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Good taste bro. I might buy that Dave Matthews disc (especially if gravedigger is in there). Other interesting discs/artists are already covered. Get Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott's. No collection is complete without that one. It's easily one of my best discs ;)
 Just curious what blu ray concerts you have. Been collecting them for a while and always ready to take in good suggestions. Latest purchase was Joe Cocker Fire It Up. Really nice disc, but had to order it from Germany.
Info post updated with new DIY section (ElBartoME's led color mod). mikoss could you combine your tube reviews into one post so i can link them to the info post. I would also appreciated if somebody could do easy to follow step by step guide for changing caps (ElBartoME has good start in this post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/4830#post_10355229 maybe just edit it to more instructional style).   Keep...
 Tubes have grading system depending on the noise they make and I believe phono grade is the quietest one. Many members here have bought driver grade tubes and are happy with the performance. My opinion is you don't need phono grade tubes in T1.  Check these links out if you are interested to know more about tube testing: http://www.wikihow.com/Find-out-if-an-Electronic-Tube-Is-Goodhttp://www.radiolaguy.com/info/TubeTesting.htmhttp://www.tubeaudiostore.com/tubmatdem.html
Seems like the useful links are not yet linked to the first post. As it would be stupid to not have this info readily available, I have restored the links for the time being. If some more active member wants to take it over just ask joeq to change the link. The info is pretty comprehensive as is, but if you can think of anything that would add more value please let me know.
Well I tried to offer the post for someone to take it over. I knew this way someone would definitely do so. There's been so much negativity going on here lately that I'll be stepping back from the forums. It's not only the thread but I get accusations via PM too. Take care of the thread and try to behave. You can freely use whatever I've written here if it's helpful to someone. Peace.
 Yes this is very true. We should try keeping this thread fun and educational.  This is another good observation. We should work together to create good guides for all of us to enjoy. Maybe first create DIY guide for changing caps and then add peoples impressions of different caps. It's the same with tubes. One man's best tube might not work with others. But it is very important to let everyone express their opinion without letting them feel stupid saying stuff. This one...
 Yes those who have been reading my posts know that I've been quoting Brent Jessee several times before. It also says Brent Jessee in the text so I'm not claiming it to be my own text. Not all tubes have visible factory codes I know, but for what I know also at least some of american Amperexes should have codes. What I'm trying to say is that there are lots of beginners out here and it's important that they know how to interpret codes and look for them. If tubes are not...
With all the fakes and relabels I'd be very interested of those codes. I wouldn't buy any of those expensive tubes without proper etching.
Amperex, Mullard, Philips, and Valvo Tube Codes   Most Amperex, Mullard, Philips and Valvo tubes are marked with a group of symbols which contain coded information relating to the type, place of manufacture or country of origin, and the date of manufacture. Apart from the interest of knowing when and where a tube was made, the code group can still provide useful type identification when the commercial markings have become illegible.   There were two types of code...
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