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post #4546 of 5706

Can you show us pics?  I'm curious to see it, I'll be putting pics of my beloved Siemens 6992 CCa A9 up soon.

post #4547 of 5706

the telefunken ecc85 that i just got from the post is a no go for my aune :U heavy distortion 

post #4548 of 5706
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GUES WHAT ? Lori (Greengirl613 on ebay) sent me a tube...out of the blue !!! And what a tube...Amperex PCC88 Orange Globe...looks brand spanking new and sounds awesome. If you are a headphone guy, need more bass but clear bass, not boomy, this is a great tube to get. I have the same type in a 6GM8 and it was boomy.

 

I had already posted them...but here they are....AWESOKME sounding...and not even fully broken in...I will post better close-up pictures tonight....

post #4549 of 5706

That looks a lot like my Siemens from what I can see, except my Siemens has gold pins.

post #4550 of 5706

Another Telefunken ECC85 question - I've noticed most of the Telefunkens pictured on ebay & elsewhere have a diamond logo. Every once in awhile though you see one where the logo is circular with what looks like cogs on the outer diameter. Is there a difference between these two tubes? Also, isendono, I just read your post. Do you think you got a defective tube? Most other impressions of the ECC85 have been very positive.TIA

 

Ben

post #4551 of 5706

Hey guys

I have a newbie question.

 

When I turn off my pc, should I turn off the Aune T1 (the SW switch at the back) or should I leave it running? What would be better for its' life span?

post #4552 of 5706
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Hey guys

I have a newbie question.

 

When I turn off my pc, should I turn off the Aune T1 (the SW switch at the back) or should I leave it running? What would be better for its' life span?

 

Turn it off. The lifespan of the amp itself isn't the problem, but you probably want to save the tubes.

post #4553 of 5706

Alright. Thanks :)

post #4554 of 5706
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Just received my NOS GE 6AQ8 tube and it sounds great!

I am using the Aune T1 as a DAC streaming from my iPad to a vintage Marantz 2270 receiver through a pair of Linn Sara speakers.

I am not great at describing what I am hearing, but my impressions are that this tube gives a little more detail than the stock tube. The other word that comes to mind is more natural sound where the 6922 was a bit more "clinical" sounding to me. Also the mid range seems a little more present.

A big thank you to Arcorob for doing the legwork to help find some of the best sounding tubes that do not cost an arm and a leg!
post #4555 of 5706
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Benwa...I received an Amperex OG PCC88 out of the blue that is STUNNING. The similar OG in the 6GM8 was muddy (to me) this one is detailed, wide soundstage, forward mids and STRONG bass without being boomy...

 

it is NOT the a-frame type...(see picture) - Ask Greengirl613 if she has another....

 

I'm glad you did while I have two and counting bad tubes from  this seller

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/400628720480?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ge-Siemens-6AQ8-ECC85-Stereo-Tube-2210-709-30-/181307144926?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2a36bf7ade

 

,first it was Sylvania black plates and after exchanging few emails I got another bad one ,actually the replacement was a lot worse then the one I was replacing ,this was the response today 

Quote:
  We test for strength, shorts, leaks. We don't test in applications because it will be different in each one

I have another one coming today and if this one suck as bad as the other tubes I will avoid this seller in the future 

 

P.S. she agree to return the money for the last one tho

 

I think we all should stop recommending any sellers in this thread  


Edited by spacequeen7 - 2/6/14 at 11:42am
post #4556 of 5706
I love the Aune T1, but not the transformer. It has a buzz and if I put it anywhere on my desk, it vibrates. Even if it's on a padded item, it still buzzes loud enough for me to hear.
post #4557 of 5706
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Originally Posted by WyFi View Post

I love the Aune T1, but not the transformer. It has a buzz and if I put it anywhere on my desk, it vibrates. Even if it's on a padded item, it still buzzes loud enough for me to hear.

I would contact Aune since mine is silent and won't vibrate at all 

post #4558 of 5706
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I would contact Aune since mine is silent and won't vibrate at all 

+1
post #4559 of 5706
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I would contact Aune since mine is silent and won't vibrate at all 

I will do that. I had to unplug it last night so my girlfriend could sleep.
post #4560 of 5706

in the meantime try to suspend/hang the transformer in the air so it won't have contact with your desk ,that's what I do with noisy pumps in my builds 

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