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post #3961 of 5960
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Originally Posted by lwrs10 View Post
 

I bought some socket savers to make these out of. Damn these things are expensive!

 

I will make 2 versions. 

 

One will be a drop in and use the 6.3V heater circuit in the Aune.

 

 

3rd one will be a 6SN7 adapter that is a direct plug and play. This one will have a small circuit in it to bias the 6SN7 correctly. No external power needed. 

 

 

Sound good?


So what about the converter plug I posted that is 6SN7 to 12AU7..is that missing something ?

 

I like drop ins !!! LOL so the AUNE uses the same heater as the 12AU7 (6.3V)?

post #3962 of 5960

Sorry to ask again ...But is this the same thing or does your circuit do something different ? Thanks

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12AU7-12AT7-Adapter-to-6SN7-Basing-/271060465244?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3f1c76765c

post #3963 of 5960

Hey..for anyone who wants to know pinouts, this pdf is COOL

 

http://bustedgear.com/res_Tube_pinouts.pdf

post #3964 of 5960
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Originally Posted by arcorob View Post
 

Sorry to ask again ...But is this the same thing or does your circuit do something different ? Thanks

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12AU7-12AT7-Adapter-to-6SN7-Basing-/271060465244?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3f1c76765c

 

 

That is the exact opposite of what we need.

post #3965 of 5960
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Originally Posted by lwrs10 View Post
 

 

 

That is the exact opposite of what we need.


Ah...directionality...LOL

 

So its this type (8 pin to 9 pin ?)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-convert-tube-socket-6SN7-6SL7-to-12AU7-12AX7-/220742043198?pt=US_Amplifier_Parts_Components&hash=item336540463e

post #3966 of 5960

I'll stop asking and let lwrs10 come up with the device...LOL

post #3967 of 5960
Nope....still backwards

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post #3968 of 5960

lwrs10, sry if you already told it but I`m asking how are you feeding your Aune T1 - what OS? WASAPI? Lossless files?

And one though about your reviews - can you maybe narrow your scale number down to 5 (like arcorob uses) because your numbers hardly go lower than 5 which makes using so wide scale useless imho.

One thing I wanted to remind to all of you who are buying NOS tubes - clean the pins! and let the tube burn in at least 48h straight before you start to compare. I have had many cases where tube gets noticeably better and "opens" up. Like this Ei PCC189 I`m burning atm, already hear some signs it getting better. I usually leave my NOS tubes burning at nights with different music genres. And that Brimar ECC88 that I told is my worst tube ever - it has gone much better being used while I watch movies and do other stuff. Got to compare it against my "lower grade" tubes again sometime.

 

I will do pins cleaning guide today with pictures to show newcomers to tube world how to clean pins without "scratching" metal surface using strong vinegar (not apple) + baking soda. Actually you can use other "kitchen" acids too but pure strong vinegar is best imho. Many tend to clean those pins with sandpaper (bad bad bad!) or other "physical" method that micro-shapes pins - which is bad because you should let the socket do the "pins shaping" to achieve best contact. The guide I`m going to provide uses basic household stuff and there are no special tools involved. You might think that this is easy - just put acid+soda together and soak those pins into it - no, there are some tiny tips ;)


Edited by CoiL - 1/7/14 at 1:31pm
post #3969 of 5960
Mostly Windows, foobar, wasapi push.

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post #3970 of 5960
Can't edit post mobile, forgot to add 100% of my music is ALAC

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Edited by lwrs10 - 1/7/14 at 2:34pm
post #3971 of 5960

I'm contemplating on buying Bravo V2 that's on MD for $49.99(uses 12AU7 tubes) and pair it with T1, what you guys think ?

post #3972 of 5960

Bravo V2 and other versions (Indeed etc.) require lot of modifications to get them good sounding. Do more research about modding them and if it`s ok with you, then try. Bravo V2 was also in my list but gave up on that after reading modifications threads and sound quality. I think it`s actually better to go with PA2V2 with those lower cost amps but tube rolling is fun for sure ;) What about Schiit Vali? Or Bravo Ocean (someone here tested it with T1). 


Edited by CoiL - 1/7/14 at 2:36pm
post #3973 of 5960

I want to keep the detail that Aune gives with the tube feel ..Schiit Vali?(link ?)...still hoping for DarkVoice 336SE that's also on MD

post #3974 of 5960

DV336se is probably best out of those and should be pretty sure thing to go for. 

 

Schiit Vali: http://schiit.com/products/vali

Head-Fi thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp

post #3975 of 5960
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

I'm contemplating on buying Bravo V2 that's on MD for $49.99(uses 12AU7 tubes) and pair it with T1, what you guys think ?


I have one and like it very much...The 12AU7 tube rolling really opens it up...

 

What's wrong with the amp in the T1 ? Why not use that ?

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