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post #5071 of 8013
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Originally Posted by rwpritchett View Post

It seems like most of the good tubes are sold in matched pairs, thereby doubling the cost for us single tube Aune T1 owners. Has anybody set up a system where two head-fi'ers share the cost and split a pair?

Just curious if anybody has done it and how the experience was.

I'm letting few go if you interested 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/714349/12au7-6922-ecc88-6dj8-6sn7-etc

post #5072 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Sarurururu View Post
 

Hi CoiL,

 

Thanks for your detailed tube recommendation last time. Please keep us posted about your wooden box project:bigsmile_face:

 

 Few tubes has arrived couple day ago, here are the photos:

(Please ignore the EH 6922 at the back)

The right one has a D-Getter, didn't know that at the time I placed my bid, kind of surprising when it came:p

The Bugle Boy on the left is by far the most "tube sound" amongst all my other tubes as well as the warmest.It condense every single note with pleasant coloration; but soundstage is quite narrow and up front. Guess it would be suitable for Chamber music or jazz.

 

The ECC188 on the right however is very different, soundstage is much wider but slightly flat in response IMO. But I'm not saying it's no good.

 

Telefunken, finally have a chance listening to this legendary brand, since it is a PCC189 without gold pin, I got it at a reasonable price.

Impression? I'd say: "Typical German hi-tech technology":D It gives you everything you need except... passion and emotionality.:rolleyes: 

May I know what brand is the socket underneath the Tele PCC189 tube? And how much is it? Does it affect the sound/performance of T1?

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post #5074 of 8013
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post
  Pic & code about GAC (Click to show)
 

Still interested about that code and pic... if possible? ;)

 

 

After reading your post, also decided to try external amp for cans. Not that HD-681 need any juice, just to test sound improvement.

pa2v2 will be my first choice atm as it`s cheap and reading from internet, slightly warm-sided. 

Still, any other cheap recommendations to try out? cMoy 2.03 no competition against pa2v2 in terms of sound quality?

Reading this, it makes me try hooking my T1 -> ifi iTube -> Yamaha A-S201 -> PSB m4u2 (hp). Great resolution. Wonder if iTube covers or improve T1 sounds. More testing required. But I'm a happy man. This thread is fantastic, teaching me to explore all options to improve my listening experience.


Edited by hk6230 - 4/12/14 at 9:00pm
post #5075 of 8013
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post

If u're using the T1 just for the amp, you could have gotten better ones such as the o2 or the iCan that I'm using(these are dedicated amps, not dac+amp like the t1). You could use ur soundcard as dac and the T1's amp, but what's the point? The Dac of the T1 will definitely be better.

ho ho. Saw your signature (audio bliss!) with iCAN. I'm thinking of buying one for myself. 

post #5076 of 8013

Been playing music from morning till now (almost 22:00), switching back and forth between my Amperex 6DJ8/ECC88 and 7308. As Coil pointed out, my 6DJ8 is not the same as THE "must have tube" in every T1 owners' collection. Nevertheless, I still enjoy my 6DJ8 over 7308. Vocal and mids are clearer and bass is just right for me (firm). My music genres mainly jazz, pop, blues and some classical. It's not easy to get quality tubes here in China at reasonable prices. And, of course, there are many fake ones, too.

 

Anyway, on first listening test basis and selected my preference amongst Amperex JAN 7308 (orange label), 6DJ8, Tesla PCC88, Siemens ECC88, Tungsram E88CC and my stock 6922EH is 6DJ8. 

post #5077 of 8013

Hi guys.

 

I'm choosing between: Aune T1, Audinst MX2, Maverick Audio D1+

 

Which of these would be the best DAC on the sound? 
I want a sound that is close to the analog, lively and natural sound.

post #5078 of 8013

Well few quick shots of when I first placed it and the later when I hooked it up to my studio 100's. Man loving it, pure joy.

 

 

 

post #5079 of 8013

Goodday mate,

 

I ordered mine directly from www.tubemonger.com and I think it's the same as isendono suggested ordering from ebay. Personally I cannot hear any sonic difference but that's only my little piece of opinion. However, if you're going to roll tubes, this little gadget might be worthwhile to invest since the original socket on T1 is VERY tight, making it difficult to swab tubes and I'm afraid one day I might pull the whole thing off from the circuit board.:D 

 

Will

post #5080 of 8013
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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post
 

Also I have ripped blu ray concerts into 5.1

 

Just curious what blu ray concerts you have. Been collecting them for a while and always ready to take in good suggestions. Latest purchase was Joe Cocker Fire It Up. Really nice disc, but had to order it from Germany.

post #5081 of 8013

Lot and lots of HD TRACKS albums plus these blu ray and Blu ray audio disks. Oh and man dvd-audio disks too but that's a whole other list.****** means the best of the best sound quality if you ask me.

Adele

Aerosmith (BDA- Blu Ray audio disk)

AIX Records HD music sampler

Alicia Keys

Bee Gees

Bob Marley Legend (BDA)

Bryan Adams

Chris Botti ******

Crosby Still and Nash

Dark Side of the Moon (BDA) ******

Dave Matthews ******

Diana Krall

Eagles Farewell Live From Melbourne ******

Elton 60

Genesis Selling england by the pound (BDA)

John Lennon Imagine (BDA)

John Mayer ******

Kings of Leon

Korn

Nirvana In Utero (BDA)

Nirvana Nevermind (BDA)

Pink

Queen Night at Opera (BDA) ******

Regina Spektor

REO Speedwagon

Sheryl Crow

Stone Temple Pilots (BDA)

The Cure Trilogy Live

 

HDTRACKS

Areosmith hits

Alicia Keys Songs in Minor

Bob Marley Legend

Cat Stevens tea for tillerman

Dr Chesky's Sensations , fantastic etc etc Binural Sound show ******

Eagles many albums

Fleetwood Mac 3 albums fav is Rumours ******

Foreigner 4 ******

Glen Hansard Rhythm and Repose ******

Prince LOTS of albums

Hootie and blowfish

Joni Mitchell hissing summer lawns

Joss Stone soul session vol 2

lionel richie cant slow down

Lorde ******

Madonna 3 albums

Metallica

Michael Jackson Bad and Thriller

Miles Davis Kind of Blue

Moby

Nirvana Nevermind

Norah Jones come away and broken hearts albums

Pearl Jam Vs

Phil Colins But seriously and Face Value

Queen The Game ******

Shania Twain Up

Stever Wonder songs in minor

Stone TEmple Pilots Core

Usher 8701

Yes 90125

 

THe thing that blows my mind is just how great a plain cd sounds too. And I can now finally see how mp3's suck total ass. They are nearly as lively as lossless cd.


Edited by hdtv00 - 4/14/14 at 1:43pm
post #5082 of 8013
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Originally Posted by hk6230 View Post

Been playing music from morning till now (almost 22:00), switching back and forth between my Amperex 6DJ8/ECC88 and 7308. As Coil pointed out, my 6DJ8 is not the same as THE "must have tube" in every T1 owners' collection. Nevertheless, I still enjoy my 6DJ8 over 7308.

I'm having a similar experience. I purchased a USN 7308 NOS vintage gold pin as my first tube to swap out the stock 6922EH. A couple weeks ago, I saw an Amperex 6DJ8/ECC88 white label on eBay for $5 shipped and snatched it up. I found the 6DJ8 was more to my liking than the 7308... and I paid 1/10 the price of the 7308. Now I'm on the hunt for a good deal on an orange globe a frame to try out, or a cheap bugle boy.
Edited by rwpritchett - 4/14/14 at 8:14pm
post #5083 of 8013

Man we need a trading program for these tubes. I have another Single leg dimpled disc GAC coded Heerlen made Orange Globe and a bugle boy I'd consider trading if nothing more than to just hear without having to buy some of the costly tubes. After all we can only listen to one tube at a time I really don't want to own 80 tubes to find my fav one or two.

post #5084 of 8013

Good taste bro. I might buy that Dave Matthews disc (especially if gravedigger is in there). Other interesting discs/artists are already covered. Get Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott's. No collection is complete without that one. It's easily one of my best discs ;)

post #5085 of 8013
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Originally Posted by hk6230 View Post
 

ho ho. Saw your signature (audio bliss!) with iCAN. I'm thinking of buying one for myself. 

Uh oh. Now i'm embarrassed to say that I have switched to a solid state dac

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