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Aune T1 MK2 Headphone Tube DAC/Amp Combo

Aune T1 MK2 Headphone Tube DAC/Amp Combo

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Is anyone else unable to differentiate their left vs right sound using this DAC/Amp?
What is the cost of this amp/dac ?
What is the diffrence between the mk2 and the mk 3
I'm interested if the included original Aune power supply can take in both 110v and 220v.
Get the new version on here!!! T1SE Mk3
My old tube just broke so I bought a new. Unfortunately, this new one produce a really low and buzzy sound. I want to know if there's a specific type of tube I need to use, or my new tube is defective. Here's the one I bought http://smile.amazon.com/Tung-Sol-12AX7TUNG-Tungsol-12AX7/dp/B0018SJLFS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
Okarus
I don't think that is the right tube, you should search for 6DJ8 tubes or any of these ECC88, 6922, E88CC, 7308
So this is neat. I'm considering getting this to power my AKG 7XX when it gets here, but the impedance is only 62 Ohms. The output impedance of this amp is 10 Ohms, and wouldn't that put a damper on the sound being so high with the headphones' resistance so low?
Does anyone know if the USB audio will work with the camera kit connection and an iOS device?
ethancello
id like to know too
Accidentally ordered the 220V version when I live in the US, and Massdrop won't cancel the order even though it hasn't even fucking shipped. Real classy.
DuffMcWhalen
Hi, I might consider to buy it from you if you are interested
Does it use tube for preamp or amp?
Only 6 remaining! lets do it!
Ronl
Only 220v options left... I'm in the US.
Can anyone confirm that the aune t1 mk2 comes with a 100-220v power supply as is mentioned on their site: http://mall.auneaudio.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_30&product_id=42
it looks like their with their earlier models you had to choose. I will be traveling between Europe and the us so would love to keep it simple
Just received mine today. Was super stoked to get it. Less excited when my power supply started smoking and shorted out my multi board. Now the power supply doesn't seem to work. Anyone else with a similiar problem?
yiibo
Yeah it's happened to others. Candy at Aune can get you a replacement, or you could ask MD. It's kind of a special xfmr, so probably easiest to just get it directly from Aune.
Did anyone else get charged a bunch more for customs once the Gold Lion tube came in? I'm in Canada and I got charged an extra $20.00 at my door when it finally came, which was more than the actual upgrade I believe
Shadowfax
Yes, they set the value of the Gold Lion tube to something like $186 Canadian. I had to pay like $30 when it should've been free since the value is close to $20, and usually they don't bother charging it unless it's over $40.
Just received the T1 today... I have it hooked from PC to T1 via usb, then audio out to Audioengine A2. Is the volume knob on the T1 supposed to work with powered loudspeakers? Mine doesn't.
Also, the headphone jack doesn't seem to work.. I plug in my HD650 and it just keeps on playing on the loudspeakers.
Is this a defective unit? Or is there something that I'm not doing right?
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davidly
No, your unit is not defective.
USB input will put out a fixed volume pre signal via RCA output (to your amp) - this is ALWAYS ON and does not mute. The volume is not adjustable... it's a fixed pre signal.
The RCA output will always be on regardless. There is no muting relay, so if you plug in headphones, the pre output will still be on while playing music into the T1.
Why don't you guys follow the link to the info thread on HeadFi? You'd get much better answers than some of the ones I see here. Google it.
mikoss
@mikoss
sorry i didn't see your reply until now. If the RCA ouput will always be on, am I correct in understanding that this DAC/Amp won't switch to/from powered speakers and headphones? I'm pretty new with all this, and I just came from an Audioengine D1, which switched from headphone output and RCA output accordingly.
Currently, I disconnected the RCA output completely, so that it works just with headphones. It's a bit of an inconvenience to reach back to connect the RCA ouput to my speakers every time I want to use my speakers, but maybe I didn't quite understand this device's purpose. I just saw RCA out and headphone jack, and assumed the T1 will automatically switch audio outputs accordingly...
BlackSam, are those powered speakers? Do they have their own amplifier built in? If they don't, you need to put an amp between your pre-amp and speakers. That's why it's called a "pre-amp". :)
Pinz
The Mictrophono pp400 is a preamp, and the YU5s are powered.
BlackSamTX
Do you know what levels are coming out of the PP400? And do you have any measuring tools or other devices to test if there is any sound coming out of the Aune at all when connected via the PP400?
It must be something simple if both work individually. I'd use a multi-meter (or hand held oscilloscope) and figure out where the dead end is. You might be triggering Aune's overprotection circuit if the levels are too high out of the PP400 also.
Well, I was under the assumption a preamp would do the trick, but alas, I am still having difficulties.
What is wrong with this setup? I am connecting with RCA cables: Uturn Orbit Plus > Microphono pp400 > Aune T1 Mk2 > Kanto Yu5 speakers
I get no sound at all. I have verified the Aune works with headphones by hooking up my phone as a source via RCA, and I know my preamp works, as my old setup is the same as above but without the Aune. Any suggestions on troubleshooting or am I not doing this correctly?
BlackSamTX
The Aune will do nothing for your speakers in this setup. The phono stage is already delivering a "pre" signal which will work with your speakers. The only thing the Aune will allow you to do in this case with an RCA input is to listen to it via the headphone amp in the T1 (which does not use the tube buffer). The RCA output on the T1 will carry the same signal through to your speakers, as if you were just going from the phono stage to the speakers.
My advice to you is to switch the Aune to the "line" input which is the RCA input, then you can listen via headphones without the tube, or simply remove the Aune from your chain if you're just using speakers. (It is literally just passing the signal through via RCA).
The Aune T1 USB input uses the tube, since it's a tube-buffered DAC. If you connect USB into the T1, switch back to "usb" and then you can listen via the RCA output to your speakers, or via the headphone amp on the T1.
Make sense?
mikoss
Yes, indeed. Thanks for the explanation, that's exactly how I thought it was all supposed to work.
The initial unit was defective, and has been replaced by Massdrop. I assumed the RCA outs on the T1 were just a passthrough, and the original unit was not doing that, and additionally, I was getting a very weak signal on the headphones even at full volume. My setup is working now, and I am pleased with the new amp.
Disregard my last message... I am still new to this world and was informed I still need a phono preamp for the magic to happen.
All I seem to get is an unamplified signal. Tried both tubes, same result.
I got my T1 Mk2 today, tried 0db gain, but seem too weak for hd600
/try 16db gain...the amp is so worse than I expected :(
Surprised they don't ship the tubes together with the T1--even with business rate shipping for UPS, they must be losing $2 to ship each tube separately. Didn't expect to see the original 6922EH tube included--I thought it would just be swapped out for the lion.
Received amp on Thursday sans tube. I got a new tracking number yesterday and I believe that's the tube. This is a great little tube DAC/amp! The stock tube sounds great IMO. Can't wait to try the "upgrade" tube. The amp section of the T1 seems a bit on the weak side. To remedy this I am running RCA out into M-Stage HPA2 amp. It sounds amazing on my K7XX.
Also running my Fidelio X2s directly from T1 sounds great!!
Make sure the amp is in High gain setting.
Line out works with headphones plugged in. I run my X2s directly from this and RCA out to M-Stage to K7XX . Now I can power 2 sets of headphones at once so I can have a friend listen along with me!!
Very disappointed with the drop :/... I was looking forward to pairing the T1 with my other K7XX drop that I got before, but now I'll never know they sound together. Saw that USPS "Delivered, in mailbox" at 11:51 AM... then went home and saw nothing in my mailbox and nothing at my apt's door. Why use USPS on a $165 order? With no signature requirement? I live in Brooklyn, not Idaho...so sad :(
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I put Brooklyn and Apt in my address... I think any inventory/shipment software can be configured to recognize that is a bad place to leave packages. Funny thing is, I got a note to pickup an Amazon package from USPS yesterday, and that package says on the front "leave package at door if no one is at home." Since it was a pair of cheap 3D glasses, I guess Amazon is ok with leaving it. However, our USPS guy didn't leave the package. And you want to no why? Because he knows that is a bad idea. If it's shipped and insured by USPS, they never ever leave packages in my apt. However, if it's through UPS or Fedex.... then yeah. they will. Because they don't care at that point. (In fact, I think sometimes they are the ones taking it.) USPS isn't insuring it. But I can't get mad at USPS. It's like getting mad at rain for being wet... pointless. I have no expectations of that institution.
Mintos
You said USPS is the worst, but you also just said that USPS is the one that always makes you pickup packages. Whether it goes through smartpost or surepost, it still goes through USPS and they are the one's responsible if the package isn't delivered--so that logic is flawed. Either way, it was scanned at the time of delivery, and your USPS carrier made a judgement call to deliver. If you have had this happen frequently, contact your postoffice and let them know you have suspicions regarding your carrier.
Smartpost and Surepost both have $100 insurance included. USPS Priority and Express also include $100 insurance.
Having something held for pickup is at the carriers discretion, unless it has signature confirmation as an option or is insured for over $200--for USPS only. With Fedex/UPS they'll deliver at any value unless a signature was requested by the shipper.
Since this only has an RCA stereo in-port, is there still a way I can connect my iPhone to use the T1 as both an amp and a DAC?
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Thanks! It didn't work that way exactly, since the iPhone said the connected USB device (Aune) draws too much power and I couldn't get it to play. I then plugged a powered USB hub into the iPhone using the USB camera connector, then plugged the T1 into the USB hub then that worked.
Linh
Yup, a powered hub is needed. Glad you're all set!
Happy with the unit. The DAC is totally silent talking to a Mac. Zero noise. :) Just wish the Gold Lion tube gets here soon.
I got the DAC, but no gold lion tube.
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Like I said, I received the amp the other day via UPS Surepost. Right after I posted, I got a shipping notification for the tube. It should be here via UPS tomorrow.
They shipped the Tube separately. ^^
Any one from Singapore received the T1 or gold lion tube already?
I just got the T1 but not the Gold Lion tube I ordered. It looks like other people are saying they're being shipped separately so I'll hang on for a few days. Wish I got the tracking number for the tube too so I don't have to worry.
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I think they shipped them separately. I got tube but no amp and now have received a second tracking number for the amp.
Tyrealz
Yes, it looks like they shipped the Tube separately. I just got the tracking number. Cheers!
I hope this one is better than the xDuoo TA-01 that just dropped. Anyone do a head-to - head-to comparison?
got tracking number today