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post #2731 of 2738
Try tube rolling first. It's more effective than opamp rolling
post #2732 of 2738

I just posted my full review on the Little Dot I+ here:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/little-dot-i/reviews/16449

 

Hope it helps people who are looking for a cheap hybrid tube amp :)

 

Cheers

post #2733 of 2738
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Originally Posted by drofeel71 View Post

The extenders finally arrived, lucky I ordered 2 as I clumsily managed to break a connection on the first installation, too eager to hear the V5. Straight away I can hear a difference between this opamp and my Muses02.
First impression is of greater detail retrieval, tighter and more refined bass and a more 3D soundstage. This admittedly is after a very short listen using well known tracks to me. Waiting to see if this will change after a period of burn in.

I realize your last post in this thread was a few months ago but I wondered if you had any pics of the Burson extender and op amp in their final positions. Also, what are your impressions of the Burson V5-OPA-D now that you've had a chance to listen for an extended period?

Thx in advance.
Edited by Sdmark - 7/20/16 at 10:17pm
post #2734 of 2738

Hi, this is my first post. I received 2 weeks ago my Little Dot I+ in replacement of an old Fatman ITube MKI. I started tube Rolling with Mullard M8100 and just after them Mullard 8161 and Voskhod 6J1 (the best for me, i receives original pairs from 1952 to 1985 NOS coming from somebody that have worked at the factory from 1950 to 1985).

 

I'm waiting for different op amp : bb OPA627AP, BB OPA2107PA, OPA2228AP and LT1364CN8. For French ones, I have published a review on my website http://www.pleasureblog.net/little-dot-i/ That's really a real nice tube headphone amp !

 

I hope also modify my Grado SR80 in future weeks to enhance my listening experience with this marvelous amp.

post #2735 of 2738

Received today the burr brown OPA2228AP ... don't like the sound of it, too bassy, I have the bad impression of listening mp3 128kbps at the place of a 320kbps ... and it was with Voskhod 6J1. The sound is damped. 

post #2736 of 2738
I think a safe first stop would be the opa2107. Then you can move up to HDAM, muses02 and other solid mid-level opamp. At the end of the spectrum, there're the burson v5 ss and the sparko ss3602
post #2737 of 2738

I just receive today the Brown Dog to use the two 627 and receive also the LT1364CN8, that's really nice opa's ... they are pretty close but I prefer the two 627 on the adaptor (more space in the sound). Also receive my HRT Music Streamer II ... and it change a lot of things ! I'm still waiting for the 2107 but really though to jump directly to the Burson V5. I play musinc directly from my computer under Linux and this os let use the bit perfect output and it's really amazing ... no need of an equalizer.

 

Wath is astonished me was the fact that using the DAC amplify differences between tubes ... 


Edited by Achel - Today at 10:49 am
post #2738 of 2738
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Originally Posted by Sdmark View Post

I realize your last post in this thread was a few months ago but I wondered if you had any pics of the Burson extender and op amp in their final positions. Also, what are your impressions of the Burson V5-OPA-D now that you've had a chance to listen for an extended period?
Thx in advance.

Sorry for the late reply Sdmark. My initial impressions still stand. Immense detail retrieval, which really shows up bad mastering, tight and articulate bass with an almost 3D soundstage, great width to it with slightly less depth. It's really taken my Little dot to another level in my opinion, and I must say I prefer it over my Muses02 and Muses01.
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