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There is a LOT of hype around the Cavalli LF, which may well be deserved - time will tell.  The one I heard at Can Jam sounded very good, but for me it wasn't the second coming that I read some people think it is.  But that was just a 10 minute audition at CanJam, so I don't pretend to be the last word on it.  No doubt though, circuit design has more impact on the sound than the tube choice will.


Edited by Skylab - 4/26/11 at 11:17am
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I believe so.  That's what I'm running in my DAC.  Love the sound.
 

 


I would ask Jamato8 if the Grey Glass and smoked are the same thing they didn't look like it when I was looking at Ebay a few minutes ago but I could be wrong mine are dark grey.. Jamto8 suggested them to me
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Thanks!

-HK sends
 

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I think I missed something...what GE tubes and where can I get them?

 

Thanks,

-HK sends




GE 6DJ8 ECC88 Grey Glass tubes

I got mine off of Ebay good luck


 

post #124 of 8735
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I believe so.  That's what I'm running in my DAC.  Love the sound.
 

 




I would ask Jamato8 if the Grey Glass and smoked are the same thing they didn't look like it when I was looking at Ebay a few minutes ago but I could be wrong mine are dark grey.. Jamto8 suggested them to me

They are the same thing. GE only made it either clear or with the grey coating on the inside, which was a type of shield. They used to cost around 5 dollars each and that was recently. Sometimes the market takes the fun out of buying these. 

 

post #125 of 8735

I saw some people say that the RWA Isabellina Balanced pretty much was the second coming, at the NY meet.  I really can't judge an amps merit on like 10-20 minutes of listening at a sort of noisy meet.  I would want to sit at home let it soak in a bit.  Sometimes I think when people are trying to get me do a quick A-B stuff I miss some of the subtleties that really separate them from one another.
 

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There is a LOT of hype around the Cavalli LF, which may well be deserved - time will tell.  The one I heard at Can Jam sounded very good, but for me it wasn't the second coming that I read some people think it is.  But that was just a 10 minute audition at CanJam, so I don't pretend to be the last word on it.  No doubt though, circuit design has more impact on the sound than the tube choice will.



 

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I saw some people say that the RWA Isabellina Balanced pretty much was the second coming, at the NY meet.  I really can't judge an amps merit on like 10-20 minutes of listening at a sort of noisy meet.  I would want to sit at home let it soak in a bit.  Sometimes I think when people are trying to get me do a quick A-B stuff I miss some of the subtleties that really separate them from one another.
 

Absolutely agree.  I need a few weeks with an amp to really get the full measure of it.
 

 

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There is a LOT of hype around the Cavalli LF, which may well be deserved - time will tell.  The one I heard at Can Jam sounded very good, but for me it wasn't the second coming that I read some people think it is.  But that was just a 10 minute audition at CanJam, so I don't pretend to be the last word on it.  No doubt though, circuit design has more impact on the sound than the tube choice will.



x2 on the circuit design, in fact the quality of the transformers used in a tube amp has a bigger impact on the sound than the tubes.

post #128 of 8735

I don't believe the Lyr has a transformer in its signal path, so that would settle that.  I agree as well with the circuit design but its the component selections as whole that will also kind of guide the sound of the amp.  As I wouldn't be surprised in the headphone realm many of the same designs are implemented in slightly different ways with slightly different components.  
 

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x2 on the circuit design, in fact the quality of the transformers used in a tube amp has a bigger impact on the sound than the tubes.


 

post #129 of 8735

Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere but as a total tube numpty I found these links helpful in figuring out the various tubes that can be used.

 

http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/faq/joes-tubes.html#6DJ8

http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/faq/joes-tubes.html#6DJ8-2

 

post #130 of 8735

Yes, Joe's writings are almost legend. He went to a lot of work. He would get real cranky and finally left Audio Asylum for parts unknown. 


Edited by jamato8 - 4/27/11 at 3:51am
post #131 of 8735
500
Electro Harmonix Tube Glove

You can pick these up at parts-express.com for 11.95 they are great for grabbing hot tubes when you are too lazy to wait until they cool down to roll.
Also for the Lyr I get them out in 1 second now that rocks.


biggrin.gif http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=072-899
Edited by MrScary - 4/27/11 at 12:46pm
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500
Electro Harmonix Tube Glove

You can pick these up at parts-express.com for 11.95 they are great for grabbing hot tubes when you are too lazy to wait until they cool down to roll.
Also for the Lyr I get them out in 1 second now that rocks.


biggrin.gif http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=072-899

Have you, by chance, tried the Electro Harmonix Tubes for the Lyr as well?

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends 

 

 

post #133 of 8735
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500
Electro Harmonix Tube Glove

You can pick these up at parts-express.com for 11.95 they are great for grabbing hot tubes when you are too lazy to wait until they cool down to roll.
Also for the Lyr I get them out in 1 second now that rocks.


biggrin.gif http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=072-899


A tube condom? I guess better to be safe. . . . I think they forgot something.. . 

 

post #134 of 8735
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A tube condom? I guess better to be safe. . . . I think they forgot something.. . 

 


hahahahaha too funny
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Have you, by chance, tried the Electro Harmonix Tubes for the Lyr as well?

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends 

 

 


HK no I haven't I spent enought this month on tubes that are lost in sibera somewhere
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