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post #31 of 602
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Originally Posted by Mike_TNT View Post
Aha! Now I get it. Thanks.

I remember reading in the MKIVSe thread that someone found the HD580 to sound smeared or muddy on it. Would that also be the case with the MKIII?
Absolutely no mud. Sometimes, someone will hook up an amp like that to a poor source and of course, it will amplify the "poor" part with no trouble.
post #32 of 602
Oh man, I just came back from my local Hi-fi shop. I left with a smile on my face and my wallet in tears. Just got myself a RS-1 to go with my MK III. Letting them both burn in together. Man I thought the MK III made my sr225's sing, the rs-1 is smoking right out of the gates. I can'
t even imagine what it will sound like after the rs-1 and the MK III have fully burned in. Then I still have some rolling to do!!!

Thanks for your contributions here on Head-fi Penchum. Without your reviews (and of course the opinions of many others) on the various Little Dot products, I don't think I would of taken the plunge on a MK III.
post #33 of 602
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Whaaaaaa??? How did you get a GREEN LED???

Great review! Nice to hear confirmation with much more experience than I that it is indeed a good amp and not just my naive opinion.
Yep. I ordered it with a green LED. Blue is fine, but so bright compared to the green. It's just a preference thing.
post #34 of 602
Congratulation and sorry for your wallet

The RS-1 sound very good on the MKIII.

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Originally Posted by Ghoul View Post
Oh man, I just came back from my local Hi-fi shop. I left with a smile on my face and my wallet in tears. Just got myself a RS-1 to go with my MK III. Letting them both burn in together. Man I thought the MK III made my sr225's sing, the rs-1 is smoking right out of the gates. I can'
t even imagine what it will sound like after the rs-1 and the MK III have fully burned in. Then I still have some rolling to do!!!

Thanks for your contributions here on Head-fi Penchum. Without your reviews (and of course the opinions of many others) on the various Little Dot products, I don't think I would of taken the plunge on a MK III.
post #35 of 602
i am planning on getting a pair of dt990 manufaktur (600ohm) soon. should mk3 be powerful enough to drive 600ohm phones?
post #36 of 602
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i am planning on getting a pair of dt990 manufaktur (600ohm) soon. should mk3 be powerful enough to drive 600ohm phones?
Low impedance is more taxing on an amp, requiring far more current delivery. Think of impedance as a barrier or valve restricting current flow. A high impedance HP only allows a trickle of current through, a low impedance phone is like a wide open faucet, requiring the amp to pour out a much greater flow of energy.

Short answer - 600ohm is high impedance and easy to drive. - No problemo
post #37 of 602
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Originally Posted by ethebull View Post
Low impedance is more taxing on an amp, requiring far more current delivery. Think of impedance as a barrier or valve restricting current flow. A high impedance HP only allows a trickle of current through, a low impedance phone is like a wide open faucet, requiring the amp to pour out a much greater flow of energy.

Short answer - 600ohm is high impedance and easy to drive. - No problemo
I own AKG phones, 240M and k501. The 240s are 600ohm. Does this mean my little go-vibe is sufficient to drive them? If so, I agree the above mentioned amp should have no problem with 990s.
post #38 of 602
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Thanks for all the kind words you guys! I thought the back drop on the pics should be something audio this time. You should hear those babies through my MKIII!
I can well imagine............thinks of 15 ips master tape of Pink Floyd's The Wall..........sonic NIRVANA........
post #39 of 602
found this thread through another one. great write up penchum! definitely going to be an amp to consider on my list now! =)
post #40 of 602
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I can well imagine............thinks of 15 ips master tape of Pink Floyd's The Wall..........sonic NIRVANA........
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found this thread through another one. great write up penchum! definitely going to be an amp to consider on my list now! =)
Almost any Pink Floyd at 15ips is stunning! Animals is one of my favs.
Thanks darckhart, I'm glad you will consider the MKIII!
post #41 of 602
can someone give me a manual for this MK III, i can't download from this site ? thanks b4
post #42 of 602
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can someone give me a manual for this MK III, i can't download from this site ? thanks b4
Try this link and see if it works for you. Logon
post #43 of 602
Has anyone tried MKIII as a preamp to powered studio monitors? if that is possible, I'm a bit confused about all this

(I'm buying MKIII mainly for my HD650)
post #44 of 602
That's one of the main reasons I'm going to pull the trigger. That really is a nice feature that makes this a really versatile unit.
post #45 of 602
Really considering buying this amp, especially after reading this great review. But I wonder if there's any point in getting the MKIII when I already have the heed canamp. I have read that the heed and hd650 don't really match that well, so I would like to try out the MKIII, but that would mean I would have to sell the canamp. Hmm, gotta sleep on this one for a few more nights I suppose.
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