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Okay, so 2 things, one, I'm wanting the black T1 MK2, and I currently have a pristine silver MK1, and would be willing to trade + a bit of money + some tubes, hit me up if you're interested. Second, I am wanting to upgrade the capacitors and I keep seeing the ELNA Silmic II and the ELNA Cerafine, and supposedly the Silmic II is more tube-y or something and the Cerafine is faster with a bigger soundstage and sharper treble, I'm just curious on which one I should like if I am looking for some more bass OOMPH and tightness in my HE-400i and possibly wider soundstage. I just want to know how both of them affect the bass and then the soundstage as well. Also, the power caps everyone mentions, the Panasonic FR, are there any *better* alternatives or should I just get those?
Thanks a million!
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The Panasonic caps will help the bass immensely. I have only heard the Silmic II's, but I have heard from others who prefer them to the Cerafines.

If I can make a suggestion, the T1 colours the sound nicely, in a warm/ tubey way. If you want accuracy, go for the Wyrd + Modi 2 uber combo. I have been converted myself to a more accurate sounding system. But the T1 with upgraded capacitors is very nice.
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The Panasonic caps will help the bass immensely. I have only heard the Silmic II's, but I have heard from others who prefer them to the Cerafines.

If I can make a suggestion, the T1 colours the sound nicely, in a warm/ tubey way. If you want accuracy, go for the Wyrd + Modi 2 uber combo. I have been converted myself to a more accurate sounding system. But the T1 with upgraded capacitors is very nice.
How do you like that setup? I like the idea of the tube rolling is the only thing, how do you compare the modi 2 to the Aune T1 after the mods in regards to the bass and the soundstage/imaging?
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Good news - for those interested, I just discovered that the T1 works perfectly with the PS4. I didn't expect it to work as I've tried hooking up my Sabre DAC a while back and it hissed like crazy and cut out every few seconds. The T1 works perfectly though.

 

I don't know why I haven't tried this any earlier, I have been stuck with my TV's headphone out for too long. The difference is immense, I can actually hear birds chirping in the background from the mic of the 12 year old who has been cussing at me for the past hour and a half :)

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How do you like that setup? I like the idea of the tube rolling is the only thing, how do you compare the modi 2 to the Aune T1 after the mods in regards to the bass and the soundstage/imaging?
Hmm that is a tough call. With regards to detail retrieval and overall resolution, the Modi 2 is a step above the T1. With regards to bass and soundstage, some tubes with the T1 can sound like they have more bass/different soundstage. To me, the E188CC Phillips Miniwatt tubes, and Siemens CCa tubes sound incredible.

Honestly, the T1 is a nice solution if you want to experience different tubes. I would say that the Modi 2 is a huge step above the original Modi, and worthy for detail retrieval.
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I just received my T1 and it's a great sounding amp/dac but when I try to connect it to my nexus 7 or LG G3 with an otg cable it does not work. Sound stops playing through speakers on both but no sound through headphones. Anyone got any ideas on what the problem could be?
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I just received my T1 and it's a great sounding amp/dac but when I try to connect it to my nexus 7 or LG G3 with an otg cable it does not work. Sound stops playing through speakers on both but no sound through headphones. Anyone got any ideas on what the problem could be?
You may experience the same thing as with iPhone then you need a usb hub. Here is a link for a few pages back about it
http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-ss-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq-updated-on-02-14-15/7155#post_11662169
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You may experience the same thing as with iPhone then you need a usb hub. Here is a link for a few pages back about it
http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-ss-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq-updated-on-02-14-15/7155#post_11662169
There are 2 things you can try. First, make sure your otg cable is good. I've bought 2 that didn't work. Second, if you're sure the otg cable is good, there is an app called USB audio pro. It bypasses all internal processing and sends a bit perfect stream to the t1. I use it with my nexus 10 and HTC one m8 with great results.
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