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s4yjaipau
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Nov 6, 2013
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bleh..i already have a 6922 tube from the Aune T1...to get or not to get??! dat 3 band EQ is so tempting
Nov 6, 2013
Antima
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Nov 7, 2013
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From what I've read, the amp section in the Aune T1 is actually a SS and the DAC is what utilizes the tube. I just got the Bravo Ocean and have been tube rolling, I would highly recommend getting a Bravo product if your on a budget and want to hear what a Class A tube amp is all about. BTW it is a must to tube swap, the stock tubes are horrible! http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq
Nov 7, 2013
LQDForce
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Nov 7, 2013
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couldn't agree more. tubes should be replaced straight out of the box.
If you're ok with some DIY work, replacing the transistors and caps makes this one beat any amp under $250 for sure.
Nov 7, 2013
s4yjaipau
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Nov 7, 2013
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explain tube rolling to me please? I was planning on either bypassing my Aune T1 Amp, or my Fiio E17 Alpen Amp for the DACs, into the Bravo V3 IF I get it.
Nov 7, 2013
Antima
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Nov 7, 2013
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Basically trying out different tubes. I personally have been getting different NOS (new old stock) tubes and comparing the sound signatures. So far I've tried GE, Electro harmonix and RCA. I really want to try a mullard but the legit looking ones are kinda pricey for me, and the company that makes them now charge quite a bit for them. GE are my favorite so far, but I just got into tube amps so we'll see how that changes. Anyways, sorry for the long post, here's some good starting source material for you. http://hktubeaudio.homestead.com/files/Best_of_the_Best_12AU7.htm http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/ta/nostubes_e.html Audio is relative and we all have different opinions on good sound so it really is a gamble, hope it helps!
Nov 7, 2013
s4yjaipau
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Nov 7, 2013
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Yee. From the Aune T1 description, it said a NOS would make a punchier bass. How much are tubes anyway?
Nov 7, 2013
Antima
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Nov 7, 2013
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They are roughly $5-10 for most 12AU7/A tubes(all I'm familiar with), although some can get pricey.
Nov 7, 2013
PilotChup
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Nov 8, 2013
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Where can I find some 12AU7 besides ebay?
Nov 8, 2013
LQDForce
534
Nov 10, 2013
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Bravo V3 will take 6922 tubes. If you want the 12AU7 model, get the Bravo V2 or the Ocean.
Bottom line - Stock V2 and V3 sound almost exactly the same (got both). Good quality 12AU7 are much cheaper and more common than 6922.
Nov 10, 2013
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