Sorry for the late reply. Yeah I'm using stock tubes. Was prepared for the warmer sound. When I get a minute I'll throw a video together giving an example of what I'm hearing.
Edit: cool, my 100th post :P
So i just finished building my first turntable setup which includes this little dot amp. Playing around with my preamp, my speaker amplifiers, and my turntable's interior preamp revealed that my dot is bottlenecking the mids a bit, making vocals sound hollow. Just here to find some suggestions on what tubes I can get that might remedy this, thanks!
Oh cool, didn't know there was a difference between the preamps.
So just to be sure, I can run my setup as Turntable preamp -> Little Dot -> Receiver -> Speakers
And/or Turntable Preamp -> Little Dot -> Active Speakers.
Before I start hurling money at my problems I'm going to ask here. I'm in the process of building my first vinyl audio setup on a student's budget, I have a few pairs of headphones and I recently just got a Little Dot MKiii. I chose it because it will serve as a full preamp and amp for my headphones, and it can also switch to act as just a preamp, having a phono out to run to a reciever/active speakers. Doing some more research in components I am planning to get made me...
@Mython So how exactly can I go about comparing the quality of a CD with no audio quality info in its description with a set of files I can only sample?
For example: One album I am looking into getting is Currency of Man by Melody Gardot. Hdtracks has samples noticably better quality than amazon's (Which I can't tell if they come from CD ripped files or straight from amazon music)
So yeah, I see how this can be a pain.
@NA Blur Thanks I'll look into that
Sorry for the late post, but I just want to earn those who are considering to buy these.
After a while the volume slider on the cable seems to degrade in quality more than it already is. Right now, no matter how much adjusting I do, the right channel is always louder than the left. If you want to get these, record them, it is a must.