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post #31 of 132
Hi renesis_au,

I wrote to Dr. Yang when I read the news of Little Dot III, and there's a couple of things that might interest you. Current estimate price excluding shipping is around AUD$164, but he expressed the shipping cost is largely dependent on the weight of the production unit.

It can be used as power amp (?) to drive the speakers, and can output 3.5W per channel. There are a few things I cannont quite translate into English due to my poor understanding of audio terms in Chinese.

It also uses some military spec tubes.

Little Dot III CAD Rendering

The look of Little Dot III is amazing... especially the wood use on the casing. I'm considering getting one as soon as it comes out late Aug.

There's a Chinese DIY tube amp is tuned to drive DT880, if you are interested.

Cheers,


Overlunge
post #32 of 132
Just got a MG-Head OTL looks like I might have another amp to add to the collection for this price it seems pretty good.
post #33 of 132
I'm thinking of getting the MS-2(i) and was wondering if it would be a good combo, and since I'm in Hong Kong I'll see if I can pick the little dot II or III (if it comes out in august) at one of the hifi shops.
post #34 of 132
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by overlunge
It can be used as power amp (?) to drive the speakers, and can output 3.5W per channel. There are a few things I cannont quite translate into English due to my poor understanding of audio terms in Chinese.

It also uses some military spec tubes.

Little Dot III CAD Rendering

The look of Little Dot III is amazing... especially the wood use on the casing. I'm considering getting one as soon as it comes out late Aug.

There's a Chinese DIY tube amp is tuned to drive DT880, if you are interested.
Then I checked out erji.net, the Chinese equivalent to Head-fi, and read up more on Little Dot, got into communication with the DIY maker, and found out the following on his new LDIII (I am posting the original Chinese reply as well as my translation attempt. As a newbie to amps, I may not be the best translator for terms; maybe a fellow Head-fi'er can help out here):

Both the LDII and LDIII use the same tubes; that is Chinese military grade 1B2 for the front and 4P1S for the back. The main difference between the 2 units is that the LDIII is capable greater output at 3.5W + 3.5W. As a result, bass becomes more powerful, and trebles become far clearer and airier. By using Japanese made Z11 circuit board (??), the amp can now deliver 20Hz-65Khz (-3dB). Other changes include using audiophile grade components such as the ALPS_27 from Japan, WIMA/ERA electrics from Germany, ELNA, DALE capacitors.

As well, the LDIII features a gain switch. Priced for 980RMB, delivery late August. (980 RMB = 120.90 USD)

小不点II 和 III 的区别:
小不点III采用和小不点II同样的电子管:国产的专门用于军事通讯的1B2(前级),4P1 S(后级), 最大的区别是III采用了输出变压器耦合,输出功率可达:3.5W+3.5W 可以用来推动高灵敏度的全频音箱。作为耳机放大器由于透过输出变压器耦合,低音坚实有力、高音 更为通透,飘 逸。关键的部件输出变压器采用了日本新日铁公司的Z11高导磁率的硅钢片作材料,整机的频率响 应:20HZ -65KHZ (-3DB)。其他元器件方面也采用了不少“发烧级”的配件:例如电位器采用日本ALPS_27篮壳电位器 ;耦 合电容采用德国WIMA/ERO电容,电解电容采用ELNA,电阻全部使用美国DALE精密电阻。本机定价为:980元人民币 。八月 下旬可以出货。

小不点II没有增益开关(gain switch),替换的管子为1DF9,1S5 ; 4pi1pi 不过很难找到。
post #35 of 132
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Vashin
I'm thinking of getting the MS-2(i) and was wondering if it would be a good combo, and since I'm in Hong Kong I'll see if I can pick the little dot II or III (if it comes out in august) at one of the hifi shops.
I am not sure whether you'd be able to get it at an audio shop; it's more of a DIY unit. Kinda like JMT or Zemo etc. But for the price, you can't go wrong. If you don't like it, sell the tubes off and you'd recover a good part of your cost I'd imagine.

Dr Yang is in Shenzhen, a train/bus ride up from HK, so maybe you could get in touch with him and check out the unit.
post #36 of 132
oh thanks! Maybe I'll get into contact... though my chinese is defintely not up to par.
post #37 of 132
i will not be needing my amp to power any kind of mini speakers, and any one who would buy an amp to power "mini" speakers specifically is sort of ridiculous IMO.
post #38 of 132
what is all of this talk about the micro being 16$??!!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

i highly highly doubt that is the price...

EDIT: BTW why wont the little-tube.com site work for me!!!! it used to!
post #39 of 132
Can Dr. Yang communicate in english? That would be best for me haha though I can speak some cantonese... I'll be staying in HK till sept 1, so hopefully I can get the 3rd version.
post #40 of 132
I have remembered the fact about shipping and the money transfer fees etc..

so im guessing it will be around 60$ new which is still one heck of a deal
post #41 of 132
LD Micro is avaible now. the price is around 20 USD in China. If
>shiped to US, the price might be around 40 USD.

directly from ditributor
post #42 of 132
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vashin
Can Dr. Yang communicate in english? That would be best for me haha though I can speak some cantonese... I'll be staying in HK till sept 1, so hopefully I can get the 3rd version.
Yes. Not great, but intelligible: swco@163.com
post #43 of 132
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by smittysan89
LD Micro is avaible now. the price is around 20 USD in China. If
>shiped to US, the price might be around 40 USD.

directly from ditributor
Yes, but I wonder whether it can drive the K501, which is a BEAST to drive (My poor little Pimeta is set to 2 oclock for that piece of work; but Rachmaninoff never sounded so good!)
post #44 of 132
well in the micro thread they say that the board that it has can only drive earbuds at most, but i talked to the distributor again and he said that the maker in China said that it could also drive the 650...very wierd im not sure about anything yet, somebody should just buy one....dont look at me!
post #45 of 132
I just placed an order for the LD2. I placed it w/ zunqiu@gmail.com. He is very helpful. It should be arriving in 2 weeks or so.

For a tube amp, it's a great price.
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