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Little Dot MKVI+ / MKVIII SE Headphone Amp

Little Dot MKVI+ / MKVIII SE Headphone Amp

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Fully Balanced Flagship Amps

The flagship models of the Little Dot series, the MKVI+ and MKVIII SE have a fully balanced architecture and impressive aesthetics to match. Audiophiles have compared these amplifiers favorably to high-end headphone amps like the Woo Audio WA22, and they’re designed to be used with high-end, high-impedance headphones like Beyerdynamics and the Sennheiser HD 800. Using the highest-quality components across its construction, the MKVI+ has exceptional dynamic range and can produce clean amplitudes of 70Vp-p into 120 ohms. The MKVIII SE improves upon the MKVI+ by adding a single-ended output and a dual-mono architecture, complete with independent amplifiers with their own isolated toroidal transformer power supplies. 

Note: At checkout, choose the MKVI+ amp (base price) or the MKVIII SE amp (+ $100) in black or silver and 110V or 220V. 

The Reviews Are In

Giving the MKVI+ a score of nine out of 10, Head-Fi user glitch39 says, "As noted by other users before me: Only by having a fully balanced source can you get the most out of a balanced amplifier. Balanced configuration does not disappoint. I expected huge soundstage and got it. Excellent instrument separation and layering are good terms to describe the sound. I can clearly distinguish instrument placement within the well-defined soundstage. With classical music, it just blows me away."

Specs

Little Dot MKVI+

  • Fully Balanced Architecture
  • SEPP (Single-ended Push Pull) OCL (Output CapacitorLess) in Class-A
  • Active 2 fan cooling
  • Driver Tubes: 2x 6H9C
  • Power Tubes: 4x RCA 6080
  • Inputs: Balanced: 2x 3-pin XLR; Single-ended: 2x RCA
  • Outputs: Balanced: 4-Pin XLR; Balanced Pre-Amp: 2x 3-pin XLR; Single-ended: 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS Stereo jack
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz–80KHz (-3dB), 10Hz–30KHz (-1dB)
  • Input Impedance: 50K ohms
  • Pre-Amplifier Output Impedance: 600 ohms
  • THD+N: 0.02% (2Vrms @ 1000Hz), 0.06% (10Vrms @ 1000Hz), 0.3% (20Vrms @ 1000Hz)
  • Signal-to-Noise: 92 dB
  • User Selectable Gain Settings: Low (10 dB) and High (15 dB)
  • Power Output: 1W per channel into 50 ohms, 5W per channel in 120 ohms
  • Power Consumption: 25 VA
  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 11.4 x 5.5 in (350 x 290 x 140 mm)
  • Weight: 21 lbs (9.6 kg)

Little Dot MKVIII SE

  • Fully Balanced, Dual-Mono Architecture
  • OCL (Output CapacitorLess) in Class-A
  • Vacuum Tubes: 2x 12AT7, 4x 6H30PI
  • Inputs: Balanced: 2x 3-pin XLR; Single-ended: 2x RCA
  • Outputs: Balanced: 4-Pin XLR; Balanced Pre-Amp: 2x 3-pin XLR; Single-ended: 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS Stereo jack
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz–80KHz (-3dB), 10Hz–30KHz (-1dB)
  • Input Impedance: 50K ohms
  • Pre-Amplifier Output Impedance: 600 ohms
  • THD+N: 0.01% (2Vrms @ 1000Hz), 0.03% (10Vrms @ 1000Hz), 0.2% (20Vrms @ 1000Hz)
  • Signal-to-Noise: 96 dB
  • User Selectable Gain Settings: Low (14 dB) and High (20 dB)
  • Power Output: 2W per channel @ 600 ohms, 1W per channel @ 300 ohms
  • Voltage Swing: 60V p-p
  • Power Consumption: 110 VA
  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 11.4 x 5.5 in (350 x 290 x 140 mm)
  • Weight: 21 lbs (9.6 kg)

Included

  • RCA cables
  • Power adapter
  • ⅛ in (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.3 mm) adapter 

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 15, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.