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post #136 of 307
calm down my man. Tubes take time to burn in. give it a day or two and then let them make some write ups.
post #137 of 307
I remember that on the official auctions they listed who was an authorized dealer and orpheansound definitely was NOT on that list.
post #138 of 307
I have sent an email to 'orpheansound' asking how the warranty works. I have seen on a chinese website, that they are selling the II++ for $87. If this website has a standard 50% mark up value, the official dealer on ebay could be making around up to $140 on each amp sold, it also annoys me when postage is $5 more expensive and the insurance $4 more expensive for the same EMS service, so this could be seen as an extra $9 profit. I will wait to see what orpheansound says before buying anything.
post #139 of 307
for anyone who cares this is what orpheansound had to say:
"if u require repairment, send it back to us, and we will take it to the factory. if u buy from a official little dot dealer, u can send it back to the factory directly. this is the difference. "

Sounds fair enough to me, mabe you wont get the upgrade deals that some of you have got if it turns out to be bad, but at least it can be repaired. As they didnt mention, I presume i would be paying for shipping on repairs.
post #140 of 307
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Originally Posted by penguindude View Post
And what's up with people having the time to take and upload pictures of their new LD2++ and not having time to write a sound impression or perhaps a more detailed one?

Because believe it or not, it's easier to snap a few pics and jot down some initial impressions as oppose to listening to them for hours on end to make conclusive judgements about the amp. I have 2 jobs, I have college, listening to headphones isn't a priority. You can't be patient enough? Then read someone else's review.
post #141 of 307
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Originally Posted by penguindude View Post
I think you guys are over-speculating whether he is or isnt an authorized dealer. Maybe he is? You never know. The best is to ask LD for confirmation.

And what's up with people having the time to take and upload pictures of their new LD2++ and not having time to write a sound impression or perhaps a more detailed one?
Mate, I'm moving to a new place and I need to head down for an interstate trip next week. I'm currently pretty much burnt out already, how can I still burn in the amp (pun intended) and give you a full review at this point of time. I should free up a bit when I'm back 2 weeks later, until then, cheerio
post #142 of 307
Hello All

I've had a little time to listen and compare my II+ and II++. I used the Mullards and the Ediswans on both amps.

First of all, it seems like everything is tighter, the length of each note has shortened a little and notes do not run into each other as much. The bass has improved and has become stronger. Everything sounds clearer too.

It sounds to me that the focus of the sound seem to have shifted to slightly lower frequency, with the lower mids being more prominent whereas in the II+, it is the higher mids that is more prominent.

I think because of the combination of these 2 things, others have reported that it sounds less "tubey". The tubey sound seems to be there, just gone down in frequecy.

Another thing I have noticed is that the Ediswan tubes actually sound better with the LDII++. The Mullard tubes seem to increase the lower frequency a little too much especially with the tighter highs, at least more than my liking. I think I'll stick to the Ediswan tubes for now.

Its only been a day, I will continue and report back soon again!
post #143 of 307
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Originally Posted by GoStones View Post
Hello All

I've had a little time to listen and compare my II+ and II++. I used the Mullards and the Ediswans on both amps.

First of all, it seems like everything is tighter, the length of each note has shortened a little and notes do not run into each other as much. The bass has improved and has become stronger. Everything sounds clearer too.

It sounds to me that the focus of the sound seem to have shifted to slightly lower frequency, with the lower mids being more prominent whereas in the II+, it is the higher mids that is more prominent.

I think because of the combination of these 2 things, others have reported that it sounds less "tubey". The tubey sound seems to be there, just gone down in frequecy.

Another thing I have noticed is that the Ediswan tubes actually sound better with the LDII++. The Mullard tubes seem to increase the lower frequency a little too much especially with the tighter highs, at least more than my liking. I think I'll stick to the Ediswan tubes for now.

Its only been a day, I will continue and report back soon again!
Sounds good! I'm probably getting a 2++ fairly soon.
post #144 of 307
Good work on the initial impressions GoStones, opinions on this amp are rare at the moment. Your not using grados with this amp by any chance are you?
post #145 of 307
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Originally Posted by GoStones View Post
Hello All

I've had a little time to listen and compare my II+ and II++. I used the Mullards and the Ediswans on both amps.

First of all, it seems like everything is tighter, the length of each note has shortened a little and notes do not run into each other as much. The bass has improved and has become stronger. Everything sounds clearer too.

It sounds to me that the focus of the sound seem to have shifted to slightly lower frequency, with the lower mids being more prominent whereas in the II+, it is the higher mids that is more prominent.

I think because of the combination of these 2 things, others have reported that it sounds less "tubey". The tubey sound seems to be there, just gone down in frequecy.

Another thing I have noticed is that the Ediswan tubes actually sound better with the LDII++. The Mullard tubes seem to increase the lower frequency a little too much especially with the tighter highs, at least more than my liking. I think I'll stick to the Ediswan tubes for now.

Its only been a day, I will continue and report back soon again!

Great work, GoStone! Other users have reported white flash in the driver tubes, did you find this to be true on your amp too?
post #146 of 307
I have Senns HD580 and Grados sr-125
I think it sounds pretty good with both of them.
Just a little different from the II+

and nope, no flash for me, I have had no problems with mine so far.
Also, my LED is orange, not the dimmer blue others have reported.
post #147 of 307
One thing I forgot to mention is that
the II+ is a little louder than the II++

the volume was about the same for a little past 11:30 on the II+ and a little before 12:30 on the II++ (referring to hr hand if it were a clock)
post #148 of 307
GoStones:

Thanks for the impressions. I'm especially glad that you were able to compare the Mullards to the Ediswans. I was disappointed that mine did not come with Mullards, but maybe there is a reason for that -- the other tubes sound better. Still have to wait a few days before I am able to listen to mine. Not sure what kind of comparisons I can make with my +. It was weeks, since I last listened to it.

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to write something up.
post #149 of 307
I'm now 100% positive I'm ordering the 2++ by the end of the week.

The way that GoStones described it makes it sound like my ideal amplifier. I hope it is.
post #150 of 307
Maybe the blue led for 240v and orange for 110v ??????
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