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Originally Posted by slovetro View Post


I am. It works very well imo.

 

 thanks ,..MD have them for $350 I'm very tempted :L3000:

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Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post


Check the "search this thread" function a number of people use the HD600 and HD650 and say they work well.

pretty nifty tool,thank you

post #3602 of 6217
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post


With the T1, it's a solid state DAC, followed by a tube buffer, then a solid state amp.   Many people also use tube analog output stages on DACs and CD players/transports.

I thought the tube was the DAC. If it has a solid state DAC, what model does it use? What is a tube buffer?
post #3603 of 6217
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Originally Posted by Tristan944 View Post

I thought the tube was the DAC. If it has a solid state DAC, what model does it use? What is a tube buffer?

In a tube buffer the signal from a solid state dac (as in the Aune T1) or amp (as in the Peachtree Nova) is passed through a tube to give the tube "flavor" to the music. There are some people who think that this is cheating because the tube is not necessary to operate the equipment, it just effects the quality of the sound. Frankly, I think the T1 with a good tube sounds great.
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hoping to recieve some advice on a couple things.. i just bought a Aune t1 and currently have He400's but am now in the market for an audio interface and quality monitors.

 

Im wondering if i should replace the Aune and get a better dac i can use the monitors with aswell and also whether running the pc>audio interface>dac/amp is possible and worth it ?

 

Ive also got a sbz an am hoping to run the virtual surround through them if possible too. Thanks for any advice.

post #3605 of 6217
Lysergix,

I'll send a PM in a bit since this is the T1 thread and it would be a bit off topic. I've got some thoughts and experience with the setup you're thinking about using an interface and studio monitors.

-Mike
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which is better for rock music with aune t1, sennheiser hd 600 or hd 650?

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Imo you can`t ask question like that because much depends from tube being used. Unless you are referring only to "stock" 6922EH tube but this tube isn`t good for rock. Read reviews about HD600 vs. HD650 (or compare them yourself if you have opportunity) and decide what you like more and what is being told suits better for rock. But even after you have bought one out of those cans, you`ll probably have to find matching tube - about that part come back to this thread and ask recommendations.

post #3608 of 6217

i will change the tube soon, but i don't have opportunity to try the headphones... i had sennheiser hd 598 and i liked them with aune t1, but i want an upgrade... i searched on this forum but they confused me, i listen pop song too and i don't know which headphone buy!

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Originally Posted by andreaburlizzi View Post
 

i will change the tube soon, but i don't have opportunity to try the headphones... i had sennheiser hd 598 and i liked them with aune t1, but i want an upgrade... i searched on this forum but they confused me, i listen pop song too and i don't know which headphone buy!


A good place to start is with these two stops on the same excellent piece:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_HD600

 

and

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_HD650

post #3610 of 6217

Hello...Just joined !! Not sure why I haven't seen this awesome site before..anyway, specific question on the AUNE T1. I ordered the improved version (6922 E88CC) ..and I plan to use it with USB IN and the RCA out, not the headphones...it will feed in to the AUX on my main rig.

 

Fro the life of me, I can't find anything that says that's okay (though it should be..can;t see why not...lol)

 

Anyone using it that way ?

 

My main use will be from :

 

Surface Tablet USB out

USB IN to Aune T1

RCA out to Marantz SR4023 Pre

Marantz feeds my Velleman K4040 Power amp

 

I primarily listen to vinyl but lately I have been streaming music from the Surface (via the 3.5mm and on board wolfson dac) to the main system. I saw such good things on the T1 and hey...every things sound better with a little tube magic...LOL

 

Anyway, thanks...!!

 

Rob

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Originally Posted by arcorob View Post
 

Hello...Just joined !! Not sure why I haven't seen this awesome site before..anyway, specific question on the AUNE T1. I ordered the improved version (6922 E88CC) ..and I plan to use it with USB IN and the RCA out, not the headphones...it will feed in to the AUX on my main rig.

 

Fro the life of me, I can't find anything that says that's okay (though it should be..can;t see why not...lol)

 

Anyone using it that way ?

 

My main use will be from :

 

Surface Tablet USB out

USB IN to Aune T1

RCA out to Marantz SR4023 Pre

Marantz feeds my Velleman K4040 Power amp

 

I primarily listen to vinyl but lately I have been streaming music from the Surface (via the 3.5mm and on board wolfson dac) to the main system. I saw such good things on the T1 and hey...every things sound better with a little tube magic...LOL

 

Anyway, thanks...!!

 

Rob

 

 

Hey Rob... as it's said around here, Welcome to Head-Fi and sorry about your wallet!  :-)

 

The T1 can indeed be used in that way, it works well as a DAC using the RCA outs.

 

Unfortunately, the stock tube isn't all that great....  some tube rolling will definitely change the sound of the T1 for the better.

 

   -Mike

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Hi Mike...yup..I answered the PM BTW and yes, tube rolling is the way to go...I LOVE trying different tubes until I find the perfect match for my system...when I say the T1 ..I said cool...!

 

Investigated the critical part (the DAC) and it passed muster. But then add a TUBE buffer...SOLD...LOL..and the price was right to try. I almost spent $400 on a DAC (I don't really need) and glad I didn't..I don't think the T1 gets enough recognition because the recognition I HAVE seen is all very positive.

 

Thanks again and thanks for the personal welcome PM !!!

post #3613 of 6217

Arcorob, I use my T1 exactly the same way you have mentioned. 

 

USB in -> Tube DAC -> RCA out -> Amp -> Speakers. 

 

I only listen at very low levels and nearfield, but it still makes you sit up and listen.

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Thank you ! I finally saw the manual and understand that's how it will work for me...and while on another post .. a lightbulb went off.

 

I gather people here have tried using 12AU7's on the T1? It makes sense because the 6922 circuit would be built for a 6v heater...but the 12AU7 can handle 6v or 12v so...it should work ...and I have a ton of 12AU7's to try...sorry ...just thinking out loud.

 

Would someone please correct me if my thinking is askew on this ? Thanks

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12AU7 has different pin-out and is not compatible with Aune T1! Here is list of tubes suitable for Aune T1:

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6DJ8, ECC88, 6922, E88CC, 7308, 6N23P, 6N27P, 6N11, 7DJ8, PCC88, ECC1896ES8

E188CC, ECC86, 6GM8, PCC189, 7ES8, Cca, CV2492, CV2493, CV10320, CV5231, CV5354, 

CV5358, M3624, CV4108, CV5331, CV5464, CV5472, CV8065, CV9838, CV10320, CV10403

6FW8, PCC85 (may sound distorted).

 

CV tube types cross-reference: http://www.audiotubes.com/cv2000.htm

Chinese tubes cross-reference: http://www.audiotubes.com/chinese.htm

 

Tubes marked in green are tube types that I personally have tried with Aune T1 and are working with no problems.


Edited by CoiL - 12/23/13 at 9:52am
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