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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

I have the TCC TC-750LC, the one with the level control. It is a great little phono amp for the money. Got a line on a great deal for what appears to be a mint condition Pioneer PL-570 and want to eventually get the Yaqin MS-22B as a phono stage for it.

Found this nice review when googling your Yaqin phono stage

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/i-review-the-175-tubed-yaqin-ms-22b-phono-preamplifier.267043/

Sounds like a very nice budget phono stage. Too bad it's hard for me to buy anything above 1 lb without getting slapped with a very high shipping cost LOL.

 

BTW how is the wiring in your home? We don't have enough wall sockets, have to use extension splitters. I'm sharing the socket with a modem, router, phone, monitor, pc, etc. Hums like a hummingbird.

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Will a russian 6N1P-EV tube work in the Aune T1? An if, Will it be any good?

post #1233 of 5870

This came in the mail today. Plugged it in and it works just fine. Sounds an awful lot like the Phillips PCC189 when it was new, so undoubtedly needs some breaking in as the Phillips did (which now sounds very nice, indeed). And it only cost me $7.24 including the postage. Can't beat that price.

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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

With my refund from the bad tube I bought I had to buy another tube, no?  So, since I liked the sound of the Philips ECC189 I got so much, I thought I'd try this RCA -

 

- less than $10 including shipping. Maybe the same tube as the Philips, but worth having a spare!

 

These also came:

 

Amperex Orange globe with a dimpled getter.

 

and...

Amperex "A" frame with dimpled getter.

 

Both of these are in much better shape than I thought they would be. Picked them up off Ebay for $17 total.  I swapped out the Orange Globe for the RCA 6ES8 and it truly was like night and day - the difference made me go "wow". The bass is what first hits you - and then the palpability (if that is a word_ - everything is just so "real", like you could reach out and touch it. Truly wonderful. Don't even want to swap it out to hear the Amperex A frame. The Bugle Boy was the best I'd heard, but this is a whole other level. Very sweet.


Edited by BluesDaddy - 3/15/13 at 12:26pm
post #1234 of 5870
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Both of these are in much better shape than I thought they would be. Picked them up off Ebay for $17 total.  I swapped out the Orange Globe for the RCA 6ES8 and it truly was like night and day - the difference made me go "wow". The bass is what first hits you - and then the palpability (if that is a word_ - everything is just so "real", like you could reach out and touch it. Truly wonderful. Don't even want to swap it out to hear the Amperex A frame. The Bugle Boy was the best I'd heard, but this is a whole other level. Very sweet.

BTW, when rolling tubes, I generally listen to the same album for my initial impressions - Bill Evans Trio "Sunday at the Village Vanguard" (the original version not the Complete, though that sounds great as well). All acoustic instruments with an ambiance to the recording that is amazing. Voices in the background, plates and glasses tinkling; at times you can hear Scott La Faro's fingers sliding on the strings of the bass. The Orange Globe brings everything "forward".  In the words of that immortal poet, Johnny Kid: "Quivers down my backbone, I got the shakes down my knee bone, yeah the tremors in my thigh bone, Shakin' all over!"

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Today I announce the end of my hunt for the Aune T1.

I feel sorry for the tubes I bought, I guess they will have to keep laying around a little longer before I will get new tube gear.

The reason: I bought a modded muse dac from a friend of mine. I was actually about to buy the aune t1 but I wanted to make sure the high output impedance wasn't a problem for my x1. Seems like it doesnt :) but anyway, I was convinced to buy this muse dac, It's a HUGE improvement over my e10. I also listened to a very sweet looking tube amp. Damn that thing was a beauty. And the sound. Oh my sweet lord, that's perfection! I'm probably going to use this dac with a nice very, very good tube amp in the future.

 

Does anyone know what an FSG tube is? google turn out with no results. :)

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Yeah, I got the Amperex Orange globe with a dimpled getter too and it is just awesome.  My Amperex with O ring is a bit sweeter, but my particular exemplar is a bit used and sometimes it sounds stressed.  I quite sure this is just my exemplar though.  Both are awesome.

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Which muse dac did you get, HollyCheese?

post #1238 of 5870
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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

BTW, when rolling tubes, I generally listen to the same album for my initial impressions - Bill Evans Trio "Sunday at the Village Vanguard" (the original version not the Complete, though that sounds great as well). All acoustic instruments with an ambiance to the recording that is amazing. Voices in the background, plates and glasses tinkling; at times you can hear Scott La Faro's fingers sliding on the strings of the bass. The Orange Globe brings everything "forward".  In the words of that immortal poet, Johnny Kid: "Quivers down my backbone, I got the shakes down my knee bone, yeah the tremors in my thigh bone, Shakin' all over!"

 

Yeah, that's in my test suite too.  All of You, take 2 -- the interplay with Motian's brush work and Le Faro's figured bass, those little pops up front.  That's a good record.

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Ok new update from the defective tube mess I've been having. Now also the other seller says that she believes me and don't need me to send the tubes back to her. We are now negotiating about the refund and seems like we both just wan't to conclude this thing. I'm actually again very happy and have gained trust for the ebay business. Something urges me to complete my cigar box with 2 more tubes.

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

Ok new update from the defective tube mess I've been having. Now also the other seller says that she believes me and don't need me to send the tubes back to her. We are now negotiating about the refund and seems like we both just wan't to conclude this thing. I'm actually again very happy and have gained trust for the ebay business. Something urges me to complete my cigar box with 2 more tubes.

Those two last spots you should label Amperex JAN-CEP 6922 and Siemens & Halske CCa smily_headphones1.gif
post #1241 of 5870
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

Which muse dac did you get, HollyCheese?

A modded NOS Mini TDA1543 x4 DAC which has been modded to sound much, much better. 
The only downside is that i'm driving it with a fiio e5 now. Still when comparing e10 + cool tube amp (over 2k) or muse dac + e5 and the latter made a bigger difference in sound quality!

post #1242 of 5870
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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

These also came:

 

Amperex Orange globe with a dimpled getter.

Finally! Someone with Amperex single legged dimple disc GAC coded! What`s your comments on this tube? It`s the best tube I have. Nice to hear that 6ES8/ECC189 also works with Aune T1.

Got to hunt some of these down for cheap price. 

 

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I swapped out the Orange Globe for the RCA 6ES8 and it truly was like night and day - the difference made me go "wow". The bass is what first hits you - and then the palpability (if that is a word_ - everything is just so "real", like you could reach out and touch it. Truly wonderful.

Sorry, I might have gotten it wrong, are you saying that RCA 6ES8 is better than GAC coded amperex? For me the GAC amperex IS already like "wow, so real!". If RCA is better then I`m like WTF? atm... must have tube this RCA?

 

 

 

Btw, I got my Miniwatt/Dario PCC189 and I think it might be better than Mullard ECC88 & Philips PCC189 & Lorenz PCC189. Not sure though because I haven`t done analytical listening yet but it sounds really good. Bass and drums are very very tight with great punch/kick in them. Soundstage and instrument separation are also very good. I`ve been burning it for 2 days and mid section seems to got better. Will update soon.

 

There`s only 1 miniwatt/dario pcc189 left @ eBay atm: http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/330861699249?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_868wt_906

Great alternative to Mullard ECC88 or Philips PCC189.


Edited by CoiL - 3/16/13 at 4:01am
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Sorry, I might have gotten it wrong, are you saying that RCA 6ES8 is better than GAC coded amperex? For me the GAC amperex IS already like "wow, so real!". If RCA is better then I`m like WTF? atm... must have tube this RCA?

 

Other way around. I had the RCA in there and swapped it out for the Orange Globe - it was amazing!  After ten minutes or so I rolled in the Amperex A frame. It was nice, but not like the Orange Globe. The A frame reminded me of my Buggle Boy - a great tube, but just not in the same class as the Orange Globe.

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Good to hear, now I don`t have to search for RCA`s :D But yeah, nice to hear that someone can confirm finally my "hype" about that GAC coded amperex :)


Edited by CoiL - 3/16/13 at 5:36am
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post


Those two last spots you should label Amperex JAN-CEP 6922 and Siemens & Halske CCa smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm sure they are great tubes, but quite expensive. Thanks for the suggestion though. I'll keep my eye on them during my ebay strolls. I also have one British ebay seller who will contact me if he can find more of those CV2492 Brimars.

 

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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Btw, I got my Miniwatt/Dario PCC189 and I think it might be better than Mullard ECC88 & Philips PCC189 & Lorenz PCC189. Not sure though because I haven`t done analytical listening yet but it sounds really good. Bass and drums are very very tight with great punch/kick in them. Soundstage and instrument separation are also very good. I`ve been burning it for 2 days and mid section seems to got better. Will update soon.

 

There`s only 1 miniwatt/dario pcc189 left @ eBay atm: http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/330861699249?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_868wt_906

Great alternative to Mullard ECC88 or Philips PCC189.

 

How much was the shipping? I might pick that up to replace the defective shield logo.

 

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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy View Post

The A frame reminded me of my Buggle Boy - a great tube, but just not in the same class as the Orange Globe.

 

Welcome to the club. Orange globe is a nice tube indeed. Lately I've been also enjoying Siemens 7DJ8. So many great tubes out there.

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