LDR300Vx v3 passive right for me?

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MONKEYWICKEDMONKEY

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LDR300Vx v3 passive right for me?
« on: 28 Nov 2020, 01:41 am »
Currently running a tubed line stage that’s a gain mismatch for my Odyssey Khartago amplifier. Add to that I’m running high sensitivity speakers (99db) and you have a system where the tubes must be perfect or else it’s audible.

I’m going to move away from said Linestage and one suggestion that came up was the LDR V2.  So here I am.

So what I need is a Linestage with at least 3 inputs and 2 sets of outputs (I drive a pair of Rythmik subs + an Odyssey Khartago stereo amplifier. The system doubles as our tv audio (2 channel) plus vinyl.

My only experience with a passive is a Schiit Sys which was bought used to allow me to use the power amp and sell the integrated. I ended up using it for more than a year and while it was super quiet and clean, it was also a little subdued and boring.

I’m not concerned with absolute fidelity, rather I want dynamics, emotional engagement and fun.

So I’m wondering if this is a good way to go.
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Re: LDR300Vx v3 passive right for me?
« Reply #1 on: 28 Nov 2020, 03:27 pm »
Currently running a tubed line stage that’s a gain mismatch for my Odyssey Khartago amplifier. Add to that I’m running high sensitivity speakers (99db) and you have a system where the tubes must be perfect or else it’s audible.

I’m going to move away from said Linestage and one suggestion that came up was the LDR V2.  So here I am.

So what I need is a Linestage with at least 3 inputs and 2 sets of outputs (I drive a pair of Rythmik subs + an Odyssey Khartago stereo amplifier. The system doubles as our tv audio (2 channel) plus vinyl.

My only experience with a passive is a Schiit Sys which was bought used to allow me to use the power amp and sell the integrated. I ended up using it for more than a year and while it was super quiet and clean, it was also a little subdued and boring.

I’m not concerned with absolute fidelity, rather I want dynamics, emotional engagement and fun.

So I’m wondering if this is a good way to go.

The LDR300x.V3 accommodates 3 inputs and has a pair of parallel outputs (same output signal available on a pair of output RCA jacks for convenience). While it performs quite well configured as a passive, you have the option to go with the solid state active version which comes with a unity gain input stage (no added amplification) and JFET buffer output stage which will most definitely fill the gap of any missing dynamics. The active gain/buffer board is very very quiet so it should be a good fit for a high efficiency system.

Customer feedback on sonic performance has been consistently positive on the LDR300x and is quickly becoming our most popular model ever.

And with our 30 day in-home buy-try-decide audition & 100% refund policy it's really a no-risk decision to give it a try.

Cheers,
Morten