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post #5386 of 6197
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Originally Posted by pepku View Post
 

Anyone tried E88CC PHILIPS SQ?

 

You mean these one?

 

 

 

They are quite nice. I was able to get them for a lot less money than they are normally being selled on eBay.

 

The sound of these are great. If you can get them for a reasonable price I would recommend it. I'm saving these two tubes for my future amp that I'm making. Should be finished soon.

post #5387 of 6197

They look like that, and I can get one for ~30$ in my country. 

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post #5388 of 6197

Howdy! I have new Sennheiser HD 650s with an Objective2 amp on the way.

 

Would the Aune T1 work well as a DAC going into the Objective2 > Sennheiser 650?

 

I listen to a lot of electronic music, classic, and various genres of rock.

 

The upgrade version with 6922 Tube is currently on sale at Amazon, which is largely why I'm considering picking one up.

 

Thank you!

post #5389 of 6197

try "search this thread" at the top of this page. It works very will for requests like yours. There's plenty of chatter about using the DAC from the T1 and the Objective 2 using the RCA outputs, which still utilizes the tube buffer stage. Not sure about the 650s though.

post #5390 of 6197

Anyone know something about aune t1 MKII - with asynchronus dac? Anyone compared MKII with MKI?

post #5391 of 6197
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Originally Posted by dana789 View Post
 

try "search this thread" at the top of this page. It works very will for requests like yours. There's plenty of chatter about using the DAC from the T1 and the Objective 2 using the RCA outputs, which still utilizes the tube buffer stage. Not sure about the 650s though.

Thanks! That'll help with a lot of questions. Didn't realize I could search this thread specifically.

post #5392 of 6197

@ElBartoME @pepku - Those are beautiful sounding tubes. I am super jealous that you can get them for $30... what a steal! Let me know if you're ever interested in selling some. :)

 

I have around 40 hours on my re-capped Aune T1 and it's sounding better everyday. 

 

I cannot recommend this upgrade enough... the improvement takes the T1 above and beyond anything my ears have heard before. I wish everyone would try it out and experience what I'm hearing, it's beyond amazing to me.

 

Feel free to PM for details and I will happily provide any help/info.

 

@Luckbad - I've been using my T1 with my HD 650's and it sounds great. Haven't tried the Objective 2, or the Bottlehead Crack which is also supposed to be a superb amp with them. I doubt it sounds any better than the T1 I have now, but if I come across one I'll definitely audition it. Good luck!

post #5393 of 6197
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Originally Posted by mikoss View Post
 

 

I cannot recommend this upgrade enough... the improvement takes the T1 above and beyond anything my ears have heard before. I wish everyone would try it out and experience what I'm hearing, it's beyond amazing to me.

 

hi mikoss... i dont follow your post, so sorry.

 

by this upgrade, do you mean the e88cc philips sq?

 

if that's what you mean by this upgrade. why do you want to buy more of the same tubes..? does tubes have short period of life or smthn...?

 

 

hv you tried the 6aq8 ecc85 that lately some people getting good results on and some gets distortion...?

if you have, which one is better?


Edited by rovopio - 6/8/14 at 9:28pm
post #5394 of 6197
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 

 

hi mikoss... i dont follow your post, so sorry.

 

by this upgrade, do you mean the e88cc philips sq?

 

if that's what you mean by this upgrade. why do you want to buy more of the same tubes..? does tubes have short period of life or smthn...?

 

He's talking about the capacitors. I agree, the upgrade is worth it. 

post #5395 of 6197
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Originally Posted by ElBartoME View Post
 

 

He's talking about the capacitors. I agree, the upgrade is worth it. 

 

i mean... upgrade to which tubes...? did he meant the e88cc philips sq or any compatible tubes as long as its not stock 6922?

 

if e88cc sq is what he meant by the upgrade. why does he needs / wants to buy more of the same tubes that he's already using..? does tubes have short / limited period of life or smthn...?


Edited by rovopio - 6/9/14 at 4:31am
post #5396 of 6197
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post

i mean... upgrade to which tubes...? did he meant the e88cc philips sq or any compatible tubes as long as its not stock 6922?

if e88cc sq is what he meant by the upgrade. why does he needs / wants to buy more of the same tubes that he's already using..? does tubes have short / limited period of life or smthn...?
Mikoss isn't talking about tubes when he said "the upgrade". El Barto told you what he was talking about.
post #5397 of 6197

Capacitor upgrade is a little tricky if you don't have soldering experience and you have to know what will fit and right now off the top of my head I can't remember the height, I can tell you that none of mine fit without being bent over.  However I do not think it's good to use a jumper wire to lay them down due to the capacitance of the wire used (even solid copper core).  Leaving long leads like we have to in order to bend them over changes the value slightly, but nowhere near what running cheap copper cable to it does.

 

The other thing about the cap upgrade is you may not like what you change the first time around, right now I have Nichicon Fine Golds at the primary location and they are eating some of the bass.  They give off a much better mid to high, but some of the bass is gone.  I shorted them and temporarily ran the Panasonics that everyone buys and the bass did come back, but I lost the clarity from the Nichicons.  So you may end up "rolling" capacitors a few times, or you may be lucky and nail it the first time.  This isn't an exact science since we all pretty much have different headphones. 

post #5398 of 6197

Anyone have experience with Genalex Gold Lion E88CC Gold Pin Tube?

post #5399 of 6197
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Originally Posted by llcook51 View Post

Anyone have experience with Genalex Gold Lion E88CC Gold Pin Tube?

I have a gold lion... Though I would have to listen to it some more to give impressions.
post #5400 of 6197
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post

 

hi mikoss... i dont follow your post, so sorry.

 

by this upgrade, do you mean the e88cc philips sq?

 

if that's what you mean by this upgrade. why do you want to buy more of the same tubes..? does tubes have short period of life or smthn...?

 

Rovopio, the upgrade was for the capacitors inside the T1. The E88CC Philips SQ is a very nice tube. It's also a long life tube, so it should last around 10,000 hours... always nice to have more great sounding tubes ;) 

 

Cheers

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