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post #7276 of 10436
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

Seeing you with your Little Dot MK IV Makes me wish mine MKII was here sooner.
Nothing worse that waiting for gear to arrive. The MK II will be a great amplifier, stay out of the Little Dot Tube Rolling Thread, your wallet will thank you. biggrin.gif

Pick yourself up a pair of these driver tubes, they are one of the best the thread has found for a non modified LD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6HM5-6HA5-EC900-export-quality-audio-triode-tube-NOS-FREE-SHIPPING-/300879467071
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post #7277 of 10436
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post



Nothing worse that waiting for gear to arrive. The MK II will be a great amplifier, stay out of the Little Dot Tube Rolling Thread, your wallet will thank you. biggrin.gif



Pick yourself up a pair of these driver tubes, they are one of the best the thread has found for a non modified LD.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/6HM5-6HA5-EC900-export-quality-audio-triode-tube-NOS-FREE-SHIPPING-/300879467071

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Tube rolling never ends!
LOL!
post #7278 of 10436

The guy who i bought the LD MKII from didnt even put the  all the tubes in the protector and was laying around inside the foam casing, lucky they didn't break. Tho I got a good deal on it for $149 f/s and the guy was locally so i got it in one day. Tho I don't know which gain he used, maybe he remembers.

post #7279 of 10436
I use a gain of 5 on mine, sounds the best.
post #7280 of 10436
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Nothing worse that waiting for gear to arrive. The MK II will be a great amplifier, stay out of the Little Dot Tube Rolling Thread, your wallet will thank you. biggrin.gif

Pick yourself up a pair of these driver tubes, they are one of the best the thread has found for a non modified LD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6HM5-6HA5-EC900-export-quality-audio-triode-tube-NOS-FREE-SHIPPING-/300879467071
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You could have told me that before.LOL:biggrin:

post #7281 of 10436

+1 for Gain 5...

post #7282 of 10436

I have been playing around with some tube emulators. Of course nothing like the real thing, but I think it gives me sort of idea about what can a tube amp can do for me.  I find that it can round out the sound where some music is less harsh. But this is at a loss of detail.

 

Can a tube amp tame the DT880s? How well do these phones work with a tube amp? The more I think about this, the more I realize that this may be the way to go for me and my DT880s.

post #7283 of 10436

IMO it can for example Littledot MK III with RCA 6SN7 GTB Black plate both driver and power tubes more in bass and very smooth treble,Sylvania 6SN7 GTB chrome top  all tubes for LD less bass more in mids and again smooth treble and with Tung-Sol 6SN7 GTB driver tube and RCA GTB Power tubes nice bass and mids but ear piercing highs.

post #7284 of 10436

If i want smooth details and large soundstage i used Russian 6AS7 but it's not recomended in LD thread due to it's high current i do it anyways  it works for me.

post #7285 of 10436
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post

Can a tube amp tame the DT880s? How well do these phones work with a tube amp? The more I think about this, the more I realize that this may be the way to go for me and my DT880s.

My experience so far has been that it helps a little, but don't expect to change the sound signature of the headphones. I've just come to the conclusion that some songs are just going to be hard on the ears, while others will shine and sound sweet and airy. I guess this is one reason so many people seem to have more than one pair of headphones.

post #7286 of 10436

I decided to route my music to my home studio full sized speakers. I got this pair for $200, which is a great deal for them. I was expecting the same or better fidelity from them as I get from my DT880s. Boy was I surprised! I thought the speakers may be broken. I checked the cabling. I checked the settings on the amplifier. Everything AOK. What a disappointment!  But I cannot afford better home speakers. So I guess I am "stuck" listening to my DT880s. Life can be difficult! LOL

post #7287 of 10436
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post

I have been playing around with some tube emulators. Of course nothing like the real thing, but I think it gives me sort of idea about what can a tube amp can do for me.  I find that it can round out the sound where some music is less harsh. But this is at a loss of detail.

Can a tube amp tame the DT880s? How well do these phones work with a tube amp? The more I think about this, the more I realize that this may be the way to go for me and my DT880s.

Tube amps are great with DT880s.
I had 600 Ohm DTs with a La Figaro 336C tube amp, a very nice combo.
post #7288 of 10436
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Nothing worse that waiting for gear to arrive. The MK II will be a great amplifier, stay out of the Little Dot Tube Rolling Thread, your wallet will thank you. biggrin.gif

Pick yourself up a pair of these driver tubes, they are one of the best the thread has found for a non modified LD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6HM5-6HA5-EC900-export-quality-audio-triode-tube-NOS-FREE-SHIPPING-/300879467071
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You wouldn't happen to know where to get a matched pair would you?

post #7289 of 10436
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post
 

...I was expecting the same or better fidelity from them as I get from my DT880s. Boy was I surprised! I thought the speakers may be broken...

 

Man, that sure sounds like the early stages of a very serious and seriously expensive disease.

post #7290 of 10436
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post


You wouldn't happen to know where to get a matched pair would you?
If they are for the Little Dot then don't spend the extra money on matched tubes as they are not required.

There are quite a few different 6HM5's on eBay for sale and I imagine any one of the sellers would match up a pair for you.

I only referenced that seller as a lot of people have had excellent transactions with him.
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