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post #286 of 351
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Originally Posted by mikemoo View Post

I had the Alpha Dog and have sent it in to be upgraded, however my AD'S sounded great through my lyr 2, using gold lions, a fun sounding budget tube. Though the best my lyr 2 has ever sounded is through the Telefunken E88CC platinum tubes, from Upscaleaudio. But I really enjoy my gold lions and only use the expensive tubes, when I want to hear more lush, resolving detail from my music.
post #287 of 351

Just made a review:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-prime/reviews/11939

 

 

 

Greetings to all,

 

 

CasperBxl

post #288 of 351
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Originally Posted by CasperBxl View Post
 

Just made a review:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-prime/reviews/11939

 

 

 

Greetings to all,

 

 

CasperBxl

SWEET! will check it out!!

 

Been lovin the Prime w/ the lil' Lambert PlayItByEar that I used in my review for Headphone.Guru - 

tried a few tweaks and the combo is awesome.

Same is true w/ the LAu or Liquid Crimson of course

:biggrin:

and DIG it w/ the WA7 Fireflies!!

 

The Prime is just a lot of FUN to crank music on...

post #289 of 351
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

SWEET! will check it out!!

Been lovin the Prime w/ the lil' Lambert PlayItByEar that I used in my review for Headphone.Guru - 
tried a few tweaks and the combo is awesome.


Same is true w/ the LAu or Liquid Crimson of course
biggrin.gif


and DIG it w/ the WA7 Fireflies!!

The Prime is just a lot of FUN to crank music on...

What do you think of that $800 Nordost cable?
post #290 of 351
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What do you think of that $800 Nordost cable?

Hailing originally from the high-end audio two-channel world,

Nordost have been my top reference cables in my stereo system since the late-nineties...

 

So, I was BUGGIN' Joe Reynolds (President of Nordost - known Joe since 1996) to get his A-team

on some headphone cables for a long time!! And I was PUMPED when they did the headphone cable w/ Heimdall2!!

Because I actually prefer Heimdall2 to the higher-end stuff (like Valhalla and such) - as I just find the cable plays well with more components!

 

So, I had unreasonably HIGH expectations of the Nordost Heimdall2 Headphone Cable!!

 

But, w/ the Alpha Prime, and especially my HD800s and Audeze LCD-2F, I love its synergy - the result of the pairing is magnificent: As transparent as I've heard, dynamic, and detail retrieval galore! Both micro and macro-dynamics. I also love the mid-band with these pairings - and the low end slam and extension.

 

Ya see, my idea of a great cable is one that acts like NO cable at all - one that doesn't impart itself sonically onto the system (or as little as possible).

 

So I dig it - though I know its very expensive!

 

The only cables I enjoy more at the moment are a few Double Helix Cables by @scootermafia

DHC Comp4 dual XLR

DHC Comp4 SE (1/4")

and Brand New DHC Comp Series Cable w/ adapter set!! (gotta get the exact model, pictures below):


Edited by mikemercer - 11/15/14 at 8:20am
post #291 of 351
How do you find alpha prime straight out of the ak240?
post #292 of 351
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Originally Posted by hemtmaker View Post

How do you find alpha prime straight out of the ak240?

 

 

I tried it with the AK100 II. Sounded very good.

It did miss some very low bass.

 

You can find a whole set of systems tried with them;  from my phone up to AK 100II + Centrance:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-prime/reviews/11939

 

 

Hope it helps,

 

CasperBxl

post #293 of 351
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Originally Posted by hemtmaker View Post

How do you find alpha prime straight out of the ak240?

Fyi we do have a balanced cable option for the 240.
post #294 of 351
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Originally Posted by hemtmaker View Post

How do you find alpha prime straight out of the ak240?

I love the Alpha Prime w/ the AK240 - utilizing the 2.5mm TRRS balanced output!

 

I use Double Helix Cables Molecule Elite balanced w/ the 240 - 

and the synergy is fantastic: Silky mids, wide and deep soundstage, excellent low-end, and the highs are nice and detailed without a hint of brightness!

 

GREAT pairing!

post #295 of 351

Has there been a comparison between the Alpha Prime and LCD-XC?

post #296 of 351
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Originally Posted by DetroitEARS View Post
 

Has there been a comparison between the Alpha Prime and LCD-XC?


I'd be interested in that too. High-end closed planars show-down.

post #297 of 351
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I'd be interested in that too. High-end closed planars show-down.

I've been thinking about this...

But I don't compare products in reviews - as I believe the product being reviewed should be judged on its own merit (as many cans differ in design philosophy and certainly execution, etc.) - 

 

But - I have both, and love em - but the XC has remained my number ! closed-back planar

but the Prime is really damn good

 

maybe I should tackle this - hey, its not a review on a site  - I'd be doing this for the love of it here on HF...

 

Hmmmmmm

    

post #298 of 351
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

I've been thinking about this...

But I don't compare products in reviews - as I believe the product being reviewed should be judged on its own merit (as many cans differ in design philosophy and certainly execution, etc.) - 

 

But - I have both, and love em - but the XC has remained my number ! closed-back planar

but the Prime is really damn good

 

maybe I should tackle this - hey, its not a review on a site  - I'd be doing this for the love of it here on HF...

 

Hmmmmmm

    


Edited by Lohb - 3/22/15 at 8:15am
post #299 of 351
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

I've been thinking about this...

But I don't compare products in reviews - as I believe the product being reviewed should be judged on its own merit (as many cans differ in design philosophy and certainly execution, etc.) -

 

But - I have both, and love em - but the XC has remained my number ! closed-back planar

but the Prime is really damn good

 

maybe I should tackle this - hey, its not a review on a site  - I'd be doing this for the love of it here on HF...

 

Hmmmmmm

    

They are both awesome cans. I am not talking about a better or worst comparison, just a description of how they sound compared to each other. These seem to be the TOTL closed cans available. Could you speak on the Mids and Bass with the Prime in comparison with the LCD-XC. Thanks....

post #300 of 351

Yes. Please some comparisons of pros and cons between LCD-XCs and Alpha Primes are really appreciated.

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