Hey guys and girls. I'm sure this has been brought up before, but just wanted to pass along something I tried out today that works nicely...
I wanted to use my turntable as the source for the Aune T1, having it go through the tube-buffer as opposed to just the digital amp section.
The method I used was:
TT -> RCA cable -> computer microphone input -> USB S/PDIF out to Aune T1 -> Headphones (HD 650s)
I'm running Windows 7, so had to right click my speaker, go to Recording Devices, find the Microphone, then properties, and Listen tab, where I selected "Listen to device" and selected the Aune T1 under "Playback to this device". I also adjusted the input level on the Levels tab, although this is probably amplification on the computer soundcard which may degrade the quality. Haven't tried messing with the levels much.
I realize it kind of sucks going from vinyl into the soundcard's mic, which I assume is then going A to D. (This probably hampers sound quality, but I haven't honestly compared this method to going directly through the amp section of the Aune...)
Listening to the MFSL release of Weezer right now and it has decent imaging/dynamics.
Anyone have any other thoughts on using the Aune T1 with vinyl? Have a good weekend folks!