The Cavalli Liquid Carbon

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by maxedfx, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. rhythmdevils

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    @dBel84 Do you thinking adding Atomicbob’s NoiseNuke to the LCX would reduce the hiss I get with super sensitive CA iem’s? Or if not maybe a linear power supply? I’d love to be able to use the amp with these iem’s.
     
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    How much useable volume control do you have - this might be a sensitivity / gain issue . Always worth trying the noise nuke as it would reduce psu noise further
     
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    Just to share my experience with sensitive IEMs (Andromeda), I have both Carbon X & AAA 789 on my desk, using Modius XLR as a DAC, I have 0 background noise using balanced output, which is quit amazing to be honest.
    So your unit may be defective. Don't know.

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    with the 789 or the LCX? I did get my LCX free in the FS forums but from a goof member and it doesn’t have a scratch on it and seems to be in great shape. Serious hiss with CA iem’s using balanced output (fed by SE input)


    Very little. I finally gave up and put the LCX in the closet waiting for a less sensitive iem or dynamic iem in the future. Which is bound to happen and then the 789 might sound like Saran Wrap
     
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    The THX amps are awesome on IEM's. Esp. BA's. Although balanced might be too hot of an output. It won't sound like saran wrap.
     
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    Both.
    But I wanted to react to your post since my Carbon X is completely silent with my Andromeda, as expected.
     
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    Well god damn. That’s frustrating. Something must be wrong with mine. I wish I could use it for iem’s! Too bad Drop offers no repair service. Wtf do I do with it now.

    I was sort of kidding. Someone else referred to the sound of the 789 with full size headphones as Saran Wrap. I think if I used ortho or dynamic iem’s (I’m hoping someone will make a good ortho iem) the lcx would be the better amp. The infinite feedback is only a special thing for BA’s I believe.
     

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