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LCD2 + Lyr, Asgard2, O2 or Another Amp...

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Hello All,

 

I've done myself in and purchased an LCD2 from Audeze this Black Friday. For the past 3 days I've been searching on HF and Google regarding what is the best pairing for the LCD2 and an amplifier. I want to choose an amp that will give me the most optimal bass quality, quantity, volume/fullness to pair with the LCD2. I love my bass and want as much as possible, as loud as possible without any distortion.

 

I am looking specifically at the Schiit line of products. RIght now the Lyr looks to have the most power...however, can I get the same performance from the Asgard2? I respect most HFiers opinions here. I am mostly an IEM guy, and the LCD2 is going to be a totally new experience for me. Any recommendations or advice would be accepted with grace. I don't want to spend more than $500. Ideally I would like to spend as little as possible. (For the time being.)

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I'm in the same boat. I've heard that magni is entirely indistinguishable in a blind test against the asgard2 with the lcd2 though so I'd probably go with that instead. Really I'm just trying to figure out if I should go for transparency or the coloration of the tubes. I've also heard that the ALO panam is amazing with the lcd2

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I believe the asgard2 had more than enough power for the lcd2 one advantage is it had the gain switch unlike the lyr so you could still use your iems

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I believe the asgard2 had more than enough power for the lcd2 one advantage is it had the gain switch unlike the lyr so you could still use your iems

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What about for my situation? Do you think the sound produced by the lyr + LCD-2 combo is superior enough to the magni to warrant the $300 price difference?

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I never thought of the magni....
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