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Little Dot Micro Tube in the House!

post #1 of 57
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Last month I made arrangements with David of Little Dot and sure enough today I received a brand spanking new Little Dot MT (Micro Tube Headphone Amplifier). Thanks David!

The amp comes very well packed and it even includes a set of ICs and 1/4" to 1/8" plug which I do not plan to use and will remain in their packing material. In addition to the ICs and the 1/4" to 1/8" in the box you also get the Power Unit (5.5" deep, 4" wide, and 2.75" tall), the power cord, a power interconnect cord from the Power unit to the Micro Tube, and finally the Micro Tube.

Finish and construction detail is very good much better than expected specially when you consider the selling price of $200.

The following pictures which are not that great will give you an idea of the amp. Click on the thumbnails to view the full picture.









I will let the amp burn in for about 250 hours and then I will post observations.
post #2 of 57
Is it just me or does anyone else find a bit of humour in the fact that the power supply is larger than the amp itself?
post #3 of 57
awaiting your impressions!

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Originally Posted by 928GTS
Is it just me or does anyone else find a bit of humour in the fact that the power supply is larger than the amp itself?
Many amps share this trait. Think earmax pro and rsa raptor, etc...
post #4 of 57
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Originally Posted by Janus View Post
awaiting your impressions!


Many amps share this trait. Think earmax pro and rsa raptor, etc...

I know,I'm not meaning any harm,just saying...
post #5 of 57
Hey! I didn't get the adapter!

About the ps, why? I do understand what your are saying though. It should be one of the most important parts of the amp and for many years was overlooked in lesser expenisive equipment. The DC that the AC musical signal rides on was often considered unimportant with regards to sound. I have a preamp with a dual power supply. The ps weighs more than the preamp and is the same size, LARGE. The ps for the Micro T is nice, and does the job for the MT. I like the fact that it is on an umbilical, which reduces the interference that the magnetic radiation can cause.

This amp, for me, does take a while to settle in but to be honest for most this is normal.
post #6 of 57
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I know,I'm not meaning any harm,just saying...
lol dont take it seriously, I wasn't implying you meant any harm... I think the key to this is that the name suggests "MICRO," which is definitely an oxymoron when you look at the power supply..

They should have named it Little Dot Hybrid with Big Power Brick
post #7 of 57
i will receive my MT around Jan. 2007. very looking forward!
post #8 of 57
ooh.. more pics!

In the dark!
post #9 of 57
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Originally Posted by Advil View Post
ooh.. more pics!

In the dark!
+1
post #10 of 57
Sexaye.
post #11 of 57
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Originally Posted by Janus View Post
lol dont take it seriously, I wasn't implying you meant any harm... I think the key to this is that the name suggests "MICRO," which is definitely an oxymoron when you look at the power supply..

They should have named it Little Dot Hybrid with Big Power Brick
I have to agree. Not very micro.
post #12 of 57
Thread Starter 
I have left the amp on for the last 24 hours feeding it music to allow burn in for at least 200 to 250 hours before posting impressions. I can tell you that both the amp and the powers supply run pretty cool and you can lay your hand on it and it feels warm like. I will take pictures in the dark over the weekend.
post #13 of 57
I think Micro means micro tube not the entire amp.
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Originally Posted by simon721025 View Post
I think Micro means micro tube not the entire amp.
The tubes are indeed of micro size!

I suppose Little Dot Micro Tube MacroAmp just didn't sound as good.
post #15 of 57
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I was going to wait untill the amp had the full 250 hours of burn in before posting any observations but I could not wait. So I listen for about 20 minutes at the 40 hour mark of burn in. The bass is prominent w/o being bloated with a good punch. The highs are quite mellow but very present and in balance with the rest of the amp. At this rate this could turn into a must have amp specially at the $200 cost.
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