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post #4756 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tedkalaw View Post

Hey guys,

 

Got my Lyr in the mail yesterday and pairing it with my LCD2r2s. Sounds quite wonderful, but then I discovered this thread and, well...

 

Any suggestions for tubes sub $100 for a PAIR that'll get me more bass? ;) Thinking about orange globes or something similar; possibly even stretch a little and get the 6922s that mercedesman has on ebay.

Used Orange Globes or Bugle Boy's are nice.  Used, mid 1960's about $70 

 

These 1971's, Used, $60 might be a nice place to start.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMPEREX-ORANGE-LABEL-AFRAME-6DJ8-ECC88-VACUUM-TUBE-1971-MATCHED-SWEET-TONE-71A1-/221168188887?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item337ea6bdd7

 

Don't get too hung up on NOS / NIB,  used tubes can sound very nice when purchased by a reputable vendor that backs his products.  Like mercedesman, he's understanding and easy to deal with.

You can cook the tubes during the warranty period to make sure they are solid.   

post #4757 of 8735

Awesome, those are exactly the ones I was thinking to start. Thanks!

post #4758 of 8735
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Originally Posted by tedkalaw View Post

Awesome, those are exactly the ones I was thinking to start. Thanks!

Don't bust my chops if you don't like them.

I'm a dufus on a forum

post #4759 of 8735

Aren't we all? wink.gif

post #4760 of 8735

Hey people, whats a good place to start for a noob tube roller? I've been using  the NOS tubes that come with the Lyr now for over a year and would like to try something better all around. Just looking to get a taste of what some of the better tubes are. Without going to equisite right off the batt what is a logical first step or tube to try for someone in my situation? Any suggestions are appreciated!

post #4761 of 8735
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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post

Hey people, whats a good place to start for a noob tube roller? I've been using  the NOS tubes that come with the Lyr now for over a year and would like to try something better all around. Just looking to get a taste of what some of the better tubes are. Without going to equisite right off the batt what is a logical first step or tube to try for someone in my situation? Any suggestions are appreciated!

Check Post #4756

 

 

Gotta get you "accessorized".

 

Buy these:

http://www.tubemonger.com/NOVIB_Socket_Saver_with_Vibration_Red_B9A_NOVAL_p/novib-cos.htm

post #4762 of 8735
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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post

Hey people, whats a good place to start for a noob tube roller? I've been using  the NOS tubes that come with the Lyr now for over a year and would like to try something better all around. Just looking to get a taste of what some of the better tubes are. Without going to equisite right off the batt what is a logical first step or tube to try for someone in my situation? Any suggestions are appreciated!

Since you've listened to stock for over a year, you are the perfect person to get into tube rolling.

 

I've said a bunch of times, it's counterintuitive to think that 50 year old electronics can sound better than something built today.

You are in for a pleasant surprise.  Another victim of the hobby within a hobby.

post #4763 of 8735

I have a feeling that when I make that first purchase of a new set of tubes there will probably be many more to follow...lol!

post #4764 of 8735
It's like crack, and just as expensive.
post #4765 of 8735

Yes, it is like crack. The FedEx Home Delivery guy just brought some accessories to help fuel my NOS tube rolling addiction. I just gotta be careful not to clean the labels off the tubes. eek.gif The kit says it can be used to clean the amps tube sockets, but I'm not going there. I am just going to use this to clean the pins on the tubes.

 

700

700


Edited by bsn - 12/29/12 at 11:52am
post #4766 of 8735
HAHAHA!!! Maybe I need one of those kits. Just picked up a pair of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321010435508&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

One pair left. These are phenomenal with the Lyr and HD650.
post #4767 of 8735
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

HAHAHA!!! Maybe I need one of those kits. Just picked up a pair of these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321010435508&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160
One pair left. These are phenomenal with the Lyr and HD650.

Yes, its hard to go wrong with the Amperex tubes.  They have the Tube Survival kits on sale at Music Direct right now.  http://www.musicdirect.com/p-1158-caig-vacuum-tube-survival-kit.aspx

post #4768 of 8735

anyone have MercedesMan's email? I want to contact him direct for tubes to save him money on ebay fees. 

 

you can pm it to me if youd like. thanks

post #4769 of 8735
Contact him through his eBay store and ask?
post #4770 of 8735
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

HAHAHA!!! Maybe I need one of those kits. Just picked up a pair of these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321010435508&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160
One pair left. These are phenomenal with the Lyr and HD650.

I kind like these 68's  They're "O" getters.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMPEREX-ORANGE-GLOBE-6DJ8-ECC88-VACUUM-TUBE-1968-MATCHED-SWEET-TONE-68B2-/221171506379?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item337ed95ccb

 

I have 1969 dimple getters and I love them..... Lyr & HD650

 

EDIT:   I have not heard "A" frames.   Soooo many tubes.


Edited by Iamnothim - 12/29/12 at 11:34pm
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