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post #3181 of 5953

If you want to just try many different tubes I suggest to buy only one pc.

post #3182 of 5953

Threesome Amperex tube paid.:D Might sell off the extra if I don't need it. I can't find any of this tube at our local audiophile forum. Thanks CoiL. Can't wait to test OG since it's rock/ metal friendly. :L3000:

post #3183 of 5953

Hope you like them. But I suggest you to keep them all if you like them since you never know how much usage they have had or what your Aune T1 unit might do to tubes. If you are rock/metal/progressive/djent listener, then Amperex OG should rock your ears ;)

 

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Really recommend to listen John Surman - Saltash Bells album. Beautiful and skin-tingling! With OG sax sounds so good and "warm". Usually I don`t listen sax but this is just... eargasm ;P Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUW9wGsyksI&hd=1

 

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For US members, recommend to try JAN Sylvania 6922 (Green label): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251024184077?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

It`s towards more larger soundstage but it has great mids and good lows. Great tube with great price imo. Certainly worth to get into collection.

 

Also, one Mazda ECC189 (Chartres France): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300544331122?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
 

I have 4x Miniwatt-Dario labeled ECC189`s and one Mazda labeled ECC189, they all are Chartres France made and they have the best tight & punchy bass out of my tube collection. Great soundstage, good mids, clarity & separation. Highly recommend to get this. Rare tube also ;)
Edited by CoiL - 11/5/13 at 12:49pm
post #3184 of 5953
Does this DAC work well with OSX?
post #3185 of 5953
Aldo is there a way to use it with an ipad mini?
post #3186 of 5953

with Mac os x yes , but sometime if the os didnt detect this unit, just unplug the usb and replug to another usb port.

 

As for ipad mini , prolly not for for the usb input but you can always try this out adapters for usb females http://www.ebay.com/itm/30Pin-To-Female-USB-Host-Otg-Cable-Adapter-Connector-For-iPad-1-2-3-4-/390694257196.

 

You might be able to connect it to the RCA input using RCA converter cable, but that defeats the purpose of having AUNE T1.

post #3187 of 5953
Hey guys, I just received my aune from the massdrop today and have a question about how to hook it up. I know that I'm going to use the USB line for my HD600, but I'm not sure how to hook up my Audioengine A2. I have an STX with RCA cables connected to the speakers, but I also know the aune has an RCA out, only with the amp instead of the amp and dac. Would they're be any benefit in running the speakers through the aune and stx instead of just the stx, or does it not matter since the aune would only at as an amp and the speakers are active?

I'm just wondering since running it through both would make it easier to switch between the speakers and my headphones.
post #3188 of 5953

Sorry didn`t understand really what you want or what is your problem but...

PC > Aune T1 via USB > RCA out to amplifier(d) speakers and headphones can work simultaneously. If I don`t use Headphones I just flip the switch to Line position, If I don`t want speakers, just turn them/amplifier off and use headphones with switch in USB position.

 

Aune T1 uses DAC & tube buffer only when USB input is used but that doesn`t mean that RCA out isn`t using them also! When you use RCA in - then there is only T1 amp part used. So, just feed your Aune T1 with USB and take RCA out to your audioengine and you`ll enjoy the DAC+tube too ;)


Edited by CoiL - 11/6/13 at 12:13pm
post #3189 of 5953
I was just wondering if the amp of the aune could hurt my speakers since the stx doesn't have an amp for its RCA out and the a2 already has a power supply.
post #3190 of 5953
Quote:
  I have an STX with RCA cables connected to the speakers, but I also know the aune has an RCA out, only with the amp instead of the amp and dac. Would they're be any benefit in running the speakers through the aune and stx instead of just the stx, or does it not matter since the aune would only at as an amp and the speakers are active?

I'm just wondering since running it through both would make it easier to switch between the speakers and my headphones.

 

The RCA out of the Aune T1 isn't amplified, it's a pre-out. But the RCA out does use the tube and DAC--you're confusing the RCA in which does bypass the DAC and tube. I run amplified speakers off the RCA out and use the headphones at the same time.

post #3191 of 5953

Can this T1 feed the senn HD650?

Have anyone tried this combo?

:L3000:

post #3192 of 5953
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Originally Posted by santacruise View Post

Can this T1 feed the senn HD650?
Have anyone tried this combo?
L3000.gif

Check out the 'search this thread' function. You will find a number of positive comments on the T1 driving the HD600 and the 650.
post #3193 of 5953
What would you folks think about driving he4s through a vintage pioneer sx727 with this as the dac? Currently have an e17 and he400 but changing it up a bit and wondered how a tube dac feeding a beefy amp would do for planars. Sorry if this has been discussed before or if I myself have already asked! I have a very bad memory....
post #3194 of 5953

I've been hearing that the stock tube or the 6922 don't pair that well with the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro. I'm not that ready to invest into other tubes.. So which tube amplifier brings a great improvement right out of the box to the Beyers? Thanks in advance. :)

post #3195 of 5953
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Originally Posted by moshin29 View Post

I've been hearing that the stock tube or the 6922 don't pair that well with the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro. I'm not that ready to invest into other tubes.. So which tube amplifier brings a great improvement right out of the box to the Beyers? Thanks in advance. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

What would you folks think about driving he4s through a vintage pioneer sx727 with this as the dac? Currently have an e17 and he400 but changing it up a bit and wondered how a tube dac feeding a beefy amp would do for planars. Sorry if this has been discussed before or if I myself have already asked! I have a very bad memory....
I would try what Sonido is doing and use a tube preamp. The T1 doesn't really have a tube sound the way tube amps do. He's going to report back on the Quickie. I would also suggest the Project Sunrise II which has a preamp out.
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