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Heads up!  I found 6BZ7s here:

 

http://www.surplussales.com/Tubes-Sock-Acc/6/TubesListed_6-2.html

 

at $1.60 per.  I figured, at that price, worth a shot.  I bought a few, though all the list says is "various brands".

 

Well, I got them today and all the ones I got are RCA 6BZ7s.

 

Definitely worth it for Lyr rollers!

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So what's a typical tube warm-up time? I just got a pair of OG's in the mail today and I tried them out after about 10min of warming up. A ponderance of painful sibilance in Bjork's Hyper-Ballad inspired me to take off my HPs without much delay. confused_face.gif
 

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So what's a typical tube warm-up time? I just got a pair of OG's in the mail today and I tried them out after about 10min of warming up. A ponderance of painful sibilance in Bjork's Hyper-Ballad inspired me to take off my HPs without much delay. confused_face.gif
 

 

 

Don't confuse warm up with burn in (or run in).

 

Tubes should be warmed up in about ten minutes.  But the sound signature will change over time until it reaches a somewhat final state.  Exactly when this happens is subject to some debate.  Did you get the GEs or the JJs?

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Heads up!  I found 6BZ7s here:

 

http://www.surplussales.com/Tubes-Sock-Acc/6/TubesListed_6-2.html

 

at $1.60 per.  I figured, at that price, worth a shot.  I bought a few, though all the list says is "various brands".

 

Well, I got them today and all the ones I got are RCA 6BZ7s.

 

Definitely worth it for Lyr rollers!

i would totally buy tons of these! however... Are they/would they be matched properly? I'm actually very interested in getting a few pairs.

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Oh great!  Now my apartment is full of Schiit!

 

 

 

 

 

Burning in the stock GEs right now.  I figure I should spend at least some time listening to them before I start rolling...

 

They're not bad. I don't think I gave them enough time.

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Don't confuse warm up with burn in (or run in).

 

Tubes should be warmed up in about ten minutes.  But the sound signature will change over time until it reaches a somewhat final state.  Exactly when this happens is subject to some debate.  Did you get the GEs or the JJs?


Mine cam with the GE pair

 

Nah I'm asking about warm-up time. Not burn-in. Might have been poor contact. 

Wish I had two Lyr's with an A/B swich. tongue_smile.gif

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i would totally buy tons of these! however... Are they/would they be matched properly? I'm actually very interested in getting a few pairs.

 

I bought 16, they are definitely NOS.  I figured, at that price, I can get a bunch, and if I have to go through a few of them to find two that sound good together, no problem.

 

Anyone know how to read date codes on these?

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Mine cam with the GE pair

 

Nah I'm asking about warm-up time. Not burn-in. Might have been poor contact. 

Wish I had two Lyr's with an A/B swich. tongue_smile.gif

 

 

All it takes is money...  tongue.gif  wink.gif

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Mine cam with the GE pair

 

Nah I'm asking about warm-up time. Not burn-in. Might have been poor contact. 

Wish I had two Lyr's with an A/B swich. tongue_smile.gif

 

These are sounding much better already, after about 3 hours.  Straight out of the box they sounded really V shaped, now the midrange is coming into its own.

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I just ordered an O2 for portable use, but, I was wondering if any1 could compare the Lyr and O2 for desktop. I read the O2 is better, but I don't really believe that is true. I ink the lyr makes my Q701's sound great, even without a dac. It is a little jumbled and sharp at times, but that's most likely just the lack of a dac or the cans.

So can any1 compare the O2 and the Lyr?
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I just ordered an O2 for portable use, but, I was wondering if any1 could compare the Lyr and O2 for desktop. I read the O2 is better, but I don't really believe that is true. I ink the lyr makes my Q701's sound great, even without a dac. It is a little jumbled and sharp at times, but that's most likely just the lack of a dac or the cans.

So can any1 compare the O2 and the Lyr?

Have an O2 but haven't heard a Lyr. The Lyr is going to be better, period.

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Have an O2 but haven't heard a Lyr. The Lyr is going to be better, period.

Thanks! And also, you think a Gamma2 will improve sound greatly?

P.S. you post in like, every thread I post in, it's kinda weird haha
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Have an O2 but haven't heard a Lyr. The Lyr is going to be better, period.

Thanks! And also, you think a Gamma2 will improve sound greatly?

P.S. you post in like, every thread I post in, it's kinda weird haha

Yes, its a DAC if I researched correctly. Some people think the source is the most important part of a headphone setup(past the headphone of coursetongue.gif). Anyways, grab some other tubes, like the Mullard CV2493. Yea I'm on this forum too often.

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And you have K167's too... This is madness!
NOOO this is Head-Fi! :P had to get the spongebob joke in there lol

Anyways, just bought the Gamma2, I'm down $200 this week, looks like its timemtomsell some random household stuff XD

Thanks for ur help
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