Originally Posted by ariesq
Anyone try the LCD-XC with the HPA-21? The LCD-XC is a little on the brighter side compared to LCD-X, just wanted to see if they had the same synergy that other's are reporting.
Since it was the first time I heard LCD-XC I compared LCD-X and LCD-XC using HPA-21 (current output of course).
From all the comments in the LCD-XC thread my first reaction was that LCD-XC is less similar to LCD-X than I thought.
You have to turn up th volume a little bit for LCD-XC to get the same SPL as LCD-X.
LCD-XC has a hump in the frequency response in the high mids / low treble that for example makes voices sound more trebly, "in your face" or more close miked if you will. When you switch back to LCD-X the voices turns notably softer.
The bass is a little bit stronger than for LCD-X.
I didn't think of any differences in the treble.
LCD-XC has a little bit less airy and more "compact" or "solid" sound than LCD-X, as expected of a closed can.