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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    The design looks great to me although I'm sure some will prefer an all black finish. @Currawong I'm really looking forward to seeing comparisons with the LCD-R. Something tells me the comparison will be closer than expected especially with a better amp than the Jot-A.
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Thanks for the detailed impressions ... That was very helpful and exactly what I wanted to hear!
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Would love to hear your thoughts about the LCD-R performance with the Dekoni Elite Sheepskin pads. Did it actually improve any area of the LCD-R performance; did it make anything worse?
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    Not trying to rationalize anything. Just saying that dissenting positions on high end product are often not well received by the very public that the dissenting opinion might be trying to alert to the perceived issue. As far as I am concerned your comments are all valid. My position has...
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    "Hope springs eternal in the human breast ..." Sadly, what you are seeking is unlikely to be the case. Clearly, on the basis of material cost and R&D alone a headphone should not cost almost as much as a good used car. The truth is we are part of a small, niche market where the long term...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Better amp options will naturally occur over time regardless of whether or not the LCD-R is rebranded/released more widely. Users are already relating their experiences with other amp options on this forum and I expect more owners to do the same. That is the nature of this hobby and one of the...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Actually I do own one and want to protect my investment!
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    For purely selfish reasons I am praying to God that they don't! Extreme rarity is a good thing in this case.
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Can't the earpad issue be resolved by using a stiffer Audeze earpad or perhaps an aftermarket Audeze compatible pad? If we all agree this headphone is such a bargain, performs at a really high level and can be further improved by using another amp, I would think selling it on this early in...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    I suspect those who have decided not to keep these will be regretting that decision a year from now ...
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    Technics EAH-T700 - An Impressive High-End 2-Way Headphone

    Interesting to compare your plots from the one earlier in the thread. I realize its impossible to compare graphs from different setups, but they match fairly closely up until about 2khz. FWIW after having owned mine for quite some time I agree with your impressions. I found an aftermarket...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    LCD-R up on CAM for those Canadians who've got to have it. Not mine. https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649769266-audeze-lcd-r-schiit-jotunheim-a/ Price is in Cdn dollars and presumambly includes an amount for custom and shipping charges. Still a bit high though ....
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    Review: Precide Ergo Model 2

    Just bought one of these new from a dealer who got them from someone in a trade. Interesting design concept. Despite the ridiculous look and fit as well as the obvious roll off at the extremes they actually sound MUCH better than expected. Voices in particular sound very natural and the sense...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    While there might be an argument to be made about a lack of continuous improvement in the past, my impression is that Audeze has significantly improved in this area over time. Certainly it would be good to have options for newer and lighter cup materials, headband design, etc., however, is...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    If they are anything like the original site Canuckaudiomart, then no.
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    This could be partially due to the difference in power required to properly drive the Susvara. However it's most likely a result of the LCD-R being better able to respond to and accurately represent the small level changes in the signal that define the acoustic space. It implies that the LCD-R...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Maybe I don't understand, but isn't it just the amp that's 230V? Couldn't someone buy the 230V version just to get the headphones then either use with another amp (as some have already fine) or get the amp changed by Schiit to 120V?
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Thanks for your impressions. Electrostats (headphones and speakers) have an ease of presentation that other transducers find difficult to match, but can sound too light weight and ethereal on prolonged listening. Its the reason many prefer the older Stax 007 series to the newer 009 and why...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    So how does the CRBN compare to the LCD-R?
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    His comment was that he pereceived a loss of musical info on the LCD-R similar to what you perceive on the LCD-X if he listened to the LCD-R after listening to the Susvara. The implication is that the LCD-R has a depression in the 2k-6k range relative to the Susvara.
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    @Currawong have you seen a manufacturer measurement of the LCD-R? If so, is there indeed a depression in this area? Based on graphs I have seen the Susvara (and indeed many Hifiman headphones) tend to measure well (some might even argue slightly hot) in the 2-6khz. range.
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    The detail and smoothness is amazing especially since it's difficult to have one without compromising the other. Listening to some Emeli Sande as I type this and it's quite the thing. Vocals are presented naturally in the mix with no hint of stridency. Reverb trails are laughably easy to...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Definitely agree on the noise issue related to the high gain. Would need to choose the amp carefully. The better ones have a low noise floor and therefore perform quite well at low volumes and with high sensitivity speakers. Noticing that the Jot-a/lcd-r combination appears to open up a bit...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Yes, controlling the amplifier gain is the biggest issue provided of course that the amp is ok for continuous operation into the 2 ohm impedance. Such amps do exist and there are many more that do not advertise this capability . Old school audiophiles might recall the difficult loads presented...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    The driver in the lcd-r is not a true ribbon, but can be classified as a quasi-ribbon in the same way that Magnepan classifies their midrange and in some cases full-range drivers as such. In either case they are basically low impedance planar drivers that use a very light backing that is almost...
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