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post #5101 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

Sounds interesting, I need some time to sell the valhalla.  I can't just sell it right away...sad news for the valhalla, love this amp.frown.gif

audio advisors.com. Has a very liberal return policy.
You could order one and try it for a week and return it if you like your Valhalla better.

Another thought sometimes the sellers have "refurbished" gear for less. Such as product that was returned after as short while.
post #5102 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Let me help you rationalize this.

 

Lyr:  $450

Valhalla $350

 

Difference:  $100

Estimated loss from selling used Valhalla $100

Total difference: $200

 

You were bidding on tubes at $120

Cost requiring rationalization:  $80

 

Fantastic ..... please provide rationalization for my quitting my job and becoming a professional audiophile.  Feel free to make up your own supporting documentation.

post #5103 of 8735

Man...i feel awful...buy another amp making me sick...frown.gif

post #5104 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

Man...i feel awful...buy another amp making me sick...frown.gif

I didn't apply the burger-flick effect.

 

If you stay home and listen to your new Lyr, rather than grab a burger and see a movie, you've actually made $25

post #5105 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I didn't apply the burger-flick effect.

 

If you stay home and listen to your new Lyr, rather than grab a burger and see a movie, you've actually made $25


yeah...I guess I was trying sell my portable gear anyways...i think this is the time to do it...deadhorse.gif

post #5106 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

Man...i feel awful...buy another amp making me sick...frown.gif

 

Stay off the forum and listen to some music. Think about it.

post #5107 of 8735
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Originally Posted by solserenade View Post

 

Stay off the forum and listen to some music. Think about it.

 

this is good advice, while i am very happy with the Lyr i think the HD650s sound good on a wide range of tube amps.  Many people own and enjoy the Valhalla, maybe look into some more reasonably priced tubes to roll in it instead of going for very expensive ones.  This forum is rediculous about talking people into upgrading.  Not everyone is Bill Gates.  Hell i bet even Warren Buffet (assuming he were an audiophile) wouldn't spend more than $100 on a pair of tubes and that guy is a billionaire.  I think he's worn the same tie for 10+yrs!  :P

post #5108 of 8735
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Originally Posted by dailydoseofdaly View Post

iam it maybe more than novelty, member lord soth likes them more than lorenz Stuttgarts, he even had the nearly impossible to find lorenz cca. Haven't seen him on the thread in a minute,but if he sees this maybe he can expand on the benefits of the old amperex.

 

Yes, I posted a Lorenz Stuttgart review over here sometime back.

 

The pinched waist Amperex is really the best sounding tube as per Joe's tube lore.

It sounds better than the Lorenz PCC88 in the mids and treble.

However the pinched waist loses out to the Lorenz tube on the visceral impact at the low end, I.e. bass.

The sound stage is also larger for the Lorenz tube.

 

The normal Amperex which I also have has about 90% of the sonics of the pinched waist.

 

The law of diminishing returns really applies here.

$$$$ wise, I would be happy with only the normal Amperex tubes.

post #5109 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post

 

Yes, I posted a Lorenz Stuttgart review over here sometime back.

 

The pinched waist Amperex is really the best sounding tube as per Joe's tube lore.

It sounds better than the Lorenz PCC88 in the mids and treble.

However the pinched waist loses out to the Lorenz tube on the visceral impact at the low end, I.e. bass.

The sound stage is also larger for the Lorenz tube.

 

The normal Amperex which I also have has about 90% of the sonics of the pinched waist.

 

The law of diminishing returns really applies here.

$$$$ wise, I would be happy with only the normal Amperex tubes.

Great advice!  Lord Soth really knows his tubes which is why he's a "Lord" and I am a "City"...very_evil_smiley.gif

Just kidding about the name thing...wink_face.gif  "HK" is derived from my name and "Heckler and Koch"...no, reallybiggrin.gif

 

Cheers!  beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #5110 of 8735

Some of the problems with the expensive pinched waste is they can go noisy, and for the price, this is not fun.

post #5111 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Great advice!  Lord Soth really knows his tubes which is why he's a "Lord" and I am a "City"...very_evil_smiley.gif

Just kidding about the name thing...wink_face.gif  "HK" is derived from my name and "Heckler and Koch"...no, reallybiggrin.gif

 

Cheers!  beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Is you son's name Sig?

post #5112 of 8735
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Some of the problems with the expensive pinched waste is they can go noisy, and for the price, this is not fun.

But they make dandy Christmas ornaments.

post #5113 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

But they make dandy Christmas ornaments.

 

If your other half is also into audio, a pair of earrings perhaps?

 

;)

post #5114 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post

 

If your other half is also into audio, a pair of earrings perhaps?

 

;)

bad ass !

post #5115 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Great advice!  Lord Soth really knows his tubes which is why he's a "Lord" and I am a "City"...very_evil_smiley.gif

Just kidding about the name thing...wink_face.gif  "HK" is derived from my name and "Heckler and Koch"...no, reallybiggrin.gif

 

Cheers!  beerchug.gif

-HK sends

Considering how much I spent on those "Christmas Ornaments", my "lordship" will have to be put on sale soon. ;)

 

BTW, it's great to catchup again with the usual tube loving folks such as HK Sends  and DailydoseofDaly..... Etc.

beerchug.gif

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