My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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My amp is DEAD.

A cheap nasty ten cent resistor has burnt and failed. My only option for repair is to post the amplifier to China, and that would cost me many hundreds of dollars, just not an option for me.

I am upset that Little Dot uses such cheap and nasty parts to build a $1000 amplifier. If better quality parts were used to build the amplifier then this failure would likely not have happened. A local repair shop said that they need a circuit diagram to be able to repair the amplifier properly. Will Little Dot help me with a circuit diagram? It looks like they will not. (I asked and was told to post the amplifier to China). So it's no more Little Dot for me.
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Redge
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Maybe you should try to find someone a bit more skilled than just a "local repair shop".
Changing a resistor (for a "better spec" one) doesn't seem to be that hard ...

DavidZheZhe
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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From your email correspondence you stated that you replaced the resistor yourself and the amp died completely shortly afterward. We generally do not recommend modifying the components yourself unless you are highly experienced at soldering. Regardless our offer of sending it back to us for repair under warranty still stands.

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Please note that if you ship it back for warranty repair, we will actually reimburse you for most, if not all, the return shipping. There should be very little, if any, out of pocket cost to you.

gabylis
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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I will just say that it is a lot better than I had been dreaming it would be, worth every cent it cost, even worth more than it cost!...

Dub
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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As a newby, I've a question about the mkVI+

I see that it provides 2 set of ways in, one symetrical and on asymetrical: is there any possibilité to switch between these 2 ways in in order to have 2 different sources connected both at same time?

BestR ;)

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Dub wrote:As a newby, I've a question about the mkVI+

I see that it provides 2 set of ways in, one symetrical and on asymetrical: is there any possibilité to switch between these 2 ways in in order to have 2 different sources connected both at same time?

BestR ;)
Unfortunately there's no switch between the two. A switch generally will not isolate the channels 100% so it will ultimately negatively impact sound quality. For best results, I would recommend just disconnecting one set of inputs if you are using the other.

Dub
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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I just received my LD MK6+ — and I saw with great pleasure that the jack way in is on the front of the unit and not on the rear panel. Thanks for the good idea — of course the jack way in could has been black as my unit is, and not "gold" as it is……… Well let's say it is customised — but as my LD is not a silver one………… ;)

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Best regards
Dub ;)

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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I think my VI+ was built in a VIII SE:
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That's the rear of the VI+ according to littledot site:
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and that's the front of my VI+
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I think LD used the same jack plug — of course on the rear side, it can't be seen, but in the front of the black unit…………………………

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Very cool! I kinda wish they were built that way on purpose:

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- Dave

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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Good news! The latest revision of the MK VI+ officially moved the SE jack to the front:

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- Dave
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Here's a better picture of my favorite OTL/OCL balanced amp:

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- Dave
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Re: My New Little Dot MK VI+

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Beautiful pic ;)

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