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post #6916 of 7690
Hmmmm...I have no experience with the SL specifically, but if it is anything like the full sized soloist, it will be a good match. Don't sell off your Lyr just yet though. It is always adviseable to let gear grow on you before making a decision on which stays and which goes. Sellers remorse is worse than buyer's remorse imho. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6917 of 7690

Oh right thanks, i still haven't tube rolled with my Lyr yet too.

 

Also, what is a pre amp? The normal Soloist has a preamp where the SL doesn't...

post #6918 of 7690
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Originally Posted by iso300and8 View Post
 

Oh right thanks, i still haven't tube rolled with my Lyr yet too.

 

Also, what is a pre amp? The normal Soloist has a preamp where the SL doesn't...

DO roll your Lyr - it scales very well with better tubes.  A pre-amplifier allows you to control the volume of a power amplifier.

post #6919 of 7690
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DO roll your Lyr - it scales very well with better tubes.  A pre-amplifier allows you to control the volume of a power amplifier.

 

Is a preamp really worth it? Which tubes should I roll? People say there are many tubes that scale well with the Lyr but man, they're all so rare and expensive... I saw some Laradiotechnique tubes made in holland going for $400 on ebay... And the triple micas go for over $500 on ebay and they're really rare although most are NOS. Thats more than the amp itself so might as well go with the Soloist and plus people say its a minor difference. I am running Matsu****a 6922's with my Lyr and I heard no difference between them and the stock tubes and these tubes cost me $80 for the pair so... Maybe my ears aren't trained enough to hear the differences. Hearing no difference between the tubes makes me a bit skeptical about buying more tubes. AND, they only last 5,000 - 10,000 hours where other amps last pretty much forever.

post #6920 of 7690
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Is a preamp really worth it? Which tubes should I roll? People say there are many tubes that scale well with the Lyr but man, they're all so rare and expensive... I saw some Laradiotechnique tubes made in holland going for $400 on ebay... And the triple micas go for over $500 on ebay and they're really rare although most are NOS. Thats more than the amp itself so might as well go with the Soloist and plus people say its a minor difference. I am running Matsu****a 6922's with my Lyr and I heard no difference between them and the stock tubes and these tubes cost me $80 for the pair so... Maybe my ears aren't trained enough to hear the differences. Hearing no difference between the tubes makes me a bit skeptical about buying more tubes. AND, they only last 5,000 - 10,000 hours where other amps last pretty much forever.

If you needed a preamplifier, you would know you needed a preamplifier, so it is probably not worth anything to you (the Lyr can be used as a preamplifier anyway).  The Matsu tubes are meant to be OK, so if you hear no difference between them and the stock tubes, then maybe it is also not worth rolling in other tubes - though if you do, and want some cheaper recommendations, the Amperex Bugle Boys and Orange Globes in 6DJ8 are both good - and will cost you about $80 per pair on eBay.

post #6921 of 7690

Yeah I heard the Bugle Boys with D getters were great and I only bought the 6922s because they were from tube monger which I love purchasing from. They didn't have the orange globes at the time which were meant to be on par with the 6922s. Thanks for the great info, I may look to upgrade to the Soloist in the next couple of months, hopefully early 2014. Will the Bifrost Uber suffice with the Soloist? 

post #6922 of 7690

Due to the design of the Lyr tube rolling on it is not as substantial as pure tube amps. The Amperex BB's or Orange Globes are as good as you can get for the average decent asking prices around.

post #6923 of 7690

Allow me to join in the conversation. Would someone be so kind to conclude the ruling opinion about the Lyr + Byfrost combo for LCD-2 or should I go through the nearly 700 pages of this thread? This combination of LCD-2 + Lyr + Byfrost tickles my interest for quite a while and it seems that will be next investment. If it counts, my source is a laptop with Foobar and Jetaudio, and I listen 80% Metal, like Manowar, Savatage, Vicious Rumors, Metal Church, Omen, and NWOBHM all lossless with numerous SHM, Blu-Spec, 24/96, 24/192 rips.

 

So LCD-2 + Lyr + Byfrost?

post #6924 of 7690

the orange globes (regular and A-frame variants) as well as the bugle boys are very nice.....

 

i've heard them on the Lyr with the LCD-2 and enjoyed the combination. i also used them with my WA2 and really liked how they sounded over other 6922 tube types. im sure the rarer 6922 tubes sound alot better, but the orange globe and bugle boys are great for the price.

post #6925 of 7690
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Originally Posted by Peti View Post
 

Allow me to join in the conversation. Would someone be so kind to conclude the ruling opinion about the Lyr + Byfrost combo for LCD-2 or should I go through the nearly 700 pages of this thread? This combination of LCD-2 + Lyr + Byfrost tickles my interest for quite a while and it seems that will be next investment. If it counts, my source is a laptop with Foobar and Jetaudio, and I listen 80% Metal, like Manowar, Savatage, Vicious Rumors, Metal Church, Omen, and NWOBHM all lossless with numerous SHM, Blu-Spec, 24/96, 24/192 rips.

 

So LCD-2 + Lyr + Byfrost?

My vote....a resounding yes for the combo...make sure to have the Amperex tubes ...enjoy

post #6926 of 7690
Why isn't anyone talking about pairing with the Mjolnir? Has it gone out of favor?
post #6927 of 7690
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Why isn't anyone talking about pairing with the Mjolnir? Has it gone out of favor?

Read the past 400 pages it basically only talks about the MJ.  There are plenty of wonderful combos...some better than others but ultimately if you like the sound who cares what other people think.  To answer your questions no it is not out of flavor and it has been talked about to death here I think.  

post #6928 of 7690
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Why isn't anyone talking about pairing with the Mjolnir? Has it gone out of favor?
Read the past 400 pages it basically only talks about the MJ.  There are plenty of wonderful combos...some better than others but ultimately if you like the sound who cares what other people think.  To answer your questions no it is not out of flavor and it has been talked about to death here I think.  

Cool, I'm looking at buying one and started noticing that it seldom is mentioned in current posts. It is taking forever to read all the past posts in all the relevant threads.
post #6929 of 7690
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Why isn't anyone talking about pairing with the Mjolnir? Has it gone out of favor?


Well, we can talk about it...my budget for amp and/or DAC is about 700$. So would I be better off with the Mjolnir alone or Lyr+Byfrost?

post #6930 of 7690
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Well, we can talk about it...my budget for amp and/or DAC is about 700$. So would I be better off with the Mjolnir alone or Lyr+Byfrost?

What DAC would you use if you got the Mjolnir ?  If you would be using a soundcard then, good as the Mjolnir is, DEFINITELY the Bifrost/Lyr combo ... the Lyr is amazing for the money - just get the GE tubes to start with ... then when you have saved up a little, buy a pair of Amperex tubes - Early Bugle Boys and Early Orange Globes are best ... but the Orange Globe "A-Frames" are also nice ... there's a tube rolling thread you can check out when you have a little more money, but for now, the Bifrost/Lyr combo is certainly not "chopped liver" !!

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