I really like wooden stands, and I find Rooms Audio Line to be the sexiest. I have Typ FS in Mahogany finish, and it is tall enough for my W3000ANV, so LCD-XC won't be a problem.
none that I know of. I live in EU, so I didn't really look for USA distributors, it's usually other way around - I want something that is hard to come by in EU but pretty common in USA :)
I would not say the Oppo's are better than Audeze.....they are open backed, different, from reports they are better than the 2's but not quite as good as the closed back X's.
It seems the Oppo collective just keeps repeating the mantra...."better than anything else" and do it often enough that many believe it.
With the Gordon Lightfoot CD on a Marantz UD7007 through a Woo Wa7, the Audeze LCD-XC's sound better and the X's better still.
On other equipment the sound may be different.
Blanket statements that don't say what equipment is used and the LP, Digital file, SACD or CD played are bogus...no reference point to go by.
So, without a reference the statement is bogus.
Thanks for your reply! Not sure I would describe the Centrance as forward. Probably more neutral, which is what I've heard about the Oppo as well. Earlier in this thread, it was stated emphatically by a few that copper was the way to go, so I was surprised when I also heard people recommending silver.
Also, what are your thoughts on balanced vs. 1/4"?
Became confused versus the amp and headphones.
Oppo produces excellent and in the US fairly priced gear.
My point being that just because it is Oppo does not make it superior in a particular system, other gear may sound as good or better.
The "collective" seems to trumpet the superiority without taking time to consider their may be a better answer in a particular system.
Again, please accept my apologies for the confusion and this was not an attack but a observation.
Thanks again, this is a great forum.
No worries, I'm using my CDP --> Bryston BDA-2 --> GS-X Mk2.