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4/1/08 at 10:40am
Uhhh, Belay that... Not five minutes after I sent the first mail, I received this response:
Hmm that's quite unfortunate! We'll go ahead and send you a replacement Little Dot MK III immediately. Please hold onto your current one until you receive the replacement. I apologize for the inconvenience, and please let me know if you have any questions!
So far, so good!
I got my MK III today, quick as ever.
I know most of you already know what it looks like, but here are some pics anyway.
I'm using the MK III with my HD 650 at the moment.
The MK V is burning in the HFI 780.
Tubes by night, got to love it.
So now it's burn in time.
After that maybe some tube rolling.
Funny, I bought my LD MKIII before reading this fantastic review... At that time, it took me at least one hour to make my decision. After reading your review Penchum, I think it would have taken about 2 minutes.
I mostly listen to my tuner through the LDMKIII, out of my AKG501, and I love that sound, very analog as your described. It is also my first tube-amp, and I am so impressed with its liquid like midrange. But the soundstage is definitely terrific too.
I am just dreaming of moving on to a full tube amp for my main system (Illusion + Stax SR-303)...
Still, I have a doubt about the DIP gain switches on the bottom of the amp. There are 2 holes. If I understand properly, they are simetrical. It means that to set up gain to 5, I need to have both switches 1 to ON, and both switches 2 to OFF. Is that right ¿?
BTW, this amp looks also so great and sexy to my eyes...
Hats off to you rpveld! For some reason, the MKIII stacked on top of the MKV makes for the perfect proportions! I've already moved my MKIII over to sit on top of my MKV. It looks so good this way!!! Thanks!!!!
I also subscribe to having a great SS amp and a great tube amp! It's a winning combination for sure! If you pick up a pair of HD-580's to mod, let me know! I can help you out.
Very happy with my MKIII! Looking to explore different tubes soon, maybe Mullards.
One question though - I don't use the preamp out. Should I get RCA caps for the output?