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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post

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

Thanks, I've been reading through that thread over the past hour or so :)

 

I'm also considering a DIY option... What am I doing to myself haha

post #8957 of 13945
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Thanks, I've been reading through that thread over the past hour or so :)

 

I'm also considering a DIY option... What am I doing to myself haha


oh it gets worse !! but its so much fun !

post #8958 of 13945
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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.


i came very close to getting the t1, one of the reasons i ended up not getting it, is the tube isn't in the amp section,its just in the dac section

also, someone who had it, said it could sound a little bright at times, but aune is another one of those chinese companies that builds great stuff

for the price it seems

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i had the listening to the ps500's with the g cushes exclusively since day 1, after the first hour or two anyway,

yesterday, because the g cushes sometimes mess with the way my glasses fit, sit i decided to put the L's

on for a while. the last time i had them on was before i had the lyr.

i think now, with the lyr, i like the l's better than the g's, or at least as much.

the mid bass is greatly improved with lyr, its tight, there's still a little warmth a little emphasis ,

but in a good way. and now it sounds more "grado" in giving up the extra "space" the

intimate sound, feeling is back, will keep then on a few more days to see if what i'm hearing now hangs around long term

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Man, I've got to have the G-Cush for the soundstage and comfort but I don't wear glasses to listen.biggrin.gif

 

Edit:  BTW, my DacIT sounds dreamy.


Edited by bbophead - 8/26/13 at 7:36am
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Man, I've got to have the G-Cush for the soundstage and comfort but I don't wear glasses to listen.biggrin.gif

 

Edit:  BTW, my DacIT sounds dreamy.


i'm kinda flip flopping between trying bifrost or dacIT first

post #8962 of 13945
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Man, I've got to have the G-Cush for the soundstage and comfort but I don't wear glasses to listen.biggrin.gif

 

Edit:  BTW, my DacIT sounds dreamy.

 

 

Is the DacIT the Peachtree product? 

post #8963 of 13945
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Is the DacIT the Peachtree product? 


yuuuuuuuup

post #8964 of 13945
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yuuuuuuuup

 

Nice...I bought a Peachtree Nova 125 several months ago and it's unbelievable how good it sounds. I have no doubt their stand alone DACs are fantastic. Usually when I'm firing up the piece, I'm listening to my Magnepans, but late at night I will run the extension cable for my T1s and listen from the Nova headphone jack...it's just a terrific piece of gear. 

post #8965 of 13945
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Nice...I bought a Peachtree Nova 125 several months ago and it's unbelievable how good it sounds. I have no doubt their stand alone DACs are fantastic. Usually when I'm firing up the piece, I'm listening to my Magnepans, but late at night I will run the extension cable for my T1s and listen from the Nova headphone jack...it's just a terrific piece of gear. 


the dacIT and the bifrost are my two top contenders,

then other outsiders, micromega, ifi, musical fidelity, who knows !

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I also pushed the "buy button" on a pair of RS1i Grados, too.  They'll need a little work as the cable was chewed and is not functional.  This is not an issue though as I've really never liked the stock Grado cables because of the twisting issues that can occur with the wires above the "Y".

 

Looking forward to getting them before the upcoming long weekend, so I can perform the necessary surgery.

 

I had a chance to try the MS-Pro from Alessandro a few years back.  I only had my Magnum builds to compare it to at the time.  However, the headphone was being sent around on a bit of tour and each member would use it for about a week.  To me, I really just didn't "wow" me at the time, so that is why I'm looking forward to the RS1i to collect some impressions of that model.

 

I was actually considering another custom Magnum build, but sourcing the components from 3 or 4 different individuals wasn't something that I cared to do this time around.  A few years back, I was much more open to the idea of performing those tasks.  Time is just much tighter right now, though.


Edited by wje - 8/26/13 at 10:55am
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the dacIT and the bifrost are my two top contenders,

then other outsiders, micromega, ifi, musical fidelity, who knows !

 

I had the MyDac in here for about three weeks. It was an upgrade over my AudioEngine D1, but it was a bit on the bright side. The Meier DAC was easily my preference once I auditioned it. 

 

I'd have no hesitation purchasing anything from Peachtree. 

post #8968 of 13945
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I had the MyDac in here for about three weeks. It was an upgrade over my AudioEngine D1, but it was a bit on the bright side. The Meier DAC was easily my preference once I auditioned it. 

 

I'd have no hesitation purchasing anything from Peachtree. 


nope, i don't want "bright" lol

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nope, i don't want "bright" lol

 

When I first fired it up it was really overwhelming how much more detail there was, but then over the next several days there would just be times when I found it was exhibiting a slight lack of neutrality, edging toward the bright side. Even with my T1s, which are more neutral than bright, it was noticeable. 

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Man, I've got to have the G-Cush for the soundstage and comfort but I don't wear glasses to listen.biggrin.gif

 

Edit:  BTW, my DacIT sounds dreamy.


i'm kinda flip flopping between trying bifrost or dacIT first

Oh, try the bifrost first, then, go to dreamland.very_evil_smiley.gif

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