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post #2776 of 6056
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Try USB cable +5VSB pin cut-off from the PC end, might be grounding issue? And what are the tubes causing that "buzz"? Just in case asking, maybe using wrong tubes? 
Never occurred this problem with my unit.

It's not my unit and the tubes are the upgraded option supplied by Aune I believe.

Would earth issues cause noise only at upper frequencies?

I'll see if we can try removing a pin from the USB cable.
post #2777 of 6056

So, you tested only with stock 6N11 & "upgrade" 6922EH ? You can expect everything from 6922EH since many of them die quickly and may have imbalances, so no wondering about noise issue. Try another tubes. If problem stays, ask for replacement unit.

Btw, which kind of USB cable you got with that unit? Black or grey? I changed my black one immediately for better foil shielded 1M cable and cut off that +5VSB pin.


Edited by CoiL - 8/29/13 at 6:57am
post #2778 of 6056

Russian Rocket vs Tungsram PCC88

 

Got my Russian Rocket tube in the mail from Upscale Audio. I am really enjoying it, and generally prefer it over the stock tube and Tungsram PCC88.

 

Music

 

The Rocket really has that tube sound everyone keeps talking about while I would say the Tungsram has a more full bodied sound than the Rocket. Each one compliments my EDM songs differently; some sound ok with the Rocket and great with the Tungsram, and vice versa. However, in the end, I still prefer the Rocket (maybe that's because it agrees with my headphones better - Audio-Technica WS99). The Rocket's bass is a bit punchier, with lush mids and an agreeable soundstage. The Tungsram's bass is on par with my cans, has acceptable mids and a wider soundstage. The highs on both sounded the same to me - not overbearing just the way I like them.

 

Track List:

 

Calvin Harris - Live from Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas 2013)

Armin Van Buuren - Live from Ultra Music Festival (Week 1 - Miami 2013)

Tritonal - Tritonia Radio Episodes 1 & 13 (2013)

Dash Berlin- Live from ASOT600  (Den Bosch 2013)

 

Gaming

 

I found the Rocket to be my choice for PC gaming as well, since at some points I found hearing people/baddies/ect, difficult with the Tungsram. With the Tungsram they all seemed to blend into one another. Granted, I can still discern what I am hearing - but it was more difficult than the Rocket; thereby impeding my ability to play my best.

 

Games Played:

 

Dishonored

Dishonored - The Knife of Dunwall

Firefall

 

 

Obviously, this is my opinion and shouldn't disuade you from not buying one over the other. Try both and see what works best for you.

 

Next up, is seeing how much different the Gold Lion is from the above mentioned tubes.


Edited by Illbetheone - 8/29/13 at 12:42pm
post #2779 of 6056

Yeah, it`s also about cans match too. WS99 cans are pretty bass-heavy and thus the differences we hear. I have HD-681 (with mkII Frans filter mod + custom pads), which is more "neutral" sounding (still with little extended bass) and with more brought out mids section I quess. Glad you like the rocket ;)


Edited by CoiL - 8/29/13 at 11:32am
post #2780 of 6056

I hate sounding like a broken record, but nobody answered my previous questions. All i wanted to know is if the T1 comes with a UK or US adapter. And if it can drive low impedance (12ohm and 38ohm) cans such as the mdr ma900 and ATH-M50.

post #2781 of 6056

The adapter is probably dependant on who you order from. I'm in the US and it came with the right connector. The T1 can definitely drive low impedance cans--just adjust the gain switches to 0 gain.

post #2782 of 6056
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Originally Posted by robrob View Post

The adapter is probably dependant on who you order from. I'm in the US and it came with the right connector. The T1 can definitely drive low impedance cans--just adjust the gain switches to 0 gain.

Thanks, I guess I'll have to order it from Amazon then. 

post #2783 of 6056

Hey there, So when I got my AUNE T1 a couple months ago, it arrived as a defective unit (Channel Imbalance) and I never sent it back because it costs around $150 to ship it to china. where would be a good place to look at that can repair my T1 here in the US?

post #2784 of 6056
My T1 had horrendous noise on the right line out channel. I wanted to use my O2 as the amp with T1 as a dac. No idea wtf was going on with it.

Also, for some reason that I havent figured out, the T1 was causing my video game's sound to hiccup constantly. I've sent that unit back and am expecting a new one in the mail sometime, but I'd rather just sell it because I end up using my reciever's headphone jack or my O2 mostly. Also because im not about to drop 75 bucks on this thing just to try a tube out that I might not even notice any difference with.
post #2785 of 6056

Well, more stories about defected units. I guess I'm not exactly lonely now lol.

post #2786 of 6056

Been lurking since May.

I must say a big thank you to you all for the questions and answers you provided.

I've been using my Aune for about 2 weeks now - stock 6922EH - and I must say that it is quite nice.

Although, I was wondering if the FiiO e10 could be used paired with the Aune. Would it provide a noticeable gain or is it pointless? I'm still new to this and do not know in which order to place them to get a gain (if any).

I'm also on the lookout for new tubes to try as I find that my DT880 600ohms and HD598 are ok with it, not just amazing. Just difficult to either order through eBay or to find a shop that sells any around here.

Thanks again.

post #2787 of 6056
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Originally Posted by HoboBob View Post

Been lurking since May.


I must say a big thank you to you all for the questions and answers you provided.


I've been using my Aune for about 2 weeks now - stock 6922EH - and I must say that it is quite nice.


Although, I was wondering if the FiiO e10 could be used paired with the Aune. Would it provide a noticeable gain or is it pointless? I'm still new to this and do not know in which order to place them to get a gain (if any).


I'm also on the lookout for new tubes to try as I find that my DT880 600ohms and HD598 are ok with it, not just amazing. Just difficult to either order through eBay or to find a shop that sells any around here.


Thanks again.
E10 can be used as a dac only when chaining with the T1 thus you'll be using rca in on the t1. Not recommended. T1 is the better dac here. I have 880s as well and they are great if you can find a amperex orange globe. tames the highs a bit and brings forth the mids. great synergy with that combo
post #2788 of 6056
Just wanted to say, i got mine during the mass drop when they were expecting about 55 of them to sell, and instead more than 200 people signed up. So my technical difficulties might just be the result of poor quality control and rushed labor.
post #2789 of 6056

I'm considering getting this instead of the Modi/Magni combo. I do have a few questions though:

The obvious, how do they compare?

Has anyone tried them with Mad Dogs?

Is quality control as poor as it seems?

And what are the added costs to owning a tube amp? As in, how often will I have to replace tubes, how much do they cost, etc?

 

EDIT: Would it be worth buying the Squaretrade 3 year warranty on this amp for $30?


Edited by hojomojo96 - 9/5/13 at 7:24pm
post #2790 of 6056
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hojomojo96 View Post
 

I'm considering getting this instead of the Modi/Magni combo. I do have a few questions though:

The obvious, how do they compare?

Has anyone tried them with Mad Dogs?

Is quality control as poor as it seems?

And what are the added costs to owning a tube amp? As in, how often will I have to replace tubes, how much do they cost, etc?

 

EDIT: Would it be worth buying the Squaretrade 3 year warranty on this amp for $30?

 

1) Do a search in this thread for the word Magni and the word Modi..there are some remarks probably worth reading.

2) General consensus appears to be that the Magni/Modi combo is a sidegreade at best. Although at least one person said pairing the Magni with the T1 was awesome.

3) One of the main draws of the T1 is tube-swapping which helps you find perfect synergy with your gear.

4) At least one person said the Mad Dog works well with the T1, but I cannot verify that personally.

5) My T1 works perfect, but there have been several people claiming issues with imbalance and static. I think this is a vocal minority, but it also appears to be a more frequent problem than with most products I've seen on here.

6) Tube life varies but since I've started this thread none of my tubes have died. You might want to google search the issue to find out more specific information. I feel like the fact that the tubes in the T1 are in the buffer stage that it is less strenuous but that is pure conjecture on my part.

7) Good luck! I hope you enjoy whatever you end up with! 


Edited by joeq70 - 9/5/13 at 7:38pm
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