Cavalli Audio Liquid Crimson Headamp Review Succinct Stream of Consciousness

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  1. dBel84

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    There was only one run of crimson so at most all in about a dozen amps. Very few would have been 230v but the transformer has dual primaries, so easy enough to convert..dB

    As for the pot, these were custom made by alpha.
     
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    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    Do we know how many Liquid Crimson amps are here at SBAF?
    1) aamefford
    2) Walderstorn
    3) elwappo99
    4) Atomicbob
    5) Golmang
    6) Smitty (added per below)
    7) Carlos CPA (added per below)

    Any others here?
     
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    @Smitty may still have his.
     
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    I still have my Liquid Crimson.

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    Here she is driving the Utopia from the Yggdrasil A2. My most synergistic pairings with this amp have been driving the Auteur in African Blackwood from either the Yggdrasil A2 or the Gungnir Multibit A2.
     
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    Added you to my post up above. 7 Liquid Crimsons so far.
     
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    I sold mine long ago...
     
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    I love Alex's design of that amp.
     
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    Have you tried any planars with Liquid Crimson? I’ve heard from very knowledgeable friends this amp really goes best with planars. My only experience is with LCD2r2 and it is an even better pairing than HD800SDR. Having previously owned Auteur BW, I definitely can see a synergistic pairing there.
     
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    I got all the OG Hifiman with the exception of the HE-400 and HE-5. Aside from them a few others like a prefazor LCD-2.1. Not telling it to brag but what an amp like this can do to you once you reexplore headphones of "old" with it. It's just magical. Of course a certain level of craziness plays a role too.

    With up to 6w per channel there is no fear of not delivering enough power. I even like the HE-6 from it very much.

    If you were in Germany I could have sent you a few of them so you could see for yourself how they love whatever magic Dr.Cavalli has emblazed upon this design.
     
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