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post #31 of 88
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

The Mentors are really excellent. A definite step up from the Miracles and that's saying something because I still love the Miracles. I'm not quite jealous because I enjoy the slight warmth of the Miracles compared to the Mentors, but the bass and treble, plus the overall balance from the Mentors is really amazing.

Thanks so much for sharing them with us, Scott!
No worries at all I am glad you enjoyed them.
I hadn't heard the miracles prior to the mentors. I had only used the Merlin's which are a different (excellent) beast all together.
I am eager to see how the mentors improve in custom form
post #32 of 88
Thread Starter 

Here are some extra pics to add to the collection...

 

My Bottlehead amps: Mainline (front) and S.E.X. (back)

 

T1s with Bottlehead amps

 

T1s up close

 

PleasantSounds' uber DAC / ADC / Headphone amp / pre-amp / coffee maker / car wash... OK, kidding about the last 2, but it does everything else!

 

 

PleasantSounds' modded T5ps (they sound great!)

 

White Lotus' La Figaro was very impressive on multiple cans

 

Sky Bleu's HP200 / DX50 combo

 

Portable setup anyone? (courtesy of lin0003)

 

Cablefest 2015

 

Mad Dogs / modded T50RPs

 

Giki Gill's Stax SR5 - yum!

 

White Lotus' LCD-2s (revision 4)

 

and his Matrix Mini-i Pro - an awesome bit of understated kit

post #33 of 88
@Loquah Digging that Cablefest 2015! And great pictures! smily_headphones1.gif

Also guys...after today's meet, I feel desktop is probably a better direction. Anyways, onto my question... Does desktop rigs hit the electricity bills hard? Because with the amount of heat those amps give off, surely they use a lot of power. O.o
post #34 of 88

Excellent shots mate!

post #35 of 88
Some awesome pictures coming through smily_headphones1.gif
I must never try any of these rigs for fear of my wallet dematerialising.
post #36 of 88
I never know there is revision 4 of lcd2. I thought it was revision 2 only
post #37 of 88
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Originally Posted by Mahdi8 View Post

I never know there is revision 4 of lcd2. I thought it was revision 2 only

 

I think it's technically a revision 2, but sort of revision 2.4 as I understand. Jensy might provide further clarity.

 

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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

@Loquah Digging that Cablefest 2015! And great pictures! smily_headphones1.gif

Also guys...after today's meet, I feel desktop is probably a better direction. Anyways, onto my question... Does desktop rigs hit the electricity bills hard? Because with the amount of heat those amps give off, surely they use a lot of power. O.o

 

Unless you're always on the go, a desktop setup will provide better maximum performance IMO. As far as power consumption they will consume more than a portable, but I'm not sure how significant it is because there's not a lot of current being used. I think tubes consume a bit more than solid state too because of the energy lost as heat.

post #38 of 88

They are LCD 2.2 - but they are from 2013, so they have had a lot of the little upgrades along the way (Thicker pads, angled metal connectors, etc etc)

post #39 of 88
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

I think it's technically a revision 2, but sort of revision 2.4 as I understand. Jensy might provide further clarity.


Unless you're always on the go, a desktop setup will provide better maximum performance IMO. As far as power consumption they will consume more than a portable, but I'm not sure how significant it is because there's not a lot of current being used. I think tubes consume a bit more than solid state too because of the energy lost as heat.
I am in the go, but my rig never leaves to house as much. I was thinking starting a basic rig, similar to Lin's? Where I can just run my DX50 with it through the coax..I didn't get to try more often, but I just loved what that Burson did to the HD600's. Would a similar sound be achieved from a basic setup?
post #40 of 88

What's your budget for the entire setup? 

post #41 of 88
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

What's your budget for the entire setup? 
Probs around $600-$700 ish for the amp and DAC after selling my portable selection (and keeping just the headphone and DX50).
post #42 of 88

What about the headphone? 

post #43 of 88
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What about the headphone? 
probs just gonna use the HP100 for the time being and wait for a HD600 down the line.
post #44 of 88

Maybe the Asus Xonar Essence One and that was you can roll op amps as well. I've heard that they pair well with the HD6X0s and they only cost $400. 

post #45 of 88
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Maybe the Asus Xonar Essence One and that was you can roll op amps as well. I've heard that they pair well with the HD6X0s and they only cost $400. 
Oh, that looks interesting. I'll take a look into it. How about a DAC for it?
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