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post #46 of 833
Hi

I have one of these amps on its way to me and I was wondering if there a list of tubes somewhere which can be used with it.

Cheers for any help
post #47 of 833
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Originally Posted by spud36 View Post
Hi

I have one of these amps on its way to me and I was wondering if there a list of tubes somewhere which can be used with it.

Cheers for any help
Up on the Little-Tube forum, I believe one of the users there is building a list.
post #48 of 833
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Zune 80 as a source for the MKIVse

I have been testing my new Zune 80 (Z80) MP4 player hooked up to the MKIVse. It has been an excellent test. The Z80 is an incredibly clean source with a steady frequency response from one end of the spectrum to the other. The MKIVse has always been a very "revealing" headphone amplifier and the matching of these two units is like a match made in heaven. When I first paired them, I had the Philip's power tubes and the GE 5 star driver tubes in the MKIVse. Using my HD-650s, the sound was like that of a really fine solid state amplifier, only warmer and smoother. Excellent for more detailed music. Then, I switched back to the default tubes (Mullard E182CC and WE408a) and this combination really floored me! If there was ever a true "tube" sound you hear described, this was it! Warm, butter, deep, liquid, flowing and on and on. With a good source like the Z80 and the right tube combination to suit your tastes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Lately, I have been reading posts stating that the Little-tube amps are not tube sounding or you can't find tubes, or they don't tube roll well. Don't let the falseness of such unsubstantiated claims steer you away from an excellent brand of tube headphone amplifiers. With sources improving constantly (like the Z80), having a tube amplifier that can be accurate like the source and tube sounding at the same time is becoming more and more important. This is a sweet combination that will leave some cash in your pocket and put a smile on your face.
post #49 of 833
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Warranty Difference Between MKIV and MKIVse

I didn't catch this until today. On the Little-Tube site, on the SPEC sheet with photos for the MKIV & MKIVse, it says the MKIV has a one year warranty and the MKIVse has a two year warranty. This is something else people should consider when trying to decide between the two models.
Have a good one!
post #50 of 833
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Originally Posted by spud36 View Post
Hi

I have one of these amps on its way to me and I was wondering if there a list of tubes somewhere which can be used with it.

Cheers for any help
I found this thread (http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/lit...olling-276757/) to be very useful.
post #51 of 833
Thread Starter 
Ok, some of you must have done some mods to your MKIV's. Where are the pics?? Inquiring minds want pictures!!
post #52 of 833
Hi Penchum ,

I just wanted to say that it was your reveiw that pushed me over the edge in my decision to get this amp. It'll be my first tube amp and I could'nt be more excited.

Thanks and God bless

PS: Wallet: "Why do you encourage him?! WHYYYYYY *sobs* "
post #53 of 833
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Originally Posted by YouSpentHowMuch? View Post
Hi Penchum ,

I just wanted to say that it was your reveiw that pushed me over the edge in my decision to get this amp. It'll be my first tube amp and I could'nt be more excited.

Thanks and God bless

PS: Wallet: "Why do you encourage him?! WHYYYYYY *sobs* "
Thanks for the compliment. You are about to be pleased on a level you haven't been too before. Let us know how things go when your amp arrives.
post #54 of 833
Has anyone tried to tube roll the MkIVse?
post #55 of 833
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Originally Posted by Danika k View Post
Has anyone tried to tube roll the MkIVse?
I have, or I guess I should say, I still am. I've tried Philips, Tung Sol, Mullard and have Amperex on order, for the power tubes. I've tried GE, WE, Sylvania and GE 5-star for driver tubes. None are bad, all are great. The original Mullard power and WE driver are still one of my favorites though.

Word has it, the Amperex are "the bomb", so I can only hope so. They cost a little more than I like to pay. So, tube rolling is "on going" and not likely to stop unless I've tried them all. See ya!
post #56 of 833
Hey Penchum I just got my amp!
Right out of the box I was nearly moved to tears by my music. It's amazing to think that it can only get better. I think I'm going to fully burn in these tubes before I consider any tube rolling.
I may have just become a tube convert
post #57 of 833
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Originally Posted by YouSpentHowMuch? View Post
Hey Penchum I just got my amp!
Right out of the box I was nearly moved to tears by my music. It's amazing to think that it can only get better. I think I'm going to fully burn in these tubes before I consider any tube rolling.
I may have just become a tube convert
That feeling, that amazing feeling when your brain doesn't believe what your ears are hearing and logic can't find a grip on the moment. The only thing left is the emotion reserved for music. There is no other emotion like it.

Enjoy the burn-in!
post #58 of 833
I'm so loved in my friend's LD II+ that I'm going to buy MKIV SE

Tubes make my RS-2's sound so wonderful...
post #59 of 833
Anybody besides me amazed at how BIG and heavy these amps are when you first take them out of thye box? I mean....yea...I saw the dimensions and weight on the spec sheet, but....dang these amps are something else up close and in person!!
post #60 of 833
@Seba
LD2+ is quite different from MKIVSE, if u like LD2+ why don't u give the new MKII a shot
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