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post #8191 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Alexnova View Post

Yeah it does seem to be a much different story which is bizarre because aren't they planar magnetics? It shouldn't be that much of a difference *shrugs*

And Overwork, I will keep playing them and see if they improve.
Letting them cool off is important also. I would do 6-8 hours on, cool off for an hour. After letting them cool, try firing it up and giving them a listen.
Edited by Zuckfun - 6/30/13 at 5:00pm
post #8192 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Unless you actually run into an issue of noise, no.  I have deoxit myself and only ever used it on a couple of tubes with very obvious corrosion on the pins.  If I do get noise issues the first thing I do is pull, swap, and reinstall the tubes...that's usually enough to ensure good contact with the pins.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends 

I'm a big believer in prevention being better than cure.

 

The cure you're describing tends to indicate that you had dirty pins. If you used Deoxit, you wouldn't have that problem in the first place.

post #8193 of 8735
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post

Can't stress this enough on the Brimar 6BQ7A tubes... give them plenty of burn-in before passing judgement on the sound.   When I first bought these, I rolled them in and thought they were awful.   Other people have had the same experience.   After only 7-8 hours there was a noticeable difference in sound quality, and after a couple of days of use they really settled in well.   They are excellent sounding tubes once burned in.

   -Mike

Really enjoying the Brimar 6BQ7A. Great top to bottom response and tonality along with some bass slam if you want it.

After a couple weeks with them now I would rate them as superior to the Matsu****a 6922's I have been running for a while. I found the Brimars have improved with age and the Matsuschiitas haven't.

The Brimars have a nice glow as well, and look great in the Lyr.
post #8194 of 8735
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Originally Posted by MrScary View Post

Of all the CCa S&H's I have had which is over 40 + sets I have only had one or two sets extremely microphonic I will say something to twist your noodle a bit since I saw nightflight mentioned me .. I feel special I am still remembered HAHA.  Anyway microphonic tubes may not always be a bad thing some tubes are more or less microphonic and for purposes beyond being a preamp stage in a Amp such as the Lyr (solid state amp tube pre-amp design) depending on other uses that very Microphonic tube could be very tasty or not.. hehe. I will not explain how or why just kinda like to throw out tidbits to get everyone to think.. 



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Of course your remembered. You made how many posts? lol :-)


I finally found something which explains you reference to microphonic tubes not necessarily being a bad thing.

"Can a tube be too low in microphony? Sometimes a little bit of microphony can be a good thing! In my opinion, tubes that have a smidge of microphony can lead to a sense of “air” or depth in soundstage. Using tube dampers can decrease, or even eliminate microphonics, but it can also remove that air and depth. Some folks don't mind that, others do. If you have tube dampers, try using your tubes with them, then listen to the same tracks without, and make a judgement call... there's no right or wrong answer here."
post #8195 of 8735
Alexnova, hope the orangle globes improved for you. I sure am enjoying them. If these cans are rockin', please come a-knockin!
post #8196 of 8735
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post


Of course your remembered. You made how many posts? lol :-)


I finally found something which explains you reference to microphonic tubes not necessarily being a bad thing.

"Can a tube be too low in microphony? Sometimes a little bit of microphony can be a good thing! In my opinion, tubes that have a smidge of microphony can lead to a sense of “air” or depth in soundstage. Using tube dampers can decrease, or even eliminate microphonics, but it can also remove that air and depth. Some folks don't mind that, others do. If you have tube dampers, try using your tubes with them, then listen to the same tracks without, and make a judgement call... there's no right or wrong answer here."

why does this look like something coming from upscale audio

post #8197 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post


Really enjoying the Brimar 6BQ7A. Great top to bottom response and tonality along with some bass slam if you want it.

After a couple weeks with them now I would rate them as superior to the Matsu****a 6922's I have been running for a while. I found the Brimars have improved with age and the Matsuschiitas haven't.

The Brimars have a nice glow as well, and look great in the Lyr.

link to this brimars you are talking about?

post #8198 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

why does this look like something coming from upscale audio
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I quoted it. I just forgot to cite it. I was hanging out there today... no reason. Just because. :-)
post #8199 of 8735

So I have this slight ting-ingness going on. At first it started on the right side then I switched out the tubes and it was fine all day and then it starts again. I can't quite isolate it this time. I blame the stock tubes...

post #8200 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Brycicles View Post

So I have this slight ting-ingness going on. At first it started on the right side then I switched out the tubes and it was fine all day and then it starts again. I can't quite isolate it this time. I blame the stock tubes...

which stock tube are you using? i am guessing it'snot the e88cc ones and you bought a used one from soneone else?

post #8201 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

which stock tube are you using? i am guessing it'snot the e88cc ones and you bought a used one from soneone else?

No I was told to stay away from the stock JJ e88cc's I have the GE 6bz7's. And nope bought it new direct from Schiit.

post #8202 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Brycicles View Post

No I was told to stay away from the stock JJ e88cc's I have the GE 6bz7's. And nope bought it new direct from Schiit.
Not sure if anything screams upgrade louder than the stock tubes of the Lyr.
post #8203 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post


Not sure if anything screams upgrade louder than the stock tubes of the Lyr.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221193383219?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

In the mail now :)

post #8204 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Brycicles View Post

No I was told to stay away from the stock JJ e88cc's I have the GE 6bz7's. And nope bought it new direct from Schiit.

then you should have known about it long time ago that it is noisy from start

post #8205 of 8735
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