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post #31 of 515
I'm also looking to purchase my first amp.
Is little dot a reputable brand and a safe bet for someone who knows absolutely nothing about amps?
post #32 of 515
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Originally Posted by gdl357 View Post
Hit the button! It's X-Mas!

DO it NOW! I am sure this amp is a beast and well worth the cash.

This is what David wrote to me when I purchased it.



Have I convinced you?
KAAAAAAAPPPPPPOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!
Just pulled the trigger on the MKV !! Ya, Oh Ya....
Spending money hasn't felt this good since I bought my MKIVse!
post #33 of 515
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Originally Posted by Shindengumi View Post
I'm also looking to purchase my first amp.
Is little dot a reputable brand and a safe bet for someone who knows absolutely nothing about amps?
Yes Sir. They have one of the best customer services on the market. Their MK series of amps are absolutely top shelf! Quality inside and out, they are some of the best amps out there. If you haven't looked yet, go to Little-tube.com and look around.
post #34 of 515
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Originally Posted by Penchum View Post
Yes Sir. They have one of the best customer services on the market. Their MK series of amps are absolutely top shelf! Quality inside and out, they are some of the best amps out there. If you haven't looked yet, go to Little-tube.com and look around.
x2 !!!!!!!!

Don't hesitate, or think about it any longer....just get one!

Roger
post #35 of 515
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Hey Penchum,

It has been a great day with my new amp, but it didn't come with any instructions so I wanted to ask you 2 questions if I may...

1. Does the amp need to be turned off when changing the gain settings or can it be done while on??????

2. Exactly HOW do you remove a tube??? Push down and turn....twist and pull???????

I know these are very elementary questions but I don't dare risk ruining my amp until I know for sure!

Thanks in advance for the advice/education!

Roger
post #36 of 515
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Originally Posted by Ogresmash View Post
Glad to hear that you enjoy it. Give it some time to burn in and then think about rolling in some new higher quality tubes. It'll make an already great amp sound absolutely fantastic.
Hey Ogresmash... is there a particular tube/tubes that you would recommend for the MKIII and where might be the best place to get them?????

Thanks,

Roger
post #37 of 515
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Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
Hey Penchum,

It has been a great day with my new amp, but it didn't come with any instructions so I wanted to ask you 2 questions if I may...

1. Does the amp need to be turned off when changing the gain settings or can it be done while on??????

2. Exactly HOW do you remove a tube??? Push down and turn....twist and pull???????

I know these are very elementary questions but I don't dare risk ruining my amp until I know for sure!

Thanks in advance for the advice/education!

Roger
#1: Yes, turn off the amp first before changing the gain.
#2: With even pressure on your grip, pull the tube straight up. If it is real stubborn, while you are pulling, wiggle slightly. When you have the tubes out, it is a good idea to clean the pins gently with Deoxit or tuner cleaner. Some use a small wire brush or old tooth brush to assist getting any corrosion off of the pins. The cleaner the pins are, the better contact they have and the easier they come out the next time.
Have a good one!
post #38 of 515
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Originally Posted by Penchum View Post
#1: Yes, turn off the amp first before changing the gain.
#2: With even pressure on your grip, pull the tube straight up. If it is real stubborn, while you are pulling, wiggle slightly. When you have the tubes out, it is a good idea to clean the pins gently with Deoxit or tuner cleaner. Some use a small wire brush or old tooth brush to assist getting any corrosion off of the pins. The cleaner the pins are, the better contact they have and the easier they come out the next time.
Have a good one!
Excellent!!! Thanks Penchum!
post #39 of 515
Include me also new to the Little Dot family.I just pulled the trigger on a MKIII with an extra set of tubes.I've never owned a tube amp and this is my first purchase for anything Headfi related in almost a year.Ive had a rough year with a bad marriage so this is a late X-Mas present to myself.I hope I'll enjoy it.

I've been dying to hear a tube amp and this seems to be the quintissential bargain.It appears to have a well designed circuit with good quality components.Hopefully,it will arrive in Hoover Alabama early next week so I can start burning it in.

It will be used with Grado 225's,Alessandro ms2i,and Sennheiser px100's--looking forward to some good magic with my tunes.
post #40 of 515
tubes are fun. the first time you see them glow is like magic.
post #41 of 515
I'll enjoy comparing the MKIII to my Gilmore Lite w/dps and the Z-Audio Lambda--two amps I truly love.
post #42 of 515
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Originally Posted by twc5964 View Post
Include me also new to the Little Dot family.I just pulled the trigger on a MKIII with an extra set of tubes.I've never owned a tube amp and this is my first purchase for anything Headfi related in almost a year.Ive had a rough year with a bad marriage so this is a late X-Mas present to myself.I hope I'll enjoy it.

I've been dying to hear a tube amp and this seems to be the quintissential bargain.It appears to have a well designed circuit with good quality components.Hopefully,it will arrive in Hoover Alabama early next week so I can start burning it in.

It will be used with Grado 225's,Alessandro ms2i,and Sennheiser px100's--looking forward to some good magic with my tunes.
you pulled the trigger, Merry Christmas bud!
post #43 of 515
My mk4 has dissapointing bass.....other than that superb. It has improved with burn in but still not at a good level. This to me is a serious flaw.
post #44 of 515
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Originally Posted by Shindengumi View Post
I'm also looking to purchase my first amp.
Is little dot a reputable brand and a safe bet for someone who knows absolutely nothing about amps?
Absolutely, they're great amps and you'll have probably one of the largest community on head-fi for support.
post #45 of 515
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Originally Posted by twc5964 View Post
I'll enjoy comparing the MKIII to my Gilmore Lite w/dps and the Z-Audio Lambda--two amps I truly love.
Don't forget to roll some tubes with the MKIII once you've burned it in some, it's what owning a tube amp is all about.
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