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yeah tubes sound best after about an hour.
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lol
it's USB VS Optical........
Seeing as they were both exporting to my external DAC I did not assume such a large difference
    
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Seeing as they were both exporting to my external DAC I did not assume such a large difference
yea... it's worth the LOL tho....
hahahahaha... you're sometime funny mate

*edit*
congrats on your 4.5k post tho
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OOOH DV... must have one.... i need monie though.
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OOOH DV... must have one.... i need monie though.
The price went up $30 since I bought mine last week. If you have the money I say get one. I have not been disappointed in any way.
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post #1027 of 37823
how much did you pay for yours?
EDIT and what DAC did you have again?
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post #1028 of 37823
I paid $285 shipped through jasmine_chine when the list price on ebay was $239 + $60 s/h. Now the price is $265 + $60 s/h. Contact jasmine before you buy to get the best deal. I did a lot of research on head-fi and it came down to DV 336i or the Little Dot mkIII. The tube rolling options with this amp are endless, add the fact that it only needs two tubes AND the tubes are available from the US in many different varieties.

Update: I stayed up listening to the amp as it burned in last night. I was listening to alot of my dl'ed mp3 collection. After sleeping then letting the tubes warm up again today I feel like the amp grew up. O...M...G, What I heard yesterday was nothing. I went and dug up some old CD's (you know the old CD booklet) and started putting some of my old cd's in FLAC format on my HD. The sound i'm getting now is so much more powerful. The bass is rattling my head.


I'm listening to a lot of R&B and Frank Sinatra. When Mr. Sinatra's voice came through the cans I felt like I was sitting in the recording studio with Frank. He was on the other side of the glass singing into one of those old microphones...AMAZING. That was the chill factor I was looking for when I started getting into this whole hi/fi money pit. His voice and the orchestra were so bright and alive.

Although my soundstage is not completely silent atm the amp is still young and my IC is terrible (old radioshack wire I dug up). The Beresford DAC I bought from Solo will be here next week; along with my tubes.
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i Just saw like 8 of em for 235, but unfortunatly, i really dont need one and cant quite afford one yet.
EDIT: why is a dac useful anyways???
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i Just saw like 8 of em for 235, but unfortunatly, i really dont need one and cant quite afford one yet.
EDIT: why is a dac useful anyways???
Just as all headphones and all amps are not created equal, all ways of getting the zeros and ones on your hard drive and CDs into actual sound are not equal.
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