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post #811 of 833
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Originally Posted by yossi126 View Post
Having owned the amp for 7 months I suggest at this budget to look for an M3 build.
The LD is a nice beginner's amp but not one for the HD800.
I second that. I own HD800 and LD (I use with my Grados)...Does a terrible job with Sennheiser due to their high impedance...

Denys
post #812 of 833
you can always change the gain to your likings.
when i had it, i used it with hd650 and i heard nothing but amazing sound. it also worked well with sensitive IEMs and grados in low gain mode.
post #813 of 833

I echo that - just doesn't seem to work well with my HD800's (Though messing with the gain might help). Marvelous with my ATH-W1000 though.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by yossi126 View Post

Having owned the amp for 7 months I suggest at this budget to look for an M3 build.
The LD is a nice beginner's amp but not one for the HD800.
post #814 of 833

You said at one point when you tested the preamp that you hooked it into the AUX of an exising preamp, Pioneer I believe. When you do that do you not have 2 different volume controls, 1 on the Little Dot and 1 on the Pioneer? If so how do you handle that?


Edited by edmondwolfman - 6/3/10 at 9:07am
post #815 of 833

Well after reading all the useful information in this and other threads, and Penchum's great review of course, I've decided to plump for the IV SE and sent David an e-mail last night. This will be my first serious foray into Head-Fi so I'm pretty excited to hear the results. I'll be pairing it with the HD 650 and Little Dot DAC_I. I'll post a follow up with my initial impressions once the amp arrives.

post #816 of 833

I have Sennheiser HD 600s and I'm planning on buying a little dot mk iv se and dac 1 soon. This thread has been helpful.

post #817 of 833
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Originally Posted by fanglekai View Post

I have Sennheiser HD 600s and I'm planning on buying a little dot mk iv se and dac 1 soon. This thread has been helpful.

 

Let us know if you take the plunge and what your impressions are fanglekai, we can compare notes  . If nothing else it'll provide another data point in the never ending 600 vs. 650 discussion!

post #818 of 833

my MK IV SE broke again....

first time a resister blew and had to send it to china to get it fixed

and this time im not sure..

it makes a loud buzzing noise in my earphones and sound quality is dimishied.

anyone have any idea or whether someone has encountered this issue before?

 

thanks

post #819 of 833

also i cant seem to find David Zhe Zhe's email anymore, can someone PM that to me please?

i hope the repairs wont cost too much... frown.gif

 

Thanks!

post #820 of 833
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Originally Posted by nismohks View Post

also i cant seem to find David Zhe Zhe's email anymore, can someone PM that to me please?

i hope the repairs wont cost too much... frown.gif

 

Thanks!



 You have pm.

 

And LD do not charge for repairs.

post #821 of 833

That's really bad luck nismohks. I never had any issues with mine but I do everything according to manual- headphones plugged in and sources on before powering it and letting it couple minutes to warm up.

post #822 of 833

I'm sorry to hear that nismohks, I recently brought the MK IV SE and was only able to enjoy it for an evening before it developed a problem. It's on its way back to Little Dot as I type.

 

By the way, it may not help, but there's an updated manual for this amp on Little Dot's website which has more troubleshooting information in it, might be worth a shot.

 

I hope you get the issue resolved without too much hassle.

post #823 of 833

Reading the forum it seems like there may be reliability issues with the Little Dot. If I buy a used one (to save money) rather than straight from David Zhezhe, can anyone foresee potential problems I may face down the road?

 

Right now I am undecided between getting a used LD MkIV-SE or the new Shiit Valhala. I couldn't find any direct comparison between the two amps on the forums so can anyone shed some light on which is a better option?

post #824 of 833

What DAC are using with your mkivse?  I need a dac from iPad.

post #825 of 833

I bought mine from a fellow headfi'er - had it for over 12 months - no problem. I keep the headphones plugged in and let it warm up for 5-15 min before use. I love it in my living room setup (one of 3). Fingers crossed.

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