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post #7906 of 24991

Already received the LD1+ the other day, excellent amp. I wanted to also hear the Schiit Magni/Modi combo, so I'm in the middle of ordering them right now but need to know something:

I believe I need a high speed USB cable from the modi to my (2013-13" MBP), is this correct? If yes,

Do I need a high speed USB (2.0) cable, or can I order a high speed USB (3.0) for the( 2013-13" MBP)?

Thanks.

post #7907 of 24991
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The HRT products are excellent value and, like our Grados, made in the USA!

My iStreamer is brilliant and Kevin answers any and all questions with incredible patience.

Made in the USA is big on my list.  My Ohm speakers are built here, along with the majority of my bass gear.  I've been reading about HRT in Stereophile for years, and they are pretty high on my list of things to try.

post #7908 of 24991
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Very cool...I'd like to get a pair of Alessandros at some point just to see the differences. I've heard great things about the microsteamer...until recently I've been using an AudioEngine D1 with my main rig...I just upgraded it, but I have no plans to get rid of it...I'm going to use it more for it's natural purpose as a usb dac on my laptop. I love how many inexpensive options there are out there...I always tell my friends it's a great time to get into this side of the hobby. The value out there is off the charts, with the Little Dot amp being among the most incredible values. On top of that, the customer service is fantastic. I've exchanged several emails with David, and he's a great guy to deal with. I felt very comfortable purchsing from him. Which tubes are you using to start with?

general electric 408a

Siemens 6ak5

HP 6ak5

Zaerix EF91 (Getting a humming sound on these)

erricson 408a (dead)

and 1 tung sol 408a,

had the d1, it is awesome, a wonderful place to start, does everything well, great price, great company, i love my a2's

i enjoyed the ms1 almost as much as the 225, but the ms2 is another level up entirely, for me anyway, i'm still very new at this

post #7909 of 24991
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The HRT products are excellent value and, like our Grados, made in the USA!

My iStreamer is brilliant and Kevin answers any and all questions with incredible patience.


i too was impressed with kevin, and the time and effort he took, and was willing to take to get my issue straightened out

the micro wasn't playing nice with jriver for me, we got it to play nice !

i'd really like to hear the msii+ , have that one to stay put at the desktop

post #7910 of 24991
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Already received the LD1+ the other day, excellent amp. I wanted to also hear the Schiit Magni/Modi combo, so I'm in the middle of ordering them right now but need to know something:

I believe I need a high speed USB cable from the modi to my (2013-13" MBP), is this correct? If yes,

Do I need a high speed USB (2.0) cable, or can I order a high speed USB (3.0) for the( 2013-13" MBP)?

Thanks.


if you ask jason at schiit, he'll say any old printer cable will work, all you need is a 1, the 2 and 3 aren't necessary

schiit is another great company, always got fast replies from them

post #7911 of 24991
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


if you ask jason at schiit, he'll say any old printer cable will work, all you need is a 1, the 2 and 3 aren't necessary

schiit is another great company, always got fast replies from them

Thank you for the info, now I can click "check out" and purchase the Schiit Magni/Modi and do some A/Bing with the LD1+. Must say that this LD sound really fantastic straight out of the MBP.

Glad to read that you are enjoying your MS2i"s, they are excellent full bodied headphones.

BTW are any of the 3 different tubes you received with your LD very forward,engaging and crystal clear with detail?

post #7912 of 24991
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Thank you for the info, now I can click "check out" and purchase the Schiit Magni/Modi and do some A/Bing with the LD1+. Must say that this LD sound really fantastic straight out of the MBP.

Glad to read that you are enjoying your MS2i"s, they are excellent full bodied headphones.

BTW are any of the 3 different tubes you received with your LD very forward,engaging and crystal clear with detail?


honestly, i've spent most of my time with the siemens, no extended time with the ge or hp

about an hour ago, just switched to the ge, it may have some top end you may like,

i'm notice some nice cymbal crashes, i'm gonna spend some time with these for a bit

i believe on the little dot website, community, there is some info on what tubes are drop ins

and which ones need adjustment in the amp, and how to adjust for each tube

 

oh, and stupid question->    MBP???


Edited by jaywillin - 7/5/13 at 8:56pm
post #7913 of 24991
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


honestly, i've spent most of my time with the siemens, no extended time with the ge or hp

about an hour ago, just switched to the ge, it may have some top end you may like,

i'm notice some nice cymbal crashes, i'm gonna spend some time with these for a bit

i believe on the little dot website, community, there is some info on what tubes are drop ins

and which ones need adjustment in the amp, and how to adjust for each tube

 

oh, and stupid question->    MBP???

I would guess Mac Book Pro?


Edited by Mojo Monkey - 7/5/13 at 9:41pm
post #7914 of 24991
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Originally Posted by Mojo Monkey View Post

I would guess Mac Book Pro?
I believe that could be it
post #7915 of 24991
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


honestly, i've spent most of my time with the siemens, no extended time with the ge or hp

about an hour ago, just switched to the ge, it may have some top end you may like,

i'm notice some nice cymbal crashes, i'm gonna spend some time with these for a bit

i believe on the little dot website, community, there is some info on what tubes are drop ins

and which ones need adjustment in the amp, and how to adjust for each tube

 

oh, and stupid question->    MBP???

Thanks for the reply, I've already replied to the LD tube rolling guide, just waiting for a reply, thank you.

Yes, MBP = Macbook Pro


Edited by joseph69 - 7/5/13 at 10:12pm
post #7916 of 24991
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Thank you for the info, now I can click "check out" and purchase the Schiit Magni/Modi and do some A/Bing with the LD1+. Must say that this LD sound really fantastic straight out of the MBP.

Glad to read that you are enjoying your MS2i"s, they are excellent full bodied headphones.

BTW are any of the 3 different tubes you received with your LD very forward,engaging and crystal clear with detail?


You will like the Modi, not so much the Magni with your Grado's at least. I have the best opamp and tubes written down here somewhere for the LD1+ is you want to know I can dig that out for you.

post #7917 of 24991
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


You will like the Modi, not so much the Magni with your Grado's at least. I have the best opamp and tubes written down here somewhere for the LD1+ is you want to know I can dig that out for you.

Please post this ....I too would be interested in seeing it.

 

I am thinking about getting the LD1+ for my RS1i and Q701

post #7918 of 24991
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Please post this ....I too would be interested in seeing it.

 

I am thinking about getting the LD1+ for my RS1i and Q701


Okay, this is going to be short but sweet. For tubes you have 2 choices (well you have a LOT of choices but these are 2 good ones). Cheapest is some EF92 tubes, best (but more expensive) are some WE408A tubes. You can get these directly from Little Dot or save a few dollars and get them from Tubedepot.com. For the OpAmps, again you have many choices but 2 of the best are the OPA2107 or the LM4562. David recommends the LM4562. That's it.

post #7919 of 24991
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

Behold!

Just got these a little while ago. SR225i moded with mahogany cups and reterminated with a Neutrik gold 3.5mm plug. They look gorgeous, and sound pretty great, but I the wood adds some treble dampening. As much as I'm enjoying them, I do really miss the agressive Grado treble. Think I might sell these and just buy a stock SR225i :P Turntable first, though. Sooooooo if anyone wants them really badly, let me know :)


it is very easy to get as much treble back as you want by just filling the housing with cotton wool. some time ago i made this with a modded sr225i venting all holes of the drivers but filling the whole housings with cotton wool. result is a bright and analytical sounding headphone with unbelievable speed and precision, some of my friends found it to rival my beyer t5p. just yesterday i thought of rebuilding that one as i had used the drivers for another project in the meantime. only be sure to use a fine gauge so using the same amount of cotton wool for both sides.


Edited by GermanGuy - 7/6/13 at 5:41am
post #7920 of 24991
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


You will like the Modi, not so much the Magni with your Grado's at least. I have the best opamp and tubes written down here somewhere for the LD1+ is you want to know I can dig that out for you.

Just curious to why you say I will not like the Magni, can you tell me why and what you mean?

And also if you could tell me about the sound signature of the tubes that you are talking about (before digging out the info), I would appreciate it. Thanks

 

Ireplied to you before reading the rest of the unread posts, thanks for posting this suggestion I will look into these as well in the near future.


Edited by joseph69 - 7/6/13 at 6:05am
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