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Is this better than Liquid Carbon?
I find that highly unlikely given the price tag. That said, can't go wrong with anything made by doctor Cavalli.
Considering the large price gap between the two, I'm going to assume not, but that's really up to your ears I guess.
This is single ended, even out of the 4-pin output. The Liquid Carbon is truly balanced but is not a hybrid I don't believe. So "better" is up to what you're looking for out of an amp. If you want a tube stage for a different sound but want the low output impedance of an output transformer then this a great amp. If you want something balanced this is not for you.
Tube stage with 1wRMS into 50ohms is a great spec and very flexible on headphone compatibility, which it needs to be for this price and the subsequent market it is trying to appeal to.
I have a Feliks Elise and Aune S6 and am still considering picking one up for the price since it will drive my lower impedance dynamics more smoothly.
The resolution is likely not as good, especially give that it's a hybrid amp.
The desciption says it'll push hd650s,so whats the deal? No head room for high impedance?
Whats the 4th pin for? Thanks
Literally just cable compatibility.
Edit: also, confused by your first question about the headroom for high z headphones. This amp should drive higher impedance headphones just fine as well as long as they have semi decent sensitivity.
Too bad. I was hoping for something other than aesthetics. Someone said it wouldn't push higher impedance. Still looks pretty good. I'll have to look at his other amps. I've been looking for a hybrid that was affordable. I like my Ld3, but the Se is a little high for me. I put more money into studio stuff. This is for fun. I really like tubes. Cheers!
It will work well with both high and low impedance headphones.
Hello Alex, FYI, your LCX drop is pissing off many of your original and especially 2.0 supporters who paid 799 not long ago... They feel cheated..... Now they will think twice before supporting your products.
will it work with iems like shure se 846 / noble 6 ?
This is exactly what this site is for. Massive temporary wholesale ordering. No one can help the timing. The same thing could be said about almost any of the drops. Besides that, the fact that you are intentionally posting your tidbit of "information" on the thread meant for an entirely different product is kind of hot-headed and doesn't make your argument seem reasonable by any stretch.
I'm not saying I don't like MD drops... In fact I'm happy they got this available for such a good price for us. Now, do you think it's right to not disclose all the lineup at once? Do you think it's right to tell the public the product will be discontinued but then revived by selling the license? They have the next tier products but due to this mistake they are more reluctant to release the Crimson one. He sold them all his licenses just MD not providing the whole lineup.
You know what, man? I agree with part of that for sure. I don't like the idea of selling the license in that way, saying it's discontinued and then re-tooling under a different umbrella and reselling for a much lower price.
Not revealing the entire lineup is another story. I get these are all coming out almost in rapid succession and, yes perhaps is a money grab on behalf of MD, but they're still awesome products for (relatively) dirt cheap. I would think in this case if a drop ends and a more relevant product appears, you could sell the first product for at least the drop amount, if not more depending on market knowing they can't get it direct anymore for the time being.
You can totally have your gripe, which to me is valid because if I were you I'd be miffed too. But, using this forum to call out the designer by name "appears" to be a standoffish abuse of privileges on this forum, and cheats the rest of us out of possibly insightful or meaningful interactions with heavy hitters like AC, who may frequent the forum less if ornery responses are all that fill up their inbox. We have some pretty magnificent abilities to learn these products and concepts inside and out from the ones who put pencil to paper, and we should do our best to not ruin it. Just my two cents.
The problem is the more relevant product appears right after drop ends after they took your money. So you have to go through the hassle of getting a refund... If the relevant product comes out in a year's timeframe, it's fine, but because they release after drop ends shows they already have more products in their sleeves from Cavalli, purposely not revealing them to their customers. Do you think it's right?
I don't think it's wrong. It lives somewhere in the "shady but not unethical" realm to me.