Everything looks soo similar.
Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers - Page 113
Gear mentioned in this thread:
- 3,763 Posts. Joined 10/2012
- Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
- Select All Posts By This User
You just need to get a good magnifying glass. Learning to recognize tiny construction differences often allows you differentiate the great tubes from all the rest. :)
Pih! I use a scanning electron microscope to suss the differences at the atomic level. It's the only way to be sure.
Also, I have a pair of platinum-pinned pinch-waist E388CCs (the SUPER TUBE, as they're known), that I'm happy to part with. I'll just need the birth certificate of your first born (past or future, makes no difference), and the deed to your house. I don't take condos.
Yes, I have to check that all metalic lattices are aligned from the cryogenic processing! :-)
Talk about second mortgages! Check these super- dupers out! $600/pr Amperex Pinchies.
Second mortgage or divorce papers I'd have to sell half my tubes to justify those, and then I'd really need to see God.
LMAO! Didn't even see that. Now I'm tempted...
excuse me while I take out a life insurance policy on my wife
Joking aside, I wonder what they sound like. Three times better than my CCas? I know, I know, it doesn't work that way.
Fortunately I'm not as crazy as that crazy b'yatch who pushed her new husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park.
So even if you make some decent sales on your eBay listings, it's not enough? Guess that would have to be a lot of sales. And, IIRC, you're just mostly looking to break even on the cost of buying bulk batches? Regardless, it is kind of an absurd price to pay for two freakin' valves. I'd have to win the lottery.
I heard about that - divorce Suprano's style.
It's been a break even, but I did get a few pairs for my efforts. It's really a pain - especially waiting in line at the post office. Ugg!
It's the only way I could have gotten these. But it's also been a great learning experience, and has fed my audio OCD nicely! Ha!
Honestly the most fun has been sharing this ground breaking audio quest with this forum. I was thinking last night, while sipping a glass of cab, and just getting blown away by some great sounds, nobody in the world has done this with these Russian tubes. I mean maybe in Siberia some retired Soviet Rocket Engineer has a garage full of these, and a great amp to listen to them, and a uncontroled case of audio nervousa like me. But I kinda doubt it. Or he would have bought them all up! Besides he wouldn't have had 20 years of 6922 collecting and listening. To most of the greats, to compare these against. Or the excellent microscope the Lyr/HD800/Moon Black Dragon has been to make evaluations.
So I guess this is my audio legacy.
Not a bad legacy, and obviously you've appreciated the journey for what it is. As for going above and beyond the call to share your knowledge, I raise my glass of Pinot Noir to you, sir