Originally Posted by joeq70
Hey guys I have a question for you all....How many tubes have you gone through using the Aune T1? I ask because since I started this thread back in 2012 not a single tube has died on me yet. Granted, I do use different tubes at different times but still...seems like tubes live a long time in this thing.
I've had the Aune T1 for 3 years now. I still use the Amperex 7308 (1968 vintage) which I got after a short period of tube rolling. I now use the T1 as a DAC only and use a Schiit Vali2 (with a Siemens tube that you traded with me). Seeing that the tube is a buffer only on the DAC of the T1, I doubt that there is any change in stress because I am no longer using the T1 amp. I use this unit almost every day for the past 3 days for several hours each but the tube shows no signs of failure.