Match 2, Exodus verses Lyngdorf

The battle of the affordable amps. Exodus $1,400. and Lyngdorf $1,495.

Exodus Audio (amp S)

Choices for each category were: Bad, Yawn, Decent, Good, and Excellent

Turn on noise:__________3 Excellent

Noise floor:____________2 Bad, 2 Yawn

Detail or resolution:______3 Yawn, 1 Decent

Dynamics:_____________2 Yawn, 1 Decent

Distortion: _____________1 Bad, 2 Yawn

Top end Quality :_________1 Bad, 3 Yawn

Vocal range: ____________1 Bad, 3 Yawn

Bass Quality :___________3 Yawn

Instrument clarity:________4 Yawn

Imaging placement:_______1 Yawn, 1 Decent

Overall sound:___________3 Yawn

Comments: Vocal seemed somewhat recessed, hard to listen to, no musicality, noise floor high and no life to music, In speaker, harsh. One guy voted "Bad" straight down the chart and his scores were not included above.

Lyngdorf Amp (amp F)

Turn on noise:__________3 Excellent

Noise floor:____________2 Good, 1 Excellent

Detail or resolution:______2 Decent

Dynamics:_____________1 Yawn, 3 Good, 1 Excellent

Distortion: _____________1 Yawn, 1 Good

Top end Quality :_________2 Decent

Vocal range: ____________2 Decent

Bass Quality :___________1 Decent

Instrument clarity:________2 Decent

Imaging placement:_______1 Yawn, 1 Decent

Overall sound:___________2 Decent

Comments: Edgy, sibilant, closer, preferred "F" but not as distinct, slightly less compressed than "S", deeper sound stage, not a bad amp, a little top end artifacts, some edge, listenable, nothing special, image seems cluttered in the middle, could not place instruments. One guy voted "Yawn" straight down the chart and his scores were not included above.

Choices to circle for "Favored Amp" were: Barely, Slightly Favored, Favored, or Clearly Favored

Choices to circle for "Differences" were: Very Subtle, Subtle, Slight but Clear, Clear, Clear in Areas, or Very Clear

Amp Favored: 7 for "F". 1 circled "Barely", 2 circled "Slightly Favored", 1 circled "Clearly Favored"

Differences: 2 circled "Slight but Clear"

With a complete majority the Lyngdorf amp moved to the next round.

Notes from the host: The music used with these was a little tougher than with others. I listened to each of them quite a bit in the week before the event, and both of these amps were really better than the impressions reflect.

Notes from Kevin about the Exodus amp

 

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Iowa Park, TX 76367
USA
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