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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?

I think you got a great selection of tubes already.  I agree the socket savers are a good idea (they'll help keep the interior of the Lyr cooler), but you can also get this for removing tubes (or pulling them while they are still hot:

http://www.amazon.com/Electro-Harmonix-EH-Tube-Glove/dp/B000UMCLIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355279893&sr=8-1&keywords=tube+glove

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #4562 of 8735

^^ Hey, that's nice!! Thanks HK...didn't know about that one. 

post #4563 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

I think you got a great selection of tubes already.  I agree the socket savers are a good idea (they'll help keep the interior of the Lyr cooler), but you can also get this for removing tubes (or pulling them while they are still hot:

http://www.amazon.com/Electro-Harmonix-EH-Tube-Glove/dp/B000UMCLIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355279893&sr=8-1&keywords=tube+glove

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

I have a large rubber grommet that I tried, but I couldn't grasp the tube below the top surface.  My other concern is damaging the label.

I knew there had to be something like that product!

I thought about McMaster  http://www.mcmaster.com/#push-in-grommets/=kjycax

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I don't have enough time to completely read through this entire thread. I'm just looking for basically what is the best overall Lyr tube set, that is priced affordably, and can easily to bought. I would love to try some of those highly touted Lorenz tubes but there not around and I just don't have the time or patience to find them. 

 

So what is a good buy on tubes thats going to open up my Lyr? Thanks guys.

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Yeah, I used the tube glove when I wanted to swap hot tubes so I could do quick A/B comparisons of tubes.  Even though I used socket savers them suckers were pretty warm to grasp with my bare hands.biggrin.gif  I never had any problems with the tube glove rubbing off labels (make sure you know which way the label is facing and pinch the glove over bare glass...voila!...no messed up labels).

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

PS - All the tube glove is is a foam rubber tube (that doesn't melt with hot tubes) with a logo.  The large end is for pulling larger tubes and the small end is for 9-pin sized tubes.  To me it was worth the price.


Edited by HK_sends - 12/11/12 at 8:14pm
post #4566 of 8735

I just use surgical gloves.Works like a charm and they're dirt cheap at the drug store.

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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I have a large rubber grommet that I tried, but I couldn't grasp the tube below the top surface.  My other concern is damaging the label.

I knew there had to be something like that product!

I thought about McMaster  http://www.mcmaster.com/#push-in-grommets/=kjycax

post #4567 of 8735
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Originally Posted by jronan2 View Post

I don't have enough time to completely read through this entire thread. I'm just looking for basically what is the best overall Lyr tube set, that is priced affordably, and can easily to bought. I would love to try some of those highly touted Lorenz tubes but there not around and I just don't have the time or patience to find them. 

 

So what is a good buy on tubes thats going to open up my Lyr? Thanks guys.

Were sorry, the thread rule is you have to read all posts at least twice before we can answer that question.very_evil_smiley.gif

 

The truth is, you can ask 100 people and you are going to get 100 opinions about that.  My preference:

 

http://www.tubemonger.com/Matsu****a_Japan_6922_E88CC_Mullard_Tooling_NOS_p/591.htm

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #4568 of 8735
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Originally Posted by jronan2 View Post

I don't have enough time to completely read through this entire thread. I'm just looking for basically what is the best overall Lyr tube set, that is priced affordably, and can easily to bought. I would love to try some of those highly touted Lorenz tubes but there not around and I just don't have the time or patience to find them. 

So what is a good buy on tubes thats going to open up my Lyr? Thanks guys.

First. I'm an Amprex bigot.
I think Orange Globes sound great and are pretty cheap. Mine are 62's

Second. You've got some OG "A" frames that should sound sweet.

So that's my answer. Affordable and sounds good. The tube you own.
post #4569 of 8735

hey guys, just purchased a set of HE-500 beyersmile.png and i'm pretty much set on purchasing a lyr and bifrost to go with it. this is my first foray into truly high-end audio gear (next closest thing is my ER-4P IEMs that give me ear aches frown.gif) so anyways, i've been searching for some good tubes to roll in and i'll just use the GE set as backups. considering Amperex 6922 PQ, found a nice NOS set. any comments on how this will improve sound over the stock GE pair? seems to be pretty unanimously regarded as a solid set for the lyr. curious how it will match up with the rest of my set up... i've heard of sellers on ebay rebranding tubes? any offenders to look out for? anyone dealt with tubemazestore? thanks for the help!

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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

First. I'm an Amprex bigot.

 

Yet you can't spell the name. devil_face.gif

 

So that's my answer. Affordable and sounds good. The tube you own.

 

Sanity. A rare concept. rolleyes.gif

post #4571 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post


First. I'm an Amprex bigot.
I think Orange Globes sound great and are pretty cheap. Mine are 62's
Second. You've got some OG "A" frames that should sound sweet.
So that's my answer. Affordable and sounds good. The tube you own.


Are you referring to me?  As to already owning ?

post #4572 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Oskari View Post

Yet you can't spell the name. devil_face.gif

And you didn't read my signature. biggrin.gif
post #4573 of 8735
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post


Are you referring to me?  As to already owning ?

I , obviously, don't have any idea what I am talking about. It is best to ignore me.
post #4574 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

And you didn't read my signature. biggrin.gif

 

Sure did. Does not excuse you. wink_face.gif

 

Quite often Amperex should be spelt Philips, anyway.

post #4575 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Oskari View Post

 

Sure did. Does not excuse you. wink_face.gif

 

Quite often Amperex should be spelt Philips, anyway.


You're excused for your English because you're from Findland.   'Spelt' should be spelled 'spelled'  happy_face1.gif

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