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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

Could anyone suggest me a compatible tube suitable for the DT880 Pro?
 

I'm looking for a forward midrange, and a larger soundstage presentation.  The Amperex 7308 is a little too pricey imo

 

I saw an ebay listing for $45 but the triode balance was 2%

 

 

EDIT:

I've think a sturdy pair of 3D glasses lenses can make a great color filter.  There are also science kits that come with sturdy materials that won't melt under heat.

Forward mids=Voskhod or Gold Lion

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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

Ok, I've had about two weeks of daily use out of my Aune T1 with the stock tube, and figured it was time for my review on this badboy with my WS99.

 

Is it ok if I add your review to the T1 information post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2010#post_9502294)?

 

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Originally Posted by joeq70 View Post

Forward mids=Voskhod or Gold Lion

 

+1. I would also add Siemens 7DJ8.

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Here is better pic:

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

Is it ok if I add your review to the T1 information post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2010#post_9502294)?


+1. I would also add Siemens 7DJ8.


Sure thing! I hope it helps others!
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Amperex OG (GAC, Heerlen), Siemens PCC189 or JAN Sylvania 6922 maybe. Although I don`t really understand what do you mean with foward mids? All those tubes I suggested have very "liquid & dynamic" mids section and it certainly isn`t recessed, Amperex OG (GAC) and Ultron SQ PCC189 have best mids section out of my tubes. Siemens PCC189 is also very good. Sylvania is with largest soundstage out of them and other two have "same" & "middle, sweetspot" sized soundstage.

 

Another mod I`m probably going to do is wooden (oak or cherry) ring with better scale around vol knob because I tend to listen on certain levels and those dots suck for setting proper volume. Also maybe doing tube guard. But first I have to finish my HD-662F wood cans (elements are only thing left from original HD-662F) ;P

dt880 has recessed mids, and the extra clamping of the pro does not help bring the midrange out lol.

 

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Originally Posted by joeq70 View Post

Forward mids=Voskhod or Gold Lion

Voshkod rocket logo?

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

 

Is it ok if I add your review to the T1 information post (http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2010#post_9502294)?

 

 

+1. I would also add Siemens 7DJ8.

Thanks

 

This looks relatively cheaper:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Genalex-Gold-Lion-6922-Gold-Pin-tube-36-40-each-E88CC-/360604521391?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item53f5b453af

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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Yes. Why not? Afraid of flames? biggrin.gif Lol, wood is used even on table under really hot pans etc. That tube will never ever get that hot to even "burn" any dark spots to wood. My speciality is design/woodwork wink.gif

I was just curious. That sounds great!
I just finished a prototype ring guard adapter using acrylic. It looks great with the LED on.
This is a very unprofessional mobile phone pic but you get the idea.


Edited by inphu510n - 8/17/13 at 9:43am
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Nice! For me it`s too "futuristic" but it`s great work!  :) 

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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

Voshkod rocket logo?

 

Yep rocket logo. I would rank these three tubes in question as follows:

 

Performance: Siemens > Genalex > Voshkod

Price: Genalex > Siemens > Voshkod (I paid $10 for a set of two rockets)

Overall: Siemens > Voshkod > Genalex

 

Many people seem to really like the gold lion and it's indeed probably the best new production tube. It's nice smooth forward sounding tube, but the $35 + shipping is just too high price for a tube that is essentially a upgraded rocket logo. More refined and extended rocket. I'm willing to sell my mint condition gold lion to anyone interested (living in Europe) just PM me and lets work you a deal you can't pass.

 

Siemens, in my opinion, is a very nice tube and you can get them relatively cheap from German sellers if lucky. http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-Tube-PCC88-SIEMENS-7DJ8-Suit-ECC88-6DJ8-6922-Akin-Cca-7308-E88cc-etc-/321185693288?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item4ac828be68


Edited by Salvatore - 8/18/13 at 12:53am
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Originally Posted by Illbetheone View Post

Sure thing! I hope it helps others!

 

Done!

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I don`t have Voskhod or gold lion but I can also recommend Siemens PCC88/7DJ8. It is warm sounding tube and mids are certainly great but I recommended Siemens PCC189/7ES8 before because it has larger soundstage, more air and clearer more transparent sound. 

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

 

Yep rocket logo. I would rank these three tubes in question as follows:

 

Performance: Siemens > Genalex > Voshkod

Price: Genalex > Siemens > Voshkod (I paid $10 for a set of two rockets)

Overall: Siemens > Voshkod > Genalex

 

Many people seem to really like the gold lion and it's indeed probably the best new production tube. It's nice smooth forward sounding tube, but the $35 + shipping is just too high price for a tube that is essentially a upgraded rocket logo. More refined and extended rocket. I'm willing to sell my mint condition gold lion to anyone interested (living in Europe) just PM me and lets work you a deal you can't pass.

 

Siemens, in my opinion, is a very nice tube and you can get them relatively cheap from German sellers if lucky. http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-Tube-PCC88-SIEMENS-7DJ8-Suit-ECC88-6DJ8-6922-Akin-Cca-7308-E88cc-etc-/321185693288?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item4ac828be68

I'll try to get the Siemens, though most listings I've seen cost more than what I spent on the Aune lol.  Thanks

 

I've read that the Musiland 02 uses the same DAC as the Aune T1, though I've noticed the signature is quite different.  I might have to keep the Musiland if my replacement Aune sounds cold and bright.  In this case I would not even need to buy more tubes haha

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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
...though I've noticed the signature is quite different.

Of course - they may have same DAC chip but tube is the point of Aune T1 ;)

 

Siemens PCC88/7DJ8 should definitely save you from "cold & bright". You just have to keep eye regularly on eBay offers. I got my Siemens PCC88 dirt cheap :)


Edited by CoiL - 8/18/13 at 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I'll try to get the Siemens, though most listings I've seen cost more than what I spent on the Aune lol.  Thanks

 

Yeah there are some ridiculous asking prices out there. Just keep your cool and wait for the fairly priced one. If the prices are constantly very high then go for either voshkod or genalex. Genalex is ultimately better but also more expensive (better for general use also). If you are interested of the voshkod try to get one with rocket logo only. There are all kinds of reflector and cccp labels, but I can only vouch for the one with rocket logo only (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-6N23P-E88CC-6DJ8-6922-DUAL-TRIODE-LOT-OF-2-NEW-TUBES-NOS-/390531162860?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Tubes&hash=item5aed78a2ec).

 

And try to keep those wise man Coil's words in mind and don't forget to include that Siemens 7ES8 to your searches. This being said I'm curious about the wider soundstage thing though. For me one of the main reasons I like the Siemens 7DJ8 is that it has this focused soundstage and awesome mids. It creates engaging and intimate feel which goes especially well with vocal centered minimalistic songs.

 

Happy hunting!

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

For me one of the main reasons I like the Siemens 7DJ8 is that it has this focused soundstage and awesome mids. It creates engaging and intimate feel which goes especially well with vocal centered minimalistic songs.

Couldn`t said it better! Spot-on description. But I want to point out that this "focused" doesn`t mean small or narrow, quite hard to explain for me.


Edited by CoiL - 8/18/13 at 1:46pm
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I'm from China and Aune is a great HIFI company which can be dealed with.

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