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post #181 of 837
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Originally Posted by Xoen View Post
Oh and when you bought your Tung Sol tubes, how long did you have to wait? Did you buy it from ebay? I'm considering those tubes once I get used to the sound of my amp as well as having it fully burned in.
Make sure you have an MkIVse that's wired specifically for the 5687 tubes.
post #182 of 837
How are the MKIV vs darkvoice 332??
post #183 of 837
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How are the MKIV vs darkvoice 332??
I don't think you are going to find any direct comparisons. Too much money involved in getting those two in the same place.
post #184 of 837
Has any compareed the Woo 6 to the D MKIV SE?
post #185 of 837
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Has any compareed the Woo 6 to the D MKIV SE?
Not many people, at least from what I've seen around here, have the Little Dot MKIV SE, so I doubt there would be any comparisons between the two amps you mentioned. Maybe someone could let another head-fi'er with a WA6 borrow his MKIV SE and compare the two? I've seen people lend their prized headphones/amps to another person just so they can review them.
post #186 of 837
I recently bought a used MKIV SE. While I'm waiting for it arrive, I am wondering how will it sound as a preamp with my dad's old integrated amp (a Sanyo dca 411). Sure Sanyo has never been as good as Marantz or Sansui, but the amps from this period (70's) all had a somewhat similar sound, kinda tubey, warm and rich, and I would like to know how these amps sound as power amps with the Little dot (or any tube amp). Is it too tubey? If so, what would you recommend as a not so expansive solution (200-250) to make sure the Little Dot is well heard through speakers ?

I have another question: could the Little Dot be used as a phono preamp (with no other preamp between the turntable and the little dot..) ?

Thanks!
post #187 of 837
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Originally Posted by shotmaker View Post
I recently bought a used MKIV SE. While I'm waiting for it arrive, I am wondering how will it sound as a preamp with my dad's old integrated amp (a Sanyo dca 411). Sure Sanyo has never been as good as Marantz or Sansui, but the amps from this period (70's) all had a somewhat similar sound, kinda tubey, warm and rich, and I would like to know how these amps sound as power amps with the Little dot (or any tube amp). Is it too tubey? If so, what would you recommend as a not so expansive solution (200-250) to make sure the Little Dot is well heard through speakers ?

I have another question: could the Little Dot be used as a phono preamp (with no other preamp between the turntable and the little dot..) ?

Thanks!
Hi! It will sound great as a pre-amp, or through a pre-amp. I have used mine on 3 different vintage amps and with great success. I think you'll find the sound is not nearly as "tubey" as you think, but trying it is the only way too be sure. You won't have any trouble hearing the "MKIVse" sound. I've had my SPEC-4 amp up over 125w RMS using only the MKIVse to drive it with.
You need to have a turntable phono stage. Whether from a receiver, integrated amp or separate unit. There is no phono stage built-in to the MKIVse. Have a good one!
post #188 of 837
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Originally Posted by shotmaker View Post
I recently bought a used MKIV SE. While I'm waiting for it arrive, I am wondering how will it sound as a preamp with my dad's old integrated amp (a Sanyo dca 411). Sure Sanyo has never been as good as Marantz or Sansui, but the amps from this period (70's) all had a somewhat similar sound, kinda tubey, warm and rich, and I would like to know how these amps sound as power amps with the Little dot (or any tube amp). Is it too tubey? If so, what would you recommend as a not so expansive solution (200-250) to make sure the Little Dot is well heard through speakers ?
I used to use my Little Dot to drive my vintage Marantz for a while, it sounds great, never too tubey. A great advantage of having this set-up is the ability to tune the sound of your amp by rolling the driver tubes on the Little Dot.

By the way, a tip, the pre-amp out on Little Dots are driven by the signal tubes only (the smaller tubes in front), and given the transparent nature of Little Dots you can really hear the difference between signal tubes that way.

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I have another question: could the Little Dot be used as a phono preamp (with no other preamp between the turntable and the little dot..) ?
Like Penchum said, you'd need a phono stage between your TT and the little dot for the record to sound right.
post #189 of 837
Thanks to both of you for the all the info! I wanted to be sure I can actually hear the thing and not only the vintage amp.
post #190 of 837
First Off I just want to say hi. I'm brand new here and I also want to thank you all for making my wallet much lighter then it was a week ago. My LD MKIVse should be in today I'm so excited. This is my first foray into headphone amps period so It'll be all good.

Thanks all and Hi from Canada
post #191 of 837
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First Off I just want to say hi. I'm brand new here and I also want to thank you all for making my wallet much lighter then it was a week ago. My LD MKIVse should be in today I'm so excited. This is my first foray into headphone amps period so It'll be all good.

Thanks all and Hi from Canada
First off, welcome to Head-Fi, and sorry about your wallet! Congrats on your new LD MKIV SE! It's a great sounding amp that performs above its price range, great competition for amps costing $600 and more. It'll be nice to hear your first impressions once you get it! Cheers!
post #192 of 837
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Originally Posted by Lainar View Post
First Off I just want to say hi. I'm brand new here and I also want to thank you all for making my wallet much lighter then it was a week ago. My LD MKIVse should be in today I'm so excited. This is my first foray into headphone amps period so It'll be all good.

Thanks all and Hi from Canada
Wow! Congratulations! That is a heck of an amp for a first amp! You are going to be one happy camper, for sure!
post #193 of 837
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Originally Posted by Penchum View Post
Wow! Congratulations! That is a heck of an amp for a first amp! You are going to be one happy camper, for sure!
You absolutely right I recieved my se on Wednsday and plugged her in and I was amazed right from the get go. I'm running some hd600's through her and while I have nothing to compare to this amp sounds very very good. Been burning her in now for the last few days and every morning I go listen for a while and it's getting better every day. Took 12 days to get to me and that's quicker then most things I get from the US. I'm in Canada so most things take a while. I think it was $400 well spent and want to thank you guys for turning me onto this amp. The choices are plentiful for amps and it's real hard to buy one without listening to it first. This forum is an excellant place to come and find out information.

Thanks to Davidzhezhe at Little Dot for providing us with an outstanding product, who told me every step that the order would take. I'll be honest, that kind of service is a rarity in this day and age so it was very pleasant to dela with david. I never had to worry about my order at all.

Now I'm off to go listen to some music

Don
post #194 of 837
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Originally Posted by Lainar View Post
You absolutely right I recieved my se on Wednsday and plugged her in and I was amazed right from the get go. I'm running some hd600's through her and while I have nothing to compare to this amp sounds very very good. Been burning her in now for the last few days and every morning I go listen for a while and it's getting better every day. Took 12 days to get to me and that's quicker then most things I get from the US. I'm in Canada so most things take a while. I think it was $400 well spent and want to thank you guys for turning me onto this amp. The choices are plentiful for amps and it's real hard to buy one without listening to it first. This forum is an excellant place to come and find out information.

Thanks to Davidzhezhe at Little Dot for providing us with an outstanding product, who told me every step that the order would take. I'll be honest, that kind of service is a rarity in this day and age so it was very pleasant to dela with david. I never had to worry about my order at all.

Now I'm off to go listen to some music

Don
I've been using my HD-600s more and more with my MKIVse. They are proving to be very nice with all my amps! I hadn't expected this, so it feels good that buying them wasn't a waste of money. They really like the rich deep bass on the MKIVse too.
post #195 of 837
Where to buy it ??? I have searched with google and on ebay but i canĀ“t find a dealer
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