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Something to consider might be a speaker amp. You can get some high quality resistors and make an adapter to go from speaker out to headphone out. Then at the very least you would be getting more functionality than just another headphone amp.

If you like tube rolling so much, the jolida amp in the picture that bee posted can be found for as little as 400 used and would actually be a fairly decent upgrade from your lyr. Plus as mentioned before you can use it for speakers in the future.

How is it for driving LCD-2's?
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How is it for driving LCD-2's?

Great. I mean it is a speaker amp, so they are going to have more power than headphone amps by default. Driving headphones isn't going to be a concern for any speaker amp (I am specifically talking about tube amps.) especially the LCD2s.
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Is it an actual speaker amp or pre-amp?
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I am trying to decide if I should invest in 2 nice Klipsch tower speakers or a Burson Soloist. I hate audio sometimes... sad-smiley-002.gif

Driving headphones with a speaker amp have some risks of damaging the headphones if you are not careful. Not to mention if some component on the adapter fails.

Btw, have you heard about the Soloist SL?
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Is it an actual speaker amp or pre-amp?

Speaker. Or as they say full stereo amplifier.

Specs: http://www.jolida.com/product/glassfx/fx10

Another option is to commission spriggs to make my speaker amp for you.
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Driving headphones with a speaker amp have some risks of damaging the headphones if you are not careful. Not to mention if some component on the adapter fails.

Btw, have you heard about the Soloist SL?

Erhm that is what resistors are for biggrin.gif

http://sound.westhost.com/project100.htm

There are guides and designs for this. Some are stupidly simple, other more complicated. Hifi-man even makes one that lets you go from speaker to balanced 4 pin xlr. thumb.gif
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Bumped so Totally Dubbed can see this when he wakes up in a few. He's going to suggest MGE7's or something ... forgot the exact model.

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I got my HA-160 for $500 shipped. it was used for only a couple days. seller showed me the receipt.

Nah I saw this bro - but can't answer it.
I don't know enough about CIEMs to give you a good choice.

Based on reading other people's reviews etc. Yes the MG6's are possibly one of the best EDM CIEMs I've read about.
I chose not to answer it, again, because I don't know enough about CIEMs.

IEMs - whole different story tongue.gif

http://www.futuresonics.com/FSearmonitors.html
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I know, but there are always faulty resistors even on quality brands. It happens.

Another aspect to consider is that speaker amps may not have a quiet black "background" (like headphone amps) when used with headphones due to noise or magnetic flux from the transformers.

There are folks who still like to use speaker amps tho.
Edited by musicPC - 4/30/13 at 6:01pm
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Driving headphones with a speaker amp have some risks of damaging the headphones if you are not careful. Not to mention if some component on the adapter fails.

Btw, have you heard about the Soloist SL?

I saw that. Soloist SL has lower power output than a Soloist. I am not sure if the baby Soloist will provide sufficient power to drive the LCD-2 to its potential.
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I saw that. Soloist SL has lower power output than a Soloist. I am not sure if the baby Soloist will provide sufficient power to drive the LCD-2 to its potential.

Audeze recommends anything over 1 watt (the minimum power requirement)

Should be more than enough i think.
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