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I get a few loud pops when I turn off my Aune T1.

 

Do you guys disconnect the headphones before turning it off? I get a feeling I should start doing that.

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Hey guys I ordered my Aune T1 and should be receiving it this week, I'm just curious does anyone know a good online source for NOS 6H23's (rocket logo), Also are there any other recommended tubes wouldn't mind trying a few :)

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Looks like I'll have to deal with a separate DAC and ADC then, if I am going to have a PC audio system that fulfills my requirements and my budget. Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll be looking into this in more depth in the future.
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http://www.boiaudioworks.com/6N23P

Get an Amperex 7308 and you can stop there (go for the platinum grade cryo version,)

http://www.upscaleaudio.com/products/Amperex-7308-vintage-gold-pin%21.html
Edited by toschek - 1/27/13 at 8:52am
post #365 of 5628
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We did a little mistalk, I meant single leg support with DIMPLE DISC getter ( http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/jagster/sep2200.jpg ) (I have this one and it`s not called "bugle boy", it was made between bugle boys for short time and is real deal). The one toschek has is with D-getter like he showed me @ PS: http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/2e/2e433bf8_bbone.jpeg - this should be a real "bugle boy" ;) I just wanted to be sure he doesn`t mix up my tube with his bugle boy.

 

Btw, here is a list of tubes that should fit for Aune T1: 6DJ8, ECC88, 6922, E88CC, 7308, 6N23P, 7DJ8, PCC88, 6N27P, E188CC, ECC86, 6GM8, PCC189, 7ES8

Last two are basically same as PCC88 with littlebit higher heater voltage but should work flawless like my Tungsram PCC88.

 

Just had little talk in RG forum with Mike:

 

 

 

And about that different genres with different tubes I am still at same opinion. For example electronic music like ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz82dyC-zHo ) vs. Metallica ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBNnm4EqRE ) are just way too different for using same tube. You just can`t listen to Metallica for example with 6922EH properly because guitar riffs, percussion and vocal just get some sort of "lost" in that wide soundstage, aint so well identifiable and concrete. And with electronic music it is much more enjoyable to listen with airy/wide soundstage. You can listen to electronic music like I brought for example with narrower/foward sounded 6N23P but it sounds somewhat "dull".

But well, it`s matter of taste. If someone is happy with using same tube for everything then it`s ok ;) I prefer 2 different tubes. Maybe even 3rd for classical but I don`t listen to it much.


So, which one do you think is the best for classical?

post #366 of 5628
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http://www.boiaudioworks.com/6N23P

Was about to edit my post dunno how I missed it on first post.. prolly time for me to go to bed 4am here. Thanks anyway smily_headphones1.gif will be ordering a few different tubes soon as I wake up.
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So, which one do you think is the best for classical?

Hard to tell at the moment because I haven`t taken time to compare with classical music. Will try to take time for it and let you know.

 

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http://www.boiaudioworks.com/6N23P

Get an Amperex 7308 and you can stop there (go for the platinum grade cryo version,)

http://www.upscaleaudio.com/products/Amperex-7308-vintage-gold-pin%21.html

I wouldn`t give out such a bold suggestions. Yes, it is propably great tube but for someone who has not tried it before and has no comparsion what he gets for the money? And like I said, do you even know what kind of music that user listens? What budget he/she has? I am very sceptical about these kind of suggestions. I could also say for example that "my Amperex is the best!" but I know it isnt so. And there is always the matter of hearing things differently (we all do hear littlebit differently) + matter of taste.

Also could you give more analytical comparsion between rocket logo 6N23P vs. 7308 with different genres like rock/metal and electronic?

Or what else tubes you have? As I understood you have 8 of them. Can you post them here so if someone is interested in comparsion could ask from you?

 

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Hey guys I ordered my Aune T1 and should be receiving it this week, I'm just curious does anyone know a good online source for NOS 6H23's (rocket logo), Also are there any other recommended tubes wouldn't mind trying a few :)

I can sell you my reflektor logo 6N23P which I got from Mike @ rockgrotto, if you are interested. It has little burn time and I just prefer other tube to it. Or if anyone else wants it, let me know. I paid 23£ shipped for it and will give it away for about 15£ + shipping or name your price and I`ll think about it.


Edited by CoiL - 1/27/13 at 9:47am
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Edited by CoiL - 1/24/14 at 11:28pm
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I've written up differences about 4 or 5 pages back, but when I get some free time (probably) Monday I will do a brief write up on each.

I realize the statement I made concerning the 7308 was a bit rash, but it is far above the othe tubes I've auditioned for the Aune. I tried the 6N23P, 6N23P-EB, 6211, 2 older amperex tubes, an E188CC and E288CC. Of all of these, the 7308 is the best (for me, subjectively) for all types of music. It handles whatever I throw at it from classical to dubstep to Indian ragas to hardcore with ease.

I don't personally feel the need to switch tubes now. Again, this is subjective as everyone's tastes differ,( but I wish I had had the foresight to buy this single tube upgrade and saved myself a lot if time looking around online shops and reviews and sweating eBay auctions and instead just have been enjoying my music. I spent probably the equivalent amount of money or more trying the other seven tubes out that ultimately ended up in the sock drawer. I still feel this particular tube is the best varietal you can get for the Aune.

If you're interested in a 7308 you'll want the Amperex if you like a warmish sound or the Telefunken/Siemens if you like the more neutral sound. Expect to pay $90+ no matter which you decide on.
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Update. Decided to try again 6922EH after keeping PCC88 in T1 for some time now. After listening Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise album (FLAC) ( example song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c4wWr8jKrU , great for detecting headroom/soundstage differences ) with Tungsram PCC88 and changing to 6922EH, I noticed clear difference in soundstage/headroom - 6922EH has littlebit more wider and towards to "large hall" soundstage with more "reverb/echo". Everything else I said before about 6922EH vs. Tungsram PCC88 stays same. But with 6922EH and Pantha Du Prince - I felt like "flowing in air" inside music. Once again I make a note - much depends also on the music you are listening to and your own taste. Between PCC88 vs. 6922EH in case of electronic music, I would say that if you are more bass&beat freak then go with Tungsram PCC88, if you want to "flow" inside music take 6922EH. Honestly I dont know anymore which one I prefer with electronic music. I guess with more typical club-beat-electronic music it will be PCC88.


Interesting song. They compare it with Steve Reich...have to admit I don't know him as well as Glass or Nyman. It doesn't bring the feeling of "false" gradation I love, like Nyman's works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6IdHq2y24Q or smoothness of Glass. But I might be interested in this kind of music. Feel free to post more songs:). Even though my taste of music is not very usual, I'm trying to be open(very difficult for me, because i kinda hate most of modern pop and mainstream production). Thanks.

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My OCD will finally allow me to order the T1 blink.gif

 

 

Thinking about ordering from here tomorrow:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FA035AA-AC-110V-BLACK-COLOR-Aune-T1-24Bit-96KHz-DAC-Hi-Fi-Preamp-Audio-Decoder-6N11/695478897.html

 

 

Anyone else order direct from China?
 

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My OCD will finally allow me to order the T1 blink.gif

 

 

Thinking about ordering from here tomorrow:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FA035AA-AC-110V-BLACK-COLOR-Aune-T1-24Bit-96KHz-DAC-Hi-Fi-Preamp-Audio-Decoder-6N11/695478897.html

 

 

Anyone else order direct from China?
 


Me. From this particular seller. Ordered 15.1, shipped via Fedex, estimated delivery 31.1 so a little bit slow. But don't have any idea how long it take to USA. Otherwise good communication with seller, very helpful.

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Me. From this particular seller. Ordered 15.1, shipped via Fedex, estimated delivery 31.1 so a little bit slow. But don't have any idea how long it take to USA. Otherwise good communication with seller, very helpful.


Thanks for the feedback.

 

...so you have 4 days left to wait. Good luck.

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 i kinda hate most of modern pop and mainstream production).

Me too. I`m very open to different kind of music and artists and because of that I have found a lot of great music. The more you open up your mind, the more you get in return! That goes not only for music! ;) That reminds me that I should finally start listening more classical music since now I have good equipment to do that.

 

One more song for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIqNx11Ykc0 Read the description for free legal download. FLAC also available.

 

And about that earlier update... forgot to mention that I was listening with speakers not with HP`s. With headphones it`s the same opinion but to my ears 6922EH top-high`s are littlebit much so I prefer tungsram PCC88 with HD-681 mkII. I have very sensitive ears, it`s musicians thingy I guess. Could use harder filtering than mkII but that cuts off the spacious soundstage too much. Also, with Tungsram PCC88 bass is more enjoyable with HD-681mkII. Like I said, hard to choose between 6922EH or Tungsram PCC88 with electronic music, it all comes down to tiny differences and personal preferences.


Edited by CoiL - 1/27/13 at 2:43pm
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Originally Posted by Enuma-elis View Post


Me. From this particular seller. Ordered 15.1, shipped via Fedex, estimated delivery 31.1 so a little bit slow. But don't have any idea how long it take to USA. Otherwise good communication with seller, very helpful.

 

Same here. Got mine from this seller as well. Fast shipping to Germany within like four days, then two weeks of it idling in German customs rolleyes.gif

Well worth the wait. Loving this little thing. 

 

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