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post #1021 of 10875
i recall some corrections made to the electronics after someone observed unusual excursions on their headphones while turning on/off the Lyr.
But physical design wise its still the same.
post #1022 of 10875

after final release they cannot change too much because it could change/affect its unique sonic signature and whole designing effort would be gone ...

 

but I thought maybe just other tube socket that is soldered to the PCB that would be a bit taller - it would deal easily with this issue

 

I will find out in a week or so when newest edition is in my house - will report back in here


Edited by magicman - 1/15/14 at 1:23am
post #1023 of 10875
I received mine a couple weeks ago and the tubes are deeply recessed. I use a set of socket savers from TubeMonger to raise them up for easier tube swapping.

http://www.tubemonger.com/NOVIB_Socket_Saver_with_Vibration_Red_B9A_NOVAL_p/novib.htm
post #1024 of 10875
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Originally Posted by thotfulspot View Post

I received mine a couple weeks ago and the tubes are deeply recessed. I use a set of socket savers from TubeMonger to raise them up for easier tube swapping.

http://www.tubemonger.com/NOVIB_Socket_Saver_with_Vibration_Red_B9A_NOVAL_p/novib.htm

 

+1 on these.  I like seeing the glass on which I've invested so much :D  Also, makes tube rolling that much easier, if you use something non-conductive (popsicle stick or whatever) to keep the socket savers in place when pulling tubes.

post #1025 of 10875

Got a pair of Siemens CCas today from a German eBay seller (euroklang).  This link might work.  They sound excellent at first listen.  I'm curious to hear how they'll burn in.

 

I also decided to make a box for my tubes, based on the one I got from Schiit with my Lyr.  It's pretty rough around the edges, and I'd like to use better foam, but what I had lying around was the foam from a couple of old "stadium" plastic cushions.  Worked out all right in the end.  There's a matching yellow piece of foam that covers them, just like with the Schiit box.  Maybe I should have labeled it MY BOX OF SCHIIT  ;)

 

If you want to see the tubes, open that image in a new tab and make it full size, or save it to your PC.

Or, since I can't seem to get the full size image, try this link.

 

 


Edited by ThurstonX - 1/16/14 at 9:28pm
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post #1027 of 10875
what other brands/amps use the same tube type as Lyr?
post #1028 of 10875
Quote:
Originally Posted by thotfulspot View Post

I received mine a couple weeks ago and the tubes are deeply recessed. I use a set of socket savers from TubeMonger to raise them up for easier tube swapping.

http://www.tubemonger.com/NOVIB_Socket_Saver_with_Vibration_Red_B9A_NOVAL_p/novib.htm

And these won't mess with the sound or introduce any kind of noise at all?
post #1029 of 10875
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post


And these won't mess with the sound or introduce any kind of noise at all?


Following advice from sceleratus, I bought some socket savers from tubemonger, and am very pleased with them. At first, the socket savers came out with the valves, but seem to have become more firmly 'seated' with time. Now, they stay in the Lyr and I change tubes easily. I did not notice any change in the sound although I have read some posts that claim an improvement. Certainly, the valves fit more easily into the socket savers than they did in the sockets of the Lyr. FWIW. :rolleyes:

post #1030 of 10875
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

And these won't mess with the sound or introduce any kind of noise at all?

 

No, they're built quite well, as they should be at that price.  re: improving the sound, rampant and excessive drug use should be avoided when evaluating audio gear.  Please note I did not say, when listening to music ;) 

 

Another positive, IMO, is that the volume knob doesn't get as hot when using the socket savers.


Edited by ThurstonX - 1/17/14 at 7:25am
post #1031 of 10875
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

No, they're built quite well, as they should be at that price.  re: improving the sound, rampant and excessive drug use should be avoided when evaluating audio gear.  Please note I did not say, when listening to music ;) 

 

Another positive, IMO, is that the volume knob doesn't get as hot when using the socket savers.


Good point about the volume knob. Also - rampant and excessive drug use (this could be a new thing: RAEDU) should be avoid immediately prior to tube-rolling as well. ThurstonX is a wise man.

Using Orange Globes at the moment, by the way. After a spell with the Siemens E288CCs, they sound a bit as though they have not entirely avoided RAEDU (or is it the wine?).

post #1032 of 10875
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 


Good point about the volume knob. Also - rampant and excessive drug use (this could be a new thing: RAEDU) should be avoid immediately prior to tube-rolling as well. ThurstonX is a wise man.

Using Orange Globes at the moment, by the way. After a spell with the Siemens E288CCs, they sound a bit as though they have not entirely avoided RAEDU (or is it the wine?).

 

LOL.  Yeah, I think we should use RAEDU where we can so people get used to it.

 

Enjoy that Orange Globe vintage ;)  I think if I were a vintner, I'd name my wines after tubes:

 

Orange Globe

Bugle Boy

Straight Man

Rocket

 

Yeah, this tube thing is a disease.

post #1033 of 10875

I know information is spotty on this, but can anyone identify these Siemens codes from my CCas?

 

A4/9L

or

A4

9L

 

as stamped on the plate inside the tube.

 

This post shows the tubes, which match the photos posted by the seller (which are of the actual tubes, not some stock CCa photos).  Here's the specific photo from the Audio Asylum post:

 

http://usr.audioasylum.com/images/3/34833/HOSZ8M36Y4PD131023090362P5614.jpg

 

described as

"3. O-shaped getter at 90-degree relative to vertical indented getter support rod with top mica (most commonly desired tube with airy sound)"

 

This post is the closest I've found to identifying the codes, though I'm not sure it's accurate, as the original poster and the guy who replied say 1979 and 1969, respectively.

 

Sorry if this has been addressed in the past, but I did a lot of research and found no satisfactory answer.

 

Cheers.

post #1034 of 10875

Need some feedback. I know the prices range depending on quality, but for a good pair of Orange Globes that are NOS, what is the general price range like?

post #1035 of 10875
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Need some feedback. I know the prices range depending on quality, but for a good pair of Orange Globes that are NOS, what is the general price range like?

 

I paid $80 for my 1967 pair from mercedesman on eBay.  Didn't really shop around after that.  He usually has some stock.

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