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post #121 of 128
I'm concerned about this:

"... Comparing to the LD2+/++, the mids were not as liquid-like and vocals were not as intimate..."

I'm in LOVE with my recently acquired Little Dot II++, which I've also started to use as a preamp in my living room setup.

Was thinking of picking up an LD Mk III for bedside use (so I don't have to keep dragging the II++ back and forth), but I'm very concerned about this loss of liquid-like mids and vocal intimacy, compared to the II++. (The review later states the vocal intimacy returned with a better source, but what about the mids? Are there certain tube rolling combos that help make the III more like a II+ and bring these qualities back?)

In addition to the liquid-mids/vocal intimacy loss, it seems in general, the III is a less tube-y sounding amp than the II++? Is it that drastically different than the II++, which again, I love?

Or is it similar in tubey-ness to a II++, but better?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
post #122 of 128

I also have the LD MKIII, loving it for its price.

 

But I dont understand why you claim the soundstage is enormous, it's to my experience only a bit wider than without.

I use it with the LD DAC1 and HD650.

post #123 of 128

The Russian Groove Tubes are really nice sounding on this amp. Decent price too. I didn't think the amp sounded that great with the K70x.

post #124 of 128

I got my LD mk III 7 days ago and i love the sound of it.

First 3 days i've listened to it i was  disapointed how i need to turned the volume knob  up to 80 mark just to have a comfortable listening level.

Then i tried burning it in for 4 days,i leaved it on for 8 hours then turned it  off .leaved it off for few hours then turn it back on for another 8 hours i did these for 4 days.

Today i decided to start listening to it again and i noticed that as soon as i turned the volume knob it play louder than before i set it to 40 mark and it's loud enough for me.

Is these normal?

post #125 of 128
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

I got my LD mk III 7 days ago and i love the sound of it.

First 3 days i've listened to it i was  disapointed how i need to turned the volume knob  up to 80 mark just to have a comfortable listening level.

Then i tried burning it in for 4 days,i leaved it on for 8 hours then turned it  off .leaved it off for few hours then turn it back on for another 8 hours i did these for 4 days.

Today i decided to start listening to it again and i noticed that as soon as i turned the volume knob it play louder than before i set it to 40 mark and it's loud enough for me.

Is these normal?

 

This almost certainly has to do with the tubes. Perhaps some of the tubes settled in after your extensive burn in. Unlikely that the gain would change by itself. The 2 tubes in the back, the power tubes are responsible for the gain. One or both require burn in to output properly? A little unusual I think. It's an otl amp, so the gain is all about the tubes (unless the pot was faulty which is not very likely).

post #126 of 128
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Originally Posted by Chodi View Post
 

 

This almost certainly has to do with the tubes. Perhaps some of the tubes settled in after your extensive burn in. Unlikely that the gain would change by itself. The 2 tubes in the back, the power tubes are responsible for the gain. One or both require burn in to output properly? A little unusual I think. It's an otl amp, so the gain is all about the tubes (unless the pot was faulty which is not very likely).

 

yup i know it's weird but hey after that burn in it works like a charm.i don't think if the pot is faulty  now it can get really loud.i love the sound stage when i turn it loud.regarding the gain switch which setting is best for you?

post #127 of 128
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

 

yup i know it's weird but hey after that burn in it works like a charm.i don't think if the pot is faulty  now it can get really loud.i love the sound stage when i turn it loud.regarding the gain switch which setting is best for you?

I have a bit of a problem in that I use both high (HD600) impedance and low (Grado325i) impedance phones, but I have found that 5 works really well for both. I tried them all and this seems to work the best.

post #128 of 128

Great Review!

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