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post #1636 of 2026

Using a Charleston Cable Company UPOCC. Ordered and received this while waiting for my Norne (which still isn't ready), and it's built extremely well and sounds great.

post #1637 of 2026
Anyone tried the Moon Audio silver dragon?

Jim
post #1638 of 2026
I've seen enough variety in XC frequency graphs to believe there is a relatively large tolerance to the sound signature from Audeze.

My graph shows 1.5kHz and 12-15kHz rising 5db over the bass at 300Hz with a dip between at 5kHz that pretty much is the same as 300Hz. From 300Hz down to 100Hz the bass increases again by around 2-3db and is pretty much flat for the rest of the very low end. This bears out what I hear, which is elevated mids and treble relative to the meat of the bass.

I've seen graphs that have similar dips and valleys, but without the mids and treble rising so high over the bass. More even handed overall or some with a slight bass tilt. This all relative to each other and I think the more important aspect of the XC is the speed of the planar driver. I believe this is why there are so many differing opinions about the XC sound signature but not the quality.

Overall I'm very pleased with the presentation of my set. I'd like to try the Black Dragon to see if it balances mine a bit but I'm not expecting miracles.

Of course YMMV. wink.gif
post #1639 of 2026

Just to update everyone interested. I've ordered the Norne Audio Draug 2. Just talked to Trevor about the way the cable is done, I have a feeling it will balance out the bass nicely and hopefully keep everything else in place. Will update when I receive it, which should be in a months time. 

post #1640 of 2026
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Originally Posted by fire2368 View Post

Just to update everyone interested. I've ordered the Norne Audio Draug 2. Just talked to Trevor about the way the cable is done, I have a feeling it will balance out the bass nicely and hopefully keep everything else in place. Will update when I receive it, which should be in a months time. 

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post #1641 of 2026

One month?  Is that for real?

 

Personally, it would drive me crazy (or crazier.)

post #1642 of 2026
Hes getting the shipment of cables in monday or tuesday and that would be the first cables and shipping end of next week. Apparently hes heavily back ordered on them. Btw since mine hasnt been made, anyone know if rhodium connectors (headphone end) are worth an extra $40.
post #1643 of 2026

Looks like Audeze had a price DROP in Australia
Good news!

post #1644 of 2026
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Originally Posted by mulder01 View Post

Looks like Audeze had a price DROP in Australia

Good news!
My understanding is that international pricing has decreased to be more in line with the dollar pricing, however, this was months ago so shop around for the dealers that passed the saving on promptly wink.gif
post #1645 of 2026
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My understanding is that international pricing has decreased to be more in line with the dollar pricing, however, this was months ago so shop around for the dealers that passed the saving on promptly wink.gif

Looks like here in the Netherlands the complete opposite has happened, there now is a new distributor and the prices of all models have been increased by around 200 euros. XC is now 1999 euro overhere (used to be 1799 euro) Bad move, IMHO :mad: 

post #1646 of 2026
I've seen the LCD-XC at $1799 in the US, but in the UK I've seen it at £1499 which converted is around $2484. However the first time I saw the price of the LCD-XC in the UK I believe it was £1699, so it has come down in price quite a bit over here.
post #1647 of 2026
Right and once you factor in 20% vat, customs and shipping the incentive to import Audeze is reduced. It would only be worth it if you are going to USA on holiday and bring it back on the plane.

And UK customs definitely know to hit headphones, whereas amps or DACs might sneak through because officers are oblivious as to their value.

This is case by case. Other manufacturers attract a large UK / EU premium so it is still worth importing even after factoring in additional liabilities.
post #1648 of 2026
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I've seen the LCD-XC at $1799 in the US, but in the UK I've seen it at £1499 which converted is around $2484. However the first time I saw the price of the LCD-XC in the UK I believe it was £1699, so it has come down in price quite a bit over here.

It's crazy. $1084 more then I paid for mine. You can buy the round trip ticket to the States and still have some money left for souvenirs.

post #1649 of 2026
I'm not saying where I bought my LCD-XC, but it wasn't from the UK.
post #1650 of 2026
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I'm not saying where I bought my LCD-XC, but it wasn't from the UK.

I'm probably going to get mine from Germany, still the "old" 1799  euro overthere :D

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