- Jan 1, 2017
- Salt Lake City, UT
I welcome all impressions and responses. Thank you for yours. It wouldn’t be my only amp. It would be #3. I have a very rare Cembalo Spring 1 and an Icon HP8. I, too would not use the DAC. My Exogal Comet is wonderful. It sounds to me like it is similar to a hybrid amp in tone which is always a welcome sound for me. It would most likely pair beautifully with my Radiante 1706 and my LCD-4z. My Auteur has a home with my HP8. That amp has the best bass I’ve heard from an amp.You weren't asking me, but since I'm listening to it right now (w/the Final D8000) and paid $799 for it...I have to weigh in.
IMO it is worth the money. Especially if you have more than one amp (or one type of amp) and won't use this as your sole amp. The LGX is a little pickier about the headphones it plays through than some SS amps--for example, it's the only SS amp of my 6 that doesn't play nice with the ZMF Verite Open. But balancing that out is the fact that the LGX absolutely kills with planars. It's one of the best SS amps for planars that I've heard.
FYI, I don't use the DAC. Have no need for it. My OK-ness w/the price is quite apart from the DAC thing. I have other DACs I really like, so this is a wash for me.
PS: The planar Final D8000 on the LGX sounds ridiculously good. This is the best bass I've heard yet with this high resolution, musical planar: quality and quantity are ideal.