Originally Posted by arcorob
Well well...received two AUNE related packages today...
1 - Smokey Joe GE tube...lOL its a spare because they are that good...and this one sounds awesome...
1 package of ELna Cerafine caps - I ordered weeks ago - didn;t know it was from china...If they are fakes, they are damn nice looking ones...
Side note..also received caps for my amp...Nichicons..They are BLUE now...hmmm...
Coil talked me out of Cerafine label and went with SILMIC II instead for the secondary caps, but I am still putting my red label Cerafines on the headphone board with Nichicon FWs for the primaries (all come in at 25mm height).
These are the Cerafine Caps I got: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171067285270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Please tell me yours are different and I didn't pay for "vintage" Cerafine caps that are really not odd balls. I really like the red color and I know Cerafine caps from building guitar effect pedals. Take a look at that link and tell me if yours look the same or how they do look. They are probably black and gold right? The reds are supposed to be a "well known" good capacitor for audio usage, possibly rivaling the SILMIC II caps.
Also today I decided to bite on a tube I have been eyeing for a little while, a Siemens E88CC 6922 CCA A9. This is supposed to be in the top 5 best sounding 6992 tubes available according to which reviews you read.
Has anyone ever tried replacing the BB opamp? I know it is surface mounted, but some of us (me ) are able to desolder and solder surface mount components.
One other thing, what is the general consensus on the Novib Socket Savers? To the people who own them, do you feel like it was money well worth spent if you are rolling tubes pretty regular? I do agree that Chinese socket is very tight and some NOS tubes don't *favor* it much. Compared to the sockets on my Fender Blues Jr. the socket on the Aune T1 is extremely tight and hard to remove/insert a tube in comparison.
Edited by NCSUZoSo - 1/31/14 at 1:35am