Originally Posted by vcoheda
I'm in no rush to sell my + as well. The new tubes I received seem to be working much better than the first pair, the amp sounds very good, and at $139 is, I think, a great bargin. If I do sell the +, it will be to upgrade to a more high end tube amp, not the ++.
My only complaint is that I feel the LD people should have told buyers that a newer amp was coming out and *very* soon too.
It's like they tried to make a few extra dollars by concealing this fact, and I would say to their detriment. I think it definitely hurts their reputation, which up to this point had been stellar.
As an owner of ld2+, and headamp hobbyist, I would agree that my next amp won't be the ld2++. Many of us bought the ld/ld2/ld2+ based on curiousity from all the hypes, including the ones who just want to try the warm sound of a tube amp. I'm a bit surprise when I see this news, but it does not bother me when I think that it might be just one of the marketing strategies of the ld company.
We, as the consumers, bear the responsibility of a critic. It's our choice to pay for what we want. We are the ones who set the demands.... c'mon.....
I wish that we, as head-fiers, will continue to be truthful in product reviews. I think we're more concious about the sound quality of an amp than its reliability (Who cares? I'll upgrade in 3 months
My bottom line ? At the price of $200 + $40 shipping, I have quite a few options to try other amps. My bithead sound signature is even warmer than my DIY OTL amp. I even heard that Xin's Supermini is using the same chipset with his latest 4c platforms. Anyone wants to try chip-rolling ?
...and you can bring it with you on a date
Do I sound like a Xin's fanboy? No, I haven't got chance to hear his amps. I just appreciate innovation, and want to build long term relationship with good business people.