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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    I've been using the GE 408A as well as the stock 6JI for a while now. The 408A is nice, seems to bring out more detail, focus is around the mids/uppermids. I find it lacking bass punch though. Are all 408As like this (Sylvanias, WE)? The 6JI is pronouncedly more bass-friendly. Can anyone...
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    iBasso deliveries

    DHL in US is no more. They still do international shipping, but they're greatly reducing the number of locations in the US. It happened very recently so they are probably still in the process of reorganizing. This may be the cause of the problems you guys are having.
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    I got my 1+ and GE 408A tubes a few days ago. You guys were right about unmatched tubes. I can hear the difference in amplitude between some pairings of the 4 tubes I bought. Had to try them in different pairs and switch em around a several times to find the best match of the tubes I bought...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Quote: Originally Posted by Seba I find the Sylvania's as REB described. They will give the bass if needed. They are in another league than JAN Philips 6028. I find them so good that I'm planning to sell my MKIV SE to fund my other purchases. BTW What OPA would be good for op-amp...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Quote: Originally Posted by Dept_of_Alchemy I'll second that. Tubes like these are typically 30 to 60 years old and their measurements are all over the place, I've bought quite a few tubes from shady dealers that come terribly mismatched and that's why I only buy matched pairs from...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    I just got a response back from Chris at Piexx who said it really isn't necessary to match tubes especially if they come from the same lot. So the GE 408A from Piexx don't come matched. Can't really blame them for the price though.
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Quote: Originally Posted by malldian Are they matched from there? Good question.. Someone posted on the Little Dot forums that they were selling them matched, but it says nothing on the Piexx website. I sent over an email asking if they match so I'll let you know when I hear from...
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    LD MKV with Denon D1001??

    Source = X-Fi music, soon to be op-amp + cap modded. I should probably research DACs soon though. After much frantic research, I've settled on the LD I+. Figure since all I've got are low impedance phones right now, it makes sense. Plus it's cheap. Trigger pulling time.
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    LD MKV with Denon D1001??

    Would a Darkvoice 336i/se do anything for the recabled d1001?
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    LD MKV with Denon D1001??

    Quote: Originally Posted by JamesL Of the headphones I've heard, the dt880 and hd650 to me, running from a ipod or my pc onboard still sounds better than my d1001 from any dac/amp combination. While the headphone amp and dac are both very important, I think the tendency here is to...
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    LD MKV with Denon D1001??

    Also open to DAC/AMP combos under the same budget if the DAC is quite noticeably superior to the X-Fi. Help!
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    LD MKV with Denon D1001??

    I'm in the market for a desktop amp that can be bought off eBay. This will be my first amp! Looking for something that will significantly improve on my low impedance mid-fi headphones (recabled Denon d1001, and HD555 but don't care as much for the HD555), as well as become a sort of base amp...
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    How did you turn into an Audiophile?

    Wanted to increase my frag count on CS with a good pair of headphones -> found head-fi. My gaming needs were satisfied with an X-FI + HD555. However with better sound, music became much more enjoyable and important to me (although it was always pretty important). My taste in music broadened...
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    D3 Python and P2 Heron Arrive!

    Alright, thanks for the quick response guys . D3 it is.
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    Need to get rid of Bose triport IE or Harman Kardon EP730

    Quote: Originally Posted by MaoDi keep the harman kardon's, they're made by etymotic, and are the exact same as the Altec Lansing Im716 except in black, and those are fantastic earphones, on the other hand. the bose just suck. do you have a source for this claim?
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