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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I dunno much about the balanced connection but sounds pretty interesting. Price is an important factor in my future purchase so i decided on these components :

 

Cambridge audio DACmagic

Little dot MK VII

Sennheiser hd 650 with balanced cables

 

My question is if this is a good balanced combo ? I read about how some equipment have balanced input / output connection but they are not trully balanced and make some stupid signal conversions. Considering the items i selected, will there be a true balanced connection between them ?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 10

Definitely also check out the Arcam rDAC. And also be sure to realize that the littledot is not a high-end balanced amp.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

So should i go with little dot mkV with unbalanced connections instead ? Because i don't have the money to buy expensive balanced amp.

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by vvanrij View Post

Definitely also check out the Arcam rDAC. And also be sure to realize that the littledot is not a high-end balanced amp.



What constitutes a high end amp besides the price. Does a high end amp sound better than a low end one.

 

Can your ears pick which is which when only pulling a couple milliamps.

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Originally Posted by lup31337 View Post

So should i go with little dot mkV with unbalanced connections instead ? Because i don't have the money to buy expensive balanced amp.



 Get the MK VII+,you will not find better bang for buck anywhere.

 

Just remember that it needs balanced inputs.

 

And just a reminder that there are many who consider the LD name being brandied around in the high end forum to be sacrilege.

 

Post your question  in the Amp Forum,will be a lot better.

post #6 of 10

Well I wouldn't call it sacrilege, but come on, its not high-end.

post #7 of 10
Many are just against Chinese products, so keep that in mind. Nevertheless, I would not class Little Dot products as High End. High end you are looking at Woo Audio as an example.
post #8 of 10

Having owned a MKIVse, and preferring my NAD amplifier, I just thought I should warn the op. This is money we are talking about it, and he could be disappointed (though there are also many that do enjoy little dot products).

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

What can you guys tell me about the tube amps ? Do they have a weaker low frequency response than a solid state one ? Do the tubes burn out after some time ? If so, how often ? Thanks

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Originally Posted by lup31337 View Post

What can you guys tell me about the tube amps ? Do they have a weaker low frequency response than a solid state one ? Do the tubes burn out after some time ? If so, how often ? Thanks



 You appear to be slow on the uptake.

 

POST your question down in the Headphone Amp (full size) forum.

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