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post #11176 of 27039
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Here is a sneak peek at what I got my son for Christmas.

 

Thanks to Rick B here at the forums for the great deal on the 225i's....they even came with a set of TTVJ flat pads!

 

The modi is new, the cans and the amp are used...but both are in fantastic condition.

 

My son is going to be so pumped!

 

My sister got him a cd...AC/DC Live At River Plate....gonna be a rocking Christmas :L3000:

 

 

Glad he is not a member here...no sneak peek for him!

 

i've have that same set up, it is sweet indeed, !!

 

 

hey, i just learned how to do the spoiler, although i kinda messed it up !! lol :eek:

 

very nice christmas present whirlwind !!


Edited by jaywillin - 12/24/13 at 2:51pm
post #11177 of 27039

Thanks guys.

 

I can't wait to see his face when he gets it.

 

When he gets it all set up, I will give it a listen.

 

I did plug the 225's in my amp, to make sure they worked ok....but I did not listen for very long, in fear he may come home.

post #11178 of 27039

My little dot won't get to me until 2nd Jan now... jealous! :P
And all the talk of RS1i's is making me want to spend some serious money :D

post #11179 of 27039
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And all the talk of RS1i's is making me want to spend some serious money :D

Mine should be here Thursday :)

 

And I'm pretty sure there will be a new (to me) LD1+ under the tree in the morning. I'll be able to give the Bushmills a listen on it before I ship them out on Thursday and just in time for the RS1's to arrive on Thursday. Can't wait!


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 12/24/13 at 4:17pm
post #11180 of 27039

You guys will like the LD1+

 

It is a great little amp for the money.

 

Being able to roll tubes and opamps is a great option at a very affordable price.

post #11181 of 27039
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

You guys will like the LD1+

 

It is a great little amp for the money.

 

Being able to roll tubes and opamps is a great option at a very affordable price.

Yeah, I loved mine until I killed it...lol

post #11182 of 27039

This might be a stupid question... but is there any danger in plugging heaphones in and out of the amp whilst it is turned on?

post #11183 of 27039
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

Mine should be here Thursday :)

 

And I'm pretty sure there will be a new (to me) LD1+ under the tree in the morning. I'll be able to give the Bushmills a listen on it before I ship them out on Thursday and just in time for the RS1's to arrive on Thursday. Can't wait!


the ld 1+ and the rs1 are great together thats for sure

post #11184 of 27039
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This might be a stupid question... but is there any danger in plugging heaphones in and out of the amp whilst it is turned on?

Not a stupid question, at all. I used to wonder the same thing, but I still did it as long as the volume was all the way down, When I received the WA6, in the manual it states it is perfectly fine to plug/unplug headphones as long as the volume is all the way down, there is no harm to the amp/headphones. So being I always did this, this just reassured me.

post #11185 of 27039
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Not a stupid question, at all. I used to wonder the same thing, but I still did it as long as the volume was all the way down, When I received the WA6, in the manual it states it is perfectly fine to plug/unplug headphones as long as the volume is all the way down, there is no harm to the amp/headphones. So being I always did this, this just reassured me.

Thanks for that! :)

Another question... whilst i'm saving up for my DAC, I have to plug the little dot amp into my sound card... this only has a 3.5mm jack output (that I can use) and this has an on-board amplifier... 
I will have to get (or make) a splitter from the 3.5mm jack to RCA's... will this be ok considering that the jack on the sound card already has an amplifier on the card?

post #11186 of 27039
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Thanks for that! :)

Another question... whilst i'm saving up for my DAC, I have to plug the little dot amp into my sound card... this only has a 3.5mm jack output (that I can use) and this has an on-board amplifier... 
I will have to get (or make) a splitter from the 3.5mm jack to RCA's... will this be ok considering that the jack on the sound card already has an amplifier on the card?


connect to the 'green' line out on the soundcard. 

 

Here is the page form your soundcards manual. Assuming it is the one in your profile.

post #11187 of 27039
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connect to the 'green' line out on the soundcard. 

 

Here is the page form your soundcards manual. Assuming it is the one in your profile.


Why did I not even think about that... thank you! :)

post #11188 of 27039

My LD1+ came with a 1/8 or 3.5mm terminated end to L/R RCA jacks. Didn't yours? If yes, you plug the 1/8 or 3.5mm to the output on the sound card and the L/R into the LD1+. If not you can buy one, check Monoprice or Amazon.

As far as the 2nd question, I had ordered the AudioQuest DF, which I returned, ( I'm not sure but I think this is the same thing as a sound card), their both DACS? Anyway I believe that all DACs have amps in them, and I also was wondering the same thing, would it effect the sound of the main amp (LD) that the headphones were plugged into? I believe it is a very slight amplification coming out of the sound card/DAC, so I don't believe it would effect the amps sound, but don't quote me on this, I'm sure someone else can tell you for sure.

BTW, good question! I would like to know for sure also.

post #11189 of 27039

Looks like this soundcard in particular supports line level input to the receiver/AV system (in this case that would be the Little Dot) or powered speakers.  It should be just fine.  Just adjust the volume of the software to max (or 90% of max) and use the amps volume control for the headphones.  You may need to play with the two volumes levels to get the best sound. Once you get a DAC and hook it up, it will more than likely Max the volume of the computer automatically for you.

post #11190 of 27039
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Looks like this soundcard in particular supports line level input to the receiver/AV system (in this case that would be the Little Dot) or powered speakers.  It should be just fine.  Just adjust the volume of the software to max (or 90% of max) and use the amps volume control for the headphones.  You may need to play with the two volumes levels to get the best sound. Once you get a DAC and hook it up, it will more than likely Max the volume of the computer automatically for you.

So is a DAC and a sound card the same thing?

I did notice the AQ DG still let me use the MBP's volume, but the Modi/Meridian maxes the volume out automatically like you just said.

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