I'm about to embark down this road (LD I+ and 225i's).
Does anyone have new recommendations for this combo? I'm a noob with tube amps.
Hi guys!! did anybody tried the litlle DOT I+ with Grado RS-1's? That's what I have right now. also the opamp swap is it socketed or need to solder the 8 leg spider thingie??
Antbody tried LT 1358 adn LT 1355 I just wondered case thsi si what I have on hand . . . that's all . . or any of the AD line Opamps does a Burson or an AudioGd fit in there?
Thanks for all the help, as I am very new here, not new to audio.
I've been perusing threads about tube rolling with the SR225's for a long while now. I've now decided that I'll go with a Little Dot I+ amp and either Sylvania GB 408a's or Mullard 6AK5 (the ones mentioned in this post) The problem is I can't seem to find these tubes anywhere. Could someone help a brotha out? Ebay would be best because the shipping won't be too expensive for shipping to Israel.
The synergy between the solid state part (mostly the opamp) and the tube will make a difference. I report that the gentle MUSES02 incorporated in my Little Dot 1+ synerges the Jan 5654W and makes it perfect for most Grados I have, and will even drive my HD800 very very well.
I have the GE JAN 5654W and it's one of my favorite tubes with my little dot. But I slightly favor the Mullard/RTC 5654 for it's slightly warmer and more full bodied sound. For op amps I'm comparing what should be the best available, the Burson V5 and the Sparko Labs. I'm letting the Burson burn in but I'm actually preferring the Sparko so far for it's more open and dynamic sound. The Burson sounds a bit darker and thick. Still very good though. But the Burson is a serious pain to shoehorn in the Little Dot 1+ without mods.
Hey! Just purchased a pair of sylvania gold 408a's for my Little Dot 1+, but they are extremely quiet (and volume of two channels are imbalanced) after 40+ minutes warm up and have huge hiss sounding at normal listenable volume. Also does not glow light in the tubes after 40+ minutes.
Wish to know are my tubes defected?