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post #3436 of 6466
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

Yes - but it will only use the solid state section of the Aune, not the tube.

 

Not true.   The DAC goes through the tube buffer to the line outs as well as the amp.   If you use the analog line-in on the T1, then it doesn't use the tube.

post #3437 of 6466
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

Not true.   The DAC goes through the tube buffer to the line outs as well as the amp.   If you use the analog line-in on the T1, then it doesn't use the tube.

 

Good catch - I completely misread his post, I'm an idiot.

 

I thought he wanted to use the Vali as the DAC, then RCA to the Aune. I should read things a little better before posting. I'll edit my original post.

 

Thank-you. THAT'S TWICE YOU HAVE SAVED ME NOW.

post #3438 of 6466
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

Good catch - I completely misread his post, I'm an idiot.

 

I thought he wanted to use the Vali as the DAC, then RCA to the Aune. I should read things a little better before posting. I'll edit my original post.

 

Thank-you. THAT'S TWICE YOU HAVE SAVED ME NOW.


Vali is only am Amp :(

 

What maybe I want is: Aune DAC -> Line out to Vali input -> Vali output from 1/4" -> 1/4" or 3.5mm to RCA converter/ cable -> Aune T1 LINE IN.

 

It should work, right?

post #3439 of 6466
Ah, I assumed it was an amp/DAC combo.

It may work.. But why? Inception joke coming.

That's like.. Ampception? Nah I've got nothing
post #3440 of 6466
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Ah, I assumed it was an amp/DAC combo.

It may work.. But why? Inception joke coming.

That's like.. Ampception? Nah I've got nothing


Nope Schiit has no amp/ dac combo. Atleast none in the lower ranges.

 

If it works and delivers enough power I might not need to purchase another amp when I get the HE-4 (Which are touted as power hungry monsters)

 

Ampception :atsmile:

post #3441 of 6466
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Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post
 


Vali is only am Amp :(

 

What maybe I want is: Aune DAC -> Line out to Vali input -> Vali output from 1/4" -> 1/4" or 3.5mm to RCA converter/ cable -> Aune T1 LINE IN.

 

It should work, right?

 

 

The chain would be Aune DAC -> Line Out  to  Line In -> Vali, then Vali out to headphones.   You wouldn't route the headphone output of the Vali back into the line in on the Aune.   

 

The Vali will drive the Fostex, but I found it to be a bit too bright for my tastes with my Mad Dogs, even with a more laid-back tube in the T1.   However, a mild eq slope to tame the highs and a small bump in the lowest octave seems to even out the response very well and make them sound very good.

 

   -Mike

post #3442 of 6466
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

 

The chain would be Aune DAC -> Line Out  to  Line In -> Vali, then Vali out to headphones.   You wouldn't route the headphone output of the Vali back into the line in on the Aune.   

 

The Vali will drive the Fostex, but I found it to be a bit too bright for my tastes with my Mad Dogs, even with a more laid-back tube in the T1.   However, a mild eq slope to tame the highs and a small bump in the lowest octave seems to even out the response very well and make them sound very good.

 

   -Mike


But what would happen if I route the headphone output to line in of Aune? It might mean that I will be using my Vali as a pre-amp.

 

Oh ok, still seems a better amp than the T1's inbuilt amp, and apart from the O2, I don't have many options.

 

I'm a noob so I'm not sure of what I type.

post #3443 of 6466
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Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post
 


But what would happen if I route the headphone output to line in of Aune? It might mean that I will be using my Vali as a pre-amp.

 

Oh ok, still seems a better amp than the T1's inbuilt amp, and apart from the O2, I don't have many options.

 

I'm a noob so I'm not sure of what I type.

 

There is no point to getting a Vali if you only want to run it back through the T1 line in.  It's not going to give the T1 any more output power or fix any of the things that it doesn't do well with the Fostex.    All you end up is with the same amp you started with.

 

You may be better off selling the T1, then putting that money towards an Asgard 2 with the Hifimediy DAC now and then later on at some point, upgrade to a Bifrost.

post #3444 of 6466
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post

 

There is no point to getting a Vali if you only want to run it back through the T1 line in.  It's not going to give the T1 any more output power or fix any of the things that it doesn't do well with the Fostex.    All you end up is with the same amp you started with.

 

You may be better off selling the T1, then putting that money towards an Asgard 2 with the Hifimediy DAC now and then later on at some point, upgrade to a Bifrost.

 



I thought that since the T1 will have to amplify and already amplified signal, it'll be improved.

In the Vali thread I saw people using a stack of Magni+Modi+Vali so I thought it could be possible with the Aune T1 too.

Selling the Aune isn't an option for me and I have to live with it.
post #3445 of 6466

Wait lol with all this t1 and vali stuff... its still possible to do t1 rca out -> vali right? using only the t1's tube dac part and bypassing the amp?

 

Oh yeah also I think the modi, magni, vali stack isn't double amping. I think the modi is just feeding to both the vali and the magni so that people can choose which amp they want to use.

post #3446 of 6466
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Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

There is no point to getting a Vali if you only want to run it back through the T1 line in.  It's not going to give the T1 any more output power or fix any of the things that it doesn't do well with the Fostex.    All you end up is with the same amp you started with.

 

You may be better off selling the T1, then putting that money towards an Asgard 2 with the Hifimediy DAC now and then later on at some point, upgrade to a Bifrost.

 



I thought that since the T1 will have to amplify and already amplified signal, it'll be improved.

In the Vali thread I saw people using a stack of Magni+Modi+Vali so I thought it could be possible with the Aune T1 too.

Selling the Aune isn't an option for me and I have to live with it.

 

 

In the Vali thread, the stack of Magni+Modi+Vali does not mean that they're using all three in series.   They're using either Modi->Magni or Modi->Vali.

post #3447 of 6466
My bad, there goes my hope.

Just out of curiosity, what will the results be?

I still can't digest the fact that if I use double-amping with Vali in the middle, it'll do nothing.
post #3448 of 6466
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Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post

My bad, there goes my hope.

Just out of curiosity, what will the results be?

I still can't digest the fact that if I use double-amping with Vali in the middle, it'll do nothing.

 

Not exactly sure what's going to happen, but can I ask why you specifically want the vali output back into the aune t1? Just catching up with this thread, but I don't really see what's so bad about just using the vali out. Sorry, if I missed some information that you posted earlier.

post #3449 of 6466
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

 

Not exactly sure what's going to happen, but can I ask why you specifically want the vali output back into the aune t1? Just catching up with this thread, but I don't really see what's so bad about just using the vali out. Sorry, if I missed some information that you posted earlier.

 



A thought just crossed my mind:

If I get a more demanding headphone in the future, what happens if I use the amp to feed another amp. Will I get more power to feed the so-called power-hungry cans?
post #3450 of 6466
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Originally Posted by abhinit90 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post
 

 

Not exactly sure what's going to happen, but can I ask why you specifically want the vali output back into the aune t1? Just catching up with this thread, but I don't really see what's so bad about just using the vali out. Sorry, if I missed some information that you posted earlier.

 



A thought just crossed my mind:

If I get a more demanding headphone in the future, what happens if I use the amp to feed another amp. Will I get more power to feed the so-called power-hungry cans?

 

This is my solution: Line out into another amp. Works perfectly. 

 

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