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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

I wonder if those tube dampers would help my situation I described in a previous post with the socket savers???
I don't think so, because it stopped w/o the savers. The old test for microphonics is to install the tubes, turn on the amp, without music and vol set at a very moderate level, gently tap the top of the tube. It should remain quite, if it produces noise they are microphonic. Tube rush, on the other hand can be heard at reasonable vol w/o touching the tubes. A kind of suhhhhing sound. Any kind crackling w/o touching is a bad sign - those tubes should be tossed - if Deoxit Gold dosen't work.
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Well at least the noise is getting quieter with time... I sent an email to Schiit asking if opening the amp to remove the socket savers would void my warranty.  I have tubes I spent alot of money on that make noise without the socket savers.

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Well at least the noise is getting quieter with time... I sent an email to Schiit asking if opening the amp to remove the socket savers would void my warranty.  I have tubes I spent alot of money on that make noise without the socket savers.

Why would you open the amp to remove the socket savers ??  Sounds like a lot of unecessary work to me.

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Well at least the noise is getting quieter with time... I sent an email to Schiit asking if opening the amp to remove the socket savers would void my warranty.  I have tubes I spent alot of money on that make noise without the socket savers.
Openning the case on a Lyr is not an easy thing. It should only be done after reading the prior posts on how to do it properly.
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post
 

Why would you open the amp to remove the socket savers ??  Sounds like a lot of unecessary work to me.

I thought it would be easier than removing the socket savers which are wedged in there pretty good.  I might have been wrong.

 

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Openning the case on a Lyr is not an easy thing. It should only be done after reading the prior posts on how to do it properly.

I didn't know that.  I got a response, too.  Schiit said it would void my warranty.  So it's a no go anyways.

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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

I thought it would be easier than removing the socket savers which are wedged in there pretty good.  I might have been wrong.

I didn't know that.  I got a response, too.  Schiit said it would void my warranty.  So it's a no go anyways.
Yes the case uses clips, but the case also acts as a thermal heat sink for the Mosfets. So that thermal coupling has to be good. Best bet may be a pair of very long needle nose pliers - and a lot of patience. You could even apply some superglue to the plier tips, and very carefully grip the savers. Wait for it to dry and then carefully wiggle them out - slowly with a lot of patience. All I can say is lubricate with Deoxit Gold. Mine slide out with very little effort.
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I concur - needle nosed pliers would be the easiest way to get the socket savers out if they are tight.  Getting in to the Lyr by removing the case is certainly possible, but it isn't terribly easy.

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OK, thanks to NinjaHamster and rb2013 for the advice.  I managed to get them out fairly easily and switched them around.  I also put even more Deoxit Gold on them and reseated them.  I also made sure the tubes were in the socket savers real good.  That was only a few minutes ago, but so far no noise at all.

 

A few minutes into listening: I think the sound has improved a bit.


Edited by MisterMoJo - 3/9/14 at 2:15pm
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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post
 

OK, thanks to NinjaHamster and rb2013 for the advice.  I managed to get them out fairly easily and switched them around.  I also put even more Deoxit Gold on them and reseated them.  I also made sure the tubes were in the socket savers real good.  That was only a few minutes ago, but so far no noise at all.

 

A few minutes into listening: I think the sound has improved a bit.

Good news !  Well done.

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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post
 

Good news !  Well done.

Thanks! :) 

post #1466 of 3683
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Originally Posted by MisterMoJo View Post

OK, thanks to NinjaHamster and rb2013 for the advice.  I managed to get them out fairly easily and switched them around.  I also put even more Deoxit Gold on them and reseated them.  I also made sure the tubes were in the socket savers real good.  That was only a few minutes ago, but so far no noise at all.

A few minutes into listening: I think the sound has improved a bit.
Good news! I once had a tube slip out of my fingers into the case itself. That was a lot fun shaking out! With the savers it would be nearly impossible to slip back there.
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Good news! I once had a tube slip out of my fingers into the case itself. That was a lot fun shaking out! With the savers it would be nearly impossible to slip back there.

Thanks, I am pretty pleased. :L3000:

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Question for anyone using Herbie's vibration dampeners...

 

I've got a pair of Sylvania USN D getters, both of which are microphonic, one more than the other.  Quite a rattle when I tap on it, and I definitely get the odd pop in whatever channel it's plugged into. Would the Herbies solve the popping problem?  Seems that might not be related to the tube being microphonic, but none of my other tubes are even close to this bad, so I've never thought about dampeners.  I really like these tubes, and would be willing to shell out for the Herbies, if they'll help.

 

TIA.

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Did you really pay $79 for '81 Voskhods from a Russian dealer? Wow I need to raise my prices!! Kidding. You could have bought similar ones for $19. Or much better '70s for $49. But hey it's your money. I hope they work out for you.
Edited by rb2013 - 3/10/14 at 4:47pm
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