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post #121 of 836
Okay, this is what you and me have been waiting for... I collected my MKIV SE from customs today.

What can I say, this thing is noticeably better than LD II+ even though it has only couple of hours on the clock. I can hear Kraftwerk's "The Robots" details that I haven't heard before.

I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The amp looks and sounds beautiful and is better than my previous Corda Headfive and Heed Canamp.
post #122 of 836
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Originally Posted by Seba View Post
Okay, this is what you and me have been waiting for... I collected my MKIV SE from customs today.

What can I say, this thing is noticeably better than LD II+ even though it has only couple of hours on the clock. I can hear Kraftwerk's "The Robots" details that I haven't heard before.

I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The amp looks and sounds beautiful and is better than my previous Corda Headfive and Heed Canamp.
Sweet! Can you list what tubes came with it? Post more impressions if you can! I'm probably not gonna receive my MKIV SE until sometime next week, hopefully. I'm hoping David would ship mines out today, if not, Monday, though that's a holiday! It's been almost two weeks, if only Paypal would accept my debit card on the first day I bought it, then I wouldn't have to wait this friggin long!
post #123 of 836
Noob ?: It's obvious to me the effect that upgraded tubes will have, but could someone explain to me how significant of a SQ improvement it is for the SE's other upgrades, such as the Neutrik HP jack & the Van Den Hul RCA jacks? I'm trying to figure out cost/performance.
post #124 of 836
I think the other upgrades are a bit dubious to be honest. I've never heard an audible difference between jacks... so I think it's fair to say that the improvement in SE is in the premium tubes, whether or not the upgraded tubes warrant the additional cost is a value judgement for the individual to decide.
post #125 of 836
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Originally Posted by Seba View Post
Okay, this is what you and me have been waiting for... I collected my MKIV SE from customs today.

What can I say, this thing is noticeably better than LD II+ even though it has only couple of hours on the clock. I can hear Kraftwerk's "The Robots" details that I haven't heard before.

I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The amp looks and sounds beautiful and is better than my previous Corda Headfive and Heed Canamp.
Congrats on the new amp. Glad to hear that you like it more than the HEED.
post #126 of 836
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Seba View Post
Okay, this is what you and me have been waiting for... I collected my MKIV SE from customs today.

What can I say, this thing is noticeably better than LD II+ even though it has only couple of hours on the clock. I can hear Kraftwerk's "The Robots" details that I haven't heard before.

I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The amp looks and sounds beautiful and is better than my previous Corda Headfive and Heed Canamp.
Congratulations!! I know exactly how you are feeling!
post #127 of 836
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Originally Posted by Xoen View Post
Sweet! Can you list what tubes came with it? Post more impressions if you can! I'm probably not gonna receive my MKIV SE until sometime next week, hopefully. I'm hoping David would ship mines out today, if not, Monday, though that's a holiday! It's been almost two weeks, if only Paypal would accept my debit card on the first day I bought it, then I wouldn't have to wait this friggin long!
It came with Mullards and Electro-Harmonix gold pins. I have slept about 5 hours and couldn't sleep anymore so I decided to power up my equipment and start enjoying the music.

My one "benchmark album" is called Club for Five. It's a finnish accapella group and it really opened up with LD II+ but is a whole another story with MKIV SE. Whole sound spectrum comes with ease and makes the music dynamic. My Heed made the music sound a little flat with Grados.

I'm right now at my parents house and I will be taking my equipment to my brother to test his new AKG K271's and demonstrate the advantage of owning a headamp.
post #128 of 836
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Originally Posted by Seba View Post
It came with Mullards and Electro-Harmonix gold pins. I have slept about 5 hours and couldn't sleep anymore so I decided to power up my equipment and start enjoying the music.

My one "benchmark album" is called Club for Five. It's a finnish accapella group and it really opened up with LD II+ but is a whole another story with MKIV SE. Whole sound spectrum comes with ease and makes the music dynamic. My Heed made the music sound a little flat with Grados.

I'm right now at my parents house and I will be taking my equipment to my brother to test his new AKG K271's and demonstrate the advantage of owning a headamp.
Electro-Harmonix. Hummmm. So far, I have no exposure to this brand. Can anyone share what they think of them? I know they come in a sexy box, but that's about all. Thanks!
post #129 of 836
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Originally Posted by Xoen View Post
After all, I did spend $444 on this amp...
Kind of off topic, but is that the normal going rate for US customers? Just wouldn't expect a Chinese company to be selling at that specific price. Not saying it's high or low, but rather the number "4" especially three of them in a row, would generally be something to avoid. The pronounciation of "4" in Chinese is similar to the pronounciation of death.
post #130 of 836
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Originally Posted by LostOne.TR View Post
Kind of off topic, but is that the normal going rate for US customers? Just wouldn't expect a Chinese company to be selling at that specific price. Not saying it's high or low, but rather the number "4" especially three of them in a row, would generally be something to avoid. The pronounciation of "4" in Chinese is similar to the pronounciation of death.
You're kinda creeping me out here with the "death" thing. That's what is listed in my Paypal account. I guess the shipping fees and the item itself just added all to $444 dollars.
post #131 of 836
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Originally Posted by LostOne.TR View Post
Kind of off topic, but is that the normal going rate for US customers? Just wouldn't expect a Chinese company to be selling at that specific price. Not saying it's high or low, but rather the number "4" especially three of them in a row, would generally be something to avoid. The pronounciation of "4" in Chinese is similar to the pronounciation of death.
Well, that's a new one for sure!
post #132 of 836
now that he brings it up, i'm interested as well, why use number IV, in chinese customs, no. 4 is prohibited, because people believe it will bring bad luck, yes no 4 is spelled similar to death
but in this case MKIV sure is great sounding amp and nothing will hold me to purchase the amp
post #133 of 836
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Originally Posted by Bozz_Keren View Post
why use number IV, in chinese customs, no. 4 is prohibited
Because IV comes after III?
post #134 of 836
@DoA
yeah usually chinese skip on no. 4, maybe IIIA or goes on to V
post #135 of 836
Hi!

I have been following these reviews about the different LD MK tubes amp with alot of interest. They are great!

My main question is this: I use a Sony MDR7509HD headphone with 24 ohms of impedance. I read the requirements with these amps are 32 to 300 ohms. What would happen if I use my headphone with them. Can I dammage the amp or the headphone?

Also what would happen if the driver tube was inverted( by error?) with the power tube?

regards,
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