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post #1441 of 4290
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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post
 

OK I am having a problem with my amp and I need help.  In short:  with socket savers from tubemonger (with deoxit gold, too) I get noise.  Without socket savers, no noise.  This is my second pair of socket savers from tubemonger.  It's like a crackling in the right ear.  I just fired it up with the new pair and there was noise.  What do you guys think the problem is?  Do the socket savers need break in time?  I am at a loss here.  Thanks.

Anybody got an answer to this???

post #1442 of 4290
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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

Anybody got an answer to this???
Don't think it's a breakin issue. Sounds like a bad connection, in the socket saver, or between the socket saver pins and the Lyr socket, or most likely the tube and the socket saver itself. Since this your second one - I'm betting it's #2. Be sure you are seating the saver in all the way and the tube as well. One of my savers top is a little tilted, so it makes it especially tricky to seat properly. Although never had any cracking sounds.
post #1443 of 4290
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Don't think it's a breakin issue. Sounds like a bad connection, in the socket saver, or between the socket saver pins and the Lyr socket, or most likely the tube and the socket saver itself. Since this your second one - I'm betting it's #2. Be sure you are seating the saver in all the way and the tube as well. One of my savers top is a little tilted, so it makes it especially tricky to seat properly. Although never had any cracking sounds.

Thanks.  Maybe if I wish hard enough, it will go away. :confused_face(1):  I tore up the first set of socket savers getting them out.  They were REALLY in there.  I don't want to tear up this set.  I was just using very small pliers.

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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

Thanks.  Maybe if I wish hard enough, it will go away. confused_face(1).gif   I tore up the first set of socket savers getting them out.  They were REALLY in there.  I don't want to tear up this set.  I was just using very small pliers.
My only gripe with the Lyr - it would be nice if the sockets were just flush on the top deck. I've had dozens of tube amps, preamps, headamps and tube intregrateds - they almost all had flush mounted sockets. Usually with some kind of optional tube cage. Have you seen the new Woo WA7 - one of the coolest looking tube headamps. But doesn't use the 6922 - a deal killer for me. Long live the Lyr.
Edited by rb2013 - 3/8/14 at 9:56am
post #1445 of 4290

The tubes sitting the way they do gives it a hybrid look.  At least that's how it appears to me.  I've never had any problems rolling tubes in it.

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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

The tubes sitting the way they do gives it a hybrid look.  At least that's how it appears to me.  I've never had any problems rolling tubes in it.

Do you use those socket savers? If not, how do you change the tubes?

The hard-to-access tubes are one of the main reasons I haven't committed to the Lyr. I've been holding out for a revision that updates the access to the sockets (as doubtful as that prospect might be.)
post #1447 of 4290

No I don't use socket savers.  I don't like how it looks with tubes standing up like that.  That's just my opinion though.  I just use the foam that the tubes came packed in to grab the top and gently rock them out.  Pretty easy actually.

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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

No I don't use socket savers.  I don't like how it looks with tubes standing up like that.  That's just my opinion though.  I just use the foam that the tubes came packed in to grab the top and gently rock them out.  Pretty easy actually.
The area where the tubes go should be a lid that could be opened up.
post #1449 of 4290
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


My only gripe with the Lyr - it would be nice if the sockets were just flush on the top deck. I've had dozens of tube amps, preamps and tube intregrateds - they almost all had flush mounted sockets. Usually with some kind of optional tube cage. Have you seen the new Woo WA7 - one of the coolest looking tube headamps. But doesn't use the 6922 - a deal killer for me. Long live the Lyr.

That WA7 is a nice looking amp.  I wouldn't mind owning one.  But I think I will stick to my Lyr for now too.

post #1450 of 4290
The '80s Voskhods are all gone. Thanks for the great response. They'll be matched and boxed this weekend - shipped on Monday. Enjoy!
post #1451 of 4290
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

No I dont use socket savers.  I don't like how it looks with tubes standing up like that.  That's just my opinion though.  I just use the foam that the tubes came packed in to grab the top and gently rock them out.  Pretty easy actually.
Well one other issue in the Lyr design, without socket savers there is no room for tube dampers. I always like using the Herbies. Although with tubes like 6n23p that are very immune to microphonics - I don't think that's much of an issue. It might be with tubes more prone to noise and microphonics.
post #1452 of 4290

An hour of play time in my Lyr and I already think I'm in love with these 1960 Bugle Boy large halo getters. I've got a pair of 69' Orange Globes coming later in the week, but They'll have to seriously be amazing to top what I'm hearing with the Bugle Boys.

post #1453 of 4290

anyone have any comments on the performance of late 60s USSR 6N23Ps?

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Originally Posted by Nic Rhodes View Post

anyone have any comments on the performance of late 60s USSR 6N23Ps?
I have only come across one '60s vintage Voskhod - a '67 with really wierd construction. This single long wire getter post and really short plates. I have seen many, many '60s Reflektors with the dual dimpled getter posts. Nice tubes, about on par with late '80s Voskhods with Gray Shields. Not top of the charts stuff for sure - but better then new production and much cheaper. Btw the earliest 6n23p I have in my collection - a 1958 Reflektor with an almost flat disc getter, 'butterfly' plates. A real strange beast. One of my DACs takes a single 6922, so I tried there. Good not great.
Edited by rb2013 - 3/8/14 at 3:18pm
post #1455 of 4290
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Well one other issue in the Lyr design, without socket savers there is no room for tube dampers. I always like using the Herbies. Although with tubes like 6n23p that are very immune to microphonics - I don't think that's much of an issue. It might be with tubes more prone to noise and microphonics.

I wonder if those tube dampers would help my situation I described in a previous post with the socket savers???

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