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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 ordered a pair of those too. (1971 dimple A-frame Amperex)

 

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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

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.

Tempting. Veeeeery tempting... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by solserenade View Post

I ordered a pair of those too. (1971 dimple A-frame Amperex)

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I hope they click with you the way they've clicked with me. If so you're in for some nice ear candy. I've got relatives coming into town this evening for several days, and my thoughts are bouncing back and forth between being happy to see them and realizing that I won't be able to spend much time at all with my rig! "I gotta feva!"



Edited by swmtnbiker - 12/30/12 at 1:46pm
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Hi...I'm getting into tube amp...yes i'm getting new valhalla that can tube rolling.  The question is that is Valhalla same as Lyr's tube or similar?

If I want to get amperex 6dj8, can I use it in Valhalla? or similar types of tubes perhaps..

 

Thanks

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Yes same 9 pin mini 6volt tube family the lyr uses, ie 6dj8,6922,7308,and cca's
post #4776 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

Hi...I'm getting into tube amp...yes i'm getting new valhalla that can tube rolling.  The question is that is Valhalla same as Lyr's tube or similar?

If I want to get amperex 6dj8, can I use it in Valhalla? or similar types of tubes perhaps..

 

Thanks

 

Yes - A quote from Schitt: "Now, in addition to the 6N1P, you can run all 6DJ8 type tubes, including the NOS GE 6BZ7s, 6922s, E88CCs, and 6N23P"

 

............

Hi, this will be my first experience with rolling tubes in the Valhalla. I ordered a pair of Amperex. (It is the shorter tubes -- pre-amp I believe -- toward the front of the amp, that are swapped usually ...... perhaps on the Valhalla there will be experimentation with the power tubes too, by adventurous individuals)

 

If you haven't seen this, there's a thread announcing the Valhalla tube rolling:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/617351/schiit-valhalla-now-with-100-more-rollability

 

And here is the official Valhalla Tube Rolling Thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/619910/schiit-valhalla-tube-rolling-thread

 

 

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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

Hi...I'm getting into tube amp...yes i'm getting new valhalla that can tube rolling.  The question is that is Valhalla same as Lyr's tube or similar?

If I want to get amperex 6dj8, can I use it in Valhalla? or similar types of tubes perhaps..

 

Thanks

The returns with Valhalla and tube rolling is not nearly as good, different, or satisfying as Lyr. IMO.

 

Why are you choosing Valhalla over Lyr? Already ordered. Ask Mr.Tom for any advice should you have questions or need suggestions. 

He's been all over that thing.


Edited by paradoxper - 12/31/12 at 10:34am
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Hi, I'm about to order a Lyr specifically to drive Hifiman He-500  I'm confused as to what pair of tubes I should start at $100 per pair? Should I order Amperex, Matsu 6922,Tesla, Siemens, Mullard......Please advise.

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That's a tough question.

Hopefully a HiFiman owner will reply.

 

This thread mostly focuses on vintage tubes.

I'll get corrected if I'm wrong..... but only the Mullard, Siemans, Amprex, and Telefunken are in the vintage category.

Late 50's to mid 70's

 

Of those a used pair of Amprex Orange Globes or Bugle Boys can be had under $100.

They are quite nice, but I can't speak for Hifiman's

The Germans and the Brits are usually north of $100.

 

Go back and read about 40 pages of this thread and you'll find a lot of good opinions/feedback.

There are quite a few very knowledgable folks on this thread that have a huge inventory of tubes and cans.

I think you are wise to start under $100 and don't be too afraid of used tubes, esp. if you buy from a good vender.

 

Lots of folks, including me, shop with "mercedesman" on eBay.  He's got very good customer service.

http://stores.ebay.com/TUBEHUNTER?_rdc=1

 

These are other good sellers

http://www.tubemonger.com

 

http://www.audiotubes.com/6dj8.htm

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Some others off the top of my head from 50-70s
Brimar,Valvo,Mazda,Rca,Admiral,GE,Lorenz,and Philips made a ton of vintage tubes and changed their name depending on the country they were sent, here is a quote from upscale audio,"Philips bought Amperex to market in the U.S.A., Adzam for South Africa and Belgium, Pope for South America, and Mullard for England"
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What did I say !smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by dailydoseofdaly View Post

Some others off the top of my head from 50-70s
Brimar,Valvo,Mazda,Rca,Admiral,GE,Lorenz,and Philips made a ton of vintage tubes and changed their name depending on the country they were sent, here is a quote from upscale audio,"Philips bought Amperex to market in the U.S.A., Adzam for South Africa and Belgium, Pope for South America, and Mullard for England"

We're the Mullard UK plants, example Mitchum", actually Philips owned?
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

We're the Mullard UK plants, example Mitchum", actually Philips owned?

So Mullard was founded in 1920, the BBC was formed so they went into partnership with Philips in 1923 to keep up, then sold out completely to Phillips 1927.

So yeah the Mitchum plant 1928, and Blackburn late 30s where completely owned by Phillips

Site http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullard
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Thanks for your suggestions and tube history data. I have narrowed my choices to 1.) Matsuhista/National PCC88/7DJ8 from Upscale Audio Cryogenic, Platinum Grade Matched Pair &86 + $12 shipping 2.)Amperex PQ6922 matched pair $129 from Mercedesman 3.) Amperex 6922 Bugle Boy $179 from Mercedesman

 

Tubemonger has the Matsuhista/National matched pair for $80 shipped. I would like to start with SQ that will provide a sample of the Lyr capabilities and than in the future I can upgrade.

Thanks again for your comments!

 

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If you want a cheap but nice starter tube, try the Telefunken PCC85. At $25 a tube, it's hard to beat.

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