The Cavalli Liquid Carbon

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  1. maxedfx

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    Come on guys, nobody is talking about this "affordable" cavalli??

    Let's start with who has heard it, who has it on order, which dac's are you planning to pair it with???

    Ready? Go...
     
  2. sacredgates

    sacredgates Audio-Technica's high priest

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    I have a Cavalli Liquid Carbon on order.
    Awaiting company is a Concero HD dac, Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV closed headphones with custom Claire Hybrid balanced cables from Forza Audioworks in Poland, a split power/data USB connection from Achtung Audio U.K. and some Van den Hul Silver M.C. (original old version) cinch cables....
     
  3. audiofrk

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    damn you beat me to it I been meaning to make this thread.
     
  4. audiofrk

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    oh I am waiting on a carbon as well.
     
  5. maxedfx

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    Just ordered one myself!! Hehehe.. :D
     
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    kapanak Canucklehead - Friend

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    I was going to order one, but then I heard a couple of other Cavalli amps and decided against it. I am eagerly waiting for EC Black Widow though.
     
  7. maxedfx

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    Hahaha!!!
    Just the timing bro!


     
  8. maxedfx

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    Did you hear the LC also??
    How does it compare with the other mega dollar cavalli's?? Does it justify the 600$ price tag??
     
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    I've been waffling on this as well. Transportable seems nice, but for the price I keep wondering if I could get more bang-for-the-buck elsewhere.

    I'll probably see how the Project Polaris works out for me and if I like it, I'll plow the $600 into a Bimbo.

    But this is still extremely tempting....
     
  10. SpaceLaser

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    I had one on order, then I found a good deal on a NFB-28. The extra features for less money and similar amp performance swayed me. I'd still love to hear the LC though.
     
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    I've got one ordered up and plan to pair it with my Geek Pulse X Infinity.
     
  12. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist MOT: Schiit - Here to help!

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    I can't wait to hear some impressions, especially some comparisons between the carbon and V2
     
  13. audiofrk

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    I wouldn't be to sure about that my friend has the NFB and he was really impressed with the carbon, but to each their own
     
  14. insidious meme

    insidious meme Ambivalent Kumquat

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    Have one on order as well. Heard a bit with my balanced HE 560s and didn't hear much out of place. Will have the Gungnir Multibit feeding it via balanced cables. Also planning on getting a sennheiser HD 650 with balanced cable as well to listen to.
     
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    I am going to use an Emotiva Stealth DC-1 to drive the Liquid Carbon at the office and a Chord Mojo in transportable mode.
     
  16. maxedfx

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    Just ordered a mojo for dac duties...
    Now gotta save up for the Gungnir Multibit! LOL
     
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    I had heard it compared to a tube amp, which kind of dissuaded me from the LC. I would still love to hear it, but the 28 has held up quite well when I've done head to head comparisons with much more expensive gear (Lry/Bifrost, Auralic Stack, etc).
     
  18. audiofrk

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    Oh yeah cavalli uses a really sweet portable dac in his demo that + LCDs = syrup. The amps pretty good though, but if your happy with what you got :piratemug:


    I am assuming your using the headfi definition of "tubeby"
     
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    Does that mean the LC is neutral or does it still have a warm, tubey tilt? Just curious as I'm thinking about what DAC I should get (Bifrost Multibit is apparently also warm, could be too much together).
     
  20. audiofrk

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    I don't think it was warm, full yeah (music had presence not cut out) but not warm. To be honest I didn't really find the protobimby that warm either when stacked with the lyr 2 using my paradox. Slightly yeah but not as warm of a dac compared with wm8741 dac, they are usually warmer.

    I think the bass in the Yggdrasil and Gungnir Multibit is equally present but has much more definition so the Bifrost Multibit just seems warm due to missing definition.
     

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