Congrats! That is one nice looking tube. It seems you already updated this to the info/review post. Good thinking!
Ok, so after having my T1 for 2 & 1/2 weeks and not having any problems, I'd have to say this is probably the best thing I have done since buying my first pair of quality headphones. Can't believe I waited this long. My music just sounds amazing, I loved On The Painted Desert a lot with just my headphones, but now....its hard to put into words how much more amazing it is, just so much more to the music now. The mids and highs are to die for, Cellos and Violins sound fantastic. Its even brought a bit more bass to my AD900s.
Have not been able to tube roll much yet, so far just a Genalex Gold Lion. Love the tube, but I do plan to try others as I can get them.
I am super happy with my T1 and glad I got it. Bad thing is its made me want a tube amp along side it, anyone tried the T1 paired with a little dot mk2 or mk3?
If I would have to choose only one tube for everything I would probably go for Siemens PCC189 or Ultron PCC189 white label. But thing is, Siemens tends to be pretty expensive (I got mine ridiculously cheap) and Ultron is hard to find but in EU it`s dirt cheap. If you have to exclude those tubes for those reasons, then most widely available and with ok price would be Amperex OG, cheaper option is Philips PCC189. If money isn`t problem - go straight for Amperex 7308 (haven`t heard it yet) or mint condition Amperex OG or Siemens PCC189.
Well, consider that this all is only my personal opinion with my rig, my recommendations would not fit for everyone.
I'm pretty new to this forum and I'm wondering if this item is the same as the siemens pcc189 that you described above? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-PCC189-7ES8-E88CC-6DJ8-6922-SIEMENS-GERMANY-NOS-NIB-100-/141076874358?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item20d8d64476
I have an E17 and Aune T1 and have used both with HE-500 headphones. I love the sound of the T1 and I think you'll definitely notice the upgrade. The T1 compares favorably to my high powered balanced headphone setup: TEAC UD-H01 balanced DAC and Schiit Mjolnir balanced amp with the HE-500. I know the HE-500 headphones are only 32 ohm, but the T1 has a LOT of headroom left--I run the T1's gain in the mid position.
Hi to all of you!
Searching for a dac/headphone amp. i came across this thread...
Now i have squeezebox touch as a transport-> spdif to dacmagic (the old one not the 100 nor the plus)->analogue out to onkyo 807 and either speakers or sennheiser HD555...
My main question is about it's dac ....how it is compared to the dacmagic?
I'm assuming it will be way better concerning the headphone output compared to my avr's output...
PS if it only supported 24/192 via usb....
First time to buy a tube amplifier...
Hi guys, i'm new with all of this audiophile things, I have just got a HD598 and have been very happy with it. However, i read that HD598 can really shine with a dac/amp. I listen to a variety of music, from classical to R&B. The bass of HD598 is ok for me, however some songs i would like a little more bass but should not be a big deal. So with that, can you suggest the tube that will be great to go with my hd598 with the budget of under $100?
$20 is a pretty good price.