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post #3481 of 6440
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Originally Posted by joeq70 View Post


Cool. Pairing a different amp with the T1 is not a bad idea. But make sure the gain switches underneath the T1 are on when you compare power.


Yeah, I turned on to the level that I usually use. TA-01 at 9 o clock but T1 need to be at 12-1, depend on the recording. I will update my impression later. But too bad in my case, TA-01 having issue thus making T1 is a clear winner. Maybe because of driver issue with Windows 8.

post #3482 of 6440

Hello everyone ,first of all I want to thank joeq70 for this thread which made me purchase T1 along with DT880-Pro-250 .. since I'm new to this forum and can't buy from classified section my primary source of tube is Ebay .I have purchased few tubes already and got burned on one order which was http://www.ebay.com/itm/221302634178?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 6N1P-EV(6H1-EB) .I also have this on the way and want to know if I made the right decision 

this are inbound 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161153073863?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 E88CC / ECC88 / 6DJ8 / ROCKET 6N23P / 2 NEW NOS 1986

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310792543321?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 Genalex Gold Lion 6922 Gold Pin

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181256665816?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 1962 Vintage Amperex 6922 E88cc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200988005021?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
2x 6N23P-EV / E88CC / 6DJ8 / 6922 NOS

 

the one tube I really want is the 6N23P but the only place that sells them is ..Ebay  

this is what I'm looking at right now but I want your opinion 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-MATCHED-SUPER-STRONG-6N23P-70s-USSR-VOSKHOD-Military-TUBES-PAIR-6DJ8-E88CC-/310808028449 6N23P 70's USSR VOSKHOD

 

Thank you again 
 


Edited by spacequeen7 - 12/8/13 at 12:22pm
post #3483 of 6440
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Oh my... still getting impressed by some tube and certain band/music combination. With external speakers + Animals As Leaders / Ganesh Rao / Tesseract + Amperex OG 6GM8/ECC86 = holographic liquid ! ;P With headphones, as I´ve said before, this tube is slightly "bass shy", but still sounds marvelous.


I guess my Amperex OG is te parcel that arrive under my name last two weeks. Can't wait testing the tube.

Just a note... Amperex OG 6DJ8/ECC88 and Amperex OG 6GM8/ECC86 are not the same tube and not same sounding.

post #3484 of 6440
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post

Hello everyone ,first of all I want to thank joeq70 for this thread which made me purchase T1 along with DT880-Pro-250 .. since I'm new to this forum and can't buy from classified section my primary source of tube is Ebay .I have purchased few tubes already and got burn on one order which was http://www.ebay.com/itm/221302634178?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 6N1P-EV(6H1-EB) .I also have this on the way and want to know if I made the right decision 
this are inbound 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161153073863?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 E88CC / ECC88 / 6DJ8 / ROCKET 6N23P / 2 NEW NOS 1986
http://www.ebay.com/itm/310792543321?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 Genalex Gold Lion 6922 Gold Pin
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181256665816?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 1962 Vintage Amperex 6922 E88cc
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200988005021?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

2x 6N23P-EV / E88CC / 6DJ8 / 6922 NOS

the one tube I really want is the 6N23P but the only place that sells them is ..Ebay  
this is what I'm looking at right now but I want your opinion 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-MATCHED-SUPER-STRONG-6N23P-70s-USSR-VOSKHOD-Military-TUBES-PAIR-6DJ8-E88CC-/310808028449 6N23P 70's USSR VOSKHOD

Thank you again 

 

When you say you got burned , what happened? If you have that many tubes on their way, I would try them out for a while, before getting more. You will need a while to see what is best with your set up. Good luck. Welcome to the T1 community and Head-Fi, keep us advised.
post #3485 of 6440

I'd really appreciate some help from some Linux/T1 users

 

I use my T1 (love it) with Ubuntu 12.04.

 

When I plug it in and look in "Sound" Under "System Settings", i see:

 

I use Rhythmbox to play my music (250K-320Kbps mp3 files primarily). I started selecting the analog output, but have experimented a little with the Digital output. Can't tell much of a difference in limited tests.

 

I saw some earlier hints from our guru CoiL, but I'm not sure if simply selecting the digital output doesn't deal with the issues he was concerned about.

 

I can't find any settings relative to drivers in Rhythmbox.

 

Am I getting the most from my T1?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #3486 of 6440

I wasn`t talking only about selecting digital output, you also have to switch to ALSA and turn off Pulseaudio which is default by 12.04.

When I was on Ubuntu 12.04 I was using clementine player and I had to do following things:
 

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PulseAudio seems to cause problems. I`m using Clementine and its Gstreamer output setting must be set to ALSA. After that there should be DigiHub S/PDIF Digital out at sound settings - select it. 

Terminal: alsamixer 
ALL other sound devices and their input/output values must be 0 (F6 selects device). 

Terminal: sudo gpasswd -a yourusername audio

Terminal: killall pulseaudio

Just in case do also: sudo update-grub

After that you can play files with different quality/bitrate/sample rate without software conversions - pure Aune`s job now. 
post #3487 of 6440

has anyone compared these aune t1 against garage1217's project sunrise 2 or ember or starlight? just curious! :)

post #3488 of 6440

Reviews found on:

http://www.garage1217.com/graphic_design_010.htm

 

Starlight VS Aune T1

Roland
I've compared the Project Starlight / 12AU7 ECC802 RAYTHEON w/ Long Black-plates (With Hifimediy USB Sabre DAC As source) vs Aune T1 / 6N27P Voshkod 1969 (excellent sounding vintage tube), the Aune T1 is very good with this tube, but Project Starlight is still better :) more punchy, great extension, and good bass slam, more accurate. I've tried to change LM4562na to OPA2604ap, not good idea, the sound was fuzy, muddy, i will stick with LM4562na and never change them again.
Your amp is really Excellent with my Alessandro and my AKG K601, great synergy, no artificial harshness, great reserve of power, just perfect.
Thanks again Jeremy And Frans

 

Sunrise I VS Audio-GD NFB12

Kastle / Head-FI
I've been using my Audio-GD NFB12 all week and while it's a really nice unit, Sunrise is still better. I really haven't heard anything that comes close to it. Just absolutely love the unit. I'm looking forward to getting back to the office next week and spending more quality time with it.

 

Sunrise I VS Little Dot / Bravo

Even listening to older low recording quality stuff via iTunes sound good. Old like 80's metal. I listened to Iron Maiden's famous "Live and Death" and it was like I was there. And I say that sober too. I'm almost tempted to sell both the Bravo and Little Dot and get another Sunrise just for home, it's so incredible.

 

Whiteghost / RG Forum:

Sunrise VS Audio GD-C2 with moon OPAs

I will make another tests when i'll received the cables... but the sound of the Sunrise is far better than my Audio-GD C-2 with MOON OPAs, it means that the little Sunrise is REALLY an amp that rocks !!!

I have just tried my Sunrise with the K601, what a hugggggggggGGGGGgggge improvement over my Audio GD C-2 : soundstage is wider, more natural and aerier, Bass slam is now a reality, you can feel the impact of the bass in your head, it's great percussive and natural…

 

Sunrise with a $600+ DAC

Just tried the Project Sunrise directly connected to my DAC 19-DSP :) And Waooow i must incline myself in front of a such Sound !!! Definitively "Tubey" and powerful

 

Highs are a little more sharpen than on the C-2 but it's not a bad thing, the music seems more natural now, more living… I was hesitating between Bottlehead Crack, Schiit lyr or asgard, Darkvoice 336 or 3322, Little dot mk IV before to buy the Sunrise… And i don't regret it at all, the Sunrise is really a "Little Big Amp"!

 

Yes the Sunrise merit to be associated to a 450$ DAC, Sunrise is not the same price, but it's in the same league…

 

Project Sunrise II VS Schiit Lyr

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601207/project-sunrise-ii-kit-review

I've spent the last couple of days listening to my HE-500's with Project Sunrise II. Compared to Lyr, Lyr has the following advantages:

* Power. While PSII is in no way underpowered for these headphones, extra power equals extra headroom. This to me, translates to slightly more air and space.

* Slightly wider sound stage.

 

Compared to Lyr, PSII has the following advantages:

* Slightly better detail.

* Slightly deeper sound stage.

 

Overall, with HE-500's I could switch to PSII full time and not miss too much.

NOTE: Later he said that Lyr had slightly more detail and dynamics than Sunrise II and was slightly better overall, but the difference wasn't much and they are more or less in a similar league with Lyr being a bit better.

 

Sunrise II VS Bellari HA-540

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620712/review-comparison-project-sunrise-ii-and-bellari-ha540

To cut to the chase, from the first track I was shaking my head in disbelief at how good the Sunrise sounded.  The HA540 sounds fine in my system and if I didn’t have the Sunrise I would be content listening to it.  But I found the Sunrise to be a step up, with more clarity and separation, and a larger soundstage.  I guess I’d describe the Sunrise as more engaging, sounding more three dimensional and the HA540 as sounding a bit more flat. 

 

Sunrise II VS Violectric V200 with HE-500

http://www.head-fi.org/t/551345/hifiman-he-500-he-as-in-high-end-impressions-and-feedback/1590

One of the best synergies I've heard with the HE-500 is with the Project Sunrise II on a V800 DAC. Hands down.

Powerwise the V200 knock-outs the PSii, but the latter portrays a significant larger soundstage and a better "presence" of the music. I.e. power is just one parameter of the HE-500-equation.

If the perceived SQ is due to the valve or the constructuon - I do not know. But I know this: The HE-500 is from now on driven by the tiny PSii by default.

The German is still better for the LCD-2, though.

When it comes to the LCD-3 - my preliminary vote goes to the DIY amplifer. THAT is one thing I would not have guessed 1 week ago...

Lossless -> Violectric V800 -> Project Sunrise II -> HE-500 = Nirvana*. smily_headphones1.gif

* jazz, vocals, instrumental, country, pop.

I do not understand why the PSii is not vacuum cleaned by this forum...

 

 

 

 

 

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post #3489 of 6440
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Originally Posted by ppdv View Post
 

My music tastes vary from listening to rock, pop, new age, alternative, progressive, metal, Indian Music, to be more precise some of the artists that i love listening to and are amongst my favorites : scorpions, Metallica, bonjovi, yanni, Linkin Park, Michael Jackson, Backstreet Boys, Celtic ( Loreena McKennitt, Enya ) , and Indian music like from AR Rahman (not sure how many of you have heard his songs/music) .

 

 

BTW: just received my AUNE today, will connect it once i am at home in the evening since i dont have my cans here at my work.

 

Thanks everyone, will be posting my impressions ... :)

 

My Impressions are as follows :

Got my Aune T1 hooked up to my laptop ( win 7 ).  Configured Foobar to use WASAPI output component and used my source FLAC files to listen to my known songs which are my favorites.

 

First track was Hotel California by Eagles and i was in awe by the clear guitar strings and deep bass on the drums and this was at less than 1/4 the volume on the knob. 

I soon figured that my AUNE was setup for 16dB and hence turned off all the switches back to 0dB, after this have to go up to 30-40% volume on my knob for a reasonable good listening volume.

 

Havent done the burn-in completely, just couple of hours on the weekend, but they are quite good/ vfm product and this i am comparing with PA2V2 which is not fair becuase that is a portable amp and it does its job really well. The sound is way way way ahead better than my headphones plugged in to the normal heaphones.

 

Oh, btw i do not have any FLAC 24bit files to test my output, all with normal 16bit FLAC files and few wav files. I need to purchase some music from Qobuz or some other sites to test the quality of output on 24 bit files.

 

i did read the suggestions on the Tubes, but again my tastes are listed in my own quote above and request some "recommendations" on tubes.

 

Regards,

Prashant D

post #3490 of 6440
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Originally Posted by yourboss View Post
...Aune T1 / 6N27P Voshkod 1969 (excellent sounding vintage tube), the Aune T1 is very good with this tube...

6N27P is quite rare tube and should be very good, same specifications as my OG 6GM8/ECC86...

 

but...

 Project Starlight is still better :) more punchy, great extension, and good bass slam, more accurate. 

I think those things are somewhat changeable by trying other tubes. 

 

Not trying to say that Aune T1 is better than starlight or opposite. Sabre + starlight should be very good. Though, Hifimediy DAC + Starlight is littlebit more expensive.

 

 

ppdv, with those music examples, go for Amperex OG 6DJ8/ECC88


Edited by CoiL - 12/9/13 at 4:34am
post #3491 of 6440

Thanks for the help. Another question though, will I be able to continue using itunes as my music player? I don't mind switching, but everyone at home uses itunes to play stuff and the change would affect a lot of people, plus most of my lossless files are in apple lossless format.

post #3492 of 6440
Yes. You can use iTunes or whatever you want to use with any dac or any amp.
post #3493 of 6440
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

6N27P is quite rare tube and should be very good, same specifications as my OG 6GM8/ECC86...

 

ppdv, with those music examples, go for Amperex OG 6DJ8/ECC88

 

Thanks CoiL, will consider the tube you have mentioned. do pass me a listing on ebay if you find a good deal at any point of time.

 

Regards,

Prashant D

post #3494 of 6440

My headphone setup after Aune T1

 

post #3495 of 6440

Thanks for the info, i kinda thought using a dac means i have to use a specific player that supports the dac, thanks for the info.

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