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post #496 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Seems you don`t get it. This fuse will protect against electrical failure (surge, short). Aune T1 power draw (30VA transformer) has nothing to do with it.  

Ah, that I do get - it was just explained badly. I doubt that even a 3A fuse will sufficiently protect it. 

 

We get power cuts and black outs here A LOT - at one stage a minimum of twice a week because our sole Electricity provider is corrupt and broke as balls. Nothings changed.

 

Lost a PC and a number of appliances to brown outs and black outs. the brown outs being the worst, because it almost inevitably is followed by a surge. 

 

Surge protectors help, but not much. Even the $1000 ones. So I say screw it, live with it, and have household insurance.

post #497 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Seems you don`t get it. This fuse will protect against electrical failure (surge, short). Aune T1 power draw (30VA transformer) has nothing to do with it.  


That's not gonna happen...hopefully...maybe...surely not. I'm scared again.eek.gif

post #498 of 6173
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

Ah, that I do get - it was just explained badly. I doubt that even a 3A fuse will sufficiently protect it. 

 

We get power cuts and black outs here A LOT - at one stage a minimum of twice a week because our sole Electricity provider is corrupt and broke as balls. Nothings changed.

 

Lost a PC and a number of appliances to brown outs and black outs. the brown outs being the worst, because it almost inevitably is followed by a surge. 

 

Surge protectors help, but not much. Even the $1000 ones. So I say screw it, live with it, and have household insurance.

Now you get what I meant :) Yeah I know that in many cases surge protectors won`t help but this little change in mains plug is easy and cheap to do. At least there is a better chance Aune T1 and its transformer surviving in case of surge/short/overload. 

So, still I recommend to change that fuse for 0.5-3A. I wanted to have 0.5A but its hard to get it here in Estonia, we have different fuses and sockets/plugs. I could only find 3A slow-blow fuse that fits in that mains plug fuse socket. But it will do ok I hope. 


Edited by CoiL - 1/31/13 at 12:07pm
post #499 of 6173
Thanks for the explanation! Still I am gonna skip it.. No mods for me without any sonic gain and voiding the warranty.. Hah.. And I have never ever experienced appliances damage from surge or shorts before.. My circuit breaker will always trip first! So I guess my plug remains!
post #500 of 6173

If you feel safe then it`s ok. But I doubt that opening mains plug and changing fuse for correct one will void the warranty. In case something happens it`s easy to change it back. Just 1 screw to open the plug, it`s no-brainer.


Edited by CoiL - 1/31/13 at 12:42pm
post #501 of 6173

Well My E188CC came today .. i've now :

 

- 6N23p-Eb Reflektor (20€)

- 6N27p reflektor (15€)

- 6DJ8 Mullard  (30€)

- 6922 Amperew PQ Orange label (US) (45€)

- E188CC/7308 'La Radiotechnique" from 60s ( 75€)

 

I spent more € in tubes than for the T1 ... stupid business redface.gif

post #502 of 6173

Share some comparions and impressions! Aune T1 should have warning - money-sucking-black-box! ;D

post #503 of 6173
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

Well My E188CC came today .. i've now :

 

- 6N23p-Eb Reflektor (20€)

- 6N27p reflektor (15€)

- 6DJ8 Mullard  (30€)

- 6922 Amperew PQ Orange label (US) (45€)

- E188CC/7308 'La Radiotechnique" from 60s ( 75€)

 

I spent more € in tubes than for the T1 ... stupid business redface.gif

 

Well, there are actually many things that are similar.

 

For example:

 

Buy a gun for $600 and spend $1000 in ammo in the first year of shooting...

 

Buy a little rotary toothbrush for $10 and burn through $40 in batteries in a year...

 

on and on

 

While it may seem odd, each half of the equation is equally important.

 

 

- Like a rocket and it's rocket launcher.

post #504 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

Share some comparions and impressions! Aune T1 should have warning - money-sucking-black-box! ;D


biggrin.gif LOL !

 

I will share in few days or weeks when i will have enough time with each :) . I have three headphones and it seems some tubes works better with one or another . For example my 6N23P-EB is awful with he400 while Amperex or Mullard are far better . I think I prefer the Mullard 6DJ8 with my Sig pro . more than Amperex .. but I'm not sure.  I need more time to make my opinion.  But differences are not huge even with stock 6922EH tube.  Aune T1 definitely sound well in its stock state in my opinion. Upgrading tubes is a luxurious (but real) pleasure . i'm really sad tu lose this 6922EH . I can't include it in my comparison now.

post #505 of 6173

What happened with your 6922EH? Since most ppl buy T1 with it, it`s a good comparsion point. Also, the difference between 6922EH vs. 6N23P is quite large, they have very different soundstage imho.


Edited by CoiL - 1/31/13 at 1:20pm
post #506 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

What happened with your 6922EH? Since most ppl buy T1 with it, it`s a good comparsion point. Also, the difference between 6922EH vs. 6N23P is quite large, they have very different soundstage imho.

 

I think I forgot it in the box I used to send a can (Koss DJ100) I sold recently . The happy buyer get a can and the tube as a gift. 

post #507 of 6173

Hehe ;D I remember when I got my Aune... where`s the freakin tube? Oh, there, inside the foam ;D

post #508 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

If you feel safe then it`s ok. But I doubt that opening mains plug and changing fuse for correct one will void the warranty. In case something happens it`s easy to change it back. Just 1 screw to open the plug, it`s no-brainer.

Because mine to begin with is the plug type A from China/USA.. And that will mean cutting up the wire or changing it entirely from the transformer to install the plug type G just to put a fuse in between the current.. I would have rather change my tubes and enjoy the music! tongue.gif
post #509 of 6173

Hmmm... thought that T1`s come only with UK plug. Well, seems you get the "local" plug from where you order it. Mine came from UK and I use adapter like this: 

 

Adapter that comes with Aune T1 is non-standard and won`t fit into EU socket.


Edited by CoiL - 2/1/13 at 1:04am
post #510 of 6173

By the way, preheating of my Aune takes about 50 sec not 30. It's same for all units or it differs unit to unit?

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