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post #7171 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

I use the socket savers from TubeMonger:

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

I tried cheap ones from E-bay but I like the TubeMonger ones best.  And, since you are thinking of socket savers, you might want to consider dampers:

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/rx.htm

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

+1 Tubemonger socket savers - excellent. I use both Noval and Octal ones and they make tube rolling much easier. Almost a required accessory for the Lyr, but very beneficial with other amps too.

+1 Herbie's tube dampeners (I like the Rx version with the soft grommets).
post #7172 of 8735
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post


+1 Tubemonger socket savers - excellent. I use both Noval and Octal ones and they make tube rolling much easier. Almost a required accessory for the Lyr, but very beneficial with other amps too.

+1 Herbie's tube dampeners (I like the Rx version with the soft grommets).

Just ordered a pair of the Noval.

post #7173 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gerald410 View Post

Just ordered a pair of the Noval.

Good decision! I think you will be very happy with them!
post #7174 of 8735
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Superglue it back together and it will make a nice Christmas tree ornament wink.gif

post #7175 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Listening to the RTC E188CC tubes last night; even without the Bifrost, I could hear the tubes opening up as they lulled me to sleep.  I am really looking forward to getting things back in order so I can listen to these tubes reach their full potential!

 

I listened to the CV4109s for about 20 minutes to ensure they were working and couldn't believe my ears at the warmth and lushness.  I'll follow up on those too...

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends


As a lover of the CV-2493's, I am supremely jealous of those CV4109's!

 

Please, let me know how they sound, will you? smile.gif

 

Cheers, JC

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As a lover of the CV-2493's, I am supremely jealous of those CV4109's!

 

Please, let me know how they sound, will you? smile.gif

 

Cheers, JC

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Will do!  My Bifrost delivery was delayed...hopefully, it will get here tomorrow and I can really give them a listen.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #7177 of 8735
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Originally Posted by jellofund View Post

Thanks for the morale support!

 

I got them from mercedesman and have to say that since I contacted him he's been very helpful and has lived up to his (well earned) reputation for great customer service. He's going to ship me a replacement tube to replace the defective one so pretty pleased with the outcome.

 

I'm allowed to keep the old one so keep the creative ideas coming - I'll need to try and make the best one a reality!

 

 

 

^

I like this idea a lot. If there's a way to get the tube encased into clear acrylic / perspex then I think it'd look rather cool biggrin.gif

 

^

I don't think they'd suit me and if I gave them to my Wife (who puts up with my hobbies & geek talk) it might just be the final straw......

 

 

 

beyersmile.png

 

It certainly smelt like it had been cut by a lightsaber.

 

The tube was sitting on top of a socket saver and was mostly sticking outside the case with plenty of airflow, so think it was probably just one of these freak 'one off' things rather than anything more serious. If it happens again though then I'll definitely start to get worried!

 

 

I'm glad to hear you got it from Mercedesman!    As soon as I read that I knew he'd take care of you.

 

It's good to remember that we're dealing with some very old devices (if we're lucky) and that sometimes things can fail. Those glass envelopes are exposed to heat a lot, so it's not all that unusual to hear of tubes failing like that.

 

I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the replacement tube.

post #7178 of 8735

I am currently on the road, in Washington State, my RTC tubes may very well have arrived in my mailbox by now.  But I unfortunately have to wait to receive them.

 

So, until I get home and burn in those RTCs, Amperex Orange Globes still reign supreme in my world!

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New Lyr owner coming through! Just won it on ebay for 346 dollars. I am a very happy man.

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 hi nelamvr6

 

I understand CCF you mean RTC  or the non purchaser on ebay of store


him?
post #7181 of 8735
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Originally Posted by fatube View Post

 hi nelamvr6

 

I understand CCF you mean RTC  or the non purchaser on ebay of store


him?

Lol, nope

post #7182 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

New Lyr owner coming through! Just won it on ebay for 346 dollars. I am a very happy man.

Enjoy!

post #7183 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Lol, nope

come on !

 

that's you !  where's my six???

post #7184 of 8735
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Originally Posted by fatube View Post

 hi nelamvr6

 

I understand CCF you mean RTC  or the non purchaser on ebay of store


him?

 

.  beerchug.gif


Edited by nelamvr6 - 5/10/13 at 11:22am
post #7185 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Mando323 View Post

New Lyr owner coming through! Just won it on ebay for 346 dollars. I am a very happy man.

 

Congrats! beerchug.gif

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