Well - it turns out I do have time to get in a quick listen. The good news is that it sounds pretty good for the money. Fantastic improvement over my CMOY for smoothness and realism of tone (harmonics etc) and detail with my DR150s. The bad news is that it's a bit of an RF/EMI magnet and the volume pot is noisy anywhere above a pretty low setting (Edit: buzz in mid positions and hiss at high volume). I need to go and find something to use as a faraday cage...
Had mine for a day now,Does sound good for the money ,thou is really a desk top toy.Got a pair of 1960's Philips (dutch) 6DJ8 valves last night on fleabay.Will give it a try,if anybody in uk wants the other one give me a pm .My volume pot is inky black at all settings,i must have a faraday cage i didn't know about,!! May not work best with grados,but they are all i have these days so cannot compare..Might just go back to the LD1+ later tonight..Nice blue glow thou..
Mines in the next room,on its own shelf on a TNT flexy rack,this could explain the total silence.Shame cause i bought it to go on the desk next to the pc. Just as well MR Grado made me buy an extension lead.
Saw a picture of this in another post. I WANT one now. But they are $80+$35 shipping from indeed on ebay. Is that what you guys were paying? There are a couple regular auctions but they are already around $30-40 with 3-5 days left, which means they will probably get up close to that $80 mark. A headfier said he got it for close to $30 and is very pleased with the sound. Are these worth $115?
I picked mine up from the PO yesterday - but it looks like it took a beating in transit - the volume knob is all skewed and scratched. So I set the volume at halfway, then powered it up and attenuated the input - worked ok.
Nice sounding amp - very nice for the money - much better than a Cmoy and cheaper too. Going to make a nice little office rig - well after the volume know problem has been sorted. Makes you realise how little is required to get good sound, and how much we spend on 'cosmetics' like a nice case, volume knob, I/O jacks etc - but no place for little fingers!