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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post

I was just listening to a set of Tesla E88CC Gold Pins on the Lyr/Bifrost-Uber with HD800's and ATH-AD2000's. These tubes were discussed a few times in the prior thread, and I picked up 2 sets awhile ago, but this is the first time I've had a chance to give them a listen.

Just to get my ears ready, I first listened with Amperex USN-CEP's, which are among my favorite tubes. Then I rolled in the Tesla's and wow, the Tesla's are very close in performance to the Amperex. The Tesla's have a tiny bit more warmth (which ain't necessarily a bad thing) but are detailed across the spectrum with a similar soundstage (medium wide) and presentation. They sounded excellent with both headphones (listening to classical). 9/10.

These have to be one of the best bargains out there at around $50 per pair.


Where did you buy them? Thanks.

post #392 of 4201
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Where did you buy them? Thanks.

I bought them on eBay from delax777mechanics; there was no detail in the ad, although it indicated shipping from the Ukraine.

The seller still has a current listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tesla-E88CC-6922-6DJ8-Gold-Pins-NOS-2-pcs-/261219395120?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3cd1e3a630
post #393 of 4201

my first tubes for rolling in the lyr have arrived, the amperex bugle boys, have to let the GE's cool off before i can change them
 

post #394 of 4201
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Originally Posted by GoldfishX View Post

Yeah, I'm keeping a log of my tube/headphone experiences. Will post what I have later, when I get home.

I was going to request the LCD3, but I figure if I like the LCD2, the LCD3 should be a nice improvement. Was cheaper to borrow than the LCD3. ~_^

And no, I'm in Maryland. He said I was lucky both of the ones I wanted, they had. I was going to request either the HD600 or HD650 as a backup, still might.
Lyr and the HD650 is like warm maple syrup. This is the pairing that ended my search for headphone euphoria (atleast for now). A match made in heaven.
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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

Lyr and the HD650 is like warm maple syrup. This is the pairing that ended my search for headphone euphoria (atleast for now). A match made in heaven.
Have you tried the HD 700 on the Lyr?
post #396 of 4201
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Have you tried the HD 700 on the Lyr?
I haven't heard the HD700...
Edited by Zuckfun - 9/1/13 at 4:06pm
post #397 of 4201
What is a good current production 6922 for the Lyr
post #398 of 4201
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post

I was just listening to a set of Tesla E88CC Gold Pins on the Lyr/Bifrost-Uber with HD800's and ATH-AD2000's. These tubes were discussed a few times in the prior thread, and I picked up 2 sets awhile ago, but this is the first time I've had a chance to give them a listen.

Just to get my ears ready, I first listened with Amperex USN-CEP's, which are among my favorite tubes. Then I rolled in the Tesla's and wow, the Tesla's are very close in performance to the Amperex. The Tesla's have a tiny bit more warmth (which ain't necessarily a bad thing) but are detailed across the spectrum with a similar soundstage (medium wide) and presentation. They sounded excellent with both headphones (listening to classical). 9/10.

These have to be one of the best bargains out there at around $50 per pair.

 

I did find them a tad bright myself with the HE5-LE's, but could have been due to lack of burn-in (only gave them 20 or so hours) but otherwise i thought they were a fantastic tube.

post #399 of 4201
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Originally Posted by toobiedoobie View Post

What is a good current production 6922 for the Lyr
I haven't heard these, but those who have recommend them:
http://www.thetubestore.com/Tubes/6922-E88CC-Tube-Types/JJ-E88CC-6922
post #400 of 4201

does anyone know of or can you recommend a good reference book on tubes , starter guide, history etc ???
 

post #401 of 4201

See my post on Little Dot Tube Amps.

post #402 of 4201
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Originally Posted by ilikepooters View Post

I did find them a tad bright myself with the HE5-LE's, but could have been due to lack of burn-in (only gave them 20 or so hours) but otherwise i thought they were a fantastic tube.

I like tubes on the bright side (for classical music), but these were not harsh. They sounded really good right out of the box with no burn-in.
post #403 of 4201
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

does anyone know of or can you recommend a good reference book on tubes , starter guide, history etc ???
 

http://www.r-type.org

http://www.r-type.org/articles/art-147.htm

http://www.r-type.org/static/grid01.htm

http://www.r-type.org/articles/art-010.htm

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post #405 of 4201

New Lyr in hand for a few demo days to possibly replace the Asgard2. arrived with stock GE tubes which were only listed for a few hours.

Connecting via Uber BiFrost.  to USB MacBook Air, Audirvana.

HE-500 headphones w/ stock cable.  haven't hooked up HD600s to this set up yet.

 

then two Ediswan CV2492 tubes arrived this morning!  plugged them in, gave a few hours of bake time in the hot Lyr oven, and yah- love em so far with HE-500!

did some A/B back and forth with the Asgard2 on some 24/96 and 24/192 material, can notice various differences in bass, richer and wider with the Lyr but didn't feel much flab either.

some treble accuracy improvements, sections of fuzzy cymbals clanging "too close" together on the Asgard2  were cleaned up with the Lyr.

soundstage with Lyr+Ediswan wider but also "taller" when listening to various pieces, a very nice touch.  more enveloping, perhaps less bright/sparkly high treble than with the GE tubes or A2 which is fine by my ears.

 

may have found my end-game for a while.... now to sell the Asgard2, which I thought was amazing only 5 months ago. ha!  :)

well, the A2 is amazing,  but the Lyr and these tubes take HE-500 headphones a tad bit farther.

and I won't ever be using IEMs with this Lyr nuclear power plant either, heh.

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