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post #76 of 444
Lovely review!
post #77 of 444
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
Hey Penchum, exactly what cables came with the Mk II? I need to know if I have to buy an RCA-RCA cable to connect it to my Beresford or if it comes with one. Thanks!
"The contents of the box were; the MKII, a retail package of RCA cords, a ¼ headphone adapter, three tiny blue jumpers, a power cord and the English user’s manual."

Gottcha!
post #78 of 444
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Would the difference be like night and day?

Tube rolling doesn't seem to hurt both ways thou, looks like i have to start my hunt.
It is actually kinda neat. You burn-in with the defaults, they sound pretty darn good and you're happy, then you purchase some recommended tubes, swap them out and take a long listen. NOS tubes are like "sleepers", they are a little rustic out of the gate, but about 15-20 minutes later, you're picking up your jaw off the floor as they change while you are listening and you can tell it! It's great fun and the end result is usually much more than you expected! Then you fall in love with your amp for the second time in three weeks, and that just makes the music all that much better.
post #79 of 444
Sounds good!

On a side note, anyone know where we can get spares for the little blue jumpers?

Misplaced one yesterday already so i thought i might as well start looking out for them.
post #80 of 444
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^^^

I am not Penchum but...

It comes with RCA-RCA cables.
That would be good but...

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Mine came with a mini to RCA cable
So I dunno. Oh well, I guess I'll either get a Mini to RCA or RCA-RCA.
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That would be good but...



So I dunno. Oh well, I guess I'll either get a Mini to RCA or RCA-RCA.
It comes with the RCA to RCA patch cord. That is standard practice at Little-Dot. Do you think it will come on Friday, or is that too soon?
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It comes with the RCA to RCA patch cord. That is standard practice at Little-Dot. Do you think it will come on Friday, or is that too soon?
I wonder how I got a mini to RCA patch cord...
post #83 of 444
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I wonder how I got a mini to RCA patch cord...
I was wondering that myself! The RCA to RCA they include is a thicker double cable design with red and white octagon shaped ends. They provide that so the new user can hook up a source. The mini to 1/4 gold adapter is provided in case the new user has headphones with a mini connector. The blue jumpers are included so the new user can switch to EF92 tube family. Maybe you had the mini to RCA already? Look and see if you used the RCA to RCA, or maybe it is still in it's package, stashed somewhere. This happens to me all the time. I have a whole box of "stashed" stuff from previous purchases.
post #84 of 444
Received my Little Dot MKIII yesterday and I also got a mini to RCA cable. Very impressed with this unit on start-up! A quality piece of gear and a steal at its asking price. Love it with the green power-on LED that I asked for. I am done with piercing blue LEDS!!
post #85 of 444
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Received my Little Dot MKIII yesterday and I also got a mini to RCA cable. Very impressed with this unit on start-up! A quality piece of gear and a steal at its asking price. Love it with the green power-on LED that I asked for. I am done with piercing blue LEDS!!
Wow, thats interesting! I'll inquire about the patch cords for sure. Glad to hear yours has arrived! I love the quality and craftsmanship of the MK series. They represent such a massive change in "attitude" toward quality world wide products. I hope others will follow their lead! Don't forget to "mature" yours for the first 100 hours or so. Many great changes happen in that time.
post #86 of 444
Looking forward to burning this puppy in. I have several tube amps and this process is such a fun part of this wonderful hobby. Agreed on the quality/craftsmanship of the LD product line-up. I have a DV 336i and it isn't even close from an aesthetic viewpoint. Although - the 336i does sound great with NOS tubes. Looking forward to DoA's tube rolling guide for assistance!
post #87 of 444
@jpstereo
looking forward to your DV336i and LD MKIII comparo
post #88 of 444
I'll also be curious to see your comparison to the DV amp.
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I'll also be curious to see your comparison to the DV amp.
Will do - just need to burn in the LD before I start!
post #90 of 444
Mine arrived woot! I took photo's of the unboxing procedure incase they were needed so I might make an unboxing thread where I will review it a bit too.

Mine came with Mini-RCA which is a bit annoying. Luckily I do have an RCA-RCA cable somewhere, but it's VERY bad quality and doesn't even have gold plated connectors.
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