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post #5086 of 8029

Enjoying all the new posts from the last week or so, glad to hear everyone is enjoying their new tubes. 

 

Just a recommendation that I've been using my Aune T1 as a DAC to a new Yamaha AS500 amp to Monitor Audio Silver 1 speakers and it sounds very nice. I've been listening with headphones previously and wanted to get speakers that could represent everything the same way I'd been enjoying it on my ears. The Yamaha really is an amazing amp... very detailed, clear, natural sounding. Speakers only have a couple of hours on them so far and they're also great but bright for my liking, and the soundstage is still tight. Waiting for them to open up over the next few weeks. 

 

Will get some more time this week to roll some tubes and do a condensed one post write-up as well. Also love that recommendation to split some pairs up... I'll take a look at what I have and maybe offer some up as well.

post #5087 of 8029

Hi guys =)

 

Aune T1 vs. Maverick Audio D1+ vs. Audinst HUD-MX2

 

What you think? Which of these DAC would be the best on the audio quality?

post #5088 of 8029
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkUzzz View Post
 

Hi guys =)

 

Aune T1 vs. Maverick Audio D1+ vs. Audinst HUD-MX2

 

What you think? Which of these DAC would be the best on the audio quality?

What kind of setup were you going to be using the DACs with? Any particular headphones or speakers? What kind of music genres are you into?

 

I haven't heard the Maverick Audio D1, or the Audinst HUD-MX2, but taking a very quick look at some sites and specs, here a few things to consider:

 

DAC chips:

Aune T1 - Burr Brown 1793 

Maverick Audio D1 - headfi thread suspects CS 4334...

Audinst HUD-MX2 - Burr Brown 1796 

 

Tube rolling:

Aune and Maverick use tubes and can be rolled for different audio flavours.

 

Bitperfect streaming:

Aune does 24/96 max.

Maverick Doesn't do bitperfect USB playback, unless you go with the D1 Plus, which is a bit more $... look here

Audinst does 24/96 USB and 24/192 S/PDIF.

 

Pricing:

Aune T1 $182 (ebay)

Maverick D1 $179, D1 Plus $209 - $254 depending on tube/opamp + shipping ($30 or so)

Audinst $248 (ebay)

 

Having that quick look, I couldn't recommend one over the other without giving them a listen. Good luck.


Edited by mikoss - 4/16/14 at 11:55am
post #5089 of 8029

Yes, i know specifications of these DACs. Thanks)

 

You ask me about phones and genres.

 

Genres: oldschool rock, pop, synthpop.

 

Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 770.

 

 

 

 

 

post #5090 of 8029
Hi, I bought the T1 after reading the thread but my confuse about the tubes. I know the tubes are for the DAC so if I just connect the T1 to my laptop will the tubes be used or will it be bypassed? This got me confuse. Hope you guys can help me out on this.

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post #5091 of 8029

You connect it to your laptop using usb, and it uses the DAC yes. As long as you don't use the rca inputs to get sound into the T1 it's using the DAC, even if you use the RCA outs to a receiver or other amp it's still using DAC.

post #5092 of 8029
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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post

You connect it to your laptop using usb, and it uses the DAC yes. As long as you don't use the rca inputs to get sound into the T1 it's using the DAC, even if you use the RCA outs to a receiver or other amp it's still using DAC.


So it does use the tubes then. Thanks for the info. Clears my mind. Now waiting for it to arrive.

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post #5093 of 8029

Yep as long as you use the usb input it will use the DAC/Tube yes. I found the stock tube to be really no different than anything else I've been hearing for years. Although when I swapped out the tube then instantly I heard what the big deal is, I don't even care about my headphones anymore. I have it hooked up to pc usb then RCA outs into my receiver and it just sounds magical on my home theater speakers.

post #5094 of 8029
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Originally Posted by hdtv00 View Post
 

Yep as long as you use the usb input it will use the DAC/Tube yes. I found the stock tube to be really no different than anything else I've been hearing for years. Although when I swapped out the tube then instantly I heard what the big deal is, I don't even care about my headphones anymore. I have it hooked up to pc usb then RCA outs into my receiver and it just sounds magical on my home theater speakers.

My first step into audiophile world with he40 and T1. Really interested in hearing tube amps and trying out different tubes.

Lots of recommendation on the thread. Will get a new tube soon!!

post #5095 of 8029

I borrowed an Aune T1 from a member as I was interested in buying. I can safely say within 30 minutes of listening I'm jumping onboard.

Was originally for a pair of SHR940 which I don't think pair terribly well, I actually prefer my SHR440 with it instead.

I'll be making the purchase after Easter break. 

Btw: Tube 6922

post #5096 of 8029

If you would've had an Orange Globe in there it would've only taken 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes. I'll have to go back and put stock tube in one day but I was so unimpressed with it I actually regretted buying a T1 at first. That is until I changed the tube.

post #5097 of 8029

I made a Windows icon for the silver Aune T1 if anyone is interested. I can't post *.ico files can so I can email it to you if you want it. Here's what it looks like in the control panel.

 

*Edit: I made one for the black Aune, too.*

 

Created with GIMP


Edited by SpiderNhan - 4/16/14 at 9:15pm
post #5098 of 8029

^^Be great if you could send me the .ico files of the Aune T1 in black.

post #5099 of 8029

Sent the black one to ya since I'm still up. It's pretty sweet, thanks again SpiderNahn

post #5100 of 8029

^^Thanks for doing it hdtv00 (would love to hear the story behind your username) though, and thanks to SpiderNahn for creating it :cheers:

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