Ants in my Stax
- Dec 28, 2009
Over the course of 5 months I had 3 pairs of LCD-3. None sounded alike. One was clearly veiled, two were not. Of the latter two, the mids and treble presentation was quite different. I wonder which one, if any, is supposed to be the sound Audez'e had intended (if there was any intention to begin with, other than a desire to wing it with a pricey product). I'm getting increasingly fed up with being a beta tester on my own dime. No other audio product I've ever owned exhibited such loose tolerance, and I'm even counting soviet gear from the 80s.
Sure one person, multiple persons get their LCD's back just a week or so ago and say they are fixed, but that still does not mean the QC issue is solved. Safe to me would be to wait a month or so to see if this new batch has driver failures. It has happened. Someone in the forum recently got a new fixed LCD-3 only to have the driver fail and then when a replacement was sent that person felt that although his current LCD-3 sounded excellent it did vary in sonics from the so called fixed pair where the driver failed. It was all posted right here in this thread. The indication that there still might be variances in sound even among the newest batch would be of great concern to me if I were to lay down 2K. Then again we still have to see if the drivers can stand the test of even a few months without failing. So safe is not a word I would use.