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post #7831 of 21351
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

well, the little dot I+ got here today, listening to it with the 225's, very nice !! have some seimens tubes in it right now, several other pairs came with it, will have a fun weekend !
 

 

 

Nice choice...I've upgraded the amp for my T1s to some Meier gear (excellent SS performance, btw), but my trusty Little Dot I+ is still my dedicated Grado amp. I've used it with all my Grados (325s, 500s, GS1ks, and even the 80s just for fun) and it just sounds fantastic with them. I upgraded to some Telefunken tubes, which I much preferred to the stock ones. 

post #7832 of 21351
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

well, the little dot I+ got here today, listening to it with the 225's, very nice !! have some seimens tubes in it right now, several other pairs came with it, will have a fun weekend !
 

Let me know your impressions after you spend some time. I agonized between the Asgard 2 and the Little dot 1+ for my 225i. Eventually, I went w the A-2 because I'm also thinking...just thinking of getting the HE500 as a second HP flavor and ultimately decided the A-2 would give me additional versatility. But, I know a lot of posters love the LD w/ the Grados.....

post #7833 of 21351

after a few hours of listening to music with the the little dot 1+, i'm very ,very happy i got it.

i've listened mostly with my 225, the ms1 a little. the sound of the little dot is noticeably better to my

ears than my g3. more air, less grain,more detail,  liquid. bass is more substantial.

i'm not sure, but it seems the LD makes a bigger improvement to the ms1 than the 225.

the fit and finish and build quality are superb for the price, i'm very impressed, and when i think

how much i paid for it off the FS forum here, just makes it that much better !

anyone want a g3 ?? lol

the reason i didn't go for the LD initially was i wanted more flexibilty, i looked at the asgard 2 also

it was a little more than i wanted to spend so i got the fiio e09k, which i love

i have its pre outs going to my a2's, and the line out feeds the little dot.

with this set up, i can listen to speakers, a solid state head amp, and a tube head amp

and not have to move a thing and, the price of the two together was less than the asgard 2.

all in all, very happy with the set up now, i may rethink about selling the 225, i still want the

325 or ms2, but, i may wait,hmmmmmmmm

post #7834 of 21351

Just purchased a LD1+Hybrid upgraded with 2 (NOS) German Siemens 6AK5W tubes + tube guards from eBay (NIB) for 165$ U.S. with shipping. I was just about to purchase a Schiit Magni/Modi combo + one 6'' RCA cable and one 8' RCA cable and wall wart for 160$ U.S. from another Head-fier, but someone else sent a PM before me and it was gone!

After reading numerous posts about the LD's and Schiit's, I was torn between them, but all post's seem to point to the LD, especially for the Grado's, so in a way I guess it was meant to be.

Everybody seems to love the LD with the Grado's, and I can't wait to try my 325is's with it, also have 80i's and can't wait to hear them with the LD also.

Should be here between 7/03-08, can't wait, I hope I'm very impressed.

(jaywillin), glad to hear you are enjoying your LD like everyone else says.


Edited by joseph69 - 6/28/13 at 7:48pm
post #7835 of 21351

Joseph, I think you made a great decision on the tubes, man. I've had Siemens tubes suggested to me countless times. I'd be really surprised if you didnt' like the LD amp with your 325s. When I bought mine, all I had at the time were my Grado 80s and the 325s, so I have spent quite a bit of time with that combo. This may be why I've never found the 325s to be too bright, as I know has been an issue for others. The LD never allows them to become harsh or shrilly. I think you'll really like this combination a lot, especially for the money. And in the event it ends up not being your cup of tea (honestly, I'd be really surprised if that was the case), LD is a very popular company on head-fi and you'll have plenty of buyers for it. As for mine, I've had it for a year and it's going to stay with me for its lifetime. When you find some tubes you like for it (the stock tubes aren't terrible, but the amp hits significantly higher than its price point with an upgrade), it's just a fantastic match for Grados. Congrats!

post #7836 of 21351

my little dot has the tube cages, and

it came with pairs of:

Siemens 6ak5

HP 6ak5

Zaerix EF91 (Getting a humming sound on these)

General Electric 408a

erricson 408a

and the guy threw in a (1) tung sol 408a , not sure what i'll do with it

i thought it was a pretty good deal for $100

post #7837 of 21351
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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post

@stacker45 oh go on, I'm feeling masochistic, tell me which thread you are referring to

 

It's the ''Disapointed with Audeze LCD2'' thread, i'm use to people not liking Grados, but even i thought this went too far.

post #7838 of 21351

oh, and i had the m/m, i like this set up, and the little dot in particular, much better

not a knock on the schiit, loved the modi especially,

joseph, i don't think you'll regret the little dot at all !

post #7839 of 21351

Thank you all for your comments and reassurance. I went with a headphone amp because my 325is's don't sound as detailed as my 80i's amped with my Adcom GFP-710, I believe the headphone out is 10 watts on the Adcom, and with the 325's I seem to lose all the micro details, and have too much overall bass but not with the 80's. I know they are both 32ohm headphones, but the 80's produce less bass than the 325's, and being that the 325's have more bass I think the 10 watts is just too much for the 325' and I lose all the micro detail and highs that I hear with the 80's, so hopefully the 0.8 watts is a better match for the 325's. Once again I thank you all for you positive comments.


Edited by joseph69 - 6/28/13 at 8:28pm
post #7840 of 21351
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

my little dot has the tube cages, and

it came with pairs of:

Siemens 6ak5

HP 6ak5

Zaerix EF91 (Getting a humming sound on these)

General Electric 408a

erricson 408a

and the guy threw in a (1) tung sol 408a , not sure what i'll do with it

i thought it was a pretty good deal for $100

Its a really nice deal!! I paid 135$ (NIB), but it cost me 30.00$ shipping. I never realized this amp cost so little, for all the positive comment it receives, I always thought it was over 200$.

post #7841 of 21351

Well, i did it joseph,as promised, i have tryed the L-cush with my SR80i, and i have to agree that they take the SR80i to a whole other level, so much so in fact, that i'm thinking about selling my PS1000, just kidding of course, or am i. wink.gif

 

The first thing i noticed was that i was hearing more details than with the comfies, also, i've foond the bass to be tighter, and the soundstage is bigger, so exept for comfort when i'm wearing my glasses, it's all good.

 

I don't understand why Grado even bothers with the S-cush, i mean, the difference is anything but subtle. I feel like an idiot knowing that i already had the L-cush, and never bothered to try them with my SR80i, oh well!, better late than never, i guess.

 

I have always said that i could be happy with my SR80i as my only pair of headphones, and now, with the L-cush, the compromise would be that much smaller.

 

Thanks joseph.

post #7842 of 21351
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

 I never realized this amp cost so little, for all the positive comment it receives, I always thought it was over 200$.

 

SAme here. I had seen people mention LD quite often before I ever bothered to look into it. I thought I was reading prices in some other currency or something, but sure enough they were USD prices.

post #7843 of 21351

Glad to hear that you like the way they sound, and it is a night and day difference, and the detail and tight bass is awesome, thats why I'm curious to as why I'm not hearing this detail and tight bass from my 325's, so I'll see what happens with them when I receive the LD and hope I hear what I hear out of my 80's, only in a bigger scale. Glad you like it enjoy!!!

post #7844 of 21351

Well these just arrived.

 

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Won't post any impressions as I've only used them for about 30 minutes, but let's just say I don't hate them at :)

post #7845 of 21351

Well the PS500s just arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I won't post any impressions as I've only used them for about 30 minutes, but let's just say I don't hate them at all :)

 

 

 


Edited by bassboysam - 6/29/13 at 10:40am
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