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post #3931 of 5135

Bought it from UK eBay reseller. I think it was Kidult. 

post #3932 of 5135

@slovetro ...your best bet is to email Aune ,..you may end up getting another adapter/converter like Coil have  

post #3933 of 5135
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Hey bud, I don't dispute this but the specs on the power for AUNE say 120/220 ...I wonder if the "brick" handles it since it converts it to 15-0-15 anyway ?

 

The brick is nothing more than a bare transformer with the AC output fed to the internal power supply on the Aune. 

 

While the the Aune is advertised as 110/220, to the best of my knowledge, that means either / or - determined by which transformer brick you have.   Furthermore, at least on the 110v brick that I pulled apart, there was only a single primary winding so that it couldn't be rewired to use 220. 

 

Buying a 2nd 220v transformer to use for 220 wall voltage is probably the easiest thing to do.   Alternately, you could DIY an external transformer box that outputs the same 15-0-15 with a filtered IEC inlet that has a power switch and voltage selector switch.


Edited by mhamel - 1/6/14 at 1:42pm
post #3934 of 5135
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

The brick is nothing more than a bare transformer with the AC output fed to the internal power supply on the Aune. 

 

While the the Aune is advertised as 110/220, to the best of my knowledge, that means either / or - determined by which transformer brick you have.   Furthermore, at least on the 110v brick that I pulled apart, there was only a single primary winding so that it couldn't be rewired to use 220. 

 

Buing a 2nd 220v transformer to use for 220 wall voltage is probably the easiest thing to do.   Alternately, you could DIY an external transformer box that outputs the same 15-0-15 with a filtered IEC inlet that has a power switch and voltage selector switch.


Thanks for the clarification ...I myself was not sure...:bigsmile_face: 

post #3935 of 5135

Playing with an ECC189/6ES8 right now. Not sure what brand, or where it was made. 

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never had a single problem in any game. 

thx :))

post #3937 of 5135
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Playing with an ECC189/6ES8 right now. Not sure what brand, or where it was made. 

 

My best ECC189/6ES8 is Miniwatt-Dario yellow "shield" labeled ones made by Chartres France. I have 3 of those and 1 Mazda labeled.

They all have best tightest bass & kick (and goes deep lows) out of my tubes and great soundstage. Those are awesome for EDM but good overall performer also. They are getting very rare and if you have them, try them!

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Those on the pics are the ones I have (eBay pics).

LOL, by the pics I actually have 4 of those yellow labeled, already forgot 1 ;D 

 

Edit: Atm, there are only 3 of Mazda labeled @ eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-ECC189-Mazda-France-Tested-Tube-6ES8-/300544331122?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item45f9d68d72

 

I shared a great deal link about yellow labeled miniwatt-darios to user isendono and he bought 3 of those with insane low price ;) Waiting his impressions about them.

 

Edit: I also have 2x Heerlen made yellow "shield" labeled Miniwatt-Dario PCC189`s too. One is coded IP9 ⊿9F1 and 2nd is IP9 ⊿7H4. 1st one is imo same good as those France made ECC189`s but second one is different sounding and not so good.


Edited by CoiL - 1/6/14 at 3:20pm
post #3938 of 5135

Identified this tube. Its a GE labelled ECC189, with a Mullard Blackburn plant code. 

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A new tube review (2 actually). I will be sure to add the review to my list on the right page but for now...also, remember with any analysis...it only applies to the system. My junk could be your treasure. and vice versa.

 

Mullard 6GM8/ECC86 Coded- ~~D4A2 -  2 Stars

I was excited to get my first Mullard in this series as I have come to expect good things. Now I have received TWO of these, same date code, same lot and never seen a socket. They are not broken in but I can always tell where a tube starts and where it might be headed. Unfortunately for me, it was a bit bass heavy and nowhere near as detailed as the GE tube or even the stock tube.Mids and staging was flat.  I was looking so forward to liking this. Well, expect nothing and you wont be disappointed. These cost me the most so far and I don't enjoy them at all.

 

Sylvania . 6DJ8 ECC88 Halo Getter Yellow Lettering USA FB EFB - 4 Stars

Now this is more like it. Very nice tube. Beautiful soundstage, deep base but not boomy. Nice mid's. For under $10 shipped, this tube is beautiful. So why 4 stars ? Comparatively, the GE at 4.25 STARs still bests this one slightly with a bit more detail and a bit more forward in the mids, Still a beautiful tube and if I never heard the GE, this would be my #1. There is a smooth quality to it, velvety that I expected from the Mullard (but did not get). You would be crazy not to try one for a price in this range.

 

That's it !!! Two more coming ....LOL Pictures of the Sylvania below

 

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Acrorob, can you please take a pic of getter part of that sylvania - there are different constructions on this one.

Edit: nvm, it should be still flat plate + O-ring getter.


Edited by CoiL - 1/6/14 at 3:53pm
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Added a review for a 12AU7. 

 

12AU7/6189W

 

You MUST change the heater circuit to run this tube!!!

 

1. Pilot labelled 12AU7. Siemens, Berlin plant. 

    This tube took the Aune to a whole 'nother level. Everything became very smooth, yet still detailed. From 20hz to wherever you claim you can hear, it is perfectly balanced. No one thing sticks out. Soundstage is right about what it should be without being artificially wide. Imaging is accurate. Detail is very well balanced between any note that passes through it. The only thing I find this tube does over any other I have tried is decay. With this tube I noticed a certain decay of notes I have not previously with any other tube. As in a piano playing......the notes trail off perfectly. I honestly cannot find a single fault with this tube, as it is the most well balanced and "perfect" I have tried so far. I am very hesitant to rate it a perfect 10 as there is usually room for improvement, but in this case, maybe there isn't. If you have the ability to build the adapter to run this tube, I would have to say this is the only tube you need. Ever. 

 

                           On Speakers            On Headphones(DT990)

 

Bass                             10                                          10

 

Midrange                     10                                          10

 

Treble                           10                                          10

 

Sounstage                   10                                          10

 

Imaging                       10                                          10

 

Detail                           10                                           10

 

Presence                     10                                           10


Edited by lwrs10 - 1/6/14 at 4:13pm
post #3942 of 5135
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Acrorob, can you please take a pic of getter part of that sylvania - there are different constructions on this one.

Edit: nvm, it should be still flat plate + O-ring getter.


Only if you spell my name right :bigsmile_face: 

 

It is (to me) very unique.

 

There are copper rods up from the plate to a FLAT solid plate then an O-Getter...looks very well made and thus perhaps the sound...Best I could do on pics (dammit I need to break out some camera's ...I DID have a photo business and here I am using a damn camera phone)

 

 

post #3943 of 5135

Sorry, arcorob! ;D

 

I`m starting to really wonder about lwrs10 taste and setup difference from mine. First Amperex 7308 gets beaten by Mullard ECC85, then it gets beaten by Pilot 12AU7 to "whole new level". I though Amperex 7308 was already pretty much "another level" where there isn`t much to go further anymore. I think our perception of great sounding tube splits. But we`ll see when I (or someone else) manage to get my hands on one of those.

Anyway keep those reviews coming lwrs10! ;)


Edited by CoiL - 1/6/14 at 4:26pm
post #3944 of 5135
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
 

Sorry, arcorob! ;D

 

I`m starting to really wonder about lwrs10 taste and setup difference from mine. First Amperex 7308 gets beaten by Mullard ECC85, then it gets beaten by Pilot 12AU7 to "whole new level". I though Amperex 7308 was already pretty much "another level" where there isn`t much to go further anymore. I think our perception of great sounding tube splits. But we`ll see when I (or someone else) manage to get my hands on one of those.

Anyway keep those reviews coming lwrs10! ;)

 

Remember, this is all subjective to the listeners ears. 

 

There is one other person in this thread who has tried the ECC85 and a few others too. I asked him to post his impressions too.


Edited by lwrs10 - 1/6/14 at 4:41pm
post #3945 of 5135
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Originally Posted by lwrs10 View Post
 

 

Remember, this is all subjective to the listeners ears. 

 

There is one other person in this thread who has tried the ECC85 and a few others too. I asked him to post his impressions too.

Plus..I have one on the way...

 

But as I have said time and time again...okay.,.maybe once but what I have said is, these will sound different on different systems. They may have similar qualities (such as detailed, forward mids, etc.) but can also diverge depending on the system. Example, I found the amperex globe a bit bass heavy but still agreed it was detailed, forward mids, wide soundstage...etc.

 

So what I am saying is, not everything is guaranteed...I still want to try a 7308..but I just have to cool it for a while..I can get a bit OCD on tubes ..but you guys would not know what that's like.,..right ? LOL

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