Rhamnetin
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Jul 31, 2018
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As Jackula suggests, most tube amps will pair well. The Bottlehead S.E.X. is an exception and would've been my top recommendation although I see you've chosen an Emotiva. Just note that power ratings aren't everything. A high power class D amp is still going to sound terrible for example, but I hope that Emotiva amp satisfies you. Volume definitely won't be an issue anymore at least.
Jul 31, 2018
Tonberryprince
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Aug 1, 2018
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Hello and thanks for the response. Sadly I will still need an amp for the LCD-XC, the emotiva sounds great on the LCD-2 but the ground noise is very noticeable on the XC due to it being the more “portable” version thus needing less power. I think I will just need to bite the bullet and go the 1k route for some Woo fireflies, or maybe I can find a bottlehead to try out. As for the emotiva, it was an inexpensive go to to see what more power could do. When I first got into this hobby I was so stoked to have my mirage omd 28 speakers and then I was so pissed when I had them hooked up because they sounded horrible with a top of the line marantz receiver. Then I found out it wasn’t the receiver , I was starving them. Once I had my 200 watt per channel on all 6 28 and the center channel on them they sounded great. If anything I now know that more power benefits the Audeze and I have a starting point.
Aug 1, 2018
Rhamnetin
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Aug 1, 2018
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The Woo Audio WA7 is severely overpriced, you can do much better for less. Sounds like the gain is too high on your Emotiva. Well, I stand by the Bottlehead S.E.X. recommendation.
Alternatively, if you don't want to build that (though you may be able to find built ones for sale on Head-Fi, Ebay, and elsewhere) and/or are willing to go with another solid state amp, I'd suggest a Dynalo from Mjolnir-Audio. There's even a used Dynalo on Mjolnir-Audio for the unbelievable price of $450, and his have a linear power supply built in. The Dynalo is a pure class A amp and extremely linear circuit, one of the best measured of any headphone amp.
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