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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

I've ordered some tube extenders, and though they're not here yet, the thought just occurred to me ...... when pulling the tubes out, what insures the extenders stay with the sockets on the board rather than come out still attached to the tube?

 

Second question:  Are vacuum tube microphonics a real issue or do you like the dampers because they're 'sexy'?  Seriously, has anyone ever heard any feedback or other microphonics-related issues with their Lyr?

Hi Bob,

IMO: One of the benefits of tube extenders is that they come out with the tube.  This means all the stress is on the extender's pins, not the tube's pins.  The same goes for reinserting the tube/extender assembly.  You have better control / dexterity. 

Microphonics dampeners.

 

 IMO:  I had a tube that developed severe microphonics out of the blue.  I returned the pair for exchange, but I also ordered the dampeners.  As HK_sends sez.... I detect a cleaner sound.  This could very well be phycological... but I do think there is an improvement.   I also like the look.

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Tube extenders are one of the best things I ever bought. I get the impression Schiit didn't originally intend for the Lyr to be rollable or something, with the tubes recessed so much.

 

 

Schiit Lyr


Edited by phototristan - 12/14/12 at 1:40pm
post #4638 of 8735

^^ I think that there are some design challenges involved there tbh. It would have been nice if the tubes were flush with the top of the chasis though like the LD amps. 

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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Tube extenders are one of the best things I ever bought. I get the impression Schiit didn't originally intend for the Lyr to be rollable or something, with the tubes recessed so much.

 

It might also be because they didn't expect owners to get so hooked on rolling tubes.biggrin.gif  Imbedding the tubes in the amp like that does add a measure of protection as well.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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I'm now extended!   The tubes in the Lyr, that is
 

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Tell me, where do the children play?

 

700

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I hope you guys won't make me read all 310 pages wink.gif

 

What would be the ideal tube for calssical to pair with my LCD-2?

 

I'm willing to pay <$200 for a matched pair

 

Also, does this http://www.tubemonger.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NOVIB fit inside the Lyr?

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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

 

I'm willing to pay <$200 for a matched pair

 

Also, does this http://www.tubemonger.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NOVIB fit inside the Lyr?

 

That doesn't look like the right one for the Lyr. I believe this is the one you want:

 

http://www.tubemonger.com/TRIODE_FLIPPER_with_Vibration_Reduction_Base_p/triodeflipper.htm

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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

 

That doesn't look like the right one for the Lyr. I believe this is the one you want:

 

http://www.tubemonger.com/TRIODE_FLIPPER_with_Vibration_Reduction_Base_p/triodeflipper.htm

Do not get that! That's a triode flipper, dude.

 

You want the socker savers.


Edited by paradoxper - 12/16/12 at 7:38pm
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Do not get that! That's a triode flipper, dude.

 

You want the socker savers.

 

would it fit inside my lyr? The opening for the tubes are quite small...

 

Also, how would I get it out? confused.gif

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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

 

would it fit inside my lyr? The opening for the tubes are quite small...

 

Also, how would I get it out? confused.gif

Yes, it's no wider than a tube itself. They come out with the tube when you pull the tube out. 

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post #4649 of 8735
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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

Also, does this http://www.tubemonger.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NOVIB fit inside the Lyr?

This one does fir into the Lyr.  The Triode Flipper allows you to use the second triode of the tube (the Lyr only uses one per tube) supposedly allowing you to get extended use out of the tube.

As far as fitting in the Lyr and removal, just go back about four or five pages as we already talked about it.  To sum up, they will fit fine and may come out with the tube.  And if they do, just pop on a new tube and plug it back in.

 

I've used both the Triode Flipper and Noval Socket Saver in the Lyr with no problems...

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

Hmm. It looks like it's only a extender, not a damper.

 

How is this tube?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-RARE-AMPEREX-GOLD-PIN-E88CC-6922-PREMIUM-MATCHED-ECC88-6DJ8-Amp-Audio-Tube-/110990134300?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item19d7870c1c

JAN tubes are supposed to be pretty good.  The problem is that one man's trash is another man's treasure.  It's going to be up to your ears in the end.  There are inexpensive tubes out there that many people are very happy with.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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