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post #16351 of 20147

^^ Congrats ^^

 

What a wonderful Christmas gift.

 

Enjoy.

post #16352 of 20147
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Originally Posted by ForShure 
I think I may be hooked on tube amps from now on, the cold sound of solid state seems so sterile for me or maybe I'm just burned out on it.

Just realize that silicon or glass has little bearing on the actual sound signature. There are cold and warm solid states and cold and warm tube amps.

High end solid state does tend to be on the colder side, but there are exceptions. High end tube is all over the place, from very cold and clinical to wet and tubey. Amps in the price range of the Little Dot you received can sound like anything.
post #16353 of 20147

^^ I was pretty much the same on tube vs SS.. swore off SS until I heard the Naim :cool:  and then bought it :veryevil:

Still planning on a Woo WA2 someday but right now, really not feeling the need. 

post #16354 of 20147

I'm somewhat neutral and delight in both camps of playback and ownership.

post #16355 of 20147

Wow - that's awesome of your folks to get you that for Christmas ForShure!  Hope you let them know how thankful you are.

post #16356 of 20147
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My parents got me a Little Dot mkII amp for Christmas!! Loving the warm tube sound even though the tubes aren't even fully burned in yet. The bass has suddenly come alive in my HD595's and classic rock sounds better than ever. I think I may be hooked on tube amps from now on, the cold sound of solid state seems so sterile for me or maybe I'm just burned out on it.  Also bought a pair of 6ZH1P-EV tubes to begin a bit of tube rolling with.

Thats a great match for the 595's. The Little Dot amps are ideal to get you started with tubes - a lot of fun to be had!

post #16357 of 20147
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My parents got me a Little Dot mkII amp for Christmas!! Loving the warm tube sound even though the tubes aren't even fully burned in yet. The bass has suddenly come alive in my HD595's and classic rock sounds better than ever. I think I may be hooked on tube amps from now on, the cold sound of solid state seems so sterile for me or maybe I'm just burned out on it.  Also bought a pair of 6ZH1P-EV tubes to begin a bit of tube rolling with.

 

And be sure to head over to the Little Dot tube rolling forum, 300 pages and still going strong. :)

 

 http://www.head-fi.org/t/563884/little-dot-tube-amps-vacuum-tube-rolling-guide

post #16358 of 20147
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My parents got me a Little Dot mkII amp for Christmas!! Loving the warm tube sound even though the tubes aren't even fully burned in yet. The bass has suddenly come alive in my HD595's and classic rock sounds better than ever. I think I may be hooked on tube amps from now on, the cold sound of solid state seems so sterile for me or maybe I'm just burned out on it.  Also bought a pair of 6ZH1P-EV tubes to begin a bit of tube rolling with.

Wow! Great parents! I wish my beloved wife of more than 30 years were as receptive to a couple of little "hints" I left her (for HD600) after she said that I was impossible to shop for. Her response was a sweet smile, a slight chuckle, and the dreaded words "Oh, you don't need more equipment!"
Good luck with tube rolling, but be careful, it can be addictive!
post #16359 of 20147
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"Oh, you don't need more equipment!"

Good luck with wifey...:eek: 

post #16360 of 20147
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Wow! Great parents! I wish my beloved wife of more than 30 years were as receptive to a couple of little "hints" I left her (for HD600) after she said that I was impossible to shop for. Her response was a sweet smile, a slight chuckle, and the dreaded words "Oh, you don't need more equipment!"
Good luck with tube rolling, but be careful, it can be addictive!

And she doesn't need any more shoes, or whatever she likes to collect, right?

post #16361 of 20147
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And she doesn't need any more shoes, or whatever she likes to collect, right?

+1 but anyhow they always manage to get even more

post #16362 of 20147

So one of my KT88's in my Cary went Nova today. So while I am waiting (semi-patiently) for a new set to arrive I have drafted my venerable Denon AVR-5800 into 2 channel use. 200 watts (at 2 channel) or pure direct power. The HD800's sound alright with it. The Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II's love the huge 200 Watts push.

 

post #16363 of 20147
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So one of my KT88's in my Cary went Nova today. So while I am waiting (semi-patiently) for a new set to arrive I have drafted my venerable Denon AVR-5800 into 2 channel use. 200 watts (at 2 channel) or pure direct power. The HD800's sound alright with it. The Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II's love the huge 200 Watts push.


that is one Fricken MASSIVE amp!!! Sorry about the tube loss!!
post #16364 of 20147
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So one of my KT88's in my Cary went Nova today. So while I am waiting (semi-patiently) for a new set to arrive I have drafted my venerable Denon AVR-5800 into 2 channel use. 200 watts (at 2 channel) or pure direct power. The HD800's sound alright with it. The Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II's love the huge 200 Watts push.

that is one Fricken MASSIVE amp!!! Sorry about the tube loss!!

It is a beast...Great sound though. I love tubes better, but they do wear out over time.

post #16365 of 20147

Mike.......Here's my headphone station with my new Senheiser HD800.  It is sounding absolutely amazing.

 

 

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