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post #4516 of 8069

Subbed, mine will be here Thursday. Looking forward to it. :) Shame I work Thursday-Sunday, but a little lack of sleep never hurt anyone. :)

 

If anyone is interested, here are a handful of good posts/resources taken from earlier in the thread. I just put them in an HTML file for ease. 

 

http://houseofcolour.site.nfoservers.com/Links/AuneLinks.html

post #4517 of 8069
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Yeah. Hehe. It was entertaining. I mainly read it for the tube reviews.


Come on man..you know you looked at the pictures ...lol  :tongue_smile: 

post #4518 of 8069

Got my T1 last night and another tube as well (I'm not at home so I don't recall.. I think an EECC88 or something like that...). Not sure how I feel about it honestly. I have been using my Auzen Forte --> FiiO E9 to drive my HE-400's. Maybe I got too used to the sound I was getting from that combo + EQ. The T1 + ASO EQ is good...but I didn't have a lot of time to tune it...I found it lacking. It still sounded good, but I don't know if I can say this was any kind of upgrade path yet. I will report back as I spend more time A|B-ing it all. I suppose I couldn't expect too much for the price but so far I can't say I'm overly impressed. I may need to enable a gain switch on the bottom as well..I need more volume on the T1 than E9 to reach good listening levels with my HE-400's. I haven't tried any other headphones yet.

 

I will say it looks nice on my desk...I do wish the power switch was on the top or front...that will limit where I can place it. I don't know what I think about the LED...that may be getting blocked soon if I keep this unit.

 

It's good, but I don't know if it'll give me what I seek. Just the T1 with no EQ is thin, weak and disappointing to my ears...changing bulbs doesn't have as big of an effect on sound as I had hoped. Maybe it's just because I was expecting something different? Maybe I'm too used to my EQ-ing? I don't  know... but I will report back later once I have time to sit down and tune everything and spend more time with the hardware.

post #4519 of 8069
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Hey all

Just finished reading this thread (whew), and I'm left with a few questions. 

1. I bought the aune t1 before I read about the capacitor issue. Should I be concerned? If you were me, would you return it in favor of something else?

2. I have he-400's. I used to have DT-990's, and while their sound signature is similar, the 400's are a step up in every respect. That said, it suffers from the same problem: hot treble and recessed mids, though a tad less marked. I've always loved tubey sound, and so I'm looking for a particular tube that would increase those mids and tame the highs. I already have the Amperex OG's; after reading the thread it seemed to fit the bill. So I ask people who have had headphones with this frequency response, what's the best tube for smoothing highs without losing that much detail?

Thanks

I have the 990's, and like the Mullard and Seimens 6DJ8 tubes to tame the high end.
post #4520 of 8069

finally received my amp :D

 


Edited by spacequeen7 - 2/4/14 at 9:52am
post #4521 of 8069

VERY Cool...

 

Which one is it ? 336SE ?

post #4522 of 8069

set up in my sig 

P.S. I also received a bunch of Silmic II caps and I know you installed few ,how were they ?

post #4523 of 8069
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post

finally received my amp biggrin.gif





That is a beautiful set up! Let us know how the addition of the Darkvoice effects the sound of the basic Aune T1. The 336se is currently selling on eBay for $299 USD. I'd need new phones to make it worthwhile, but the combo looks so great...
Edited by teb1013 - 2/4/14 at 11:26am
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I was actually surprised that the amp didn't gimp (it's a bit different but not much ) the Aune sound, probably due to the tube combination (I didn't listen to stock tubes that came with it ),it's probably around 10% overall sound improvement with much grater amplification ,I'm loving it 

Aune T1[Amperex] >DV 336SE[Tung Sol 7236/Raytheon 6SN7GTB] sounds like Mullard/TS on steroids :ksc75smile:,thanks to MrEleventy for recommendation 


Edited by spacequeen7 - 2/4/14 at 11:32am
post #4525 of 8069
The Aune looks so tiny in your set up! That Velleman is a lovely monster. What headphones/speakers do you use with this?
post #4526 of 8069
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I didn't install those..they came late.

 

Secondaries have Panasonic and they sound great ! Primary I have Nichicons to replace the Lelons but have not done that...I was busy recapping two other big boys...

 

 

This is one

 


And the big YAMAHA M65 in the background needed a tune up...two bad solder joints and idle voltage

 

 

Now I have a primary (tubes) and a backup (Solid state)

you probably don't need to run heat in that room 

post #4527 of 8069
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you probably don't need to run heat in that room 


Lets put it this way...If I power the Yamaha, The Velleman and the AUNE on together..the streetlights dim...lol

post #4528 of 8069
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Originally Posted by spacequeen7 View Post

I was actually surprised that the amp didn't gimp (it's a bit different but not much ) the Aune sound, probably due to the tube combination (I didn't listen to stock tubes that came with it ),it's probably around 10% overall sound improvement with much grater amplification ,I'm loving it 
Aune T1[Amperex] >DV 336SE[Tung Sol 7236/Raytheon 6SN7GTB] sounds like Mullard/TS on steroids ksc75smile.gif ,thanks to MrEleventy for recommendation 
Glad you're enjoying it. beerchug.gif
post #4529 of 8069

GUES WHAT ? Lori (Greengirl613 on ebay) sent me a tube...out of the blue !!! And what a tube...Amperex PCC88 Orange Globe...looks brand spanking new and sounds awesome. If you are a headphone guy, need more bass but clear bass, not boomy, this is a great tube to get. I have the same type in a 6GM8 and it was boomy.

 

post #4530 of 8069

Well, here goes...

 

I stumbled upon this wealth of information on Sunday (before the s-bowl).  I've had a T1 for about a year but never played with the tube.  Am hoping to get my Grado RS1i cans in the next few days and I bought some of the following...

 

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Amperex PQ 6922 1960 matched pair D Getter 063.  I believe I've done okay.  Spent some bucks to be sure.  What kind of burn in am I looking at for both the cans and the tubes?  Hours?  Days?  Weeks?  And what kind of music should I use or does that matter?

 

Thank you all for the previous messages.  I read most of them but so much to comprehend and learn about.  BTW, my other cans are Bose QC15 and Sennheiser HD580.  

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