Originally Posted by runeight
Thanks. Right now I'm just trying to get amps out the door.
To some VERY lucky people!!!!
After my review I'm goin' to get into ALOT OF TROUBLE...
Because after this experience (and many more to come as it breaks in)
I'm gonna be forced to choose what to shuffle around and sell in order to
keep the Liquid Gold.
This is, undoubtedly, the only solid state reference headphone amp I've ever
heard that sounds like a hybrid! I love tubes, but I also love the transient speed
and attack of solid state done right (thus - why I still rock a Classe Audio DR-9 in my two-channel
in-room reference system - the last of the David Reich designed Classe amps - before B&W owned em).
The best example of a grand fusion of solid state and tubes I often think about is when I heard Harry's
(Pearson) room #3 system, at the time w/ the Nola Grand Reference towers, and he had ASR
Emitter amps on the bass towers, and E.A.R amplifiers on the mid-high towers, w/ the E.A.R magnetic-drive
turntable as source. SONIC DROOL
I think about that system while listening to your amp (Liquid Gold) w/ my McIntosh D100 DAC ahead of it,
running fully balanced back to front & I'm rockin my Audeze LCD-X's, 3s, XCs, or HD-800s!!
But, after the initial shock & awe, I don't think about anything. I get lost in it.
So writing about this experience is proving difficult, which I plan to say in my reviews/columns, because I don't
wanna do anything but LISTEN!!!!!
There's no way you could've given the amp a better name!!!!!!
You've got the fluidity, the ripple-like effect, the textural feeling of tubes, (Liquid) and the speed, precision and
sparkle of solid state (Gold).
A TIP OF THE CAP!!
So sonically addictive it's already sparked numerous domestic problems.
Because when I plug into the Liquid Gold my wifey can't reach me - because I'm just not there