My third Ecc85 arrived today and it's distorting very badly.
So the Siemens (ebay # 121349434162) was a none starter in the Aune.
According to Coil and his post it should work.
I just got a message from CoiL saying that he has run into the same issue where some ECC85 distort and some don't, it's a bit of a gamble.
Wish I knew that before I got another ECC85 tube, as now I have 2 tubes that are practically useless to me. Oh well :P
Now I have to find another tube that is confirmed to work, does anyone know of any other tubes that are similar in sound to the ECC85?
Edit: Weird, thread didn't update with new posts for me until after I posted.
So I got a little impatient and ordered a couple of tubes, a GE and a Sylvania both ECC88/6DJ8.
Really wish there was something I could do to get my ECC85 tubes working, the GE ECC85 I have sounded amazing during the time that it was working properly.
My Mullard ECC85 is a tU4.
Put in my GE ECC85, line out RCA to 3.5mm in on my FiiO E17, still getting distortion.
I was really hoping this was the source of my problems. Turns out that it still turns out static--y. Although, this may also be from the amp idling for a long while before I actually plug in my cans. I'll update and let you guys know.
I got the camera out and zoomed in and it seems my Mullard ecc85 is 1u7 delta 4H1 (not 9H1 as advertised) (delta meaning a triangle on it's side)
The 1u7 part the 1 is just a small stroke so I'm guessing a number 1.
I sorry if anyone has bought an ECC85 because I said that my two were better sounding than any ecc88 and then found their new Ecc85 distorted when played.
I too have now bought a third and it distorts badly.
However, unless someone tells me the ECC85 is going to hurt the Aune T1, then it will be in there a long long time.
It's superb (or for most of the forum "Awesome", the first and only time I will use the word.) Showing my age I guess