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post #421 of 1298

I think it all depends on the synergy of the equipment, tubes being used and the recordings you are listening to. I am also using an USB CM6631 converter to bring out more low level details in the music and dialog.


Edited by john57 - 10/20/12 at 1:10pm
post #422 of 1298
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No problen

 

In out of my notes I stated in this thread,  voltage doublers adapters custom built in NC by our very own Member of the Trade on Hi-FI, 2359glenn. Just send him a PM.  While the adpater is big and does not go all the way flush with the socket the pins were long enough to make contact. If you find a issue with that you can use a pair of tube saver sockets which I also have to raise the socket above the brass rings. It is working just great in my setup.

Glenn has made me some nice saver sockets and various adapters.

 

Highly recommended if you roll tubes.

post #423 of 1298
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I remember when my local dealer used to carry Sonic Frontier, I was there like 3-4 times a month listening to their amps along with Paradigm speakers.  Too bad they are almost gone now. 

post #424 of 1298
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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post

John have you tried the GEC 6as7 yet with the MK6?  since im selling the MK6, I've been trying most of my power tubes and find the GEC throw a very different sound than the Bendix 6080wb.  The Bendix sound has lot more weight to it, also it has tons of bass.  The GEC sounds on the neutral side while the Bendix is warmer.  One thing I like about the GEC is a better soundstage and clearer highs.  What are your current to go driver tubes?

 

What type of base do your GEC 6AS7 have?

post #425 of 1298

Thanks john57 and rosgr63 for the information on adapters, I didn't want to approach 2359glenn first before asking. Can't wait to give it a try, I don't know if 12v tubes sound better generally than 6v but it seems a good way to optimise the LD in lieu of the upgrades mentioned by pkjames. One can only wonder at the prospect if one had that done as well!

 

Re the DAC, I asked David of LD a while ago why their first DAC purported to have a very neutral analytic sound, slightly harsh if I remember rightly, rather than the smooth sound one may prefer and he said that it is better for the DAC to be as neutral as possible so that the sound output from the DAC could be altered by whatever amp sound was preferred. If one preferred a warm smooth sound then get a warm smooth amp etc.

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That's funny.  I currently own the XDA-1 as well.  Although I don't like it very much.  Kinda bright and analytical to me opposed to being musical.

post #426 of 1298
The dac 3 has 2 wolfson 8740 running in mono mode and I know there is a pair of output transformers at the analog stage. There is I2S input which is very nice to match the upcoming asynchronous USB interface that features i2s output. The first batch are out in china already, well received by the users.
post #427 of 1298
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What DACs are you guys paring with the LD6+?

I was wondering if a tube DAC would be to much and muddy the sound?  I don't know I'm just asking.  I was looking the balanced Stockholm DAC:

http://dhost.info/mhdtlab/stockholm%20balanced.htm
I have the balance Havana and it does not make it sound muddy at all.
It sounds just as good as my other DACs that r SS.
post #428 of 1298

I have the brown box version.  Not the older one that is rounder. 
 

post #429 of 1298
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The dac 3 has 2 wolfson 8740 running in mono mode and I know there is a pair of output transformers at the analog stage. There is I2S input which is very nice to match the upcoming asynchronous USB interface that features i2s output. The first batch are out in china already, well received by the users.

 

I already own a Audiolab MDAC that I find very impressive and enjoyable but I am so impressed with the MK6+ that I wonder if they done it again with the new DAC3? rolleyes.gif

post #430 of 1298
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I already own a Audiolab MDAC that I find very impressive and enjoyable but I am so impressed with the MK6+ that I wonder if they done it again with the new DAC3? rolleyes.gif

 

 

Can you post a link to the new DAC3?

post #431 of 1298

Well, it only has only been released on the Chinese market and is only mentioned on that Chinese audio forum :

 

http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1252698&fpage=4

 

Of course it is relatively cheap compared to the competition but I learned that means little with the LD MK6+

post #432 of 1298
They have the DAC 3 on eBay , $659
post #433 of 1298
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They have the DAC 3 on eBay , $659

 

Strange it just got posted on the little dot webpage, but the unit for sale on ebay is not from little dot directly. Pretty fast for what little dot always claims is a 'clone'.

post #434 of 1298
My LD MK4 se has a fault. The left channel dies on it very easily if the surface it's on is touched in the slightest way. I then have to unplug it and wait, then plug it back in and it sometimes comes back on, or it just buzzes instead.

Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this and what my solution is?

I've contacted David at LD but to no avail (please no questions about that, I just want to get my amp fixed not use this as an excuse to have a dig at anyone).

Thanks
post #435 of 1298
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Strange it just got posted on the little dot webpage, but the unit for sale on ebay is not from little dot directly. Pretty fast for what little dot always claims is a 'clone'.

From reading the Chinese forums the DAC just started production. I am not even sure what factory is building these. There seems to be many contract manufactures in Asia. There also seems to be a large “gray market” for products in general from what I can see. The only thing I kown for sure is that Sword Yang is the DAC designer as well for the MKVI+.

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