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Little Dot I+ Hybrid Headphone Amplifier TUBE UPGRADES

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I am going to be using this amp with my Grado RS-1, Grado SR-125, & Grado MS-1i headphones + my NuForce uDAC

On the little dot website it says:

Little Dot I+

Price: 104 USD

Shipping:
North America (USA, Canada): 34 USD

Tube Upgrades:
Upgrade to EF92: 20 USD
Upgrade to WE408A: 50 USD



So
stock tubes it will come to around $140
with the EF92 tubes it will come to around $160
and with the WE408A it will come to around $190

has anyone done any of these upgrades? would you say they are worth it? how will these upgrades effect the sound/improve the sound?
post #2 of 7
Hi Caleb

The I+ is a tube roller's dream in reference to tubes (3 families and all different characteristics).

What I did and many others back then was buy the stock tube version then upgrade tubes on your own. All three families have great tubes however, my favorites are EF91/92 family.
post #3 of 7
Agree with Heatfan... The basic model is the best deal as you can usually pick up those upgrade tubes on eBay for a much better price.
post #4 of 7
Yeah, I think that is my plan too. It should be fun to shop around a bit for tubes.

On a related question, is this where you are planning to buy it?-
http://cgi.ebay.com/Little-Dot-LD-1-...#ht_2910wt_958

I noticed that the buyer they have listed on the site has nothing up currently.
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post
Hi Caleb

The I+ is a tube roller's dream in reference to tubes (3 families and all different characteristics).

What I did and many others back then was buy the stock tube version then upgrade tubes on your own. All three families have great tubes however, my favorites are EF91/92 family.
So you would recommend getting the stock tubes and then upgrading later?
Do you know the characteristics of the tubes or could describe them?
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ichiboy View Post
Yeah, I think that is my plan too. It should be fun to shop around a bit for tubes.

On a related question, is this where you are planning to buy it?-
Little Dot LD 1+ Gallstone Hybrid Headphone Amplifier - eBay (item 170456683674 end time Apr-08-10 02:44:25 PDT)

I noticed that the buyer they have listed on the site has nothing up currently.
Little Dot Amplifiers • View topic - Direct orders available again, eBay store to follow soon

Quote:
We are just about back to normal operations after the holiday, and have begun accepting direct orders at this time. Our eBay store will be active again soon as well, likely sometime next week!
i'm ordering it direct tomorrow.
post #7 of 7
^ Thanks! I'll wait for that to reopen as well.
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