OK, well maybe in the future there will be opportunity to review some balanced rigs in the future. I am currently interested in the LD MKVI+, as that is a very low cost balanced tube hybrid from a reputable company, with several good reviews that I have read. However, since Little Dot does not send out their gear specifically to be reviewed, it is hard to find and compare them as easily as most other amps. Which is where a review by you, or another experienced reviewer here would be invaluable to me, and perhaps others in the market for a low cost, balanced, hybrid tube amp.
I am purchasing a Little Dot MKVII+ this month. I was curious if you have ever had a chance to listen to it or not. I know that it is spoken of highly by others on here, yet a few of the more experienced head fiers have sort of dismissed it as not being a very good product.
I am very fortunate and thankful to be able to afford an entire rig, including a new LD DAC_1, LD MKVII+, and a DT880 600ohm balanced (next purchase). I personally am on a fixed income, which leaves me with a little disposable income each month. I know others are blessed enough to buy what they please, and thus have a much broader and intimate knowledge of the higher end gear that tends to be out of reach for a guy like me. With that in mind, I think I will be quite happy with my LD rig. I just sold my Keces 131 MKII in order to purchase my LD MKVII+. I enjoy the LD DAC_1 more than I did the Keces.
On that note, I thank you, and all the other head fiers, for sharing your experiences and expertise with the rest of us. I especially like that you have a desire to help those that are looking for lower mid fi and up. It is really a joy to be in this hobby with so many of you experienced head fiers looking out for us new ones, and each other, by continually sharing your experiences and observations with us.
Your quick response speaks for itself!
Originally Posted by Skylab
It really just happened to work out that way. I have a similar list like this that is just Solid State amps, and there are numerous balanced amps on that list. But I have never had a balanced tube amp to review - note that with one exception, all of the tube amps on my review list are really "budget" tube amps - that is what I have had access to to review, either through loan or purchase.