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post #3001 of 5030

Since I truly respect Frank I's opinion (and I haven't heard the LCD-X with 300B-based tube amp), there it is...the stuff works!

post #3002 of 5030
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Originally Posted by figaro69 View Post
 

I would consider the LCD-X almost the polar opposite or the HD-800s.  300b tube amps are reported to match perfectly with the HD800s since they provide the warmth that they lack; now, the LCD-Xs are already darker-sounding and much warmer than the HD-800s.  Wouldn't it be reasonable to assume, then, that the 300B + LCD-X combo would be too syrupy or overly warm?  I've never actually listened to a 300B amp, I'm just going from what I've read in the head-fi threads.Yes 

 

I haven't had too much experience with other 300B tube amps other than my ECBA and some I've heard at meets. The LCD-X with ECBA is not remotely overly warm or too syrupy to me. I have heard other tube amps that sound that way though, not necessarily 300B. I agree with PrTv that there are several factors that contribute to the sound, not just the fact it's using 300B tubes. The general character of the ECBA is transparent, detailed, spacious, fast - among other things. That doesn't change with the LCD-X, and it doesn't make the combo sound overly warm even though the headphones are considered darker as you say. In my experience using a good tube amp (300B or not) does almost always add some level of fullness, liquidity, and naturalism. And it can still sound fast and highly resolving. 

 

I'm not saying other 300B amps don't sound too syrupy but this shouldn't be a broad generalization with the LCD-X. 

post #3003 of 5030

I heard the Balancing Act with the LCD X and thought it was very synergistic and it sounded fabulous when i heard it at the San Fransisco show. I truly enjoyed the combination. Scary good using the  KR PX4 tubes

post #3004 of 5030
Anyone hear direct comparisons between woo wa7 vs wa6se vs wa22 on the lcd x?
post #3005 of 5030
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Anyone hear direct comparisons between woo wa7 vs wa6se vs wa22 on the lcd x?


i'd be curious in this as well

post #3006 of 5030

I have used them on all three amps while the Woo amps were here for comparison. I did not care for them on the WA 6SE but liked it on the WA7 and the WA22 with the upgraded tubes. The W5 is my reference and they are excellent on the WA5. I will  be getting some solid state amps shortly to listen too for reviews and will post my findings as I get some time with other amps. If you deciding between the WA7 or the 6SE form them I would go with the  WA7

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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post

Perfect cable for the LCD-X beerchug.gif

Funny thing. The day I received that braid was the day I discovered that Audez'e had decided to drop their gunmetal gray option.

se
post #3008 of 5030
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

Damn, that is nice smily_headphones1.gif Steve Eddy should get into fashion after he's done making cables, he sure knows how to make things look nice

Don't you have to be gay to be a male in the fashion industry? tongue.gif

se
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Funny thing. The day I received that braid was the day I discovered that Audez'e had decided to drop their gunmetal gray option.

se

Mine the pair on  the Stereophile cover.  Not sure how many pairs are out there but I am looking forward t  that sexy cable Steve. 

post #3010 of 5030
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I have used them on all three amps while the Woo amps were here for comparison. I did not care for them on the WA 6SE but liked it on the WA7 and the WA22 with the upgraded tubes. The W5 is my reference and they are excellent on the WA5. I will  be getting some solid state amps shortly to listen too for reviews and will post my findings as I get some time with other amps. If you deciding between the WA7 or the 6SE form them I would go with the  WA7


very interesting ! i'd been seriously considering the 6se, i have grado's too, and i have a MAD Ear+ HD , and a lyr.

they lyr has been at schiit having some work done, and i haven't heard the x's with it, but i'mjust kinda, sorta, maybe looking

for the perfect one amp for the lcd's, gs1000i, and the rs1i, i will say the x sounds very good with the MAD

post #3011 of 5030
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

Mine the pair on  the Stereophile cover.  Not sure how many pairs are out there but I am looking forward t  that sexy cable Steve. 

I let my Stereophile subscription lapse some years ago so haven't seen that cover.

se
post #3012 of 5030
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post


I let my Stereophile subscription lapse some years ago so haven't seen that cover.

se

The are posting it on facebook. I let mine lapse also. I will wait to read that review though. Friends get it

post #3013 of 5030
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I have used them on all three amps while the Woo amps were here for comparison. I did not care for them on the WA 6SE but liked it on the WA7 and the WA22 with the upgraded tubes. The W5 is my reference and they are excellent on the WA5. I will  be getting some solid state amps shortly to listen too for reviews and will post my findings as I get some time with other amps. If you deciding between the WA7 or the 6SE form them I would go with the  WA7

Hey Frank,

 

Out of curiosity, which SS amps will you be getting in?

post #3014 of 5030

I am finishing a review on the GSX Mk 11 and will also be getting some amps and dac form Meir Audio and working on others as well.

post #3015 of 5030
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

I heard the Balancing Act with the LCD X and thought it was very synergistic and it sounded fabulous when i heard it at the San Fransisco show. I truly enjoyed the combination. Scary good using the  KR PX4 tubes

 

Yeah I still need to get me some KR PX4 tubes but they are a little harder to find and have some quality issues. Not that cheap either. But based on what you said I will see if I can get my hands on some - have to see how it sounds for myself now

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