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Promoted 05-11-2016 by qwikwit at 02:59 PM View Original Post
Adorama has Audeze LCD-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones + Centrance HIFI-M8 XL4 Balanced Amp/Dac + FiiO X3 Bundle on sale for $1945. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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very cool bundle. centrance amp/dac is very highly rated (more info [innerfidelity.com]) and one of very few amps/dacs on the market that offers balanced 4 pin xlr output with portability
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Very nice combo for both portable and desktop setup, especially with the balanced out.
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This is a nice deal.I had been waiting for a deal on LCD-3 (which for a long time was hard to find at all and seldom on a promo deal). I finally went for a different Adorama deal a few months ago that was a bundle with an amp and player. It was the same player (I think) but a different amp. As the previous poster noted, this portable amp comes with a "balanced"out and that is really nice in a portable amp, especially since the LCD-3 is wired for that and the balanced cable is included (It's not included with the lower-cost LCD-2).

Basically if you were looking for an LCD-3, which normally sells for this price by itself, consider that you get the amp and player bundled with it for the same price. The other deal suited my needs since I'd been waiting for an LCD-3 deal, but with this amp it might be even a bit better! (I haven't really compared specs or retail price on the amps)
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This is a nice deal.I had been waiting for a deal on LCD-3 (which for a long time was hard to find at all and seldom on a promo deal). I finally went for a different Adorama deal a few months ago that was a bundle with an amp and player. It was the same player (I think) but a different amp. As the previous poster noted, this portable amp comes with a "balanced"out and that is really nice in a portable amp, especially since the LCD-3 is wired for that and the balanced cable is included (It's not included with the lower-cost LCD-2).

Basically if you were looking for an LCD-3, which normally sells for this price by itself, consider that you get the amp and player bundled with it for the same price. The other deal suited my needs since I'd been waiting for an LCD-3 deal, but with this amp it might be even a bit better! (I haven't really compared specs or retail price on the amps)

have you used balanced out>? i wonder how it sounds
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have you used balanced out>? i wonder how it sounds
Sorry, after writing all that about how cool a "balanced" system would be, no, I only used the regular input. (for those not familiar with these headphones, you get 2 cable sets, one is for "normal" use with either 1/4 or 1/8" plug, and the other cable set is for "balanced").

The amp that came in my deal didn't have the balanced output. To be honest, I would not expect a big difference -- we are into serious audiophile art/philosophy/mysticism here and so we are talking very subtle esoteric differences and perhaps it's all in your head -- which is where the headphones go, so that makes sense.
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believe this is the only portable (battery operated!) balanced amp Rock !
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believe this is the only portable (battery operated!) balanced amp Rock !
There are quite a few. Ray Samuels makes a few of them.
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to make these really shine and reach their full potential you need to add these Audeze cables. http://www.adorama.com/AUCBLBL1030.html
worth every penny.
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to make these really shine and reach their full potential you need to add these Audeze cables. http://www.adorama.com/AUCBLBL1030.html
worth every penny.

i believe they come with that cableSmilie
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to make these really shine and reach their full potential you need to add these Audeze cables. http://www.adorama.com/AUCBLBL1030.html
worth every penny.
One thing I don't believe is cables. It's probably the most controversial area in headfi discussion.
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Nice. Fathers day around the corner. Never too early for stocking stuffers either.
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One thing I don't believe is cables. It's probably the most controversial area in headfi discussion.

you know... iam probably same.. hard to say but I have 3 different interconnects


fiio basic one, pure silver, and 8 strand silver plated copper 7n pure... sounds same ....... lol but maybe my source sucks or my ears suck? i know someone who can tell much more about it than I am...
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One thing I don't believe is cables. It's probably the most controversial area in headfi discussion.
2nd the motion ! Wink but cable upgrade would be the last part I would consider / in my experience - the only difference I could hear (audible) is balanced silver cable which made LCD2 sound a tag brighter ! / on other hand there is a pride in purity / hardcore audiophiles take seriously - I meand do you really hear the difference in 5 feet of balanced conection ? and is it worth the investment ? is a personal preference Rock !
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