Originally Posted by CoiL
You should read more this thread and especially first post with additional info by Salvatore.
I belive 6N11 stock tube is worst tube with Aune T1 and haven`t seen anyone say good things about it. No wonder you are not impressed.
PCC189/6ES8 tubes work flawlessly (check my tube compability list for Aune T1), I have lot of different PCC189 and they all work without problems.
You shouldn`t think about upgrading from Aune T1 DAC until you have experienced Amperex OG sounding tubes for example.
For me even going from upgraded stock tube 6922EH to Amperex OG was like night-day difference.
Why don`t you try +16dB gain when +10 isn`t enough? Or, try additional separate amp for your orthos?
Thanks Coil, switched to 16 gain now, seems fine. Varies a lot from track to track.
I've heard (I think from your posts) that the RCA ones sound great and some were saying that they event sound better than the Amperex OG. Might get a Genalex gold lion too.
Amperex OG, the A-frame or the dimpled-disc. It's all too confusing. Maybe I'll let PM you.
There's one thing for sure, need to get all FLACs form now on.
edit: I've noticed one thing. Even if volume is low or is increased a lot, the voice stays rather moderate and the sound increases a lot. What I mean to say is that at about 20% volume the voice is 70% and the other sounds are 30%, while if the sound is at 60%, the voice is like 40% with the rest 60% being the other frequencies.
Edited by abhinit90 - 11/19/13 at 7:16am