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post #1921 of 2814

Hey guys I got my Lyr today so its only been used for a few hours so far but i can notice a bit of noise coming from the tubes, I'm using fairly low resistance/efficient headphones at the moment so this is probably why as my Alpha Dogs wont arrive until tomorrow or the next day.

Just wondering if this is normal?

post #1922 of 2814

What hp's are you currently using? The lyr will be noisy with some hp's for sure. 

post #1923 of 2814
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

What hp's are you currently using? The lyr will be noisy with some hp's for sure. 

Yeah I am using A900Xs so thats no doubt the cause, cant wait to get my ADs in the next couple of days!

post #1924 of 2814

The lyr will be a great match for the AD's. In fact Dan from Mr. Speakers owns a lyr and often demonstrates the AD at shows with this amp. I'm sure that you'll enjoy the pairing. 

post #1925 of 2814
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The lyr will be a great match for the AD's. In fact Dan from Mr. Speakers owns a lyr and often demonstrates the AD at shows with this amp. I'm sure that you'll enjoy the pairing. 
I wish I had a chance to listen to the alpha dogs at the meet in Charlotte with my Lyr. Fortunately though, Dan had a Gungnir/ Mjolnir setup with the Mad Dogs and Alpha Dogs and that combination sounded absolutely fantastic with EDM and rock.
post #1926 of 2814
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

The lyr will be a great match for the AD's. In fact Dan from Mr. Speakers owns a lyr and often demonstrates the AD at shows with this amp. I'm sure that you'll enjoy the pairing. 


Yeah I have only heard good things about the combo so I am very very excited for them to arrive, I'm sure it will make the 5 week wait all worth it :D

post #1927 of 2814
Get some hours on your tubes if you can.
post #1928 of 2814

Presenting: Sylvania 7963 subminiature frame grid double triode

 

Shown next to a 6N23P for scale

 

From: http://rockgrotto.proboards.com/thread/9798/sylvania-7963-best-e88cc-planet?page=1&scrollTo=134293

"The 7963..... can trace its ancestry to the 6DJ8 family. In fact, with regard to audio applications, the 7963 offers performance in low level audio applications that is superior to all 6DJ8 variants, and to all other subminiature twin triodes as well."

 

The easiest way to use this tube in the Lyr is to solder the wire leads into the corresponding pin-holes of a 9-pin socket saver. Check the Rock Grotto thread for more info, but certainly not at all difficult for anyone comfortable with a soldering iron.

 

They can be purchased for about $25 on eBay, so not expensive. I have tested this tube in another amp, and while I do not have a lot of ear time with it, I do believe it is good enough and cheap enough to be well worth trying in the Lyr.

 

Cheers

post #1929 of 2814
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

Get some hours on your tubes if you can.

Yeah I have had them running all night,

Aren't these stock GEs meant to get scalding hot? Because my Lyr is hot to the touch but i can comfortably rest my hand on top and not have tor remove it etc.
Same goes with the tubes as well, can comfortably rest my finger on the rounded top.
Or maybe I was just expecting from what people said for it to be like finger searing hot :tongue:

post #1930 of 2814

The stock GE tubes have always seemed to run a little hotter for me than any others. Not quite finger scalding hot, but close. 

post #1931 of 2814
My hands aren't super heat sensitive so they are probably running at normal temperatures then smily_headphones1.gif
post #1932 of 2814
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

Presenting: Sylvania 7963 subminiature frame grid double triode

 

Shown next to a 6N23P for scale

 

From: http://rockgrotto.proboards.com/thread/9798/sylvania-7963-best-e88cc-planet?page=1&scrollTo=134293

"The 7963..... can trace its ancestry to the 6DJ8 family. In fact, with regard to audio applications, the 7963 offers performance in low level audio applications that is superior to all 6DJ8 variants, and to all other subminiature twin triodes as well."

 

The easiest way to use this tube in the Lyr is to solder the wire leads into the corresponding pin-holes of a 9-pin socket saver. Check the Rock Grotto thread for more info, but certainly not at all difficult for anyone comfortable with a soldering iron.

 

They can be purchased for about $25 on eBay, so not expensive. I have tested this tube in another amp, and while I do not have a lot of ear time with it, I do believe it is good enough and cheap enough to be well worth trying in the Lyr.

 

Cheers

Gibosi, must I try this?

post #1933 of 2814

Wow!  FrankenTube!  This has got my DIY fingers positively itchin'!

 

Nice find :cool:

post #1934 of 2814
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

Gibosi, must I try this?

 

"Must" is a very strong word! lol

 

Since I tested mine with the wires screwed into a breadboard socket, I wasn't able to AB this tube against others, such as VR 6N23P, and I really can't say how good I think it is.

 

 

Since I already have the tube, I do plan to solder it into an adapter so that I can more easily make comparisons. And I am also hoping that some of the more adventurous folks here in the Lyr thread will be curious enough to try it and post their results so we can compare our impressions.

 

So unless you are feeling adventurous and curious, and have the time, it might be prudent to wait until others have tried it to see if it is worth the trouble. :) 

 

Edit: Added picture


Edited by gibosi - 4/28/14 at 7:53pm
post #1935 of 2814
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

 

"Must" is a very strong word! lol

 

Since I tested mine with the wires screwed into a breadboard socket, I wasn't able to AB this tube against others, such as VR 6N23P, and I really can't say how good I think it is. Since I already have the tube, I do plan to solder it into an adapter so that I can more easily make comparisons. And I am also hoping that some of the more adventurous folks here in the Lyr thread will be curious enough to try it and post their results so we can compare our impressions.

 

So unless you are feeling adventurous and curious, and have the time, it might be prudent to wait until others have tried it to see if it is worth the trouble. :) 

I can be very bored... lol I'll do this after I finish with my LD 6SN7 review, and my 6F8G experiment!

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