Balanced connection DAC + amp + headphones
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I dunno much about the balanced connection but sounds pretty interesting. Price is an important factor in my future purchase so i decided on these components :
 
Cambridge audio DACmagic
Little dot MK VII
Sennheiser hd 650 with balanced cables
 
My question is if this is a good balanced combo ? I read about how some equipment have balanced input / output connection but they are not trully balanced and make some stupid signal conversions. Considering the items i selected, will there be a true balanced connection between them ?
 
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Definitely also check out the Arcam rDAC. And also be sure to realize that the littledot is not a high-end balanced amp.
 
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So should i go with little dot mkV with unbalanced connections instead ? Because i don't have the money to buy expensive balanced amp.
 
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Definitely also check out the Arcam rDAC. And also be sure to realize that the littledot is not a high-end balanced amp.


What constitutes a high end amp besides the price. Does a high end amp sound better than a low end one.
 
Can your ears pick which is which when only pulling a couple milliamps.
 
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So should i go with little dot mkV with unbalanced connections instead ? Because i don't have the money to buy expensive balanced amp.


 Get the MK VII+,you will not find better bang for buck anywhere.
 
Just remember that it needs balanced inputs.
 
And just a reminder that there are many who consider the LD name being brandied around in the high end forum to be sacrilege.
 
Post your question  in the Amp Forum,will be a lot better.
 
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Well I wouldn't call it sacrilege, but come on, its not high-end.
 
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Many are just against Chinese products, so keep that in mind. Nevertheless, I would not class Little Dot products as High End. High end you are looking at Woo Audio as an example.
 
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Having owned a MKIVse, and preferring my NAD amplifier, I just thought I should warn the op. This is money we are talking about it, and he could be disappointed (though there are also many that do enjoy little dot products).
 
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What can you guys tell me about the tube amps ? Do they have a weaker low frequency response than a solid state one ? Do the tubes burn out after some time ? If so, how often ? Thanks
 
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What can you guys tell me about the tube amps ? Do they have a weaker low frequency response than a solid state one ? Do the tubes burn out after some time ? If so, how often ? Thanks


 You appear to be slow on the uptake.
 
POST your question down in the Headphone Amp (full size) forum.
 
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