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BruceR
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Jul 9, 2014
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Now it seems like an awesome deal! But does anyone actually have experience with this DAC/AMP? I had trouble finding some trustworthy reviews... I'm looking to pair it with the AKG Q701 btw (:
Jul 9, 2014
JakeTheMuSS
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Jul 9, 2014
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There is a 370 odd page full of comments and tweaks here about the first version.. think they start talking about MK2 at page 250 or so. ... http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq
Jul 9, 2014
MrCthulu
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Jul 10, 2014
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If it has the same amp as the MKI, I would look for a different amp. It's a great DAC but I found that the amp portion wasn't enough to properly power the Q701. When under powered, the Q701's imaging and soundstage can act up giving you good depth but horrid width so it's like listening to a band in a hallway
Jul 10, 2014
BruceR
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Jul 10, 2014
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Thanks for the info! I guess I'll pass on this one then... What would you recommend for the Q701? (on a budget of course :P )
Jul 10, 2014
Silverstrike
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Jul 10, 2014
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How about the Schiit Vali + Modi Combo?
Jul 10, 2014
MrCthulu
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Jul 10, 2014
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My preference would be to still get the T1 but supplement it with a better amp, Objective 2/M-Stage/Magni/Vali. If you can't afford to go that route Modi & Magni/Vali is a really good option for around 200/220 respectively. Cheaper option is HiFimeDIY Sabre USB Dac & Magni/Vali is about $160/$180.
Jul 10, 2014
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