Originally Posted by Kaizer-J
Hi, have you received your LCD-2? I'm interested in hearing in more in depth impressions on how the NFB-28 pairs with the LCD-2 fazor, since I'm considering to get the NFB-28 myself... The fazor model that I have sounds different from rev1 in terms of tonality (dark vs slightly bright)....
Yes I have... Here is a review I sent to Patrick Sutton at Nice Cans, where I first auditioned LCD-2.2's (non-Fazor) off a Benchmark DAC1. The only other audio I have to compare to is onboard and the headphone out of a NAD 356BEE with DAC module.
"My pair isn't as warm in the mids, and the bass doesn't sound as deep (shows on the personal FR graph, attached), but I find them just as pleasing as when I tried your pair... it's probably amp differences. The upper mids are fantastic on this pair (I'm quite picky here), imaging/cohesiveness are top-notch, and details and control show at all volume levels. While they aren't as attention grabbing up front, they've grown on me wayyyy more than I expected... my neck's been hurting from wearing them so much this week. From Norah Jones to Al Green to The Black Keys to Aphex Twin, everything is engaging and comfortably presented. I've surprisingly listened to as much rock recently as I did when I went through my 'Led Zeppelin phase' years ago... which hasn't been in my rotation since :). All that's left is to build my balanced cable and I should be set for a long time! Thanks so much, again!
The Benchmark was more detailed, but I think the level of noise in my 28 is covering that last bit. As soon as I can solve that issue, I'll be good to go. Also, I didn't mention that the treble is more dark than smokey. Mid/lower treble is a bit lacking... but many say this should open up with more power (hence the balanced cables).
Compared to the NAD, there's more detail and control, and less of a center image. Better layering, too. The NAD sounds great though. The amp portion is great, the DAC isn't as grand.
Feel free to PM with any questions!
Edited by jodgey4 - 5/23/14 at 10:30pm