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  1. SJWorne

    The Opamp thread

    Funny... I would prefer the brighter one of the two I think, so I will have to grab one of each to try with my LD1+ :)
  2. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    As I said, who knows :) lol After all this talk of a new knob... I cannot find one I like anywhere :(
  3. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Has anyone pulled the volume knob off at all? How does it come off? Just thinking of replacing it with something with a bit of texture rather than it being smoother than my dad's head 
  4. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Ok thanks for that! I have some 'Valvo' 6CQ6 tubes.  Will maybe try some of the mullard m8161's :)
  5. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Yeah if I tap the tubes then I get the same noise... Guessing that this shouldn't happen? I'm pretty sure that my amp is set to low gain, but should I try switching it anyway?  It won't damage my headphones will it?
  6. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Hey guys, I get a hell of a lot of microphonics from my headphone cable... is this normal? I'm using Grado Sr125i's, and maybe about half the length of cable gives me a lot of 'dinging' noises if i knock it or even touch it.   Is this anything to do with gain? If it was set for the higher...
  7. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Agreed. Partially liberated gives a false idea... basically all it is, is separation of the driver (still within the sleeve) and the shell/cup. Which is what most of us would call 'opening-up' the cans.
  8. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    I see your point! However I guess i'm a little ocd when it comes to the screws... they're supposed to be flush with the rest of the chassis, and for me, they MUST be flush :P lol   Good idea!
  9. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Thanks guys :) And Parbaked, that's interesting... I like knowing that sort of stuff! :)
  10. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Are there differences in cup size between the RS1i and RS2i? And how would you guys compare the sound to the SR series? I have 125i's and I like how bright they are... are the RS brighter? Punchier bass? And i'm guessing the mids would be as lovely as ever...   I know this has been mentioned...
  11. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    I shall certainly have a look into it at some point :) Just enjoying my new amp as it is right now, but at some point I'll have a crack! :) Thanks guys!
  12. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Mind = Blown I have to say, I know very little about amps and triodes and stuff... this looks like so much fun to try and mod... how much does doing something like that cost you?
  13. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Just about to plug my 125i's into my little dot :D Although i'm a little worried... the power in the UK is 240v... I have a 250v cable included and power socket on the unit has a 250v fuse in it, but the sticker on the back of the unit only says 220v... am i missing something?   Also, to...
  14. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Just got my little dot today :) I have some 6CQ6 tubes in there too... thoughts on them? :) I'm coming from a Creative Core 3d sound card. First impressions are good... there seem's to be more oomph behind the bass, but with a bit more control as well? Mids are good as always, and highs...
  15. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Why did I not even think about that... thank you! :)
  16. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Thanks for that!  Another question... whilst i'm saving up for my DAC, I have to plug the little dot amp into my sound card... this only has a 3.5mm jack output (that I can use) and this has an on-board amplifier...  I will have to get (or make) a splitter from the 3.5mm jack to RCA's...
  17. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    This might be a stupid question... but is there any danger in plugging heaphones in and out of the amp whilst it is turned on?
  18. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    My little dot won't get to me until 2nd Jan now... jealous! :P And all the talk of RS1i's is making me want to spend some serious money :D
  19. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Just an update for anyone that was interested... I escalated the case on eBay and they have paid for me to return the item and will refund me my money  Now... back on the hunt :P
  20. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Picture was good... he said headphones were in 'good' condition so I guess you could take that however you wanted... someones good can be some else's poor and vice versa.
  21. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Yes I did... Apparently I can only escalate the case to ebay after 8 days... anyway, as I said, the seller doesn't want to refund me because the item is now broken, and he has asked ebay for advice on the issue but I think they may just say 'tough it's your problem'  and then just refund me my...
  22. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    Well i'm having problems trying to return the broken 325's i bought... :( He doesn't want them back "de-valued", but maybe he should have shipped them in more than a thin layer of bubble wrap...  On a lighter note, I've ordered a little dot :D
  23. SJWorne

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Got my little dot ordered :D
  24. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    I feel that short listening sessions (30-45 mins) with the comfies are great... but then they really compress and start to squash my ear. The L-cush seemed really comfy, although not sure about how they fit on my ears, I can't make my mind up if I like them or not!  And the G-cush (ear zonk) are...
  25. SJWorne

    Grado Fan Club!

    I enjoy how bright the Grados are... Although I don't think that the sr125i's are that bright? What do you guys think? But I want more ;)
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