If it sucked, I would tell ya.
The hiss fades and blends into nothing. After an hour, it's hardly there at all. It has to be the 300B's
I still would like it to be dead bang quiet, but my hunch is it's not going to happen. That's a plus for SS.
I'll still work on getting it there. Upgrade the wire when I put it in the cabinet, maybe try some different 300B's
I also need to apply Tom's mod.
I have been afraid to listen to my Lyr for fear it would sound superior...
I have a dear friend that used to spec and oversee the construction of private theaters in mansions.
He's a Lynn Audio freak, God only knows how much he has in his system.
He is not a HP guy or a tube guy, per say. Over the months I'd drop my Lyr and LCDs'2 off for him to audition. New glass, etc.
He thought it were pretty good.
Well today I had him over for an A/B..... Kid you not. ... He liked the 300B hands down. He would tell me if my kid had warts.
He's probably A/B'd equipment for 20 years.
He said the 300B was a lot bigger, esp. the base. Fuller a lot more powerful. I made sure he heard the hiss..... His comment....didn't take anything away.
It is definitely coming into it's own.
I'm looking forward to the LA meet and getting feedback from other Head-Fiers.