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

Jan 16, 2021
Hi. Could this amp benefit from a bit more juice? From the original 1.25 A to 1.5 A or even 2 A? Anyone tried this? I feel that the sound (have Verums connected) is lacking a bit of punch, replacing the original PSU on Loxjie P20 made a noticeable difference in this department, makes me wonder if I should perhaps try this on the LCX...
Jan 6, 2021
Does someone know will this amp come back on sale?
Dec 9, 2020
Hey, i have a liquid carbon x paired with a pair of sennheiser 6xx. Does anybody know if i should get a standard or balanced dac? Would also really appreciete any recommendations on a specific dac as i am new to the whole audiophile community and just want to listen to some Deadmau5 in ultra quality.
Dec 14, 2020
use XLR DAC and XLR headphones to get the best sound.
Dec 14, 2020
So is the amp + headphone combo i have not that good?
Nov 8, 2020
Side by side comparison with THX 789. Using LCX to drive my R10, WOW!! So good, I am rediscovering my favorite tracks to relearn the definition of sound-stage, detail, treble, bass, imaging, and accuracy. With its unique tube flavor tuning, the Liquid Carbon X has more musical taste and it is a perfect match for Hifiman Planars. It is better than THX 789 for my ears. Recommend using XLR input and output.

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.
Sep 4, 2020
Will this pair well with a fiio X5ii and Massdrop 6xx?
Aug 17, 2020
This seems like a bargain!
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
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.
Nov 6, 2020
hi. which Topping 30 or 50 do you mean? neither D30, nor D50 are balanced.
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
Apr 19, 2020
I have the 789 paired with a Topping D70. Would the LCX be any sort of downgrade?
Dec 25, 2020
Hi again, I finally got the Feliks Echo (second hand but brand new by all means) for nearly half its price. It is a fantastic amplifier: well built, pretty good looking and has lots of power to drive my Senns 6xx, Beyers DT 990 etc. Interesting enough, I do not perceive that it adds warmth to the sound, but rather it provides a very clean sound with a very dark background (not the slightlest hiss or noise even with no music playing). If any it has increased the punchiness of the bass of the 6xxs and also cleared the high frequencies. So it has turned the 6xxs from being somehow specialised in vocal-focused music into all-rounder headphones. So in a nut-shell, the Echo is a keeper, and more than probably my end-game headphone amplifier and pre-amp for my Hi-Fi equipment as well. Many thanks again for your input, which has been very useful to me Kind regards...and Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2020
What you describe--in the wacky world of tubes & tube amps--is considered "SUCCESS!!" (really). When you get a tube amp that doesn't color sound as much as clarify it, and actually increases bass punch, you just hit the jackpot & proved the extra $$ was totally worth it. Happy listening & Merry Christmas back at you!
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Jan 18, 2021