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  1. seacard

    Audeze LCD-2

    I, too, liked the HD800s better than the LCD2s. However, I didn't think either sounded as good as the 007, or the HE60. I haven't yet tried the 4070s, although I think there may be a pair sitting on my doorstep right now.
  2. seacard

    Audeze LCD-2

    That's some high praise. I might have to give them another shot if you think they are in the Stax league.
  3. I would have thought the brand-name was worth more. There is a lot of goodwill behind it, so even if you just want to run the name into the ground, I think you could use the Stax name to sell a lot of low-end crap (see Marantz) and make a handsome profit. Obviously both sides did their due diligence, so my wild guess is clearly off.
  4. I guess there is some disagreement about the final amount, but it sounds like it is indeed only $1.5M, at least according to the Japanese source cited in the thread over yonder. One of the first posters apparently mistakenly said it was 97.6 million yuan, but the actual amount is 9.76.
  5. $1.5 million? That's not that much. We should have gotten 15 Mafia members to chip in $100,000 each to own a 10% share of Stax. Between Kevin, Justin, Birgir, and Co., they could probably take the company to a new level, wrt to both headphones and amps.
  6. I am trying to wrap my mind around what must go into a solid-state amp to explain a $4250 sticker price. I understand that chassis costs are often one of the largest expenses, but I look at that chassis and it seems many DIY amps on here are more impressive in that regard. It's certainly far short of the RSA A10, looks-wise. Unless there is a few ounces of platinum inside, this seems pretty outrageous. Or am I missing something?
  7. I've never used an energizer, but was wondering if, with good amplification in fronth of them, they would compare to Stax amps like the 717/727. I'm trying to decide which direction to go in with Stax-terminated HE60s. I have a solid speaker amp (Usher R1.5) and would prefer to use that to drive the Woo WEE or the SRD-7 rather than having another amp in the chain, but am I sacrificing something (sound-quality wise) if I do that?
  8. Surprisingly little gushing so far from the people that have received it. I would have expected a more dramatic celebration, even this early in the process. I'm sure as more people receive it, the glorification will become more prevalent, but I am a bit flabbergasted that anybody on head-fi would receive a $2,000 headphone and not proclaim it the greatest thing since sliced R10s.
  9. Yikes is selling the Parasound JC1 monoblocks, and the Usher Be-20 speaker. The JC1s, I assume, are the ones that he received this offer on. The Be-20, by they way, is a terrific speaker at this price. The Be-10 has always been on my short list, assuming I wanted a dynamic, box speaker.
  10. There was a pair of JC1s on Audiogon two weeks ago in mint condition that went for under $3700 (the seller was asking for $3700, not sure what he finally got). And it took a week. So I don't think $3500 is entirely unreasonable.
  11. http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrfull&1325376074&/grado-hf-2-alessandro-ms-2. Run!
  12. I hope you guys are sitting down, but here is a shocker: Skylab has completed his review and it's . . . positive. Very positive. http://www.head-fi.org/t/578219/review-audeze-lcd-3-planar-magnetic-headphones.
  13. What law school did you attend? Generally, "willful" is not the same as "voluntary," and indeed implies some intent to defraud. Also, your understanding of fraud is incorrect. Earlier, you said "Can you really commit fraud when the person . . . didn't know . . . he[] was being defrauded?" In fact, that's the very definition of fraud -- an intentional misrepresentation that the other party reasonably relied on. If the person being defrauded knew about the fraud, then his reliance would be unreasonable.
  14. Gotcha -- will do (if I can find one in the U.S., that is). I just wasn't sure if I was missing something obviously horrendous about its design since I'm not a techie.
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