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My Schiit Lyr with NOVIB 9 pin socket saver with damping base

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I purchased the socket savers from Tubemonger for the purpose of raising the 6N1Ps (run hot) to allow more cooling. The result is the chassis is much cooler, removing tubes is easier and sq no change maybe even a little more detail?  When removing a tube, the new base tends to lift off, so I gently hold it down with a thin Wood stick NOT METAL .                                       WARNING!!!.   Schiit Lyr 001.JPG  NEVER STICK ANYTHING METAL IN THIS OR ANY AMP EVEN IF OFF (remember the caps)

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why can't u stick any metal stuff in it even when it's off?

 

and also what did u use the raise it?
http://www.tubemonger.com/TRIODE_FLIPPER_with_Vibration_Reduction_Base_p/triodeflipper.htm
is this the one?


Edited by Likui - 11/10/11 at 8:37am
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why can't u stick any metal stuff in it even when it's off?

The capacitors have residual charges in them. Just use a wooden coffee stirrer,(not one you've just used to stir your new cup of java with of course) to hold down the saver as you pull up on your tube.
 

 

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Hi J&J,

 

I just ordered a couple of these from Tubemonger. Any issues to report since starting this thread? Have you tried listening without them and then popping 'em in to see if you could detect any sonic differences? Were they hard to insert? I guess I'll be finding out myself soon enough. With all the Lyr owners on here I'm surprised more people haven't tried these out. If there is no detectable sonic difference, using these seem like a win/win... cooler chassis and more tube glow!

 

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J

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Originally Posted by Likui View Post

why can't u stick any metal stuff in it even when it's off?

 

and also what did u use the raise it?
http://www.tubemonger.com/TRIODE_FLIPPER_with_Vibration_Reduction_Base_p/triodeflipper.htm
is this the one?


Just a note on this (though it seems nobody is really interested in this thread), I checked with Jason @ Schiit on using these and he said that while he personally wouldn't bother, just make sure you get the socket saver and not the Triode Flipper (could be bad news) as in the above link. Oh, and definitely don't stick any metal "stuff" in there... ever.

 

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Do you hear any differences in sound? 

post #7 of 9

Hey.. I think im gonna need something similar. Are you sure there is no difference in SQ? Will this work with my CV2492 Mullards (which are now becoming microphonic triportsad.gif)? They need an extension and damping. Will this add to damping and will it help the heating issue?

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Thread Starter 

The set up as shown in initial post sounds great with all my cans.  I think it looks cool and whether it sounds any better I think it does just because I invested some more bucks but again the 6nip glow makes it worth while. J&J

post #9 of 9

Got my set of Socket Savers from TubeMonger a couple weeks ago and have been really pleased. Easier access and better cooling for the tubes.

 

Only downside is the top of one Socket Saver is now recessed about 1/4 inch, making the tubes uneven. Not sure how that happened... frown.gif
 

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