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Yes, the Lyr is great but the WA2 is even better. The WA2-->T1 is a magic setup. 

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Thanks. At the moment the WA2 is a bit out of my budget. I will check the classified section. I was looking to spend about $400-$500 for now so that was why the Crack+Speedball or Lyr piqued my interest. 

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Thanks. At the moment the WA2 is a bit out of my budget. I will check the classified section. I was looking to spend about $400-$500 for now so that was why the Crack+Speedball or Lyr piqued my interest. 


I don't think you can go wrong with either of those.  You can also tweak the Crack with a few inexpensive modifications as funds allow later on which will help make the T1's really sing. You might also like to check out some tube costs for both amps there is a very noticeable difference in sonic quality with the Crack running a stock $5 6080 and a premium tube like a Tung-sol 5998 or GEC 6as7g which come in around $75-$150.

 

Perhaps someone here can give an idea of costs for a set of premium tubes for the Lyr?

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I don't think you can go wrong with either of those.  You can also tweak the Crack with a few inexpensive modifications as funds allow later on which will help make the T1's really sing. You might also like to check out some tube costs for both amps there is a very noticeable difference in sonic quality with the Crack running a stock $5 6080 and a premium tube like a Tung-sol 5998 or GEC 6as7g which come in around $75-$150.

 

Perhaps someone here can give an idea of costs for a set of premium tubes for the Lyr?


+1 , and as far as I've known, upgrading tubes for the WA2 costs twice as much as the Crack, because the Crack just uses a single power tube and driver tube :D

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I don't think you can go wrong with either of those.  You can also tweak the Crack with a few inexpensive modifications as funds allow later on which will help make the T1's really sing. You might also like to check out some tube costs for both amps there is a very noticeable difference in sonic quality with the Crack running a stock $5 6080 and a premium tube like a Tung-sol 5998 or GEC 6as7g which come in around $75-$150.

 

Perhaps someone here can give an idea of costs for a set of premium tubes for the Lyr?

Can you elaborate JamieMcc?  I'm currently using T1 with BHC with speedball with no modification (purchased from someone here).   I like it so much so I bought a new BHC Kit with speedball (my first DIY Project), purchased Japan Alps RK27 100K Log A Volume Control Potentiometer Attenuator upgrade off ebay.   So what else do i need to buy for this project to "make the T1's really sing".  Thanks JamieMcc.

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Can you elaborate JamieMcc?  I'm currently using T1 with BHC with speedball with no modification (purchased from someone here).   I like it so much so I bought a new BHC Kit with speedball (my first DIY Project), purchased Japan Alps RK27 100K Log A Volume Control Potentiometer Attenuator upgrade off ebay.   So what else do i need to buy for this project to "make the T1's really sing".  Thanks JamieMcc.


Hi upgrading the stock volume pot one for the Alps or a stepped attenuator means your off to a good start. You might like to consider changing the electrolytic 100uf coupling capacitors for film ones with a Teflon bypass.

 

A list of probably the most common modifications you will see with  some rough figurers

 

1 Volume Pot  $20-$30

2 Film output caps + bypass (lots of types to choose from here Paper in oil, Mylar, Film & foil, Copper Tin, Dry or Wet, then bypass with a Teflon, you don't need to spend a fortune to get good results)  $30-$70+

3 Bypass the last electrolytic cap in the powers supply with a small film capacitor. $7

4 Replace the last resistor in the power supply with a choke $15-$20

5 Replace the last electrolytic capacitor in the power supply with a film capacitor $ $20-$60+

6 Resistor switchable mod for speed ball to run E80cc and 12bh7 input tubes more optimally

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