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post #1636 of 5982
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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

But why post the the whole advertisement in English then? I don't see a single Chinese word anywhere in that ad. Sure the item is shipping from China, but why post a listing on a major site where the majority of its customers speak English? They could at least use google to translate a reply to its customers instead of just ignoring them.

I'm going to wait it out and see what happens, but I'm very doubtful this deal will go through... not unless they provide some sort of evidence or communication that the item has actually  been shipped out.

I saw the text as wholly cut n paste.
post #1637 of 5982

I just got the T1. Haven't had a chance to even try it because out of the box:

 

1) The tube guard snapped. Not made to fit in the hole, and the acrylic is ridiculously brittle. A bit of the leg was stuck in the hole and trying to get that out, it snapped into yet another piece. Forget about the guard since it's superfluous.

 

2) Connected everything, the base lights up. Connected via USB to my Macbook Pro. The T1 doesn't show up. Tried my old amp, it shows. Reconnected the T1, the T1 shows up momentarily under device for sound output, then DISAPPEARS. I can't tell if the USB cable or the T1 is faulty. I'll at least need another USB cable to ascertain which is the problem.

 

WTF?

 

I had a look at the power adaptor my T1 was shipped with and it's labelled:

 

Input: AC 230V

 

even though I had asked for 110V because I'm in the U.S.

 

Is that what's causing the T1 to not show up (despite it first appearing and disappearing)??


Edited by vurtomatic - 4/23/13 at 1:36pm
post #1638 of 5982

Long time lurker/ researcher, first time poster because my T1 just came in this afternoon. I paid 185.88 for a version with a 6922-EH tube. 

 

I got an E7 for christmas to clean up the audio from my laptop and desktop. After using it with a variety of super cheap IEMs, I picked up the Sennheiser HD595 for cheap on the for sale forums here. Obviously this was another huge jump in SQ for me, but the bass was always a little lacking for me on the E7. A common complaint with the 595's, so I kind of expected it before I bought the 595's.

 

I do plan on getting a good setup... eventually, but it will take so long for me to save up I decided that the T1 would be a great bang for the buck investment, and the output/inputs will allow me to build a higher end system one piece at a time.

 

On the T1 I feel my 595's responding to the better amp, and the bass is definitely better. I don't have anything else to compare it to really but overall it just feels more natural and refined. 

 

I also have a pair 1964 Ears V3 CIEMs for monitoring (drummer/guitar/bassist/vocalist here). They are more musical than neutral or analytical which makes them good monitors when you don't have super high end equipment. 

 

Anyways, the V3 sound very good with the Aune. I typically use them when listening to more energetic music as they have a bit of a bass hump. The T1 has slightly less noise than the E7, which is very good with sensitive customs, so the fact that the T1 is near silent but more powerful makes me happy.

 

Overall I feel I have a great budget system on my hands with the 595 and Aune. I'd love to demo some higher end phones in the future but this combo should serve me very well. 

post #1639 of 5982
well, I now need some airy and large soundstage tubes. picked up a dark voice 336se otl tube amp and that thing is plenty warm. going to try making the Aune as neutral as I can. biggrin.gif Russian 6n23p-eb sounds good paired with the 336 stock tubes. takes the edge off a bit. I think I need some telefunkens
post #1640 of 5982
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Originally Posted by cheuh View Post

 

But why post the the whole advertisement in English then? I don't see a single Chinese word anywhere in that ad. Sure the item is shipping from China, but why post a listing on a major site where the majority of its customers speak English? They could at least use google to translate a reply to its customers instead of just ignoring them.

 

I'm going to wait it out and see what happens, but I'm very doubtful this deal will go through... not unless they provide some sort of evidence or communication that the item has actually  been shipped out.


If it's really stolen goods then shipping it overseas may be the best options and by selling it cheap he can quickly shift them. If you've ever search around ebay you'll know that his T1 listing is a straight copy paste from other seller.

 

Why are you expecting any reply from shady listing like that anyway?

 

Sketchy tracking number from china isn't really anything new, all my item arrived in the end despite the inconsistent update or lack thereof (though I'm not saying that this one definitely will). If you're so nervous about it despite knowing the risk then I suggest you should not buy anything like this ever again in the future.


Edited by laon - 4/23/13 at 6:46pm
post #1641 of 5982

This is probably a dumb question but will the 230V power supply that came with the T1 work in the US where it's 110V? I'm quite confused.

 

My T1 seller replied saying:

 

 

 

Quote:
only 230V is avaliable,factory in china do not produce 110V power supply converter,can you use an adapter or so to use it?

 

Those of you in the US, did you get a T1 with 110V power supply?

post #1642 of 5982

Do any of u guys have a Telefunken E88CC by any chance?  How does this thing sound in the T1?  I'm currently using an Amperex Orange globe and it's been great so far, but was hoping that I can find a tube that's even warmer (can tame down the highs even more).

post #1643 of 5982
What is the typical lifespan of a tube in the T1? Wondering if it makes sense to buy pairs to have one in reserve?
post #1644 of 5982
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post

1: I don't know, haven't tried them

 

2: I'm running on Windows 7, yes you can control the volume from windows or music player (iTunes, Mediamonkey, Foobar, etc). But I'm not sure about other windows version.

thanks for the reply.

 

Just to make sure, can the volume be controlled through the main windows volume (speaker icon at the bottom right of the taskbar)? On my Udac, i can control volume through music apps, but changing the main windows system volume doesn't do anything. Just want to see if this is possible on the t1.

post #1645 of 5982
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Originally Posted by FinalAura View Post

thanks for the reply.

 

Just to make sure, can the volume be controlled through the main windows volume (speaker icon at the bottom right of the taskbar)? On my Udac, i can control volume through music apps, but changing the main windows system volume doesn't do anything. Just want to see if this is possible on the t1.


That only happen if you use wasapi exclusive or asio. It has nothing to do with the dac.

post #1646 of 5982
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

well, I now need some airy and large soundstage tubes. picked up a dark voice 336se otl tube amp and that thing is plenty warm. going to try making the Aune as neutral as I can. biggrin.gif Russian 6n23p-eb sounds good paired with the 336 stock tubes. takes the edge off a bit. I think I need some telefunkens

 

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Originally Posted by GaryPham View Post

Do any of u guys have a Telefunken E88CC by any chance?  How does this thing sound in the T1?  I'm currently using an Amperex Orange globe and it's been great so far, but was hoping that I can find a tube that's even warmer (can tame down the highs even more).

 

I have Telefunken PCC88/7DJ8 and it's one of the most neutral sounding tubes I have.

 

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Originally Posted by BigCabDaddy View Post

What is the typical lifespan of a tube in the T1? Wondering if it makes sense to buy pairs to have one in reserve?

 

They can last up to 10.000 hours depending on the tube and luck. I guess tubes are comparable to light bulbs in that sense. I've noticed that T1 doesn't heat tubes as much as some other amps and therefore the filaments could last relatively long? Heavy daily use and they should last from few to several years. If there are tubes you really like I'd suggest to get at least one spare if NOS and couple of spares if used NOS. Just be sure not to pay too much extra for matched pairs. Those matched pairs are mainly meant for amps that use dual tubes like Lyr. I, for example, have two Ultrons, three orange globes, two valvos, three telefunkens and two rocket logos. I'm using the ones with lower quality prints first because of their lower resale value (in case I ever want to upgrade and sell my tubes).

post #1647 of 5982
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Originally Posted by vurtomatic View Post

This is probably a dumb question but will the 230V power supply that came with the T1 work in the US where it's 110V? I'm quite confused.

 

My T1 seller replied saying:

 

 

 

 

Those of you in the US, did you get a T1 with 110V power supply?

I'm in the US and my t1 came with a power supply marked 230V and it's working normally.  

post #1648 of 5982
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Originally Posted by uncola View Post

I'm in the US and my t1 came with a power supply marked 230V and it's working normally.  

Thanks for confirming that. Fingers crossed it's the USB cable that's faulty and the reason it's not showing up in my laptop.

post #1649 of 5982

So I tried the T1 with a new USB cable, and a transformer that steps up 110V to 230V. I've tried it with two different tubes.

 

The T1 appears and disappears from my output device options. Every time it disappears, my laptop freezes. (Previously the T1 wouldn't show up at all.)

 

Has anyone encountered this bizarre behavior? I'm kinda stumped, hoping there is a solution before I have to return it.

post #1650 of 5982
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Originally Posted by vurtomatic View Post

So I tried the T1 with a new USB cable, and a transformer that steps up 110V to 230V. I've tried it with two different tubes.

 

The T1 appears and disappears from my output device options. Every time it disappears, my laptop freezes. (Previously the T1 wouldn't show up at all.)

 

Has anyone encountered this bizarre behavior? I'm kinda stumped, hoping there is a solution before I have to return it.

Try it on a different computer and see if you have the same issues. Otherwise, it is an OS issue and not a T1 issue.

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