Good afternoon everyone, I'm new here but have been reading as a guest for a little while now. Anyways I just bought an Aune T1 with the factory EH 6922, and I also bought a gold lion tube. This is my first tube amp/preamp, but it does not sound right. I am mostly using it as a DAC thats connected to my power amp for my floor standers. Before that I had a cheap Behringer UCA 202. The UCA 202 sounds way brighter and has a wider sound stage than the T1. I have only been using the gold lion tube for about 5 hours total run time, and it has improved but very slightly. Do I just need to give it more time?
Another thing is that the left channel has a strange static coming from the T1, its a pretty consistent hiss with the occasional pop. Its bad enough that I can hear it with music playing. It has decreased over time but its still there.
And finally, when using the T1 as a DAC/ head phone amp the left channel is significantly quieter. I adjusted the gain switches at the bottom and it sounds ok now, but to me this doesn't seem normal.
Also both tubes are quieter on the left channel and have left channel static.