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Have you tried to compare LCX with JDS Atom?
No. I was curious about the cheapies and bought a Liquid Spark.
The Atom is described as being as smooth and neutral as a THX amp, which I was not looking for.

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$160 is an excellent price. If I wasn't as happy as I am with the CTH and Russian tubes, I'd have snapped this up. For now, I've decided to not add the LCX to my stack. The 789/CTH combo is superb and ticking all the right boxes for me. My next big spend will be a bad ass DAC sometime in 2020.
 
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$160 is an excellent price. If I wasn't as happy as I am with the CTH and Russian tubes, I'd have snapped this up. For now, I've decided to not add the LCX to my stack. The 789/CTH combo is superb and ticking all the right boxes for me. My next big spend will be a bad ass DAC sometime in 2020.
A very nice DAC is the SMSL SU-8. It regularly pops up on Drop for $170.00. A solid choice and a great value.

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Has anyone used this amp with the Focal Clear?
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Yes, my daily driver is the LCX with the Clear via the stock balanced cable. Drives it perfectly. This is the first setup I’ve had where I’ve not needed to change anything. No EQ, no tweaks, just plug in and listen.
 
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This amp is on sale again. Repeating myself, it is a nice amp for $300.00, but it is a really nice amp for $200.00.
 
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Will this amp work the same way I have the DarkVoice working in my signature? USB ---> Pro-Ject DAC ---> RCA ---> LCX ---> RCA ---> AudioEngine A2+?
 
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For $200 I can't say I recommend the LCX anymore. The SE is gimped but it shines full bal end to end. It's a great amp, but there's some solid offerings out there now.
 
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For $200 I can't say I recommend the LCX anymore. The SE is gimped but it shines full bal end to end. It's a great amp, but there's some solid offerings out there now.
Well I can definitely recommend it, even at $300!

IMHO, it still sounds great from it's SE, however the low bass is a little loose. But the bass tightens up nicely from it's XLR output.

If you're looking for a SS amp that has zero harshness, amazing tonality in the midrange, and still sounds very trasparent, then I can't think of a better amp for the money.
 
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I just pulled the trigger to drive the Aeon 2 Flow, Z1R and 58x. I have a PS audio stellar DAC with does a good job in driving the headphones but looking for a slight warmer signature without going into tubes especially for the Z1R.
 
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I just pulled the trigger to drive the Aeon 2 Flow, Z1R and 58x. I have a PS audio stellar DAC with does a good job in driving the headphones but looking for a slight warmer signature without going into tubes especially for the Z1R.
As everyone mentions you will need balanced cables to get the most out of this amp.
 
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