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I use Novosibirsk power tubes and Sylvania driver tubes. 

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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post
 

I use Novosibirsk power tubes and Sylvania driver tubes.

You should try 6SN7 Power Tubes they are good if not better than 6N6(IMO)plus it makes my LD MK III run COOLER it feels like the amp is off.

post #6993 of 10423
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NOPE it's RCA 6SN7 GTB for Little Dot MK III 2 tubes for Power tubes and for Drivr tube.

Just looked at the tube on Ebay...did you change the socket? This tube doesn't look like it would fit in my LD MKIII has a totally different base.

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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post
 

Just looked at the tube on Ebay...did you change the socket? This tube doesn't look like it would fit in my LD MKIII has a totally different base.

I made a socket adapter(you should visit LD tube rolling thread)I think i saw you there before.

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Yea, I did do some reading over there but it's confusing. I wish someone could just tell you which tube would sound best for your tastes and be done with it. That would be too easy though.

 

I barely have time to listen never mind spend hours comparing the subtle differences between tubes...

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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post
 

Just looked at the tube on Ebay...did you change the socket? This tube doesn't look like it would fit in my LD MKIII has a totally different base.

Here is the adapter for Ld MK III and LD 1 that can roll 6SN7,6AS7.12A..,6DJ8, EF91,92,95 and the LD 1  is inside the adapter Chassis.

 

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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post

Yea, I did do some reading over there but it's confusing. I wish someone could just tell you which tube would sound best for your tastes and be done with it. That would be too easy though.

I barely have time to listen never mind spend hours comparing the subtle differences between tubes...
They are all just like headphones with a different flavour.

The MOST popular tubes in stock format without modification is the 6HM5 from Sylvania or Yugoslavia. The Yugo's are $7 each on eBay, get the tall tubes not the short ones. These 6HM5's run in stock EF95 mode.

The second most popular tube was the 6DT6's in EF92 mode, many flavours of those on eBay as well but the RCA's got the highest marks.

Those are stock tubes you can just plug in, sound gets quite a bit better when you make an adapter to run 6DJ8's / 6922's but the price for those quadruples on eBay.

No one can tell you which tube is right for you or which tube has the best bass, most forward mids etc... Some of the changes are subtle some not.
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And going crazy like out tube rolling buddy ILM2 there is not required, a simple Octal or B9A socket works just as well. :D

 

 


Such a great amplifier for the DT880's when non stock tubes are installed.

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Just received my DT880 600 ohm Premium's. A couple first impressions.... The fit is VERY loose. More so than any headphones I've tried yet. I'm concerned about them staying on my head! They are very, very sibilant, and the sound has an underwater feel to it. My amp has not arrived yet. I bought a Little Dot MKII, and I'm hoping that will fix my concerns about the sound. I'm also using some cheap ear pads that I'm probably going to upgrade to the Alpha Dog pads. I'm using these pads. 

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Just received my DT880 600 ohm Premium's. A couple first impressions.... The fit is VERY loose. More so than any headphones I've tried yet. I'm concerned about them staying on my head! They are very, very sibilant, and the sound has an underwater feel to it. My amp has not arrived yet. I bought a Little Dot MKII, and I'm hoping that will fix my concerns about the sound. I'm also using some cheap ear pads that I'm probably going to upgrade to the Alpha Dog pads. I'm using these pads. 

  1. Why aren't you just using the Beyer pads that go with the DT880?
  2. You bought a 600 ohm Beyer, you're not amping them, and you're wondering why they sound a little off ..... ?

 

Two issues right there IMO ;)

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  1. Why aren't you just using the Beyer pads that go with the DT880?
  2. You bought a 600 ohm Beyer, you're not amping them, and you're wondering why they sound a little off ..... ?

 

Two issues right there IMO ;)

I bought them used, and the pads were nasty. Just picked up a pair to use temporarily until I decide which pads to go with. My amp won't be here for another week :triportsad:

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I bought them used, and the pads were nasty. Just picked up a pair to use temporarily until I decide which pads to go with. My amp won't be here for another week :triportsad:

The Beyer pads are the ones to go with IMO:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-EDT990V-Headphone-Pads-Silver/dp/B001BYL5YE

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Originally Posted by Spiral Out View Post
 

The Beyer pads are the ones to go with IMO:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-EDT990V-Headphone-Pads-Silver/dp/B001BYL5YE

That would probably be the safer bet, but the Alpha's look great on the Beyer's. I'm just not sure how it would affect the sound. The stock ear pads are a little too shallow for my tastes as well.

post #7004 of 10423
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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post
 

That would probably be the safer bet, but the Alpha's look great on the Beyer's. I'm just not sure how it would affect the sound. The stock ear pads are a little too shallow for my tastes as well.

Has anyone tried the Alpha pads with the DT880? I would be interested to hear impressions.

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A built Torpedo on the way for my Dt880 600 ohm :popcorn:

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