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Why did you order those if you already have some orange globes? Are these a lot different than the ones you have?

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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Why did you order those if you already have some orange globes? Are these a lot different than the ones you have?

Nope.  The same.

Just wanted an extra pair of what I like.

I did the same thing with the USN-CEP-6922

 

 

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post #4548 of 8735

I just ordered these replacement vibration absorbing feet for my Lyr. I may as well put them on the Bifrost too, right?:

 

"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IMSIBA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003IMSIBA&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

 

PS, don't be tempted to get 2" feet. I think that would look ridiculous. ;)


Edited by phototristan - 12/10/12 at 11:52am
post #4549 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Nope.  The same.

Just wanted an extra pair of what I like.

I did the same thing with the USN-CEP-6922

 

 

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Ah, I see. 

post #4550 of 8735
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

I just ordered these replacement vibration absorbing feet for my Lyr. I may as well put them on the Bifrost too, right?:

 

"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IMSIBA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003IMSIBA&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

 

PS, don't be tempted to get 2" feet. I think that would look ridiculous. ;)

Hey thanks for the link.

 

I was going to find some for my gear to try to mitigate micro phonics.

The ones Schitt provides are tiny and next to useless.

 

One place to find an amazing selection of hardware parts is 

http://mcmaster.com

They have over 400,000 items.  From small parts to industrial.

You want ss screws in a specific alloy?  They got it.

The web site is no-nonsense and works great.

Returns are hassle free,

 

If they don't have it, it pretty much doesn't exist.

example:

 

http://www.mcmaster.com/#rubber-feet/=kj9x86

post #4551 of 8735

I see no reason not to get a second pair of tubes that you really like. Who knows what will be available five years from now. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I see no reason not to get a second pair of tubes that you really like. Who knows what will be available five years from now. wink.gif

Who knows what won't be available 5 years from now smile.gif

All things considered they don't cost much.

That's just one of my goofy ways.

post #4553 of 8735
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Originally Posted by bsn View Post


I did order the Matsu's and some socket savers last night. I will give the CV2492 a try, but will wait until after Christmas to see what the tube dealer sends to my wife for my Christmas gift. I know I am getting Mullards, just not sure what set, they may be the CVs.

 

If you're after the Mullards, I'd seriously consider the CV2493's.  They are the best Mullards I've heard thus far, CV2492 and the Blackburn ones are nice as well.

 

@ iamnothim:

 

I just received my lcd-2 last friday and haven't really had the time to listen this weekend (crazy kids).....but having more time tonight to listen.....extremely sound signature to the LCD-3, very laid back and smooth in the lows/mids.  Great bass signature of Audeze.  I think pending on what you listen to....if you listen to a lot of music like Jazz or vocals, I think you can't go wrong wit the LCD-2....on the other hand, I believe HE-500 to be a better overall pairing for being more neutral and a better performer with a wider genre of music....lcd-2/lcd-3 with house/dance music isn't exactly my cup of tea for example.


Edited by sensui123 - 12/10/12 at 10:45pm
post #4554 of 8735

Mine are in the capable hands of UPS.

 

I'm not a dance/techno guy.

I'm confident I'll be happy.

 

 

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post #4555 of 8735

^If you like the Ventures, you should try the Rumblers album "Boss".

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^If you like the Ventures, you should try the Rumblers album "Boss".

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post #4557 of 8735

Tube maintenance:

 

I got my little rubber feet today.

The are 3/4 dia. by 3/8" hight

I got the extra soft 30  durometer Polyurethane type.

Boy are they soft.  Like a marshmallow.  Perhaps too soft since it jiggles if you touch it.

$1.32 each

 

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/3763/=kjvm5i

 

I also found some contact cleaning abrasive boards.

They're like flexible narrow emory boards, except the grit is 320 zirconia alumina 

They worked great for getting the corrosive coating off tube pins.  Very flexible and just a little fine dust.

I ordered fine, extra-fine, and polish.  I used "polish"

$1.25 each

 

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/2681/=kjvmxu

post #4558 of 8735

I just received my new (used-mint) Lyr tonight with 7 pairs of tubes. This one.  The one big pointer the guy I bought it from told me is, above all, stay away from this thread for the benefit of my wallet.  So of course I had to pop in ... I see I have 300 some pages of posts to wade through.

 

I will say that I've tried 3 sets of tubes so far, and I've enjoyed the original GE's the best so far.  Coming from an Audioquest dragonfly into a Hifiman HE-500, and a Senn HD600.  The Lyr is noticeably punchier than the Asgard I was using.

 

Do you guys have a trick tool for easily removing the tubes?

post #4559 of 8735

The best thing to do is to buy some tube savers. They are small adapters that plug into the end of each tube, just about an inch tall. It will make the tubes less recessed inside the lyr and much easier to remove. An added benefit is that you will notice a nice drop in temperature.

 

The easiest way to remove the tubes without the tube savers is to use a small piece of packing tape. Just cover the top of the tube only and rock it gently free. 

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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

I just received my new (used-mint) Lyr tonight with 7 pairs of tubes. This one.  The one big pointer the guy I bought it from told me is, above all, stay away from this thread for the benefit of my wallet.  So of course I had to pop in ... I see I have 300 some pages of posts to wade through.

 

I will say that I've tried 3 sets of tubes so far, and I've enjoyed the original GE's the best so far.  Coming from an Audioquest dragonfly into a Hifiman HE-500, and a Senn HD600.  The Lyr is noticeably punchier than the Asgard I was using.

 

Do you guys have a trick tool for easily removing the tubes?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The best thing to do is to buy some tube savers. They are small adapters that plug into the end of each tube, just about an inch tall. It will make the tubes less recessed inside the lyr and much easier to remove. An added benefit is that you will notice a nice drop in temperature.

 

The easiest way to remove the tubes without the tube savers is to use a small piece of packing tape. Just cover the top of the tube only and rock it gently free. 

 

 

 

Yep, 

 

see http://www.head-fi.org/t/549508/schiit-lyr-the-tube-rolling-thread/4470#post_8934937 from above. 

 

It makes swapping tubes sooo much easier. 

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