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So far, I can recommended these binaural recordings:  Edgar Froese - Aqua  -:-  Gorn, Levin, Marotta - From the Caves of the Iron Mountains  -:-  Head-Fi And HDtracks - Open Your Ears  -:-  Ottmar Liebert - Up Close  -:-  Studio Voodoo - Studio Voodoo  -:-  Wycliffe Gordon - Dreams of New Orleans  -:-  Ultrasone reference CD

post #587 of 6173
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Originally Posted by Grevlin View Post

Well, the T1 came in.

 

I was a little surprised on the tube. It's labeled:

 

6922EH Electro Harmonix - Made in Russia - 12 02


Yeah, same for me(I've wrote about it when my T1 came). It seems that the seller sends it with 6922 instead of 6n11 tube. For the price we paid... it's REAL deal.

post #588 of 6173
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Couple pics: (I got the black version)

 

 

 

Your photos are not highest quality, but the black color of your Aune is recognizable without shade of doubt.wink_face.gif

post #589 of 6173
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Originally Posted by Enuma-elis View Post


Yeah, same for me(I've wrote about it when my T1 came). It seems that the seller sends it with 6922 instead of 6n11 tube. For the price we paid... it's REAL deal.


Oh yeah.

 

And it came direct from China delivered to my house in (4) working days. blink.gif

 

 

Edit - yeah, its my iPhone 4. It takes pretty good pics but the lighting has to be just right. (And is was not for these pics - obviously)


Edited by Grevlin - 2/4/13 at 1:23pm
post #590 of 6173
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Originally Posted by Grevlin View Post

Well, the T1 came in.

 

I was a little surprised on the tube. It's labeled:

 

6922EH Electro Harmonix - Made in Russia - 12 02
 

Which I believe is an upgrade, though I did not see anything about that when I ordered. beerchug.gif

 

Couple pics: (I got the black version)

 

 

 

I've literally listened to like two songs with my new K702's (maybe 30 hours break-in)

 

Its sounds amazing to me already.  Volume dial is around 25% when I'm listening.

 

 

QUESTION: The switch on back is labeled "SW"  - is this an actual power switch? The tube goes dark if I flip it, but I don't know if its actually cutting power.

 

 

 

Its gonna take me a while to break it in and really get some opinions, but at first glance - I'm extremely happy.

Where did you buy yours?

post #591 of 6173
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Originally Posted by Grevlin View Post


Oh yeah.

 

And it came direct from China delivered to my house in (4) working days. blink.gif

 

 

Edit - yeah, its my iPhone 4. It takes pretty good pics but the lighting has to be just right. (And is was not for these pics - obviously)


Actually it was one of my little jokes. I was alluding to your need to tell us that you've got black version, even it was recognizable from photos. Argh, I hate my inability to present jokes in englishvery_evil_smiley.gif.

post #592 of 6173
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Originally Posted by kwatch View Post

Where did you buy yours?

I think Grevlin and Enuma-elis got their`s from here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FA035BB-AC-220V-SILVER-COLOR-Aune-T1-24Bit-96KHz-DAC-Hi-Fi-Preamp-Audio-Decoder-6N11/695543397.html

 

It`s the cheapest I have seen but with postage and customs it`s better to order from here if you are inside EU :http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251164443176?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Edited by CoiL - 2/4/13 at 1:51pm
post #593 of 6173
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

I think Grevlin and Enuma-elis got their`s from here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FA035BB-AC-220V-SILVER-COLOR-Aune-T1-24Bit-96KHz-DAC-Hi-Fi-Preamp-Audio-Decoder-6N11/695543397.html

 

It`s the cheapest I have seen but with postage and customs it`s better to order from here if you are inside EU :http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251164443176?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Yup, thats the seller.

 

Here is the link to the black version. You'll see me way down at the bottom - American flag.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FA035AA-AC-110V-BLACK-COLOR-Aune-T1-24Bit-96KHz-DAC-Hi-Fi-Preamp-Audio-Decoder-6N11/695478897.html

post #594 of 6173
Crap I ordered on the 30 and the track estimate says Feb 14. Y'all getting yours in 4days its great. Hope its wrong.
post #595 of 6173
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Originally Posted by dcfis View Post

Crap I ordered on the 30 and the track estimate says Feb 14. Y'all getting yours in 4days its great. Hope its wrong.

 

Well, originally the Fed Ex tracking said arrival this Wednesday and it arrived today, 2 days early. I got the Fed Ex shipping upgrade.

post #596 of 6173

Craziness. blink.gif

 

I'm playing my favorite songs in various albums. Songs that I've listened to countless times.

 

 

...and I'm hearing them for the first time. basshead.gif

 

 

There is more space, instruments are sort of farther apart. I can hear extra sounds, and more of the music that comes in softer and fades slower than I'd ever heard before. Some of the song's vocals and back-up vocals are almost entrancing.

 

I played a few tracks of Muse and almost fell out of my chair. atsmile.gif

 

One of my favorite singers - Jem - her vocals are just more...delicate.

 

 

Its friggin' amazing.

 

 

Sorry, I'm a newb - don't even know the vocabulary to describe what I'm hearing.


Edited by Grevlin - 2/4/13 at 3:38pm
post #597 of 6173
I like your impressions Grevlin. I was similarly impressed with the sound of the Aune + K 702s. Save up some money and get a nicer tube like the Mullard or Amperex ECC88 or a JAN Amperex 7308 and the combo will come even more to life if possible, there is seriously a great synergy with those cans + those tubes that you will really love.

I have to say I always thought EH tubes were on the continuum of OK to outright horrible. EH tubes were everywhere in electronic music production in the late 90s to early 00s, there was this trend to "put a tube in it" to make some stab at fake analogue type sound, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. I have a lot of 12AX7 tubes because of this but most are it terrible shape by now I'm sure.

Anyway, your rig will benefit from a tube upgrade. Even if you're happy with it now, you can always squeeze out a little more performance.
post #598 of 6173

Hey there.

Anyone can give a little bit more info on the HD650 with the T1? I'm actually using them with a E10 (poor little guy). Does the T1 has the guts needed? Is the bass tight? What amp would it compare to?

Thanks

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Yes, it drives the HD 650s just fine. I had this combo for a while until I traded up to the 65th anniversary K 702. I found the HD 650 midrange/bass not to my taste generally no matter what amp I used, but there's no problems with this combo whatsoever. Just avoid crap tubes and you'll be happy.
post #600 of 6173
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

I like your impressions Grevlin. I was similarly impressed with the sound of the Aune + K 702s. Save up some money and get a nicer tube like the Mullard or Amperex ECC88 or a JAN Amperex 7308 and the combo will come even more to life if possible, there is seriously a great synergy with those cans + those tubes that you will really love.

I have to say I always thought EH tubes were on the continuum of OK to outright horrible. EH tubes were everywhere in electronic music production in the late 90s to early 00s, there was this trend to "put a tube in it" to make some stab at fake analogue type sound, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. I have a lot of 12AX7 tubes because of this but most are it terrible shape by now I'm sure.

Anyway, your rig will benefit from a tube upgrade. Even if you're happy with it now, you can always squeeze out a little more performance.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

I've been listening to the 6922EH that came with it all day because I need to start having things to compare off of. It was a ridiculous improvement as is, but I'm positive I will get better at hearing the differences.

 

I have an Amperex ECC88 in the mail to me now.

 

Today, I also received an Electro Harmonix 6922EH Gold and Rocket Logo 6N23P (both from boiaudioworks and both pre-screened for low noise) So I'll be giving each a day or two of listening in the rotation. I understand these things have break-in periods as well so it's gonna be a while. atsmile.gif

 

I also started a tube log to keep track of my impressions on all these tubes.

 

 

Side note: I'm staying around 15-25% on the volume dial. Is that...normal?  Can't imagine how loud it can get.


Edited by Grevlin - 2/4/13 at 7:48pm
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