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post #2866 of 6173

Guys, I'm thinking of pairing Corsair SP2500 to my Aune T1. What cable should I get? Worth it to get canare RCA? And thus gold platted USB cable that up t 480mbps really will change the sound if compared to stock USB cable?

 

Corsair SP2500 speaker:

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1875491/all

post #2867 of 6173

I'm not convinced as to USB cables making a difference in sound, but others have reported otherwise. Regardless, the Aune T1 is no high end unit so it would be a better investment if you get yourself a better amp+dac than to get a higher quality USB cable.

 

That speaker has both 3.5mm and RCA input, so you can get yourself an RCA cable to connect with the RCA out of the Aune T1. How does that speaker sound anyway? For RM850, it better be good ;) 

post #2868 of 6173
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post
 

I'm not convinced as to USB cables making a difference in sound, but others have reported otherwise. Regardless, the Aune T1 is no high end unit so it would be a better investment if you get yourself a better amp+dac than to get a higher quality USB cable.

 

That speaker has both 3.5mm and RCA input, so you can get yourself an RCA cable to connect with the RCA out of the Aune T1. How does that speaker sound anyway? For RM850, it better be good ;) 

Actually that's the MRSP. Now sold at RM679. Honestly, it does sound good but it's not that great. I was trying to sell mine because somehow my ear upgrade it self after I join audiophile gathering locally, I fall in love with Beyer T 5 P and T 70 P. Since that day my ear very analytical. My speaker high sometime hurt my ears, bass have unsatisfied impact, mids just okay level. And my FA-003 sound like very small, I can notice that the instrument separation wayyyy beyond what I found with beyer.

 

Intend to get Hivi Swan speaker and few other famous line up but I can't audition them because no audio shop. Decided to upgrade my head-fi experience by getting HD600 and Aune T1. Will funding for bottle head crack. The problem is I never heard HD600 too but due to the positive comment and review, I take my risk.

 

BTW, the seller claim the USB cable will make Aune T1 sound thicker and darker.

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post #2869 of 6173

Athough I bought properly shielded and shorter USB cable for my Aune T1 I consider "high-end" USB cable changing sound signature a big BS. Only thing I would do is +5Vsb pin cutoff mod to reduce interference that may come from PC and use properly shielded cable.

post #2870 of 6173
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Athough I bought properly shielded and shorter USB cable for my Aune T1 I consider "high-end" USB cable changing sound signature a big BS. Only thing I would do is +5Vsb pin cutoff mod to reduce interference that may come from PC and use properly shielded cable.

Can describe more regarding the bolded parts? Well, I never USB but I did tried interconnect and the cable indeed improve the listening experience which I don't think worth it since I'm not going to analyze but to enjoy the music. Unless there's significant improvement, I guess I will not think twice to spend my money. Hopefully able to get my self Crack sooner.

post #2871 of 6173

Since Aune T1 does not draw any power from USB, +5Vsb pin is not needed and may be cut off from the PC end to reduce grounding/loop/interference that may be caused by PC hardware circuit.

post #2872 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Since Aune T1 does not draw any power from USB, +5Vsb pin is not needed and may be cut off from the PC end to reduce grounding/loop/interference that may be caused by PC hardware circuit.

Have you tried? How's the improvement then... You mean messing with the PCB right? Oh my....:blink:

post #2873 of 6173
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Have you tried? How's the improvement then... You mean messing with the PCB right? Oh my....blink.gif
No, he meant the usb male plug on the end of the cable.
post #2874 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Since Aune T1 does not draw any power from USB, +5Vsb pin is not needed and may be cut off from the PC end to reduce grounding/loop/interference that may be caused by PC hardware circuit.

Have you tried? How's the improvement then... You mean messing with the PCB right? Oh my....:blink:

 

Yes, I did it as soon I got my new cable and I didn`t compare. I meant the end of the USB cable not PCB. It`s easy to do.

post #2875 of 6173
What do you think about these?

- http://bit.ly/1eXAqpk
- 6egymudy.jpg
post #2876 of 6173
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No, he meant the usb male plug on the end of the cable.

Thanks sir... I thought inside the PCB since what's he's explain sound complicated. New kid here.:D

post #2877 of 6173
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Yes, I did it as soon I got my new cable and I didn`t compare. I meant the end of the USB cable not PCB. It`s easy to do.

Can guide or give link how to do that? I google and it led me to PC power supply pin.

post #2878 of 6173

First link in google: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB 
 

post #2879 of 6173
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What do you think about these?

 

You have a reflector on that link and EH in that picture. Reflectors are not too highly appraised (low resolution = feels like you have a blanket muffling the sound). Rockets seem to be better if you're into forward intimate analogue sound. Electro Harmonix is the latest stock tube that comes with T1. Plenty of impressions on that one here.

post #2880 of 6173

Thanks a lot! Well, I prefer defined and clear sound. Right now I have mi Aune T1 with an AMPEREX WHITE LABEL 6DJ8 ECC88  1963  + AKG K550 and it sounds better. Anyway, could you recommend me a better one?

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