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Originally Posted by frostworth View Post

Hi guys, new the whole audiophile thing, but I've sort of just jumped the gun and purchased a Schiit Lyr and an HE-500. Not looking to buy a DAC at the moment since I just threw a ton of cash, but is it fine just to hook up this amp to my computer with RCA to 3.5mm cables? There wouldn't be any problems with that, right?

 

Check this out:  http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=107   - it's super cheap, has gotten some really good reviews and will most likely be a good step up from the soundcard output of your computer until or if you decide to go with something more robust like a BiFrost.

 

 

   -Mike

post #8477 of 8735

Tele's finally showed up! $57 brokerage fee to get it across the border on a duty free item. What bullschiit.


Edited by NightFlight - 7/11/13 at 11:34am
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

 

One of the problems in using this horizontal grid (you call 'shield')  for classification is that some have 2 colored grids - silver on one side/ gray on the other (see the Head-Fi post link on the top).

 

Ahh yes i noticed that, in which case i go by the getter post to determine.

 

I think back in the day the russkies grabbed whatever tooling they could get hold of and materials and thought "This'll do!" and made a production run of tubes, i think that's why we have such different constructions, even in the same year sometimes.

 

Either that or they had 2 different production lines making the same tubes and only re-tooled them one at a time.

 

Either way it's fun rolling russian tubes.

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Originally Posted by ilikepooters View Post

 

Ahh yes i noticed that, in which case i go by the getter post to determine.

 

I think back in the day the russkies grabbed whatever tooling they could get hold of and materials and thought "This'll do!" and made a production run of tubes, i think that's why we have such different constructions, even in the same year sometimes.

 

Either that or they had 2 different production lines making the same tubes and only re-tooled them one at a time.

 

Either way it's fun rolling russian tubes.


+1 Very weird changes in construction.  But of course they would have dropped their Vodka bottles - if someone told them Americanskis' would be collecting them 40 years later to put into their high end audio equipment!

 

They are fun to listen to.  Do you have Voskhod Rockets from '69 and '70?  Please post fotos if possible would love to see them.  I have the '72s and '73s coming.


Edited by rb2013 - 7/11/13 at 10:55am
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+1 Very weird changes in construction.  But of course they would have dropped their Vodka bottles - if someone told them Americanskis' would be collecting them 40 years later to put into their high end audio equipment!

 

They are fun to listen to.  Do you have Voskhod Rockets from '69 and '70?  Please post fotos if possible would love to see them.  I have the '72s and '73s coming.

 

They have dual getter supports, similar to the Reflektor 6N23P's but a bit different, kind of like a cross between the 6N23P and 6N23P-EV Reflektor.

The 70's seem a tad better than the 69's, sorry about picture quality, using my phone!

 

 

 

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Thanks for the pics!  So I guess somewhere in 1971 they went to a single post getter/shield.  Very interesting.  Yes they do look like the '67 Reflektors I found - dimbled getter posts as well.

 

 

Here a cool photo - "I like my flying saucers right side up"!

 

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Edited by rb2013 - 7/11/13 at 11:48am
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Here's a better pic...

post #8483 of 8735
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Thanks for the pics!  So I guess somewhere in 1971 they went to a single post getter/shield.  Very interesting.  Yes they do look like the '67 Reflektors I found - dimbled getter posts as well.

 

 

Here a cool photo - "I like my flying saucers right side up"!

 

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That does look strange seeing the getters in the bottom with the other gubbins so high up.

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That does look strange seeing the getters in the bottom with the other gubbins so high up.


Rumours are these saucer getters where taken from Alien craft that crashed in the Caucuses.k701smile.gif

 

Thanks for the pictures!

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https://www.massdrop.com/buy/aune-t1-amp-dac-combo

 

120 bucks, worth it?? cus someone on that t1 thread claims that lyr is 15% more of the aune t1.

 

kind of sketchy to say that , but he owns both.

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yes. Can anyone explain why they come in such pristine state? how in the world can these tubes have perfectly new print and clean glass? and why is the print in yellow instead of owhite?

 

Mine are white. Could be the photo.

 

Curiously, the print doesn't rub off. I think their reprints. However I'm convinced their top end Tele's . They compete with my Siemens Cca quite handily, just different yet again. Incredibly accurate.  However, they are really dry and missing the euphonic tube sound all together. In fact I wasn't aware of how much was there until it was all gone with this tube.

 

They test well according to upscale, so if their genuine e88cc's that have been reprinted, it really doesn't matter. They have the diamond bottom, gold pins (mine are pristine and straight) and look correct to me. Guessing they sound correct too since I've nothing to compare them to other than other top end 6922's.

 

I don't know if they are for me. I think I'm starting to lean more to the CV2493 with my rig. Go figure. *shrug*

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my pair of voskhods arrived - bought cheap and locally

 

first time i seen  a pair - was expecting the rocket logo but they have the CCCP logo 

 

ones a 78 the others a 85  - i thought a matched pair meant same variant as well as test results !

 

bought a load of rubbish ?  sound is unremarkable

 

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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post

Mine are white. Could be the photo.

Curiously, the print doesn't rub off. I think their reprints. However I'm convinced their top end Tele's . They compete with my Siemens Cca quite handily, just different yet again. Incredibly accurate.  However, they are really dry and missing the euphonic tube sound all together. In fact I wasn't aware of how much was there until it was all gone with this tube.

They test well according to upscale, so if their genuine e88cc's that have been reprinted, it really doesn't matter. They have the diamond bottom, gold pins (mine are pristine and straight) and look correct to me. Guessing they sound correct too since I've nothing to compare them to other than other top end 6922's.

I don't know if they are for me. I think I'm starting to lean more to the CV2493 with my rig. Go figure. *shrug*

That clear sound is pretty much the classic Telefunken sound. To me it's almost an ideal in that you have very low distortion but still keep the dynamics of tubes.

This pair that I have from Upscale approaches my favorite (and indisputably genuine) set of Telefunkens in terms of sound. IMHO these are used tubes, and I do see that Upscale does not allude to them being new, much to their credit. Those that are selling these as new or immaculate are certainly not helping their credibility.

I gather I am done with buying any more Telefunken for the Lyr as it is going to be very difficult to find the genuine item from now on. I don't know where I will go next, I still really enjoy the Matsu 6922 and I have thought about Mullard CV2493 or even the CV4109.
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my pair of voskhods arrived - bought cheap and locally

 

first time i seen  a pair - was expecting the rocket logo but they have the CCCP logo 

 

ones a 78 the others a 85  - i thought a matched pair meant same variant as well as test results !

 

bought a load of rubbish ?  sound is unremarkable

 

Those are the Voskhod rockets, if you look closely in the right light you can see the rockets on them, label looks very faded and worn on the left one though, all voskhod rockets that i've had also carry the cccp logo.

 

If these are NOS they're going to need plenty of burn-in before they sound great, also they are slightly different construction, one being long silver shield and other short silver shield, shouldn't make a lot of difference but maybe a subtle one.

 

Give them 24 hours of pink noise and have another listen wink.gif

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Originally Posted by ilikepooters View Post

Those are the Voskhod rockets, if you look closely in the right light you can see the rockets on them, label looks very faded and worn on the left one though, all voskhod rockets that i've had also carry the cccp logo.

 

If these are NOS they're going to need plenty of burn-in before they sound great, also they are slightly different construction, one being long silver shield and other short silver shield, shouldn't make a lot of difference but maybe a subtle one.

 

Give them 24 hours of pink noise and have another listen wink.gif

are you suggesting that all NOS tubes need burn in ? what's a general hours after they really start to sing amount

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