The third and newest generation of one of the most popular value DAC/amps on the market, the Aune T1 SE MK3 features the compact size and solid build of its predecessors, along with a number of meaningful upgrades. Equipped with the latest XMOS USB design, this version uses a DSD1793 DAC to decode multiple formats up to 24-bit/192kHz, plus DSD64. For the output buffer, you’ll find the Russian-made EH6922 tube, which delivers warm, rich, and natural sound. Finally, an adjustable three-terminal gain control allows you to drive various low- and high-impedance headphones up to 600 ohms.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of colors between Black and Silver, as well as your choice of models between 110V and 220V. The Gold Lion tube is not included on this drop.
On its solid aluminum housing, this all-in-one solution features audio-in and audio-out functions through the RCA ports. These let you use the Aune T1 SE MK3 as a dedicated DAC with active speakers (like the Audioengine A5+) or a dedicated amplifier with a different DAC (like the Matrix M-Stage DAC). Because this DAC/amp uses the ubiquitous EH6922 tube, you can easily customize your sound through tube rolling. Want more kick in your bass? Nab a NOS Amperex 6922 from the ‘60s. How about more attack on the high end? Grab a gold-pin Tesla 6922. Plus, since the Aune T1 SE MK3 uses only one tube, you won’t have to mess around with matched pairs.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 17, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.