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Massdrop Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/Amp

Massdrop Liquid Carbon X + SDAC DAC/Amp

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This DAC/amp brings two of the community’s favorite designers together in one convenient, great-sounding package. It features the Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X amp, built by the founder of Cavalli Audio—a legend in the world of headphone amps Read More

Customer Reviews

(81 reviews)
86% would recommend to a friend
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So good !!
What a nice amp and DAC !
Recommends this product? Yes
Jul 10, 2022
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It was solid
It wasn't my favorite amp/dac, but Cavali makes good amp circuits.
Recommends this product? Yes
Nov 27, 2021
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Great sound!
Very distinctive tube-sound.
Recommends this product? Yes
Aug 22, 2021
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I enjoyed using this thing, but the fact that it still uses a usb micro-b port sucks. Mine finally broke after about a year and a half. Seems like an easy enough fix, but I'm a terrible at soldering and don't trust myself to try. Gonna have to give this 3 stars for using inferior usb ports and poor quality cables. That's unacceptable for the price in this day and age.
Recommends this product? No
Jun 29, 2021
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SDAC has an issue where it drops connection on occasion, but I am going through a KVM, otherwise a fantastic combo especially if you like a warmer sound.
Recommends this product? Yes
Jun 23, 2021
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Good but with few quality issues over the time and low power
On the years (I bought this product on january, 2019) I have issues with the amplification on the right and left channels, but past this problems the DAC part is really great but the amplification apart from that issue suffers with low power compared with other products from JDS Labs or Schiit for example.
Recommends this product? No
Apr 13, 2021
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Makes me feel cozy
I went from Micca OriGen G2 to the LCX. Strictly only used the balanced section on high gain. And I have never listened to really clean amps such as THX or A90 level. This amp is the cleanest one I got and I love the warmness it does to my audio. I like some colouring to my music here and there and this does it really well. Amp gets nice and warm when in use just like my music. It is a cozy feeling amp to me (:
Recommends this product? Yes
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sounds good, with one really irritating quirk
Pros: Even powered off, the DAC works and passes sound to external speakers. Sounds great. Con(s): Any time I turn off the computer or even put it in standby, the DAC is no longer recognized when the computer comes back. Solution, I just remove & replace the USB cable (either end), so now the USB is just plugged into a hub instead of the back of the computer.
Recommends this product? No
Nov 2, 2020
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Get the version without SDAC, dont use SE port
The neutral amplification is incredible, even if it is a tiny little bit warmer than the THX789. The amplification part is perfectly fine, especially for a balanced amp. Until now I used it with the internal DAC, source was my pc streaming from Tidal Hifi and some imported FLAC files from my cd collection. I was wondering why it sounded so "weak" even if it almost blasted my eardrums. Now, after receiving a Topping E30 DAC, I know what the problem was. It doesn´t only sound much more powerful and balanced out, instead of earpiercing and weak, but it´s also extremely spacious (as long as the headphone allow it to be). In my case it unleashed my Hifiman Sundara to another level of enjoyability especially with classic music and operas. But also modern tracks gained a lot more detailed and not distorted punch and base. Like it says in the title, I recommend it if you want as much detail as possible without getting too clinical, but get the much cheaper version without the built-in DAC and buy a proper one from another website, you won´t even be spending more.
Recommends this product? No
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well worth the money for a starter
An excellent starter piece of equipment. I used it for serval months before upgrading to something much more expensive -- and to be perfectly honest, could hardly tell a difference. Well worth the money for a starter.
Recommends this product? Yes
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