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Hello All,
 
I'm planning on picking up an LCD-2 soon but was wondering what would a good AMP/DAC Combo be for it <$1000.  I currently have the Schiit Magni/Modi but heard that may not be enough to power it.

Would Bifrost/Asgard, Valhalla or Lyr be a good match? Or would you reccommend something else in this price range?
 
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The schiit stuff would be fine, opinions with the LCD-2 are mixed tho. What about a 2 on 1 unit, like the 160Ds
 
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Hi Bclark,
 
You may want to take a look into the DACmini, our desktop DAC/amp. I use LCD 2's here at the office for testing purposes and they sound excellent together.
 
Here is what one head-fier said:
"I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." -Headphoneaddict
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
 
-Kenny
 
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Hi Bclark,
 
You may want to take a look into the DACmini, our desktop DAC/amp. I use LCD 2's here at the office for testing purposes and they sound excellent together.
 
Here is what one head-fier said:
"I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." -Headphoneaddict
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
 
-Kenny
 
How does the DACmini do with bass in comparison to the burson 160Ds or the Schii Bifrost/Lyr in your opinion? I like bassier music in general so tend to prefer that as punchy and strong.
 
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I've used both, and this is what i think:
DACmini: Accurate, flat response
160Ds: Articulate bass, warm sounding
 
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I have never listened much to Schiit products but i would generally have to agree with fabio on his answers.
 
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I would also agree with Fabio. I have the same opinnion on the dacmini verses the Buron 160ds. I enjot the dacmini lcd2 combo.
 
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Both amps are outstanding with the LCD-2, it comes to personal preference the kind of sound you like. 
 
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Hello All,
 
I'm planning on picking up an LCD-2 soon but was wondering what would a good AMP/DAC Combo be for it <$1000.  I currently have the Schiit Magni/Modi but heard that may not be enough to power it.

Would Bifrost/Asgard, Valhalla or Lyr be a good match? Or would you reccommend something else in this price range?
I have the Bifrost/Asgard with the LCD 2.2. It is an outstanding combo. I have heard that the Asgard 2 is even better and I am planning to research that model. 
 
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Hi Bclark,
 
You may want to take a look into the DACmini, our desktop DAC/amp. I use LCD 2's here at the office for testing purposes and they sound excellent together.
 
Here is what one head-fier said:
"I'm finding the CEntrance DACmini is a very good choice for the LCD-2, and it's become my favorite amp to pair with the LCD-2 so far." -Headphoneaddict
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
 
-Kenny
Kenny, I'm intrigued. I'm no electrical engineer but how would you differentiate the Dacmini from the Schiit Mjolnir or the Burson Soloist ?
Thanks
 
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I have listened to the lcd2 with the lyr and bifrost and found it to be outstanding. The Asgard to will save you a good bit of money and should drive them well also. 
 
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Are the Lyr and the Bitfrost the best Dac/amp Combo for the LCD-2???? or can i find a better combo?
 
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