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post #76 of 8735
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What is so cool about the 6N1P is that so many were made. You can pick them up for as low as a dollar each and they are tested military tubes (OTK). On some I find the bass reproduction can be a little light but not often and I don't remember which one. The Rocket always seems to be pretty good. 

 

Has anyone tried the direct sub for the 6DJ8, the 6N23P? I have some very good one, in storage, gag, and they also sound excellent, like a very good 6922. I do have some nice Russian or USSR tubes coming here but who knows when they will wing their way tot he island. At least they float. 




I have a pair of 6N23P's coming from Russia haha same here when they will make their way to Texas is ???

At least Texas can be found. We are so small that there isn't even a dot on the map, just the Federated States of Micronesia. We do have the US mail though and it costs the same to mail a package to the US as within the US. No wonder the post office is having a hard time of it, they sure don't make money off anything shipped from or to here. 
 

 

post #77 of 8735

I found this old thread from Audiogon http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?fcabl&1015540966

Read the bottom post.

post #78 of 8735

Yes, that was done with a few names, even Arcturus but that deal was done back in the 1950's. Arcturus used to be an excellent tube but the relabeled ones for the most part are junk, rejects. They went out of business and the name was bought by a relabeler. It has been going on for a long time. Now they are marking Bugle Boy on tubes and it is, IMO, really wrong but if you know the old tubes and the etching, you won't have any problem. Buyer beware. 


Edited by jamato8 - 4/24/11 at 5:10pm
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At least Texas can be found. We are so small that there isn't even a dot on the map, just the Federated States of Micronesia. We do have the US mail though and it costs the same to mail a package to the US as within the US. No wonder the post office is having a hard time of it, they sure don't make money off anything shipped from or to here. 
 

 


wow thats good about the mail atleast its not costing you an arm and a leg wink.gif
post #80 of 8735
Tubes are fun. If you really want to get into it, I suggest attending ham fest. That's were you get to see the real thing and learn from the old pros.
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Tubes are fun. If you really want to get into it, I suggest attending ham fest. That's were you get to see the real thing and learn from the old pros.


Yes, and you can get some good deals. 

 

post #82 of 8735

Did Brimar make any tube variant that would work with the Lyr?  I was partial to them in my Little Dot, but I couldn't find anything on ebay - then again, I seriously doubt I hit all of the tube variants compatible with the 6922/E88CC/ECC88/argh my brains hurt.

post #83 of 8735

I don't think so.  I bought some Brimar tubes labeled ECC88, but they were very clearly Russian.  I'd be careful there.

post #84 of 8735

Well feh.  Might be watching for some Mullards, then.  Thanks for the info.
 

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I don't think so.  I bought some Brimar tubes labeled ECC88, but they were very clearly Russian.  I'd be careful there.



 

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If you have the funds or even if you don't you won't be unsatisfied, get some Mullards in that bad boy!
 

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Well feh.  Might be watching for some Mullards, then.  Thanks for the info.
 



 



 

post #86 of 8735
Got my 61NP tubes today as I was heading to work. Guess I'll be spending some time tonight comparing...
post #87 of 8735

The Schiit Lyr ships with JJ ECC88's and the Cavalli Liquid Fire uses JJ Tesla 6922's: http://cavalliaudio.com/products/liquid-fire-amp/

Per the JJ website: http://www.jj-electronic.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=10

... it appears the JJ ECC88 that is shipped with the Lyr is the exact same tube as the JJ 6922 that ships with the Cavalli Liquid Fire?

Is that correct?


Edited by USAudio - 4/25/11 at 4:51pm
post #88 of 8735

Interesting amp but I am not sure why it costs so much and then will cost even more. 

post #89 of 8735
The ECC88 is a 6DJ8 and the E88CC is a 6922. I can't say for sure that the JJ's are being true to the original specs, but a 6DJ8 and 6922 are slightly different. That said, but amps are using JJ's. Not a lot of choice, if you don't want to source NOS tubes.
post #90 of 8735
I rolled the Genelex Gold Lion tubes into my Lyr and I must say I am impressed. Some have described the bass as "recessed" but I would venture "under more control"...the bass is there and delivers when needed, but it doesn't feature prominently. I find these tubes provide a more balanced, natural sound with the LCD-2s. I haven't tried the 6N1Ps I got from Schiit Audio yet, cause I'm still grooving to these. Any impressions of the 6N1Ps with the LCD-2s?

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