Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X Amp
Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Liquid Carbon X Amp
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Made in collaboration with Alex Cavalli, a legend in the world of headphone amps, the Liquid Carbon X is a solid-state, fully balanced, bridged amp with a clear, transparent, non-fatiguing sound. It has the same topology as the celebrated Liquid Carbon, along with updates to the form factor, switching power supply, and input and output jacks Read More

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gdhour
11
Sep 20, 2020
looking for some advice; I bought the hybrid tube headphone amp by massdrop and Cavalli and have a record player plugged directly into it and the sound is awesome. Wondering if adding this between the headphone and record player might improve the sound even more? Thoughts or advice?
This amp has a passthrough output so you could run the turntable into the LCX RCA input and then connect the passthrough to the CTH and compare for yourself. I wouldn't expect a huge difference but every set of ears and almost every system varies, only you can decide in the end.
oldnoob
68
Sep 4, 2020
Will this pair well with a fiio X5ii and Massdrop 6xx?
DenonFanboy
783
Aug 17, 2020
This seems like a bargain!
VictorKap
8
May 15, 2020
Hi I'm new to this, I just bought he4xx and I think of getting this amp but I not sure if I can connect it to my laptop without dac
purceller
23
May 20, 2020
You can use your computers internal DAC, but if you are going to invest in this killer amp, it will reviel the shortcomings of your laptops onboard DAC. Are you planning to go fully balanced to your cans? If so, you'd benefit from a DAC that can support that, such as the SDAC-B here on Drop, of the Topping 30 or 50, or the brand new SMSL M200 (balanced with bluetooth), or the SMSL SU-8, or wait for the SU-9, or look at the offerings from Schiit. There are more options, but you go up in price. Hope this helps, Eric.
malin.reindeer
13
May 2, 2020
this amp is much larger than the original Cavalli Liquid Carbon box (perfect size for my desk) and though it is much bigger the power supply is not inside but outside as a bulky power brick. Why does Drop have to use such mega big boxes to enclose their amps?
so the footprint matches the others
Mark_M
224
Apr 19, 2020
I have the 789 paired with a Topping D70. Would the LCX be any sort of downgrade?
rslatara
274
Sep 13, 2020
Check the specs.
ciber
119
Oct 11, 2020
100% agree. Closely compared with 789, of course, 789 has more power ( it has 3 levels), but it is very dry and clean, lack of musical taste. LCX has less power, recommend to use XLR output only. With XLR balanced output, it brings lots of musical to my Headphones (Hifiman and Sennheiser).
Kulpa
26
Apr 8, 2020
Hello, if exist a European Power plug or is only Us Plug?
Glub_Glub
5
Mar 9, 2020
So what are other amps around this price range that are of the same quality?
Mark_M
224
May 24, 2020
How is the Asgard comparable? It doesn't have any balanced connections?
sa11297
19
May 24, 2020
Balanced isn't by definition better, especially at this price point. There are a few (if not more) amp designs and balanced is just one of the options that could be a good option for some designs. Btw I own the lcx, so it's not like I'm being biased towards the Asgard.
Glub_Glub
5
Feb 29, 2020
Does this have a tariff on it if its shipped to Canada?
Glub_Glub
5
Mar 14, 2020
That is still cheaper than amazon
esmneuhof
62
Apr 26, 2020
I'm in Ontario and my THX AAA 789 cost $319.25 U.S. (which includes shipping to SW Ontario). In Canadian dollars that should be about $450. You're right about the $10 brokerage fee so the Canadian total becomes $460. Then 13% tax is applied to the full $460. I'm estimating that my purchase will come in around $520.
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Raikon_N7
9
Jan 4, 2020
Ah, just missed the sale by 1 day. Just when I finally decided that I want to try "balance" for my desk setup. And from reviews, it added some warmth on the sound, which I prefer. Drop, any chance to offer it again for 160?
rawrus
74
Jan 18, 2020
If you’ve tried the THX, clean and transparent amp and found it was not your taste for any reason ... The Cavalli Liquid Carbon X is a good alternative. Just remember it doesn’t measure well according to Audio Science Review on Single Ended (6.3mm/3.5mm out).
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