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2 weeks and my tubes are not here yet!! Argh..
post #8297 of 8735

A request / favor,

 

When the ECC85 thing comes up again, and I start posting all that Cr@p.  Just say "hey, Dufus you already went over this"

I have real memory issues.

 

Thanks

post #8298 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

A request / favor,

 

When the ECC85 thing comes up again, and I start posting all that Cr@p.  Just say "hey, Dufus you already went over this"

I have real memory issues.

 

Thanks

Hey, Dufus you already went over this...

 

Whoah, Deja Vu! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

PS - I'm a baaad man! biggrin.gif

post #8299 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Hey, Dufus you already went over this...

 

Whoah, Deja Vu! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

PS - I'm a baaad man! biggrin.gif

I'm feel'n the love

post #8300 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

I'm feel'n the love

Ain't we all? wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

post #8301 of 8735
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Ain't we all? wink_face.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

I think I needed more arrows and circles.

post #8302 of 8735
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Originally Posted by hedphonz View Post

i asked the same question a couple of weeks ago just before I bought my Lyr and I think 6 moons sums it up perfectly

 

unless you've heard the HD800 over the Lyr you've not yet met the real McCoy. Everything the Sennheiser does naturally well remains untouched—soundstage illumination and stage size, speed, high resolution—but where it is traditionally weaker—bass power, body, fleshiness, saturation—gets royally kicked in the arse and up a few very obvious notches. At $449 the Lyr is simply a must audition for any HD800 lover or considerateur. "

 

 

just received 4 sets of the better tubes recommended on this thread on free appro today - amperex pq's, bugle boys, telefunkens, mullards and have the matsu****a's and voskhods ordered and coming next week.

 

Listening to the mullards right now and its what 6 moons say x 2 - just beautiful - may the journey begin !!

 

BTW - the matsu****as are going cheap here - half the price of tubemonger

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matsu****a-6922-E88cc-Tube-Valve-NOS-/300924834589?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item461084931d


+1 HD800 and the Lyr!  Which Voskhods did you get?

 

Listening to those 1975 gray shields has been a revelation!  Put an extra pr in my main amp - after a day of burnin.  I was at my desk working on a project ,some classical playing in the background...focused on something...then I just was captured by the music!  I mean - I just stopped, dropped my pen, turned my chair to listen.  It was Shostakovich Symphony No 1 - the sound was so incredible, sweet, detailed - and the dynamics and bass extension.  My jaw just dropped.

 

I have heard this recording a hundred times (part of a classical playlist I use when working) - it never sounded like this before - and I have tried dozens of NOS 6922s! Even when I had the S&H CCa gray shields.

 

LP after LP (I digitalize my LPs at hi res 32/176k)- the sound was just so incredible - Telemann, Mozart, Bach - Haydn!  I just couldn't focus on work - just pure bliss.

 

I may have to put my Philips SQs back in so I can WORK!


Edited by rb2013 - 7/6/13 at 10:35am
post #8303 of 8735
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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

It was so tempting to take nelamvr6 up on his offer for the USN-CEP's, but if something happened to his tubes, I'd feel terrible. So, mercedesman had a pair up for sale, and I took advantage of the opportunity. Not sure if these will beat the Orange Globes, which are easily my current favorites.

Were the ones Mercedesman had NOS?  He usually has tubes in pretty good shape, even if they're not NOS...

 

I predict you're gonna like them!  beerchug.gif

post #8304 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

Talk to mercedesman first.

He'll make it right.

 

EDIT.

 

I have a set of them too.  Mine are microphonic but it doesn't effect the sound while I am listening.

I agree, tell mercedesman you have an issue and may need a remedy, but then, once you've notified him, let them burn in (tell him you're going to burn them in first).  That way you won't exceed the return period.

 

I had a pair of those that were noisy too.  I have two pairs of the non-small man BBs that are dead quite.

 

When we're dealing with such antique devices, there are bound to be the occasional problems here and there...

post #8305 of 8735
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post

ECC85's not only work in the Lyr, they sound great.   Other people have used them in this thread, too.  I've probably got a dozen different ECC85s around here and they range from pretty good to downright excellent.

   -Mike

Very true
post #8306 of 8735

This may be common knowledge for some but I just learned it and I thought I'd share.  A few posts back I wrote a little description of a valves components.  Here is the next step.

 

Although I understood the interaction of the cathode, plate, and grid in a valve, I didn't understand how it amplified the very weak radio waves or low voltages of a source.  Today it clicked.

 

When you read the diagram remember that your "volume control" (potentiometer) varies the amplitude of the source signal Before it get to the amplifier circuit.

 

 

post #8307 of 8735
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


+1 HD800 and the Lyr!  Which Voskhods did you get?

 

Listening to those 1975 gray shields has been a revelation!  Put an extra pr in my main amp - after a day of burnin.  I was at my desk working on a project ,some classical playing in the background...focused on something...then I just was captured by the music!  I mean - I just stopped, dropped my pen, turned my chair to listen.  It was Shostakovich Symphony No 1 - the sound was so incredible, sweet, detailed - and the dynamics and bass extension.  My jaw just dropped.

 

I have heard this recording a hundred times (part of a classical playlist I use when working) - it never sounded like this before - and I have tried dozens of NOS 6922s! Even when I had the S&H CCa gray shields.

 

LP after LP (I digitalize my LPs at hi res 32/176k)- the sound was just so incredible - Telemann, Mozart, Bach - Haydn!  I just couldn't focus on work - just pure bliss.

 

I may have to put my Philips SQs back in so I can WORK!

i got the silver shields as recommended on this thread for around $8 US each, he has some other voskhods too so will ask if he has those gray shields since your loving those. 

 

I had similar memorable experiences last night with the mullards - much more detail and bass than the stock tubes and so musical - my best listening experience so far in my 3-4 years in this hobby. And to think i have spent several thousands on SS amps and the $450 Lyr leaves them for dead. The way it gets the drivers moving on the HD800's is incredible, can feel the bass thuds in the ear cups as if its someone knocking on them with a big stick. 

 

Best part is that I have 3 more types of high end tubes on my desk to try but cant bring myself to remove the mullards just yet !!

post #8308 of 8735

Man I wish I could try out the HD800 with Lyr without spending the 1500 on em. Maybe I can get Sennheiser to give me a loaner pair for 2 weeks...

post #8309 of 8735
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Originally Posted by hedphonz View Post

i got the silver shields as recommended on this thread for around $8 US each, he has some other voskhods too so will ask if he has those gray shields since your loving those. 

 

I had similar memorable experiences last night with the mullards - much more detail and bass than the stock tubes and so musical - my best listening experience so far in my 3-4 years in this hobby. And to think i have spent several thousands on SS amps and the $450 Lyr leaves them for dead. The way it gets the drivers moving on the HD800's is incredible, can feel the bass thuds in the ear cups as if its someone knocking on them with a big stick. 

 

Best part is that I have 3 more types of high end tubes on my desk to try but cant bring myself to remove the mullards just yet !!

 

Would that have been my listing by any chance? I bought a load of used ones bulk and matched them up, were some very nice tubes in there.

 

From what i've learned so far, all the silver shields seem to sound the same to me, but i haven't heard the elusive 1975 silver shields yet.

 

I have a pair of 1978 with the long silver shield, and they seem to sound the same as silver shields from the early 80's but they aren't very well matched, but i keep them for myself because it's not a big issue for me to shift the balance left or right one notch in my soundcards control panel.

 

I've had a load of the long grey shields from the 70's, including a pair from 1975, can't say i was blown away to be honest, very good tube but i think the bass was not as tight as the silver shields, don't get me wrong they are a fantastic tube, just not the presentation that pairs well with all my gear.

 

Short grey shields from the 90's - 2000's i thought were completely un-remarkable, i thought there was a bit of harshness in the treble, and maybe a bit too much bass, bit of a V shape going on, some people might like it but it wasn't for me.

 

Take all this with a pinch of salt because the tubes were well used and only a small batch, might be some years in between that sound great and go against the grain of what i'm saying.

 

I've bought another load, 28 more tubes which i should have end of next week maybe, will have to wait and see what goodies i have in there, so i might be revising my impressions.

post #8310 of 8735

is siemens best tube for classical music on Lyr? Cus, I still haven't bought a pair of them.

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