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post #8941 of 20429

Just placed an order for some RS1i's. Looking forward to some Grado action.

post #8942 of 20429
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

 

I'm happy for you, i like reading about positive stories like yours. Money doesn't grow on trees, so i find it sad when people spend their hard earned cash on something, and end up being disapointed.

 

I too, feel the same way about the Little Dot 1+, it sounds so much better than my X-Can V2, that it feels like i'm rediscovering my music collection all over again. 

 

As much as I love the looks of the GS1ks, I have honestly felt bad having them here at times since the 500s and my T1s were getting far more head time. Now they're in the rotation more than ever and I'm truly enjoying them. 

 

I'm glad so many of us have gotten such enjoyment from the Little Dot, as well...it's just the perfect counterpart for Grados. Incredible how well it performs for the money...not many products I can think of that offer better!

post #8943 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Just placed an order for some RS1i's. Looking forward to some Grado action.

 

Since you're a fellow fan of Meier, I'll tell you that you may find you become addicted to the Grados with crossfeed engaged. I am not using my Corda Classic to drive my Grados (not usually, anyway) but I split the signal out of my Daccord. I've really become dependent on this circuit now...it took my T1s to another level and it's done the same with my Grados. 

 

Great choice on the RS1s :)

post #8944 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Since you're a fellow fan of Meier, I'll tell you that you may find you become addicted to the Grados with crossfeed engaged. I am not using my Corda Classic to drive my Grados (not usually, anyway) but I split the signal out of my Daccord. I've really become dependent on this circuit now...it took my T1s to another level and it's done the same with my Grados. 

 

Great choice on the RS1s :)

Interestingly, I'm also looking at getting a Littledot I+ to split off the Daccord for the Grados - I've been thinking about getting a small tube amp for a while but as they couldn't drive the LCD-2's I never got around to it.

 

Now I have an excuse :P How do you like the Little Dot?

post #8945 of 20429

I've been using the CEntrance Hifi-M8 as my main dac/amp at home, and it does a great job with my Rs1!

post #8946 of 20429
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Originally Posted by winterandsummer View Post

i bought the rs2i 4 month ago
ive had the sr60 for 8 years
the bass (quality) is amazing on the rs2i but i wanted some more (quantity)
and the sound in the highs was a little too thin or airy 
and im always a-b-ing and retrying the different pads
but lately ive being really impress with the sound i can get out of using the g-cush in reverse
anyone else using the g-cush in reverse ?
How do you reverse a G Cush?
post #8947 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Interestingly, I'm also looking at getting a Littledot I+ to split off the Daccord for the Grados - I've been thinking about getting a small tube amp for a while but as they couldn't drive the LCD-2's I never got around to it.

 

Now I have an excuse :P How do you like the Little Dot?

 

Nice! I highly recommend it! The best compliment I can pay the LD is to say that even though Grados are my favorite headphones, and I have the means to do so if I wanted to, I have no intention of upgrading from my LD I+. The only possible exception would be if I jumped up into the PS1ks, but as of right now that won't happen anytime soon. 

 

When I upgraded to the Meier stack, I found that as much as I like the Classic, the Daccord was clearly the more significant upgrade over what I had (AudioEngine D1 DAC). Now that those dual Wolfson chips and the crossfeed filter are on board, the LD has seriously been given the tools it needs to really shine. It sounded really good before I upgraded, but it pairs really well with this DAC. It takes all those incredible details and dynamics it receives from the Daccord and adds a touch of warmth and body to the overall presentation. 

 

I'm certainly not saying it's the greatest Grado amp on earth, but I feel pretty confident that I'd have to spend a LOT more to better it, and it'll be my Grado amp for the foreseeable future. And if I ever did upgrade, I still wouldn't sell it :)  

 

I also have to say that I really like supporting David at Little Dot, cause the guy is a class act and his customer service is exceptional. 

post #8948 of 20429

i've been away for a while, just got home and pulled out the 80i's to rip one of my favorite albums ever (tool - aenima)

 

i have to say, i'm continually impressed with how much detail these cheap "low end" cans are putting out, and the guitar tone just gets better every track.  i'm becoming quite the Grado fan!

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Nice! I highly recommend it! The best compliment I can pay the LD is to say that even though Grados are my favorite headphones, and I have the means to do so if I wanted to, I have no intention of upgrading from my LD I+. The only possible exception would be if I jumped up into the PS1ks, but as of right now that won't happen anytime soon. 

 

When I upgraded to the Meier stack, I found that as much as I like the Classic, the Daccord was clearly the more significant upgrade over what I had (AudioEngine D1 DAC). Now that those dual Wolfson chips and the crossfeed filter are on board, the LD has seriously been given the tools it needs to really shine. It sounded really good before I upgraded, but it pairs really well with this DAC. It takes all those incredible details and dynamics it receives from the Daccord and adds a touch of warmth and body to the overall presentation. 

 

I'm certainly not saying it's the greatest Grado amp on earth, but I feel pretty confident that I'd have to spend a LOT more to better it, and it'll be my Grado amp for the foreseeable future. And if I ever did upgrade, I still wouldn't sell it :)  

 

I also have to say that I really like supporting David at Little Dot, cause the guy is a class act and his customer service is exceptional. 

 

I feel that the Classic just presents what the Daccord spits out in a very straight, smooth way, it doesn't enhance or detract at all from it's source so it isn't immediately apparent how good it is (and it is really good at clean amplification)

 

I'm also a big fan of the crossfeed filter and I don't think I could go without it.

 

I'll probably pick up a Little Dot in the next few weeks - any tube recommendations?


Edited by Jesterphile - 8/25/13 at 11:09pm
post #8950 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

 

I feel that the Classic just presents what the Daccord spits out in a very straight, smooth way, it doesn't enhance or detract at all from it's source so it isn't immediately apparent how good it is.

 

I'm also a big fan of the crossfeed filter and I don't think I could go without it.

 

I'll probably pick up a Little Dot in the next few weeks - any tube recommendations?

 

Totally agree. I also came from a Corda Jazz, which is a very underrated amp...so the jump up to the Classic wasn't ever going to be a huge difference. And yeah, I couldn't be w/out the crossfeed filter either. 

 

I've only used some Telefunkens since day 1, mainly because I have a tube guy who has re-tubed hundreds of LD amps and I trust his suggestions...but there is a dedicated LD I+ tube rolling thread around here somewhere...you may want to touch base there and see what everyone is liking and not liking. There's also a lot of people who have been op amp rolling on it, as well...I haven't gotten that far yet, but it's nice to know the option is there. 

 

Here ya go...I had it bookmarked: http://www.head-fi.org/t/364043/little-dot-i-tube-rolling


Edited by Focker - 8/25/13 at 11:16pm
post #8951 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Totally agree. I also came from a Corda Jazz, which is a very underrated amp...so the jump up to the Classic wasn't ever going to be a huge difference. And yeah, I couldn't be w/out the crossfeed filter either. 

 

I've only used some Telefunkens since day 1, mainly because I have a tube guy who has re-tubed hundreds of LD amps and I trust his suggestions...but there is a dedicated LD I+ tube rolling thread around here somewhere...you may want to touch base there and see what everyone is liking and not liking. There's also a lot of people who have been op amp rolling on it, as well...I haven't gotten that far yet, but it's nice to know the option is there. 

 

Here ya go...I had it bookmarked: http://www.head-fi.org/t/364043/little-dot-i-tube-rolling

 

Whelp, going to take the plunge I guess. Just need to decide if I want the stock one or an 'upgraded' one

post #8952 of 20429
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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post


How do you reverse a G Cush?

 

I'm assuming that you would just push the opening over the wooden cup, but with the ear pad flipped.  Though, I'm not sure if I would personally like the process because then it would go back to being on on-ear as opposed to an over the ear and resting on the head situation.  And, my guess is that one would really look silly with the cups curved in that manner.  The sound might just be similar to the L-Cush due to the pad resting on the ear again.

 

For those discussing the Little Dot 1, it is quite a great little amp.  I do have major regrets in selling mine off.  I used it in combination with the Music Streamer II.  The combination was just beautiful and the MS II worked in asynchronous mode. 

 

My previous, lovely LD I that I had owned.

 

700

post #8953 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Interestingly, I'm also looking at getting a Littledot I+ to split off the Daccord for the Grados - I've been thinking about getting a small tube amp for a while but as they couldn't drive the LCD-2's I never got around to it.

 

Now I have an excuse :P How do you like the Little Dot?

I just purchased my RS1is today (after a week's audition) and I pair them with my Little Dot I+... I think it's an excellent combination.

post #8954 of 20429
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

 

I feel that the Classic just presents what the Daccord spits out in a very straight, smooth way, it doesn't enhance or detract at all from it's source so it isn't immediately apparent how good it is (and it is really good at clean amplification)

 

I'm also a big fan of the crossfeed filter and I don't think I could go without it.

 

I'll probably pick up a Little Dot in the next few weeks - any tube recommendations?

You might also want to check out the more general Little Dot tube rolling thread, because the driver tubes are the same for all Little Dot models.  There's a lot of very good information in this long thread:

 

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

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Speaking of tube amps, has anyone tried the Aune T1 with Grado yet?  If so, what were the results in doing so?  The Aune T1 also has a built-in DAC.  There are members who have used it with the HifiMan HE-400 with quite good results.

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