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post #5631 of 38092
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Completed one of the priorities on my to-do list over winter break last night - successfully switched my Little Dot II from 220-240V to 110V so I could actually use it here in the States.

My friend's father is an electrical engineer, so he provided all of the help necessary. Essentially, and pardon me if this does not make sense since circuits are not my forte in the slightest, the four wires that comprise the power windings for the transformer were placed in a serial layout. All we needed to do was place them in parallel, which simply involved stripping the two wires leading to the power plug termination on the back of the amp and soldering them to the other two wires (having them correctly correspond to each other of course). This successfully stepped the amp down to 110V, which we confirmed through a few tests with a voltmeter. I didn't understand all of the intimate details of it, but my friend's dad told me that it is perfectly fine for normal use now. It was pretty fun to use his external transformer to slowly run up the voltage through the amp when we were still trying to figure out exactly what needed to be done to switch it.



It is alive . Sounds pretty good and will see a lot of use at school, as I only intend to bring this amp, my cdp, and the HD580 with me for the semester. The rest of the rig will stay safely at home, away from the chaos that is life in a dorm.
No Moth at school?!
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No Moth at school?!
would you keep a 1000$+ amp around a bunch of drunk college kids?
kind of a double edge sword though, i mean if he's not gonna use it all the time, kinda sad to hear it just chillin at home, unused :[
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i shall be happy to keep it warm for him
    
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post #5634 of 38092
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i shall be happy to keep it warm for him
line starts of there :: points around corner ::

ot: niko, last.fm friend request INBOUND!
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i shall be happy to keep it warm for him
over my dead body.
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no fighting... I think all can agree that soloz' boarding house would be the best place for it!
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post #5637 of 38092
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Blasphemy, I would never say grados My music needs to be able to reproduce multiple instruments dammit.
but what would you say?

I guess the music that would be listened to the most would be Warp Records type stuff, Ninja Tune, Ghostly International etc..so it would need good bass but not drown out the rest of it.

Also instrumental rock like Mono, Explosions in the Sky, Do Make Say Think etc..
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post #5638 of 38092
Please add me:

2 Pairs of cans:

Sennheiser HD201 (For taking to school/iPod and music)

and Turtle Beach Ear Force X1 (Gaming, Xbox, Bassy music)

Nice thread btw!
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but what would you say?

I guess the music that would be listened to the most would be Warp Records type stuff, Ninja Tune, Ghostly International etc..so it would need good bass but not drown out the rest of it.

Also instrumental rock like Mono, Explosions in the Sky, Do Make Say Think etc..
I love my goldring DR150's but nobody else seems to so I have stopped recommended them. I've always fancied the K701, may get it some time in the future when I get a bit richer and stop buying records. People apparently complain about the lack of bass in those (which is a good thing for me) so that may deter you.
    
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post #5640 of 38092
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it's all in the way you wire the transformer. dual primary windings...

If you are familiar with speakers, especially car audio.

2 4ohm subwoofers wired in parallel will give your amp a 2ohm load.
2 4ohm subwoofers wired in series will give your amp a 8ohm load.

It's the same principle here. Many transformers can be used with either 120v or 240v mains power.
Wire the primary leads parallel for use in 120v situations or series for 240v.
Thanks for fielding the question Jacob, I think it's safe to say that I could not have answered anywhere near as well.

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No Moth at school?!
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would you keep a 1000$+ amp around a bunch of drunk college kids?
kind of a double edge sword though, i mean if he's not gonna use it all the time, kinda sad to hear it just chillin at home, unused :[
Yeah, it sucks. A lot. But at this point, I have roughly $2500 invested in my main rig and have reached a point where some of the components are just so damn hard to come by that I'll do what is necessary to preserve them. A dorm room is not the proper environment; the only person I could trust to be around them is my roommate and best friend, but as it is we have more than a few people in our room multiple times a week (if not daily). Next year (fall 09) we intend to have an apartment on campus, and if so then I will bring the entire rig including speakers down to Peoria. The rig is a real blessing, but it has gotten to the point where it's nearly untransportable.

That's why getting this Little Dot to work was priority. It's no Moth, but the Sennheiser sounds alright/decent on it and that will be good enough for me. Gives me more incentive to come home on the weekends .

Btw, the amp fighting made me lol. Don't stop being awesome guys .
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