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post #151 of 204
I think around 300 hours should be sufficient.
post #152 of 204
Looks like a nice amp at a very good price.
post #153 of 204
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I think around 300 hours should be sufficient.
^^^ I think you are right, 300 hours should be plenty.

post #154 of 204
300 hours?
post #155 of 204
300 hours is just a ball park figure to make sure the Yarland is at optimum performance.
post #156 of 204
Finaly I've change the chinese stock tubes with EL84 Electro-harmonix and NOS 6N3P General electric, date packed 5/85. What could I say...from the first moment was a big improvment over the old sound; I know that I'll have to burn the tubes over 300 hours but even so, I'm very happy with it.
post #157 of 204
I haven't done tube rolling before, but will attempt it in hopes of ridding my P-100 of a nasty hum. (per earlier post: Hum occurs with all permutations of headsets, inputs, cabling, even in different houses, though not when I took the unit in to the retailer.) From earlier in this thread I see preferences for

* NOS Sylvania grey-plate 6BQ5’s and black-plate 2C51’s
* Amperex Bugle Boy "D" getter EL84's and Bendix 2C51's
* 1959 Amperex D getter EL84's with the RCA Command Series 5670's
* EL84 Electro-harmonix and NOS 6N3P General electric

Is the choice of tubes influenced by headphone pairing? Any suggestions for a good match with Senn HD650s?

Thanks!
post #158 of 204
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My suggestion would be to start with ONE new set of tubes and see how the hum goes. I'd try the Sylvanias first - don't spend the big $$$ on the Amperexes until you know for sure the amp can be hum free for you.
post #159 of 204
The Yarland is now $395 instead of $495.I have one and there is no hum whatsoever even with low impedance phones like the Grado's.On top of that the EL84 is a fabulous tube to listen to along with the 5670/2C51 /396A family of tubes.I'm listening with the Grado PS1000 and I'm thoroughly impressed.
post #160 of 204
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The Yarland is now $395 instead of $495.I have one and there is no hum whatsoever even with low impedance phones like the Grado's.On top of that the EL84 is a fabulous tube to listen to along with the 5670/2C51 /396A family of tubes.I'm listening with the Grado PS1000 and I'm thoroughly impressed.
Where did you find the Yarland for $395?
post #161 of 204
Talk to Mike at www.tsto.com as he told me it's now $395.
post #162 of 204
Will do! Many thanks!
post #163 of 204
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I'm listening with the Grado PS1000 and I'm thoroughly impressed.
Fairbanks, what source you use?
post #164 of 204
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Fairbanks, what source you use?
I use the Rega Saturn as my source.Check out my profile as the choice of my tubes plays a big role in how the Yarland sounds as well.
post #165 of 204

Yarland P100

Now available at $345 with free shpg at STO. List price $495 with $150 off. Use coupon code 10150 with your order online. Sale price until 11/25/2009. Link here. Discount applies to all Yardland tube products.
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