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post #136 of 8735

Some Russian NOS 70s tubes, and a set of GE grays are on their way to me now.  Couldn't quite drop the money on the Mullard or Amperex tubes right now - maybe if I wind up preferring the Russian or GE tubes and can sell my Gold Lions I'll take a look at them again.

post #137 of 8735

Can anyone suggest some tubes that are quieter than the stock ECC88's but offer the same neutrality?  6922's?

Thanks

post #138 of 8735

You may have a two week lag, but I'm convinced the Russian 6N1P-VI OTK tubes are the most balanced and neutral I've yet heard, and for $2.00 ea., well, you can't go wrong.

post #139 of 8735

The JJs in my friends amp were quiet.
 

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Can anyone suggest some tubes that are quieter than the stock ECC88's but offer the same neutrality?  6922's?

Thanks



 

post #140 of 8735

I just got some Russian OTK 2 6N23P's they were about 30.00 but they sound much better than the Schiit 6N1p's they are so far my favorite of everything I have rolled

 


Edited by MrScary - 4/28/11 at 8:27pm
post #141 of 8735

The 6N23p's are an excellent tube as are many 6N1P's but some 6N1P tubes are grainy and are not that musical. I have found this true with many of the later produced 6N1P's, that they can be grainy and not that musical. 

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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


For those interested in saving a few dollars, a box of 12 rubber fingertips can be found for less that $3 from any major office supply store.    Size 13 or 14 seem to work well on small tubes.  I haven't tried them on hot tubes as they might melt since they're only made of thin rubber.  Although not as versatile as the EH Tube Glove, if you work primarily with small tubes, they are a low cost alternative.

 

post #143 of 8735

Are those the finger tips with bumps or ridges? 

post #144 of 8735
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For those interested in saving a few dollars, a box of 12 rubber fingertips can be found for less that $3 from any major office supply store.    Size 13 or 14 seem to work well on small tubes.  I haven't tried them on hot tubes as they might melt since they're only made of thin rubber.  Although not as versatile as the EH Tube Glove, if you work primarily with small tubes, they are a low cost alternative.

Great idea, great suggestion!  Thanks!
 

 

post #145 of 8735
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Can anyone suggest some tubes that are quieter than the stock ECC88's but offer the same neutrality?  6922's?

Thanks


The stock tubes ARE quiet. The problem is, you're probably using headphones that the Lyr is too much for. That's when you get the hum and/or hiss. Paired with hard to drive headphones, the stock tubes are as dead silent as if I didn't have my headphone connected to anything.
post #146 of 8735
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Originally Posted by USAudio View Post

Can anyone suggest some tubes that are quieter than the stock ECC88's but offer the same neutrality?  6922's?

Thanks

The stock tubes ARE quiet. The problem is, you're probably using headphones that the Lyr is too much for. That's when you get the hum and/or hiss. Paired with hard to drive headphones, the stock tubes are as dead silent as if I didn't have my headphone connected to anything.
They are very quiet and I *personally* don't hear any hiss at all, even at full volume.  But that's just my ears.  Just curious if there ARE any tubes that might measure even quieter but offer similar performance for those folks that might be having hiss issues.

 

post #147 of 8735

They may just need to buy another pair, of even the same tubes.

post #148 of 8735
Everyone who's been using easier to drive headphones have stated they get hum/hiss with the Lyr. I've swapped to the Valhalla tubes and get the same amount of hum/hiss as the stock tubes. So, I'm pretty sure no matter what tubes you use, you will get hum/hiss with your sensitive headphones. Get another amp if its gonna bother you that much.
post #149 of 8735

Do you get the same amount of hum and hiss with no source attached to the amp?

 

post #150 of 8735
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Everyone who's been using easier to drive headphones have stated they get hum/hiss with the Lyr. I've swapped to the Valhalla tubes and get the same amount of hum/hiss as the stock tubes. So, I'm pretty sure no matter what tubes you use, you will get hum/hiss with your sensitive headphones. Get another amp if its gonna bother you that much.


No not everyone I have ran my future sonic M8's and I get no hiss at all with any of my tubes
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