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post #4366 of 8013
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post
 

CoiL, what happened to your supported tubes list post that was listed in Salvatore's post?

 

Coil decided to step back from this thread. I'm also thinking of leaving the updating of my useful info post to somebody else. So is there anyone out here who is willing to keep updating this post? I'm looking for somebody who has been in this thread for a long time and is planning on staying too. Somebody who reads all the posts regurarly and has own this unit for some time.

post #4367 of 8013
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post
 

all I got to say is I can here more detail ,need more time ..so far so good :L3000:

 

swapped 470/25 to 470/35 and I will probably keep them in until someone can come up with better combo ,the biggest difference I noticed from 330/35 (purple no-name caps) is the highs ,it seems like T1 it's more civilized  now ,the harshness is gone ,the sound is not as "up-front"(vocals took a step back ) anymore (balanced) this can change the sound of some tubes ,I got used to the stock combo so I'm on the fence as if this will be my last swap , this caps might need some burn in  also ,I got the feeling that the stock tube can be more enjoyable now ...back to testing 

 

post #4368 of 8013
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Edited by spacequeen7 - 1/25/14 at 12:18pm
post #4369 of 8013
EDIT: nevermind. Anyway, shame the post was deleted.

Edited by pngwn - 1/25/14 at 11:19am
post #4370 of 8013

^^

-what music are you listening to ?

-headphones ?

-source ?

-budget ?

EDIT; there is still good info posted here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq/2010#post_9502294


Edited by spacequeen7 - 1/25/14 at 11:23am
post #4371 of 8013

I'm currently using the T1 with a 6922EH tube through the RCA out to iFi iCAN and then finally my AD900x. AD2k out for repairs, hopefully it agrees with the Aune... Anyway, already ordered a 6n23p. I listen mostly to trance, vocal trance, and indie/alternative lately. I'm interested in trying to get as much subbass out of my rig as possible, so perhaps the 6n23p-eb would have been a better choice? The AD2k has a fairly aggressive mid-range as it is, so I'd hope that would balance out the U curve I'd read about. Are there other good quality bass/subbass oriented tubes with good clarity and little recession?

post #4372 of 8013

So changed out the purple caps with some Panasonic caps 105degree low esr. Let me tell you, one was easy and one was a bee atch. it seemed like they got the solder on both sides of the PC so even though I used a solder sucker, removed ALL from underneath, it was locked in there. Pulling on the caps, the leads came right out of the cap (I mean the whole line from insdie the cap...lol

 

Well, that made it easier to get them unsoldered. The other one, a breeze, 15 seconds.

 

So only changed those purple whatever's and left the Lelons. Put back together, hooked up, very sweet. One definitive change is the bass became tighter and more realistic. If you ever have been in a band (I was a bass player) you know what a bass drum should sound like. Not as much of a boom but the sound of a skin being hit with a low response. That became evident.

 

The highs and mids are beautiful. The only negative I vaguely detected was a little congestion on chorus. But like any new cap, they need to break in. Its currently running non-stop with a 19 hour playlist I have.

 

Purple uglies

 

 

The lelons

 

The replacement caps...and one old one pulled. lOL..I forgot to take a picture after I replaced.

 

post #4373 of 8013
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Originally Posted by zoneykid View Post
 

 

Pretty sure it's always 30s, if you warm it up and then power cycle it'll still wait 30s.

Zoney...the two tubes you are looking at are awesome (especially the first GE Holland 6AQ8)

 

If you go for number two, pick the one that reads

~~12166/12640 umhos

 

Closest balance to both sides

 

I have both, both sound great but the 6AQ8 is amazing...

post #4374 of 8013
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post
 

I'm currently using the T1 with a 6922EH tube through the RCA out to iFi iCAN and then finally my AD900x. AD2k out for repairs, hopefully it agrees with the Aune... Anyway, already ordered a 6n23p. I listen mostly to trance, vocal trance, and indie/alternative lately. I'm interested in trying to get as much subbass out of my rig as possible, so perhaps the 6n23p-eb would have been a better choice? The AD2k has a fairly aggressive mid-range as it is, so I'd hope that would balance out the U curve I'd read about. Are there other good quality bass/subbass oriented tubes with good clarity and little recession?

I don't have the exact 6n23p but they have quite following ,some like them some don't due to narrow soundstage ,there is a variety of getters on this tubes so it's hard to tell exactly how will it sound 

I personally love British made Mullards and my favorite one (thanks lwrs10) is up for grabs (will PM the link)

post #4375 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

Coil decided to step back from this thread. I'm also thinking of leaving the updating of my useful info post to somebody else. So is there anyone out here who is willing to keep updating this post? I'm looking for somebody who has been in this thread for a long time and is planning on staying too. Somebody who reads all the posts regurarly and has own this unit for some time.

This is a shame. You and CoiL would be great losses to this thread. I doubt that anyone else could replace you. Once I saw some of the attitude playing out in recent posts, I was afraid that this would happen. I hope you both reconsider.
post #4376 of 8013

I am looking for the same thing, people who have owned this product for its life and are going to continue updating info on upgrades and tweaks.

post #4377 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post
 

 

Coil decided to step back from this thread. I'm also thinking of leaving the updating of my useful info post to somebody else. So is there anyone out here who is willing to keep updating this post? I'm looking for somebody who has been in this thread for a long time and is planning on staying too. Somebody who reads all the posts regurarly and has own this unit for some time.


you guys should really stay. I have already said I would not be around past posting the recap. If you are adding value, then you should definitely stay. But just to be fair, if you have the classic board kings who feel only their opinions matter, then its not very helpful is it ? It stops being a useful forum and becomes a personal blog at that point.

 

I have other things to do and my AUNE changes are done. I have recommended it to ALOT of people, a lot of new purchasers. If I do drop in it will be to help someone in my area of expertise but I am sure you guys can cover the AUNE thread by yourselves. Other folks know where to find me in my main haunts if needed.

 

Be Well

 

PS> - I won't take my toys and go home..my tubes recs will stay updated

post #4378 of 8013

Can I ask why you pulled Nichicon Fine Gold caps which are considered one of the better audiophile caps available to put in Panasonic ones?

 

Oh you replaced those purple caps with Lelons, I gotcha.  I have always been told (and it makes sense) that you can go with a 35V cap in the place of a 10V, just not the other way around.  This is still the general rule right?  Greater than or equal to = okay.


Edited by NCSUZoSo - 1/25/14 at 5:21pm
post #4379 of 8013
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Originally Posted by NCSUZoSo View Post
 

Can I ask why you pulled Nichicon Fine Gold caps which are considered one of the better audiophile caps available to put in Panasonic ones?

 

Oh you replaced those purple caps with Lelons, I gotcha.  I have always been told (and it makes sense) that you can go with a 35V cap in the place of a 10V, just not the other way around.  This is still the general rule right?  Greater than or equal to = okay.


Me ? No..

 

The purple no name caps - I replaced with Panasonics.

 

The Lelons I left alone.

 

The Nichicons on the head amp board I left also ...SO I just changed the purple caps - 330UF 35v

 

by the way, the original purple caps are mad in Taiwan

post #4380 of 8013

can someone recommend good  primary supply caps to replace my Lelon ,the Nicichon 35volts 3300uF are taller (they are way taller then shown in this picture  I would have to install them sideways 

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Nichicon/URZ1V332MRD/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtZ1n0r9vR22cavfLNkWkbIMu8RR6n7lR4%3D ),so I'm looking for some shorty's 

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