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Yes, it will control the volume.  

post #6017 of 8735

Just purchased the Lyr, needed an upgrade for my LCD-2's which is currently running on the Asgard, can't wait to hear the difference. I've read a ton of pages in this thread, is there a general consensus on the top tubes to run with the Lyr? I bought the Lyr used and it's coming with the following tubes:

- Genalex Gold Lion E88CC / 6922 - Matched+Balanced Triodes.
Stock:
- GE 6BZ7 / 6B07A
- E88CC
post #6018 of 8735
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Originally Posted by DenonBeaver View Post

Just purchased the Lyr, needed an upgrade for my LCD-2's which is currently running on the Asgard, can't wait to hear the difference. I've read a ton of pages in this thread, is there a general consensus on the top tubes to run with the Lyr? I bought the Lyr used and it's coming with the following tubes:

- Genalex Gold Lion E88CC / 6922 - Matched+Balanced Triodes.
Stock:
- GE 6BZ7 / 6B07A
- E88CC

 

Well, most would agree that the Siemens & Halske CCa tubes are the probably the best, but they're extremely expensive and extremely hard to find.  So the challenge is finding tubes that are good, not too expensive, and obtainable.

 

What's your budget for tubes?  That's probably a good place to start...

 

You've at least got some tubes to start with.

post #6019 of 8735
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Originally Posted by ilikepooters View Post

These are the ones i bought: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370780524004?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

...

*EDIT* Only negative, which is really very minor, is the volume knob needs cranking up a very slight bit more than the other tubes i have.

 

 

... I grabbed the last pair folks. I figured for $30, what the hell.  As for the volume.. *shrug* sounds like its no different than the variance between recordings.

 

Pretty sure I freaking missed a pair of S&H Grey plates for $20 last night. Got outbid by .50 because the stupid TV distracted me. SO.. ANGRY! I can hear the other guy giggling in my head.  *sigh* You know things are getting out of hand when...rolleyes.gif

post #6020 of 8735
^^ I'll second that....

Budget is important, so are your expectations. Lots of options out there, but to make any recommendations: What do you listen to? What volume do you listen at? What kind of characteristics are you looking for the tubes to impart (warmth, soundstage/separation, dynamics, emphasis of a frequency range/attenuation of a frequency range, and so on). The nice thing about tubes is that you can tailor the sound to your liking (and that's the bad part too.)

So share what you're specifically after and we'll try to help smily_headphones1.gif
post #6021 of 8735
On that note, I am going to say I've gone and upgraded so I'll be selling off my tube collection and Lyr. Tis bittersweet but I haven't had a decent 2ch system in going on 10 years and I just could not help myself after taking the plunge into head-fi. (It's a gateway drug I tell ya ...)

Anyway I'll have this Schiit and associated tubes up in classifieds in a week or so when the new kit gets here. None of my current tube arsenal is compatible with the integrated I picked up so I'm letting my whole 6922/6DJ8 stable go @ really good prices. If you see anything you might want in my profile, send a PM.
post #6022 of 8735
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

Well, most would agree that the Siemens & Halske CCa tubes are the probably the best, but they're extremely expensive and extremely hard to find.  So the challenge is finding tubes that are good, not too expensive, and obtainable.

 

What's your budget for tubes?  That's probably a good place to start...

 

You've at least got some tubes to start with.

I'd like to say i've got a budget but you know when it comes to this stuff budgets go out the window really quickly ;)

post #6023 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

^^ I'll second that....

Budget is important, so are your expectations. Lots of options out there, but to make any recommendations: What do you listen to? What volume do you listen at? What kind of characteristics are you looking for the tubes to impart (warmth, soundstage/separation, dynamics, emphasis of a frequency range/attenuation of a frequency range, and so on). The nice thing about tubes is that you can tailor the sound to your liking (and that's the bad part too.)

So share what you're specifically after and we'll try to help smily_headphones1.gif


Completely understand. I listen to mostly rock, indie and electronic, volume is about 12pm on the asgard so a little louder than most on average. I can't list the characteristics i'm looking for until I hear the Lyr paired with the LCD-2 and the few different pairs of tubes. The LCD-2's are warm in my opinion to begin with obviously great midrange and low end. I'm probably going to be looking for slightly wider soundstage along with some increased brightness on the top end without sacrificing the lows and mids that i already love. LOL so basically i'm going to become a tube addict.

post #6024 of 8735

Lorenz SEL PCC189, Tungsram ECC88 or Telefunken 6922 at the expensive end of things might be a good fit for your headphones.   I've never had or tried LCD-2s so take that with a grain of salt.

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Check this thread too for recommendations, the Aune T1 uses the same tubes and the thread is pretty active:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq

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Helpful information for those looking to wrap their heads around various tube sound signatures: http://vintageaudiotubes.com/

 

Disclaimer: YMMV

post #6027 of 8735

Could someone kindly give me a quick take on these? Anything you can say about the sound signature would be appreciated...

 

http://www.tubemonger.com/Matsu****a_Japan_6922_E88CC_Mullard_Tooling_NOS_p/591.htm

post #6028 of 8735
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Could someone kindly give me a quick take on these? Anything you can say about the sound signature would be appreciated...

 

http://www.tubemonger.com/Matsu****a_Japan_6922_E88CC_Mullard_Tooling_NOS_p/591.htm

Some of my favorites!  Warm with pretty good bass and a slightly laid back but "creamy" smooth treble.  They sound very close to the made-in-Britain Mullards.  They do need some burn-in to smooth out but I found them a great overall tube for instrumental works (i.e. Fresh Aire) and some softer classic rock (Moody Blues and ELO).

 

The above is IMHO & YMMV! wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Thanks HK!!
post #6030 of 8735

Hi folks, started reading the thread but gave up at page 50!

I listen to a lot of classical music and to me soundstage and seperation and clear sound is the most important. I dont want to go overboard with the tubes. I want to keep the cost reasonable. 

what tubed do you recommend for me?

 

edit: just how bad are the stock ones that come with the Lyr? you would think schiit audio would take some time to find out which tube works well and choose that as stock no?


Edited by danielghofrani - 3/27/13 at 10:00pm
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