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post #3031 of 8013

Aune T1 gain settings:

 

post #3032 of 8013

Manual and gain settings are now included to the info post.

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Hi everyone,

 

I am going to pool my impression of my tiny collection as Salvatore have suggested before, hope it would be useful for other members:o

 

6N23P with Double Support Getter 

 

6N23P with Single Support Getter

 

6N23P with numbers written on plates

 

6N23P, Left: Double Support Getter; Right: Single Support Getter

 

Reflector 6N23P: spacious and natural sounding with good separation, highly affordable. One of my favour. Good for all kinds of music, from Classical to Contemporary. I think there are at least 3 different kinds of Getter with Reflector 6N23P, personally I like the double support type the most as it is the most natural sounding. The single support one is relatively forward and narrow, but still good. It's a MUST HAVE!

 

Fake Amperex Orange Globe with code "r-022"

Fake Amperex Orange Globe: Well, basically it's a 6N23P with double support getter. Infrastructure and sounding are exactly the same. This is my first tube and I got it from ebay. People can find these on ebay from time to time, however a lot of sellers will describe it as if it's a real Amperex (like mine:o). You will probably find them all etched with code "r-022" which I believe it's quite different from the real coding system that Amperex would normally use. Most of these fake ones i saw are said made in W. German or simply German and normally the printing are unclear (mine is surprisingly clear:eek:).

 

EH6922: Not much to be mentioned, forward and energetic; however, bass is a bit loose and muffy. Normally come as stock tube of T1. If someone is interested in EH6922, I would suggest saving the money for other options, such as 6N23P ;)

 

Left: Bugle Boy; Right: ECC189 with D-Getter

Bugle Boy: Extremely warm and tubey! Up-front and narrow, suits Jazz well IMHO. These days it's relatively expensive probably due to it's myth created by the publics. If someone asked me, I would disagree on it's current market price.

Amperex ECC189: Far more spacious and balance than the Bugle Boy. However, no specific characteristic stands out.

 

Tungsram: Vastly available online, affordable, average performance which I think it's kind of flat in terms of response and character, others might like it. Sound has been improved a bit after run in and somehow I believe it sounds better when used together with my Socket Saver. It could be just my own illusion, you never know. 

 

Telefunken PCC189: This is the poor man version Telefunken since it's a PCC189 without gold pin. If anyone want to impress his girlfriend(s) or neighbors with high-tech German technology, by all means go get one and play it loud. Distinct highs and mids as well as punchy bass, W--I--D--E soundstage, every WOW effect, you name it Telefunken will promptly deliver it to your girlfriend(s) or neighbours' ears. However, if you want to enjoy MUSIC rather than showing off your gears, I'd suggest something else plugged into the socket.

 

Valvo E88CC (Red) with gold pin: Worst tubes ever on earth as it is highly addictive! Don't waste your money on these, leave it for me:veryevil:

 

Mullard E88CC with gold pin: Well, expensive, it gives you the traditional "British Elegance". Spacious, airy, warm, educated and .... Elegant~~~~ Will pair with Classicals or anything softcore well but hardcore. If you accidentally leave it on then play "Iron Maiden" or "Guns & Roses", you probably end up with "Secret Garden" or "The Carpenters":popcorn: Personally I love this tube very much, but no doubt it's usage is limited to certain genus of music only.

 

Mullard ECC88 Imported: Um, by the fact that it's labeled as "Imported", coming with an A-frame and coded GAG... Well, Amperex A-frame has already been discussed a lot by many senior members, so I guess I can save my words and breath.

 

T1 light effect when Socket Saver is used:D

NOVIB Socket Save: Does it worth US$ 35 plus shipping? No! However, is it useful? Yes! With the socket saver I find it much easier to dismount my tubes from the T1, the original socket of T1 just too tight and every time I have to rock the tube back and forth violently before getting it out. The socket also block most of the led light generated from T1, allowing the tube to reveal it's original colour. It's such an eye candy at night and beautifully sitting next to my bed:D (another WOW effect or excuse to ask your girlfriend(s) going into your bedroom:evil:)


Edited by Sarurururu - 10/18/13 at 2:06am
post #3034 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Sarurururu View Post
 

I am going to pool my impression of my tiny collection as Salvatore have suggested before, hope it would be useful for other members:o

 

I have added this post to the list of tube impressions. Because you already have quite many tubes (and maybe even more to come) I'd suggest you to put one good photo and a review per tube (maybe put those single/double support Russians side by side?). This way the post stays as informative and easy to read as possible. If you later review more tubes remember to update this pool post also.

 

You have lots of useful detailed info in these four posts below, so maybe you should add some of the text into this pool also?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2970#post_9872587

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2970#post_9870227

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2910#post_9843507

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2895#post_9838769

post #3035 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

 

What about reading the manual and testing which gain setting works for you biggrin.gif

 



Thank tou very much Mr. salvatore, by the way they dont give me a manual and i discovered my problem here....
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The ideal adjustment gain for he 400 for me is 10 db...... Its make all the difference in the world........ Aune t1 is a marvel for the price for the he 400 ...... Thanks to all for the help
post #3037 of 8013
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Originally Posted by richard51 View Post

The ideal adjustment gain for he 400 for me is 10 db...... Its make all the difference in the world........ Aune t1 is a marvel for the price for the he 400 ...... Thanks to all for the help

 

No problem. We're here to help ;) So you're confirming that T1 has enough juice to power HE-400.

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

Aune T1 manual:
Manual (Click to show)










Sal to the rescue! Thx for the "scans"! beerchug.gif
post #3039 of 8013
Outstanding post Sarurururu! Your description of the Valvos is a hoot! Great pictures! Thanks for the nighttime tube saver pictures.
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Great post Sarurururu. But personally I don`t agree about 6N23P reflector with double support leg being spacious. I mean it has ok space but it`s certainly not spacious.

For me it`s quite intimate, foward and "through the blanket" sounding tube but it seems to be thing of taste in your case. It`s very affordable and easily available but personally I would put my money on other tubes if you expect clearness, great separation and air between & around instruments. 

And about 6922EH I don`t agree about it being foward, no way I could describe this tube like that. It`s very airy and with large soundstage. About bass you are right. 6N23P and 6922EH are totally different sounding tubes and for different genres imho, so, you can`t really say go for 6N23P to everyone. Like I said it depends on taste & genre you listen, also not to mention gear differences. 

 

Please don`t take it bad way but next time try to give more detailed impressions and comparing between tubes about different nuances like bass, mids, highs, tightness, air, soundstage size and shape, instrument separation, what genres you think it fits better etc. Comments like "Worst tubes ever on earth as it is highly addictive! Don't waste your money on these, leave it for me" won`t tell anything useful really. Maybe you are just new to this tube thing and haven`t done enough analytical listening. 

 

Anyway, keep posting on your tube impressions and enjoy your Aune T1 ! ;)


Edited by CoiL - 10/18/13 at 1:45pm
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He's just having fun with his tubes that's all :) I found some of those comments to be quite hilarious actually. My favorite was "another WOW effect or excuse to ask your girlfriend(s) going into your bedroom", lol. I guess for my wife these tubes are more of a turn off than a foreplay :D

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Coil, listening impressions are impressions, not objective fact. There's also a lot of variability between tubes of the same type and the headphones being used affect what's heard. I'm happy to hear anyone's impressions and opinions on audio gear. "Maybe you are just new to this tube thing and haven`t done enough analytical listening." Really? Lighten up, we're talking about a freakin' tube DAC here. Those kind of posts will discourage open discourse, especially with people new to the T1 or to this forum.


Edited by robrob - 10/18/13 at 3:04pm
post #3043 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post
 

He's just having fun with his tubes that's all :) I found some of those comments to be quite hilarious actually. My favorite was "another WOW effect or excuse to ask your girlfriend(s) going into your bedroom", lol. I guess for my wife these tubes are more of a turn off than a foreplay :D

Yeah, agree, those comments are hilarious ;D Sorry for being so serious about tubes ;P

 

robrob, I told him not to take this bad way. It`s just use of words about describing tubes, for "beginner" it`s hard to do serious analytical listening and find all those differences and I understand well if impressions are impressions. I`m just too enthusiastic tube roller and too serious sometimes, sorry :redface: 

 

Btw, got my 3x Miniwatt-Dario ECC189 & 1x Mazda ECC189 tubes today:


1) Yellow printed Miniwatt-Dario ECC189 logo with © 3-3 under it, coded |X1 ±2L4, 2 little dots in line under code
2) Yellow printed Miniwatt-Dario ECC189 logo with © 12-2 under it, coded |X1 ±2J2, 2 little dots in line under code

3) Yellow printed Miniwatt-Dario ECC189 logo with © 12-2 under it, coded |X1 ±2I2, 5 little dots in line under code

4) Light grey printed ECC189 MAZDA with III-7 between them, tiny 6667 under those, coded |X1 ±5A3, 4 little dots in line under code

 

All those tubes should be made in France, La Radiotechnique, Chartres. How they sound? ...like my previous impressions about Miniwatt-Dario PCC189 & ECC189 in this thread. 


Edited by CoiL - 10/18/13 at 4:17pm
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Yes Mr. salvatore I confirm that the Aune T1 has enough juice for the he 400..... on my own experience and free will......Thanks
post #3045 of 8013
Can anyone confirm that the Aune T1 cannot operate asynchronously over USB.
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