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Wow, UA's price for those 7308's sure has gone up!  I think I paid $45 for mine...  At that price I'd get it on ebay from one of the sellers that specialize in tubes and have plenty of positive feedback.  I might still use UA if I wanted a matched pair though, but fortunately the T1 just needs a single tube.

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I don't believe so. It says "PQ." Those are 2 different tubes, I believe. I'd suggest looking at the link I posted. There are pictures.

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Originally Posted by Strat-Mangler View Post
 

I don't believe so. It says "PQ." Those are 2 different tubes, I believe. I'd suggest looking at the link I posted. There are pictures.

 

According to the link you posted it says they can be labelled PQ, USN, or JAN and has pictures of all 3, so they're probably the same.

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Ah. Thanks for making me realize this. I've been wrong before. lol!

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Originally Posted by sandab View Post

Wow, UA's price for those 7308's sure has gone up!  I think I paid $45 for mine...  At that price I'd get it on ebay from one of the sellers that specialize in tubes and have plenty of positive feedback.  I might still use UA if I wanted a matched pair though, but fortunately the T1 just needs a single tube.


I googled eBay and they are more than $45 now. Too expensive. More expensive than the Aune t1 itself
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Kevin if you'd like to try an Amperex Orange Globe 6dj8 Holland GAC dimpled getter tube free to PM. The GAC's are my favourites of the Orange Globes, and I have three that I would be willing to part with if you (are anyone) is interested.

 

They are almost as nice as the Amperex 7308's to my ears... the mids are just a touch below the rich, luscious 7308 mids, but they are very detailed and holographic sounding (to my ears).

 

Also folks searching on ebay, I agree... the Amperex 7308s are ridiculously high in price. I suggest searching for Philips E88CC as these are the same/very similar tubes. Make sure they have the creased tops and delta date codes.

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Hey Mike.

 

Did you manage to find another T1, yet?

post #5963 of 5964
No not yet frown.gif

Looks like I toasted the 79M15G transistor... Check it out:
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Oh, but I have burnt in the Aune X1 and I will post a review of it. In short, it sounds very good. Not as airy/open as the T1, but still has a lot of sparkle.

Sacd's also sound AMAZING on it. Seriously, very, very good. I am very impressed playing dsf and dff files.

Bigger soundstage as well, by quite a large margin, but missing the beautiful sound characteristics of the tubes the T1 can roll.
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