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post #1051 of 5122
1w about at HE-500 impedance, I would say it would be OK but those planars always want more power.
post #1052 of 5122

If it helps, I have tried my LCD-2s on the Aune T1. They sound well, but as expected you won't get every bit out of them on the T1.

post #1053 of 5122
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

I'm not sure, CoiL.  I don't know what an o-ring getter or dimpled disc are. :-)

 

But it surely sounds good.  I'd describe the sound as refined, smooth and detailed.  Very musical.  The only drawback I can detect is the bass a little lose.

 

I'm not home atm, but I recall mine to have a dimpled disc with a-frame support. That would make it a Holland 70's production? I don't know if there is any difference in sound between these versions, but the a-frame apparently just makes the tube less susceptible to microphonics. Anyways, like I told you man this is fantastic tube and should definitely be a part of everyone's collection. Also my best tube so far, but I'm sure there are still better ones to be found. Now I'm kind of sad that I have recommended those Russian tubes to people, since these globes are just so much better in every way. In my defence I didn't know of better then and rocket is still great value tube for the beginning roller. And I guess you have to have couple of inferior tubes to really respect and understand the quality of those better tubes.

 

Dimpled disc = you have bumps in the disc which is located below the (silver) top of the tube.

 

Single leg support = you have single metal support attached to the disc or getter (getter = ring with different shapes. Double ring getters are also available).

 

A-frame support = you have /\ shaped dual support from the disc.

 

I'm no pro so maybe somebody more experienced can provide more accurate info.

 

E: Yes I would also describe orange globe to be very musical and enjoyable. Just a little bit more clarity and crispness and this would be the real winner.


Edited by Salvatore - 3/3/13 at 12:11am
post #1054 of 5122
No that rocket is a good recommendation. It actually gets substantially better after 100 hours break in, don't feel bad at all. Just break in the one you have when you're not listening. It will really open up.
post #1055 of 5122
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

 

Yes, under the halo, inside the tube, there a disk.

Then it`s probably same tube that I have (1969, GAC code, Heerlen Holland plant), glad that someone else can finally confirm how good this tube is :) 

 

Imo the bass with this tube isn`t "little loose" like you told but I think it is also dependant on taste and cans.


Edited by CoiL - 3/3/13 at 1:57am
post #1056 of 5122
Has anybody compared just the DAC with the Schiit Modi? I can't find any comparisons of just the DACs.

I want a new DAC to replace my E10 to go with my MSSH, and don't really need the amp. I'm also leaning towards the Modi as I'll have more chance of getting it into the house unnoticed and playing the 'No, that's not new. I've had it years' card when my wife asks me about it.

I'd also rather support the US balance of payments than the Chinese.
post #1057 of 5122
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

No that rocket is a good recommendation. It actually gets substantially better after 100 hours break in, don't feel bad at all. Just break in the one you have when you're not listening. It will really open up.

 

Yeah I guess you're right. It is a good tube and I still enjoy using it.

 

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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Imo the bass with this tube isn`t "little loose" like you told but I think it is also dependant on taste and cans.

 

I also find the bass to be good. At least it's tighter and less boomy than in the case of rocket.

post #1058 of 5122
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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

I pretty much only listen to lossless rips played back on a Win7 PC using either MediaMonkey or Foobar2000.  I've got the analog out of the PC hooked up to an old Technics receiver that also drives a couple of small AR speakers right at the computer.  The PC is also hooked up to an HK AVR 445 via optical s/pdif. Headphone outs on both receivers sound pretty good to my ears. I have a Meier Corda HeadFive, but rarely use it anymore. Had been running a Zune into it (WMA lossless files), but my portable now is a Rockboxed Sansa Clip-Zip and I don't use it much indoors. Looking forward to running a USB to the Aune and then the line out to one of the HK analog inputs. I've also go an Emotiva XPA-3 coming to drive a set of MMG and MMGC from Magnepan that I have yet to order.  My current main speakers are a set of DIY I built about 10 years ago based on a design by Ed Frias that was on AudioReview.com.  I had a set of Magie 12s for a while driven by an Emotiva XPA-2, which I really loved. Long gone now.



OK. Please , give me your impression when  using the K501 straight frome the Little Aune. It seems to my ears the T1 is not bad but is not enough but your opinion could be useful for me ;)

post #1059 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post



OK. Please , give me your impression when  using the K501 straight frome the Little Aune. It seems to my ears the T1 is not bad but is not enough but your opinion could be useful for me ;)

I will say that the HeadFive does not adequately drive the 501s.  What are you using as your source when listening through the T1 with your 501s?

post #1060 of 5122
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

Does it have little nubs on it?

 

I don't think so.  It is very plain.

post #1061 of 5122
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Originally Posted by ajreynol View Post

Hey guys is this amp okay for planars?  Got enough power?  I have a pair of HE5's and a pair of Mad Dogs that could use a bit more power than I currently have to drive them.

 

thanks in advance.

 

It works great with the Mad Dogs.  I don't know about the HE5s.

post #1062 of 5122
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

 

I don't think so.  It is very plain.

What? I`m starting to think that you confuse disc getter with ring getter OR you are talking about the plate that is under getter because I haven`t seen any flat plate getter orange globe amperex 6DJ8 yet.

Now, to make things clear, does this part of your tube look like this?

 


Edited by CoiL - 3/4/13 at 8:01am
post #1063 of 5122

Ha!

 

The one I received is an Orange globe dimpled-disk getter.

 

That's...a good thing right?

 

Right out of the box, I really did not like the sound. I actually switched back to the Electro-harmonix Gold for a while.

 

 

3 or 4 days ago I put the Amperex back in and I've left it on since then. It seems to have really improved. Still test-driving it. I know my descriptions are terribly detail-less, but I'm still not schooled on the descriptive lingo.
 


Edited by Grevlin - 3/4/13 at 8:51am
post #1064 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Grevlin View Post

Right out of the box, I really did not like the sound. I actually switched back to the Electro-harmonix Gold for a while.

Seems that it`s totally up to taste in your case. You listen mainly electronic music? For rock/metal/jazz 6922EH sucks pretty much compared to Amperex.

post #1065 of 5122
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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

I will say that the HeadFive does not adequately drive the 501s.  What are you using as your source when listening through the T1 with your 501s?

 

I use lostly FLACs from my laptop ( Ubuntu powered) + AuneT1 . 

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