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No comments from those who traded-up their LIO to the L2i?Steve
Where are all those LIO's gonna go that are on the business end of the trade-up?
That's how I purchased mine..no DHT....added a few mods, amp, xlr's, extra set of rca's, dac one....awesome!!! Vinnie's support is simply the best if you have any questions.
Vinnie,Will you be selling used Trade-Up modules separately, ie if gene9p wants to upgrade to DHT, or just configured LIO's?Steve
I didn't upgrade from a LIO, but when I heard the L2i in Denver I was beyond impressed! This design incorporating Vinnie's DHT preamp and his dual mono Mosfet output stage is stunningly good, and the DAC option is also a winner comparing to outboard DACs several times its cost. Compared to the marketplace of separates and the elimination of commensurate cable costs, the L2i is not only a Summit-Fi product but a bargain as well!
Mine should be here this month. Will keep you posted.
Pardon me to chime in on this thread. I'm very fortunate to receive my L2i-SE (after LIO DHT trade-in) from Vinnie about a couple of days ago. Straight out of the box I must say that the L2i-SE with its AL heatsink side panels, resembles an awesome drone from some sci-fi movies. Although the L2i-SE does not has many hours of burn-in, the initial listenings are quite astounding. In comparison to the LIO DHT, I am presented with a spacious soundstage with amazing depth, air and dynamic resolution with crystal-clear images of instruments and vocals. L2i-SE does not lack in well-defined bass extension. Overall, I like the natural and smooth sound quality of the L2i-SE and for me at least there is no regret that L2i-SE is now part of my audio system family and residing in my listening room. Briefly, my audio equipment consist of the Rega Apollo CDP feeding the L2 DAC of the L2i-SE and to a pair of Harbeth SHL5+ 40th Anniversary speakers. My $0.02 worth of opinion.Terence
Bet the harbeths love the tube magic and extra power!!!
Thanks Terence, very much appreciated. Hope you can return with more feedback as it gets more burned in.Interesting to see that you find it so much better than the LIO even from very few hours on it. I have the regular LIO with AVC/tubestage nowand aiming for the L2i standard amp which probably will be a big jump for me too in SQ. Magnus
I have just received my unit on Monday night. 1st of all, I have underestimated the weight of the new amp as compared to the LIO. An extra pair of hands is definitely required to remove the amp from its triple box. My setup as follows Auralic Aries G2 - LSi-SE - Kii three speakers and TAK 300BMany of you will be wondering why I bought an integrated amp, a pair of Harbeths or Qln may be in the planning.With the new amp in place, everything was taken up many levels as compared to the LIO. I am getting a deeper and wider soundstage, better transparency. Most importantly the presence of the mids is amazing. Was playing the song Take My Breath Away and the presence of the singer really took my breath away...Will post more as the unit runs in.
All,I've fallen a bit behind on LIO trade-up to the L2i / L2i-SE orders (I was sick with a virus last week), but am catching up and will be shipping again this week, and throughout December. Vinnie
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