(Yes it is not always easy with grilfriend about that. have to restrain me greatly even though I gain correctly and even save money. But in a sense, this is not entirely negative ... )
So, Incredible. I brought my Lehmann Audio Rhinelander last night at home to compare with my Nad C BEE 3556 (which is my reference to date).
I did not go to bed early ...
I was expecting a subtle difference in favor of the Nad as often.
I took a slap, I would not have imagined such a difference, and more in favor of Lehmann! I read somewhere that the soundtage the Nad is not great, but I did not think at this point.
The soundtage of Lehmann's amazing, with it I realized the incredible possibilities of the HE-560. Before, it's like I took advantage of HE-560 at half ! With Lehmann I almost feel like in front of my speakers, it's really nice.
By cons there necessarily a compromise. In a sense the Lehmann is ethereal, and the Nad has more punch, detail and above all more accurately. It is more frontal, have more PRAT.
Both are valuable and good at their style.
It's not easy, which I hesitate to adopt.
In a sense both frustrate me!
I want the qualities of both at the same time, but I guess you can not really have more soundstage without things seem more distant and less accurate, obviously ... no?
It's probably a matter of taste but I still ask myself the question as to which sounds better objectively.
Maybe Lehmann is just amazing but it's just that I'm not used to this quality, it is a possibility?
Note on Lehmann: I tried the higher gain by putting two riders inside. It's amazing, the soundstage down a lot and is almost at the Nad level. I do not think the difference would be such. I returned to minimum gain.
Note about volume : most of the time I'm about to 12 o'clock on Lehmann and 8 o'clock on the Nad.
(Note on the Magni : it also has more soundstage than the Nad , but less finesse and body than Lehmann.)
What do you think about that, friends ?
Edited by Rudiger - 8/9/14 at 6:01am