Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide
Dec 1, 2016 at 11:44 AM Post #10,486 of 12,832

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Quick thanks to this thread! Bought a pair of Mullard M8100s to go with my HD700s. I'm thinking they should warm 'em up just right.
 
Dec 3, 2016 at 6:08 AM Post #10,487 of 12,832

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Hey there guys, not sure if this thread is very active but I'd like to get an opinion on my pick for my LD mkII.
I've found that the amp is solid out of the box, but people have told me it really excels with some new valves.
 
I was thinking of going for a kit of:
 
 2 x M8100/CV4010/EF95 Mullard
2 x 6H6PI/6H6N Novosibirsk “NEVZ-Soyuz"
 
I have heard praises of the m8100, but has anyone uses the Novos? thanks in advance.
 
Dec 3, 2016 at 12:17 PM Post #10,490 of 12,832

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Apologies if this is a bad place for this question but I thought people here would know... My Little Dot MKIII has finally died. I'm not really looking to fix it (again) but since I have all these tubes (EF95 5654 6AK5, EF92, EF91 etc) I bought, are there any other amps I could get that can use them? I know the other little dots (I'm thinking of just getting an MKIV) but was wondering if anything else out there can use these same tubes? I did some searching but didn't find anything but little dot. Thanks.
 
Dec 3, 2016 at 12:25 PM Post #10,491 of 12,832

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  Apologies if this is a bad place for this question but I thought people here would know... My Little Dot MKIII has finally died. I'm not really looking to fix it (again) but since I have all these tubes (EF95 5654 6AK5, EF92, EF91 etc) I bought, are there any other amps I could get that can use them? I know the other little dots (I'm thinking of just getting an MKIV) but was wondering if anything else out there can use these same tubes? I did some searching but didn't find anything but little dot. Thanks.

Seems like only the Little Dots and something called the Pan Am, from what I've seen.
 
Dec 3, 2016 at 12:54 PM Post #10,493 of 12,832

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  Apologies if this is a bad place for this question but I thought people here would know... My Little Dot MKIII has finally died. I'm not really looking to fix it (again) but since I have all these tubes (EF95 5654 6AK5, EF92, EF91 etc) I bought, are there any other amps I could get that can use them? I know the other little dots (I'm thinking of just getting an MKIV) but was wondering if anything else out there can use these same tubes? I did some searching but didn't find anything but little dot. Thanks.

I could use these adapters with 6AK5/EF95 types on top to 6922 in my WA2, but how would it sound i dont know
                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Dual-6AK5-5654-EF95-TO-ECC88-6922-6DJ8-tube-converter-adapter-For-little-dot-/191900199784?hash=item2cae24ab68:g:z-AAAOSwmtJXZVRB
 
Dec 3, 2016 at 1:08 PM Post #10,494 of 12,832

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  I could use these adapters with 6AK5/EF95 types on top to 6922 in my WA2, but how would it sound i dont know
                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Dual-6AK5-5654-EF95-TO-ECC88-6922-6DJ8-tube-converter-adapter-For-little-dot-/191900199784?hash=item2cae24ab68:g:z-AAAOSwmtJXZVRB

 
My guess is they wouldn't sound all that good in your WA2, which was designed to use 6922 double triodes. The correct bias for the 6922 is very different than that for the 5654. And further, the 5654, being a pentode, was not designed for use as a strapped triode. So it might be fun to try, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. lol :)
 
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  I could use these adapters with 6AK5/EF95 types on top to 6922 in my WA2, but how would it sound i dont know
                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Dual-6AK5-5654-EF95-TO-ECC88-6922-6DJ8-tube-converter-adapter-For-little-dot-/191900199784?hash=item2cae24ab68:g:z-AAAOSwmtJXZVRB

 
My guess is they wouldn't sound all that good in your WA2, which was designed to use 6922 double triodes. The correct bias for the 6922 is very different than that for the 5654. And further, the 5654, being a pentode, was not designed for use as a strapped triode. So it might be fun to try, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. lol :)

At the price they are selling the adapters wasnt going to try it anyway still have my LDMK3 to use still works fine 
 
Dec 3, 2016 at 3:37 PM Post #10,496 of 12,832

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OK thanks for the info...
 
So then, if I already have lots of tubes, is the SE version worth the extra over the regular MKIV? And are there other options I'm missing in the little dot lineup? (2, 3 and 4/se?)
 
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  OK thanks for the info...
 
So then, if I already have lots of tubes, is the SE version worth the extra over the regular MKIV? And are there other options I'm missing in the little dot lineup? (2, 3 and 4/se?)

After talking about the Littledot amp decided to plug it in (MK3) and fired it up used the 6N6P-IR as power tubes  and 6HM5 tall bottles as drivers  and to be honest i was pleasantly surprised i liked what i heard. Personnally from what i remember i would of went for the MK4 myself  not enough to warrant the extra cost for the SE which is i think better tubes for the most part and i think the MK4 is more neutral sounding then the MK3 .If you search the thread you will find your answers especially from TrollDragon he has a MK4 
 
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  Apologies if this is a bad place for this question but I thought people here would know... My Little Dot MKIII has finally died. I'm not really looking to fix it (again) but since I have all these tubes (EF95 5654 6AK5, EF92, EF91 etc) I bought, are there any other amps I could get that can use them? I know the other little dots (I'm thinking of just getting an MKIV) but was wondering if anything else out there can use these same tubes? I did some searching but didn't find anything but little dot. Thanks.

 
From what I have seen, I'm pretty sure the Schiit Valhalla 2 uses the same tubes, but don't quote me.
 
http://schiit.com/products/valhalla-2
 
Dec 4, 2016 at 10:18 AM Post #10,499 of 12,832

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Thanks for that but from what I can see they use similar, but different tubes in the Valhala 2 (6N1P dual triode input, 6N6P dual triode output, 1 each per channel. 6N1Ps rollable to 6DJ8, E88CC, 6922, 6BZ7, and similar types.)
 
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  Thanks for that but from what I can see they use similar, but different tubes in the Valhala 2 (6N1P dual triode input, 6N6P dual triode output, 1 each per channel. 6N1Ps rollable to 6DJ8, E88CC, 6922, 6BZ7, and similar types.)

 
Ahhhh, I see my error.
 
I was running 6J1P and 6N6P in my MK III.  Thanks for the clarification.  I was actually considering getting the Valhalla 2 to be able to use my current tube inventory :/
 

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