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post #1336 of 1934

I would say that you need to change the gain setting. Typically you'd want to listen between 9 and 12. If you can turn it all the way up and it not be too loud then I would increase the gain. Did you notice any clipping when you turned it all the way up?

post #1337 of 1934
I didn't notice any clipping. It sounded clean even at 100%. It was loud at 100% but it wasnt so loud that it hurt my ears.
post #1338 of 1934

The rule of thumb is to using the lowest gain that gives you the volume that you are comfortable with. High gain will give you more volume but not better sound. Don't know about how you like to listen but medium is about as loud as I go.  

post #1339 of 1934
I will try the high gain setting and see what happens.
post #1340 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

So, I bought this LD I+ for my dad's birthday, but I ended up keeping it for myself and ordering another one for him. biggrin.gif Amazing little amp, especially with the OPA2107 and Voskhod 6J1Ps. Its super-low noise floor and rich harmonics are unreal for an amp in this price range. I was mentioning in another thread, the LD I+/Rastapants combo is almost narcotic.


OPA2107 was just purchased by yours truly. I have some Voshod's too, am jazzed to see what the combination sounds like. Although the effect of my LD on my magnums is less noticeable then my old grados,

post #1341 of 1934

I tried the high gain setting and the volume is much louder. At @50-60% it is right around the perfect volume. I am going to leave it at the high gain setting.

 

On another note I am hearing some distortion in the left channel. It is minor but it sounds like a slightly blown driver. I am going to contact AKG to see if they will replace them under warranty. I've only had them for about two weeks and all I did was leave them playing at low volume for a week or so. I noticed that same distortion using my computers sound card and I assumed the distortion was caused by the soundcard. Unfortunately there appears to be a defect in my 701's. Hopefully AKG is easy to deal with. 

post #1342 of 1934

To all Little Dot I+ users.

 

Does it make sense to buy it if I already have Little Dot MK II and also a few :) transistor headphone amplifiers? Does it sound more like transistor or like tube?

 

Andy

 

post #1343 of 1934

Last night I hooked up my T1s to the I+ and was surprised to see that the LD drove them quite well. I ended up at around 1-2 o'clock on the volume, but it sounded great. I can't get over this amp costing a buck-o-nine.

post #1344 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Last night I hooked up my T1s to the I+ and was surprised to see that the LD drove them quite well. I ended up at around 1-2 o'clock on the volume, but it sounded great. I can't get over this amp costing a buck-o-nine.


Which amps do you normally use for T1? And at what position do u leave the volume knob?

Andy

 


 

 

post #1345 of 1934
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Originally Posted by sssboa View Post


Which amps do you normally use for T1? And at what position do u leave the volume knob?

Andy

 


 

 



I specifically bought the Meier Jazz for my Beyer cans....so I use the Jazz in high gain setting for the T1s. Typically the Jazz is at about 10-11.

post #1346 of 1934
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I specifically bought the Meier Jazz for my Beyer cans....so I use the Jazz in high gain setting for the T1s. Typically the Jazz is at about 10-11.


Is it better than Beyerdynamic A1 amp? Is it as neutral/bright? I avoid dark sound like Lehmann's.
 

 

post #1347 of 1934
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Originally Posted by sssboa View Post


Is it better than Beyerdynamic A1 amp? Is it as neutral/bright? I avoid dark sound like Lehmann's.
 

 


I honestly don't have enough time on them yet to speak to the differences. I am using the same source for both amps, and both are essentially solid state with a tube buffer stage (I have a tube buffer on the meier signal path). Initial impressions are that the Meier amp has more complete control of the T1s, but with my Grado 325s it's more of a draw. I don't plan to use the LD for driving the T1s on a regular basis, I was just curious how well it could do the job. I'd probably move to another LD amp to do that. I don't think I'd characterize the sound on either amp as dark, though.

 

post #1348 of 1934

I'd just like to say the D2K & Little Dot 1+ combo is amazing. I felt the Denon's had a lot of clarity but was missing something on the lower end, and the LD1+ fills up that absence. 

 

There's probably several answers in this thread, but can anyone recommend some next tubes to get to go with Denons?

post #1349 of 1934

 

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I'd just like to say the D2K & Little Dot 1+ combo is amazing. I felt the Denon's had a lot of clarity but was missing something on the lower end, and the LD1+ fills up that absence. 

 

There's probably several answers in this thread, but can anyone recommend some next tubes to get to go with Denons?

 

If you want to ask an expert about that, send an email to Brendan at Tubeworld.com  He's re-tubed hundreds of Little Dot amps and knows them like the back of his hand. If you ask him for some suggestions, he'll send you an email back in no time with a few different price points. I've been taking his recommendations for the last five or six years and he's always provided excellent advice and service. Great choice of amp, by the way....the LD 1+ is just a ridiculous value.

post #1350 of 1934

Is my little dot dead? I removed the old opamp to put in a 2107 and one of the bronze pins came loose... I pushed it back down and put the opamp in but it only emits a buzz/hum :/

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