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post #7921 of 16797
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

 hell yeah !  i'm replacing the little e10 with a microstreamer, it'll be my "keeper"/ traveling dac

i may get another just for the desktop, the new v90 from musical fidelity looks interesting

or maybe the music streamer ii+ , not sure yet

i'm loving the ms2's so far, just loving them

 

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?
post #7922 of 16797
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

That Little Dot just loves Grados...what an amazing bargain.

Yeah...I might need to give one of these little guys a try at some point.  Along with various micro-streamers and other assorted goodies I keep reading about.  It will be cheaper to optimize my Grado's than chasing amps for my HE-5LE's at any rate.

post #7923 of 16797
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Yeah...I might need to give one of these little guys a try at some point.  Along with various micro-streamers and other assorted goodies I keep reading about.  It will be cheaper to optimize my Grado's than chasing amps for my HE-5LE's at any rate.

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.

post #7924 of 16797
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Yeah...I might need to give one of these little guys a try at some point.  Along with various micro-streamers and other assorted goodies I keep reading about.  It will be cheaper to optimize my Grado's than chasing amps for my HE-5LE's at any rate.

 

It's a surprisingly clean sounding amp...the background is dead quiet on mine and it just gives the Grados a nice full bodied sound. 

post #7925 of 16797

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 #7926 of 16797
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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 #7927 of 16797
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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 #7928 of 16797
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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 #7929 of 16797
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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 #7930 of 16797
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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 #7931 of 16797
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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 #7932 of 16797
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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 #7933 of 16797
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Originally Posted by Mojo Monkey View Post

I would guess Mac Book Pro?
I believe that could be it
post #7934 of 16797
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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 #7935 of 16797
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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.

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