretty analytical (especially when you can 'tune' with your tube amp). From what purrin, zerodeefex, MisterRogers and others have heard, it does seem worth waiting for a couple of months of impressions of it post-release. There should be a fair consensus (albeit with the usual honeymoon/hype period to filter out wink.gif) by late May...
post #1932 of 1933
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Originally Posted by funch View Post
 

I use a Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2. You can set the output at line level, or variable and use it to control the volume. It even has a remote.

+2 on the Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 with the Taboo. Beautiful combination. I have the DSDse version and it has been a great fit with many amps and headphones.

 

I never heard the PureDAC with the Taboo, but it is a terrific DAC as well.

post #1933 of 1933

Thanks for the insights, people! I'll look into the Wyred 4 sound dac 2! :)

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