I'm new here. I found this site by searching for reviews of the Little Dot Mkiii and I couldn't be happier with what I've found!
I'm excited to order a mkiii but they are on vacation until 2/8 so I'll have to wait a bit.
I have just recently gotten into hifi.
I am a musician playing guitar and producing electronic music. That has lead me down the road of tube amps and lots of tone chasing, tube rolling, vintage effects and high end cables so hifi feels natural to me :)
Through that process I became very interesting in DIY. Started with building effects pedals from kits, making cables, modding and repairing synths and drum machines and finally building a Fender Tweed Deluxe tube amp.
I have been collecting vinyl for a while now but haven't had a record player for years. A few weeks ago I picked up a AT LP120. I pulled the internal preamp and installed RCA jacks. I'm using the ART DJ PRE II for now but look forward to upgrading to the Little Dot MKIII.
Here are some photos of the mod. (guess I can't embed images yet)
The RCA output wires are directly connected to the tone arm wires via the pcb.
Now I wonder what all those pcbs are in there for? All for speed control and pitch shifting?
I did do some needle drops of the tone changes if anyone is interested.
So, a few questions to start off with:
I am interested in Reel to Reel. But where do you get the music from? Do people trade tapes?
I listen to all kinds of music. Some of my favorites are:
So that being said, since I listen to everything from Classic rock to modern rock to electronic music I'd be curious in some headphone suggestions.
I currently have AKG K240s. I think they sound great with classic rock but the bass is over powering and muddy on more modern productions and especially electronic music.