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post #31 of 125
Balanced tube amp for $600... might have to think about this one.
post #32 of 125
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
You have to buy an after market cable or get one built for the grado's. AFAIK no head phones come with balanced cables OOTB. With the 4 pin XLR on this amp the latter is likely. Not many amps using this novel connector(yet). Balanced simply means one cable and connector dedicated to each driver, The difference being in the design of the carrier (XLR) as having separate lines for +,- and ground, hence three pins. Single ended lumps the negative and ground terminal together. Not the best way to do things but more than good enough for short runs of cable. Balanced circuits run at +4db while SE are at -10db. One advantage to balanced is length of cable is not an issue, it's the same performance from 1 foot to 100 .
As for the function of the MK VI I'm not entirely positive that it could function as a pre amp but I don't see why not either. It's in keeping with LD's philosophy for the MK series amps. Dual function as head phone amp and if you like a *pre amp for the main rig(s). *provided your gear has balanced inputs of course.

Hope this helps a little. Sorry it took me a few days to answer, very busy these days

We'll have to wait for an official review for the concrete details...I'm on this amp like icing on cake if it's less than 700US shipped. Tube rolling/cap upgrades should make massive improvements in SQ if the iron in this amp is up to snuff. I don't think Sword or David skimped in this critical area. You can get away with mediocre caps and resistors but not mediocre output and power trannies.....my 2 cents FWIW.
Thanks a bunch! I think i'll postpone my purchase for a head-/preamp a little longer, till this clears up properly. Hope someone will also test it's functionality as a preamp for active speakers also. False hope i think

Yes it doesn't seem the simplest solution for head-amp (xlr), not unless you really have to drag the cord dozens of metres. This is the first time i've seen them in headphone gear.

thanks again

-K
post #33 of 125
Any updates?
post #34 of 125
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Originally Posted by juzmister View Post
Any updates?
As far as I know, there's been no revision to the planned Mid-July release, and it's still set at $700. I was thinking about purchasing one, but $700 (while a great deal for what it is) is a bit much for me to swallow, instead going for a pair of MKII's to run balanced.
post #35 of 125
plus shipping should still be under a 1K. balanced tube amp for under a 1K is something.
post #36 of 125
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
plus shipping should still be under a 1K. balanced tube amp for under a 1K is something.
Might compete against the HeadRoom Desktop Balanced... someone write a review quick!
post #37 of 125
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Might compete against the HeadRoom Desktop Balanced... someone write a review quick!
Yes, where is Penchum when you need him
post #38 of 125
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Yes, where is Penchum when you need him
Sorry guys, I'm too broke to play this time. I sure would like to get my hands on one though! If one of you well funded members would send me yours when you get it, I'd gladly "mature" it for you and review it.
post #39 of 125
I'm sure it won't be me. I'm also kind of broke, ehm, I mean my money is already eh, reserved..

I'm saving up for the MKIII or make sure I'll get it for my seventeenth b'day
post #40 of 125
I may consider getting one if they include a 2x3pin to 4pin adapter
post #41 of 125
It's interesting, their forum is a little confusing on this. First it says that there will be one then it doesn't.

I'm going to get one when they are available, though I don't have a lot to compare it to... just the LDII++ and Micro.

I think that I'm just going to modify the stock HD650 cables I have. The 4 pin connector isn't that expensive. I think that an adapter could be made for $15 bucks or so.

-gk
post #42 of 125
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Originally Posted by Ricey20 View Post
I may consider getting one if they include a 2x3pin to 4pin adapter
i think they already said they would not. but you can have someone make you an adapter for a resonable price. 2 3-pin jack would be preferable (at least the option for it), but can't have everything. i still wonder if the volume control is a normal pot or if it uses a stepped attenuator. i doubt it does, but won't know for sure until it is released.
post #43 of 125
From a committed DARKVOICE owner, that is one beautiful looking amp. Looking foward to a review.
post #44 of 125
I'd be heading the review on the LD MKVI sometime in July.
post #45 of 125
That sure is one beautiful amplifier!
Fully balanced, and with a 4-pin XLR connector. Ready for the K1000...
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