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Also, at this point I'm running the Lyr off of the STX card as DAC, should I spend money on tubes for improving the sound or should I go for a DAC like the X-Sabre or the Yulong DA8 first?

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So after selling the Voskhods, I ordered a pair of 1960 Bugle Boy large halo getters. I don't really have any expectations whatsoever; I'm just excited to try them out.

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It could be an issue with the HP cable plug. I've had good luck with the Richard Gray RGPC 400 and 400 pro power conditioners.

 

It's not the cable plug.  I plugged in a pair of PX100 and my MDR7550 and I hear the static with both cans.

 

No big deal since there is no noise with some tubes...and no noise at all with any of my tubes when I use the HD800.  I was just curious as what could be the reason for the noise.   My best tubes don't give off any hiss with low impedance cans, so it could be a quality issue.

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Thanks for confirming that I actually *am* hearing things ;)

 

Which tubes do you think you want to try next after the Matsu 6992s? I see that you're running different headphones than me (I absolutely love my AKG K702s), but it might be fun to hear them with a bit more bass...for science.

 

Well, after the Matu****as I purchased a pair of Bugle Boys and these guys:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221334739915&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

 

I think I'm set with tubes for now.   The Amperex PQs are my best tubes...followed by the Bugle Boys, then it is a tie between the Matsu****as and a pair of Lorenz SELs that came with the Lyr.  

 

I would like to trade the Matsu****a or the Lorenz tubes for something with more bass, if anyone is interested.    I'm trying to squeeze every last drop of bass from my HD800. 

 

 

I think you will be happy with the Bugle Boys with your K702.

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Well, after the Matu****as I purchased a pair of Bugle Boys and these guys:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221334739915&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

I think I'm set with tubes for now.   The Amperex PQs are my best tubes...followed by the Bugle Boys, then it is a tie between the Matsu****as and a pair of Lorenz SELs that came with the Lyr.  

I would like to trade the Matsu****a or the Lorenz tubes for something with more bass, if anyone is interested.    I'm trying to squeeze every last drop of bass from my HD800. 


I think you will be happy with the Bugle Boys with your K702.

Very much agree, Bugle Boys ftw for edm listeners. smily_headphones1.gif
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After your reply I checked out the 1969 Amperex PQ tubes you linked to...and of course promptly picked up a pair off eBay to check out and compare with what I have already. At this point I think I'll have a nice selection with which to play. Probably sell the ones I don't like as much so my bank account stops hating me...
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After your reply I checked out the 1969 Amperex PQ tubes you linked to...and of course promptly picked up a pair off eBay to check out and compare with what I have already. At this point I think I'll have a nice selection with which to play. Probably sell the ones I don't like as much so my bank account stops hating me...

Let me know how you like them.

 

Sometimes when I'm using another set, I find myself wishing I had the PQ tubes in the Lyr instead.  But I gotta spread the love...

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I was wondering if the white tube support inside the lyr (where you plug the tubes) is fix or it can move a bit up and down ? 

thanks

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It is fixed, actually the tube socket is soldered to the board.

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It is fixed, actually the tube socket is soldered to the board.

Hum..mine stay in place , is working with the tubes but can slightly move

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Originally Posted by vl4dimir View Post
 

Hum..mine stay in place , is working with the tubes but can slightly move

It is white because it is a ceramic socket not plastic.

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It is white because it is a ceramic socket not plastic.

Sorry I haven't really understood what you mean ? 

:confused_face(1): 

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Also, at this point I'm running the Lyr off of the STX card as DAC, should I spend money on tubes for improving the sound or should I go for a DAC like the X-Sabre or the Yulong DA8 first?

 

Question still relevant :)

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Question still relevant :)

 

I think you should get one pair of good tubes and then upgrade your DAC.   Get some Bugle Boys ($50-$80) and then concentrate on your DAC.

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Question still relevant :)

 

what is your source?  Your computer?  You could probably benefit from an external DAC if your budget will allow it.

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