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Audeze LCD-2 Classic Headphones & RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier

Audeze LCD-2 Classic, Over-Ear, Open-Back Headphones & RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC FS PCM/DSD 768KHZ DA Converter

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Audeze LCD-2 Classic Headphones &
RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier

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Recommended By Scan Pro AudioWe’ve taken our current generation LCD-2 drivers and removed the Fazor elements, aligning the sound of the LCD-2 Classic with that of the original LCD-2 launched in 2008. The result is a warm and energetic musical experience that heralds back to the early days of Audeze without sacrificing the sound or performance improvements we’ve made over the past decade. Whether you’re an old fan of the original LCD-2 or a brand new Audeze customer looking for an affordable introduction to our LCD line, the LCD-2 Classic is a great option for you!

These headphones benefit greatly from a dedicated headphone amp, so the experts here at Scan have paired these incredible headphones with the RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier, for you to experience audio quality like you've never heard before!

Exclusive LCD-2C Planar Magnetic Technology

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Deep Bass. Liquid Midrange. Sweet Treble Audeze had one goal in mind when designing the LCD range of headphones "To recreate sound precisely as the artist intended". The LCD range produce incredibly accurate and detailed sound, which has won Audeze many awards in the Hi-Fi world and gained many professional studio users including Ken Andrews (Paramore, Nine Inch Nails), Rob Swire (Pendulum / Knife Party), Richie Hawtin, Andy C & Noisia, as well as many of the world's leading mastering engineers.

• Audeze Headphones utilise Planar Magnetic technology which overcome many of the limitations of cone-based drivers.
• Unlike conventional cones which are attached to a voice coil with a single magnet, Planar Magnetic drivers have two sets of magnets, with the diaphragm etched onto a wafer-thin film in between them with one set of magnets pushing as one set pulls. As the magnetic field is distributed across the entire diaphragm, it can move faster, reproducing the waves much more accurately and also reduces distortion. Other headphones and speakers often have square waves that look more like sawtooths, due to the cone not being able to move as fast as required.
• Planar magnetic drivers are also a lot more durable than dynamic drivers as only the diaphragm actually moves in the headphones, so the drivers wont degrade as they get older.
• Audeze made many changes to the basic planar magnetic design, with them being renowned for their extended low frequency response and exceptionally sharp transients.

Audeze REVEAL Plugin

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Reveal is a revolutionary plugin developed by Audeze which applies carefully designed filter presets specific to our headphone models. This provides the listener with an experience similar to what you would hear from high quality studio reference monitors in an acoustically treated room (but without the pesky room reflections and reverb). The presets are not meant to fix any issues, but rather to enhance the listener’s experience. We expect some users will prefer our headphones without any DSP presets, while others will prefer the “room sound” calibration provided by these Reveal plugin presets. The choice is yours!.

The Reveal plugin is available at no cost for macOS (10.10 and above) and Windows (7 and above) and is compatible with most Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) or playback software that supports AU, VST or AAX plugins. Compatible DAWs include ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, REAPER and others. Compatible audio playback software includes JRiver, Audirvana Plus, Pure Music, VOX, Foobar2000 and others. The filters used by the Reveal plugin were designed for all commonly used sample-rates (44.1 kHz - 768 kHz), so no resampling happens no matter what sample-rate you use.

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What's in the Box?

Included are the following items: • LCD-2 Classic planar magnetic headphones
• 1.9m 1/4'' to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
• User guide and warranty card

Materials

Audeze LCD-2 Classic Tech Spec

Features Specification
Style Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type Planar Magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary magnet array
Phase management Non-Fazor
Magnet type Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type Ultra-thin
Transducer size 106 mm
Maximum power handling 5W RMS
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 10Hz - 50kHz
THD <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 70 ohms
Sensitivity 101 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement >100mW
Recommended power level >250mW
Weight 550g

RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC

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Ultra-Fidelity PCM/DSD 768kHz DA Converter The ADI-2 DAC from RME features an enhanced SteadyClock, finely-tuned analogue circuitry, a brand-new MRC remote control, ‘Extreme Power’ headphone out and an exceptional IEM output. Featuring all the hallmarks that made the ADI-2 Pro so widely acclaimed, including its wonderfully clear signature sound and full capability of DSP processing, with 5 band EQ, crossfeed and much more.

The ADI-2 DAC now features more streamlined, intuitive operation, aswell as a beautiful new aesthetic design, it truly is the perfect centrepiece for any audio lovers home.

An Evolution

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A whole host of new and improved features The ADI-2 DAC is an evolution of the ADI-2 Pro, optimised for home and hi-fi use. With a host of new, exciting and innovative features and a number of handy functionalities, the ADI-2 DAC quickly became the reference. With thanks to its combination of pro-level DA conversion, with dual IEM outputs and remote control, it has been acclaimed worldwide with lauding reviews for its versatility, sound and technical efficiency.

Fast forward to now, the current version of the ADI-2 DAC ships with a newly designed remote control, enhanced DA conversion and an adapted analogue output stage for even greater noise and distortion values. To account for the ADI-2 DAC’s intended home use market, RME changed some of the Pro’s studio functionalities for one’s which would better suit home and hi-fi use. Featuring an adapted list of features and simplified overall operation, RME is proud to present the ADI-2 DAC. Built and designed on the lauded technology and concept of the ADI-2 Pro, the DAC now focuses on DA conversion in ultra-high quality, alongside exceptional dual headphone and IEM outs.

The Ultimate DAC

Nothing comes close Inside the compact 19” format factor, the ADI-DAC 2 is packed with only the highest quality electronic components, which acts as a reference class conversion from SPDIF coaxial, SPDIF optical (ADAT compatible) and USB to RCA, XLR, TRS and mini-TRS.

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The ADI-2 DAC is the most versatile DAC on the market, it offers balanced/unbalanced analogue I/O’s, an ‘Extreme Power’ headphone output, an incredibly super low noise IEM out, SteadyClock FS, 4-stage hardware output level control, DSP based signal processing, external power supply operation, Class Compliant USB compatibility, sample rates up to 768 kHz as well as DSD and Direct DSD playback. Nothing else comes close.

Super Low Noise For IEM lovers

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Super low noise floor The dawn of the headphone revolution brought not only headphones, but IEM’s to the forefront for audiophiles and music aficionados alike. Today’s IEM’s have a reference that can compete with traditional over-ear headphones, which make them not just an alternative for when you’re on the go, but also for home use.

Modern day IEM’s are super sensitive and run on extremely low voltages. The downside to this is that they pickup the noise floor of the source. When RME was developing it’s ‘Extreme Power’ headphone stage, great care and attention was paid to ensure the noise floor was as low as possible. RME wanted to ensure that even the most sensitive IEM, coupled with the most sensitive listener’s ear could enjoy the whole dynamic range upon playback.

The solution? Adding the most advanced IEM output possible as second phones connection to the front panel of the ADI-2 DAC. The resulting playback must be heard to be believed.

Hit The Lights!

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AutoDark Mode If a studio converter’s display had all display lighting off, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was faulty. However, on a DAC it was one of the most requested features RME received from their ADI-2 Pro HiFi customers. The ADI-2 DAC’s display, function keys, volume knob and standby button all switch off after a period of 10 seconds of no user operation after ‘AutoDark’ mode is selected. Using the ADI-2 DAC’s remote, ‘AutoDark’ mode can be selected on or off, and pressing any button turns the lighting on for 3 seconds. A cool feature for sure!

SteadyClock FS

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impressive new tech The ADI-2 DAC marks a first for a product in RME’s range, as it is the first to feature SteadyClock FS. SteadyClock really couldn’t be improved upon much, it collected heaps of praise and accolades from years of sublime operation in a number of RME products, ensuring that using the internal clock will produce precisely the same sound as if an external one was to be used. SteadyClock expertly rejects jitter and handles all digital interface formats in a flawless manner. This is why SteadyClock’s design didn’t alter in the DAC. SteadyClock FS focus was largely placed on reducing the self jitter of SteadyClock to new lows, by enhancing it’s second analogue PLL circuit, and referencing both Direct and Digital Synthesis and PLL to a low phase noise quartz crystal. The self jitter measured through DA conversion now reaches levels that are normally only available in master quartz clock mode, while SteadyClock still always runs in PLL mode – no matter if it's the internal or external clock, the sound is precisely the same. The low phase noise oscillator which drives the updated circuit reaches jitter specs lower than a picosecond, something called, ‘Femtosecond’, hence the name ‘SteadyClock FS’.

Connectivity and Features

Top of the class RME Audio's ADI-2 DAC is packed with more features and cool functionalities than anything else in it's peer group. Check out some of them below.

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RME USB 2.0

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2x Phones output

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Class Compliant Mode

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1 x Line Output

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Steadyclock FS

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2 x SPDIF Input

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New Remote

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1x stereo chinch

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The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Type DA Converter
Channels 2
A to D No
D to A Yes
Sample Rate Up to 768kHz
Bit Depth 32-bit
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 1 x Dual RCA Stereo, 1 x 1/4" (headphones), 1 x 1/8" (in-ear monitor)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, S/PDIF)
USB 1 x Type B
Height 2.05"
Depth 5.9"
Width 8.5"
Weight 2.2 lbs
Specifications
Headphone Type Open Back
Style Over Ear
Driver Type Planar Magnetic
Headphone Connector Type 3.5mm Jack
Includes Adaptor No
Impedance 70 Ohm
In-line Mic No
Detachable Cable No
Cable Length  
Weight 550 g
Sensitivity 101 dB/mW
Additional Information
Scan Code LN112342
Model Number LCD2Classic
GTIN 819343011488
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Audeze
Audeze LCD-2 Classic Headphones & RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier
Audeze LCD-2 Classic Headphones & RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC FS Headphone Amplifier