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If anyone is building a pc, try get this motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4952#ov

It has a special usb port made solely for usb DAC's at the back to reduce power flucuations. The motherboard itself has nichicon capacitors with an upgradeable OP amp and gain switches.

I have this myself and feel there is more clarity and vocals are better.

 

I also roll USB cables, I now have 4 ^_^ 


Edited by manishex - Yesterday at 11:23 am
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I've tried everything you could possibly think of. That was one of the first things I tried.

 

Trust me ; there was no other solution.

 

 

I'm sure you've tried all other options, I'm just advising that in most cases there's a cheaper and simpler solution than a USB isolator; In some cases like yours there is no other options.


Edited by zoneykid - Yesterday at 11:26 am
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I highly advise to not buy from Audiophonics.fr. They might ship fast, but when it comes down to RMA they simply won't answer. Handing the case over to PayPal.

 

Ouch. Seems they can redeem themselves. I ordered an MK2 there an hour ago eventhough my first experience was similar to yours. Quite sloppy service..

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Ouch. Seems they can redeem themselves. I ordered an MK2 there an hour ago eventhough my first experience was similar to yours. Quite sloppy service..

They said that I'll be getting a full refund. That was on Wednesday though, nothing on my PayPal yet.

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Hey, that happened to me as well! God awful :confused_face: How hard can it be? Don't hold back and keep spamming them.

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Anyone tried the Telefunken E88CC?

http://www.upscaleaudio.com/telefunken-e88cc-6922/

I'm getting the itch... Currently using an Amperex 7308 off eBay which is nice, but it seems the Telefunken might have even less noise and more separation. Running my Ultrasone Sig Pros through the Aune, and I'm craving wider soundstage.

Also considering getting an O2 to use instead of the built-in amp. Big improvement, or marginal? My Sig Pros aren't hard to drive, once again more looking for extra detail, separation, and soundstage.

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Followed the advice from the OP of this thread who stated that another tube is "better" in his view ; http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=567610&highlight=aune+t1

 

Bought the GE that he gave the biggest marks to and I guess it's because he uses a tube amp as well but I find that although it has good articulation, that it's quite bass shy. His comments on the bass seem to insinuate that he has a bass-heavy rig or at least is predisposed to having natural bass extension. My guess is the Amperex OG tube pushes it over the top and therefore the user finds it to be too much.

 

If you're interested in the tube, let me know and I could sell it to you. Otherwise, I'll keep it for troubleshooting purposes and as a spare in case anything happens to my beloved OG.

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Followed the advice from the OP of this thread who stated that another tube is "better" in his view ; http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=567610&highlight=aune+t1

 

Bought the GE that he gave the biggest marks to and I guess it's because he uses a tube amp as well but I find that although it has good articulation, that it's quite bass shy. His comments on the bass seem to insinuate that he has a bass-heavy rig or at least is predisposed to having natural bass extension. My guess is the Amperex OG tube pushes it over the top and therefore the user finds it to be too much.

 

If you're interested in the tube, let me know and I could sell it to you. Otherwise, I'll keep it for troubleshooting purposes and as a spare in case anything happens to my beloved OG.

 

Have you tried applying some EQ to bring up the bass? Personally I have found the bass on most tubes to be not quite as much as I want so usually I have to go in and tweak it a bit.

 

If you don't have an EQ program and want to try, I would recommend Viper4Windows (What I use) or if you want to get a little more technical Equalizer APO: http://www.head-fi.org/t/649389/a-free-parametric-equalizer-for-windows-vista-7-and-8-that-doesnt-need-asio-or-vst-it-works-inline-at-the-os-level

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Oops! I should have done a Google search before posting.

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Telefunken E88CC

Gold pins, Halo getter

 

Unlike with the Siemens above, I got exactly what I expected from the hype around this tube. Clear soundstage and a very open and rich sound. With my HE-400 it may already be a bit too bright for my taste.

 


A bit bright? I have Sig Pros... I think I'll survive. :tongue_smile:

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