Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide
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I'm going to buy a Little DOT MK3 SE, what is your advice for DAC pairing ?
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I have a Little Dot Mk II and it pairs very well with Cambridge DacMagic 200M, my current dac.
If it's still out of budget, I also liked it very much with Topping D10S and Allo BOSS2 player/streamer.
I believe the tubes and headphones will have a bigger impact on sound quality and sound signature than the dac.

Maybe if you state your budget you will get better help...
 
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The Cambridge also have balanced output.
 
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Thanks,
I was also thinking of the Bifrost 2 in balanced.

I've a question about the Mk3 SE, is a OTL amp ?
The MK 3 SE is not an OTL amp, it's a hybrid with transistor output.
 
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Quick question - does anyone have info on the Tung-Sol 6AK5 0-getter vs the square getter??
I have 2 pair of the square and love the sound but wondered if the round was even better...
Using them in my LD MKIII

OK so I can answer my own question, the square getter is the original older type from the 50's and the 0 or round getter is the "newer" style or so I just read on another site.
The square getter are said to sound better than the round, so it seems with 2 pairs I'm good to go!
Carry on...
 
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Just buy a little dot Mk3 SE (hybrid balanced).
Anyone know the output impedance?
Please someone can explain me how to use the internal switch to match all the headphone impedance ?
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Did you not get a manual with your amp?

The output impedance is not published from Little Dot so someone would have to measure it with test gear. The switches on the bottom control the gain of the amplifier and there are only 2 settings, all 4 on for 4.5 (low) gain and all 4 off for 9 (high) gain. Unlike the regular MK III there are no other combinations of switch settings on the SE.
 
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I just purchased the little dot MK3 and was wondering what upgradeable replacement tubes I should purchase for this unit to improve the sound further.
Thanks for your help
I've run these drivers in my MK IV for the past 5+ years, they are a great sounding tube.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/401082139160
 
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I've run these drivers in my MK IV for the past 5+ years, they are a great sounding tube.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/401082139160
Since you will need a pair this listing might be less:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/252408982540?epid=168051561&hash=item3ac4bf6c0c:g:rrYAAOSwDk5UHHgE
There is also a best offer feature - way back they accepted $5 but don't know what the current low price is. Perhaps you can bid $5 on Trolldragon's tube and ask if they combine shipping with the same price shipping for two.
 
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Since you will need a pair this listing might be less:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/252408982540?epid=168051561&hash=item3ac4bf6c0c:g:rrYAAOSwDk5UHHgE
There is also a best offer feature - way back they accepted $5 but don't know what the current low price is. Perhaps you can bid $5 on Trolldragon's tube and ask if they combine shipping with the same price shipping for two.
That listing is for the short version of the tube, you definitely do not want those.

The tall version of the 6HM5 is the one to buy.
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