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post #91 of 410
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Originally Posted by Dat_Dude View Post
No problem. Just by looking at the specs between the two, do you think they are comparable, or possible the LD is better? I just don't know enough about this stuff yet.
like you i know very little about the tech side of things. but having owned a LD amp, in the past, i will say the company did impress me.
post #92 of 410
Are there any internal shots posted yet ?

Peete.
post #93 of 410
I don't believe so. The prototype shots posted on Little-Tube were just of the outside.
post #94 of 410
I'm really curious to see what it will use for the output stage (Discrete vs OPAMP). Hopefully if it uses an OPAMP it's socketed to make for easy rolling, would be very interesting to see a comparison between the Compass and this with an HDAM if that's the case.
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New pics of internals of Little Dot DAC_1 v2.0

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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
Are there any internal shots posted yet ?

Peete.
Yes! There you go: Viewing a thread - Finished version of DAC_I (v2.0) DECODE Main PCB
post #96 of 410
Awesome, socketed OPAMPs! Also, such a simple design, can't wait to see some reviews as to how it sounds...
post #97 of 410
Hmmmm I didn't see sockets, but perhaps I just missed them.
post #98 of 410
What are socketed opamps and what's the big deal about them?
post #99 of 410
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Originally Posted by punk_guy182 View Post
What are socketed opamps and what's the big deal about them?
Socketed opamps allow you to roll opamps like you would roll tubes in a tube amp; basically you can buy different opamps and put them in in place of the stock ones to tune the sound to your liking.
post #100 of 410
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Originally Posted by S J View Post
Socketed opamps allow you to roll opamps like you would roll tubes in a tube amp; basically you can buy different opamps and put them in in place of the stock ones to tune the sound to your liking.
I get it just like the Zero or the Compass which you can switch different HDAM opas.
post #101 of 410
The only downside to opamps is, for the most part they don't have as good SQ as a good discrete circuit. They usually draw less power and use less space though.

The case for the DAC looks like the same one as the MKV, which was a pain to roll opamps with.
post #102 of 410
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
The only downside to opamps is, for the most part they don't have as good SQ as a good discrete circuit. They usually draw less power and use less space though.

The case for the DAC looks like the same one as the MKV, which was a pain to roll opamps with.
But I would say the case would be much less crowded, unless it also has two transformers in it like the MKV.
post #103 of 410
I want one!!!!
post #104 of 410
i got an email saying its available for pre order
post #105 of 410
Really? I don't see it anywhere on their website/forum?
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