SR 225: LD MT or LD MK V? Why?
Dec 1, 2008 at 5:19 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

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OK; now my SR 225s have been confirmed as bought by my friend in Florida; I await them anxiously.
I have a LD Micro Tube amp. Is this a better component for the SR 225, or will the MK V be better?

I like treble; but not to the point of fatigue; which is why I listened to you guys and skipped the SR 325i which as someone wisely suggested "listen, then buy".

so which amp? And will the MT drive them well?

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Dec 2, 2008 at 4:32 AM Post #2 of 9

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C'mon guys. Should I also be getting the LD MK V or just stick with the MT?
 
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I can't answer your question directly, but if you were going to buy a MKV, I'd consider the Audio-gd C2C instead, which is a much better amp for the money.
 
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I can't answer your question directly, but if you were going to buy a MKV, I'd consider the Audio-gd C2C instead, which is a much better amp for the money.


I checked them out. 1 query - their spec says preamp; why is this? Or is it mis-stated?
 
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I just received a LD MK V a few weeks ago and use it primarily with my Sen HD 650's. I've also got a pair of SR225's I've tried with it. I'd say because the 225's are so easy to drive the LD MK V is overkill, and doesn't add much to the sound.
 
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I just received a LD MK V a few weeks ago and use it primarily with my Sen HD 650's. I've also got a pair of SR225's I've tried with it. I'd say because the 225's are so easy to drive the LD MK V is overkill, and doesn't add much to the sound.


Thanks for that; I was suspecting as much when I read the SR 225 impressions here. I wonder if their rather forward and bright sound may actually benefit from the warmth of tubes. Would it be worthwhile to explore this?
 
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I checked them out. 1 query - their spec says preamp; why is this? Or is it mis-stated?


Some of their headphone amps (not the C2C) double as pre-amps, that is, the output is either to the headphone socket or to one of the sets of RCA sockets at the back.
 
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I own a LD MKV and really don't find the amp satisfactory with Grados. To me the sound produced by the MKV sounds too much like my Sony A/V receiver with Tone Defeat turned on which is basically bass and treble flatlined. Not my kind of sound.
 

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