There are no power output ratings on his current site, but it's powered by 2 9v batteries and it really kicks out the sound.
Anyone looking for a great portable option for the LCD-X would do well to consider it.
Edited by leesure - 1/25/14 at 3:19pm
I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that they would look exactly the same (within experimental/measurement error).
Just how it's spelled here, but actually the article above was very enlightening. Oh, and it's spelled "colour" and "favourite".
Hope you're doing well Steve...any updates on your new amp? I bet it would be a peach with the LCD-X!
I did the review on the Pico Power at Dagogo and like the map very much. It is very dynamic for a portable
Well I just pulled the trigger and bought the LCD-X.
I will be using a Schitt stack for home use but I'd also like to take these on the road with my Fiio X-3
Can I get a list of some portable amps to give me the gain I will need? I don't think the X-3 will have enough on it's own to make these cans sing.
Maybe something that would add a bit of punch to the bass as well. Not a basshead but I am a bas player and I like some impact in the low end!
LCD-X is not difficult to drive. At 96 dB/SPL any decent portable amp can drive it. As mentioned already, M8 and Pico power are good candidates. I have demoed LCD-X on a local retailer using Leckerton UHA-6SMKII and it also has no problem driving the LCD-X. I have both the M8 and UHA-6SMKII.
The M8 is versatile and can do what most desktop amps can do and more. (Maybe better than some entry-level desktop amps). However, it's on the huge side for a portable and you need to get a source compatible with it. You can't use just it's amplifier section. Battery life is also on the short side at 6 hours on full charge.
The Leckerton is tiny in comparison, also versatile in it's own way. It has a built-in DAC with mutiple digital inputs, (USB, toslink, coax) but you can also isolate and just use it's amplifier. If you want to tinker with it you can change the opamp on it's output stage. It also has long battery life. If you use it for the amp alone it could last 30 hours on full charge.
Nice...mine have opened up after just 20, so if there is still more to come that's pretty amazing. I fired them up on the Meier stack today and to my ears they have definitely changed a bit since first listen. This is pretty remarkable...
Well I have not received them yet, Music Direct is shipping them on Monday so I am excited!
I forgot that they were more efficient than the LCD-2/3 so it is entirely possible that my little X3 will be all the power I need.
I do want to give them the headroom they deserve portably so I may try them out with a few amps anyway just to see if it opens them up.
I am using the Schitt Modi/Magni at home by the way.
I will check out the amps recommended here.
Any other suggestions?
Or you just like the effect of a specific amp to the FR response of LCD-X. Quality you are referring to leaning towards subjectivity. It's not the LCD-X that is picky it's the listener. Having an almost ruler flat Frequency Response, I reckon it is easier to hear tiny difference in the amps used.