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post #871 of 2477

Well it was with the Lyr but it was my fault.  Wasn't paying attention and went from a nice quiet tune to a not so quiet one...and the volume was cranked pretty good.  The Denon's sounded great with the Lyr...but I knew there was no margin for error.  And I screwed up.  As it turned out for me it was a blessing in disguise.  Led me to the T1's which are incredible.

post #872 of 2477
Ouch. I always wanted to ty Lyr with lcd 2, but I always afraid I accidentally toast my sensitive headphones like hd650, ad2000. Hmmm ...
post #873 of 2477

Killing time waiting for my Lyr to return from Schiit, I've been reading the old tube rolling thread (last 100 pages or so).  The July Voskhod bonanza was interesting.  Bored, I went to eBay.  4x 1974 Rockets for $47 shipped.  It was so irresistible, I jumped.  Surely at least two will pair nicely.  Then, to assuage my guilty conscience (no, not really), I threw in a few bucks for the kids.  Merry Xmas.

 

I don't even have an amp and I'm buying tubes.  I've got it bad, doc.  What if the Lyr never comes back?  What if those freakin' elves steal it for their workshop.  I bet they have some sweet candy cane tube rolling parties at the North Pole.  Gotta heat the shop somehow, so why not with my Lyr.  Little bastards.

 

No, not drunk.  Not yet, but I've got another Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout chillin'.  Gingerbread.  Christmas.  Elves.

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

*skulks back into the narrow cave of C5-driven HE-500s*

post #874 of 2477

Well, checking in... I got the Lyr for my wife from another member on here and so far she loves it with the "69 OG's that came with it... (among other tubes lol) she rolled some Mullards tonight and seems less impressed lol... Though we do have a tone of tubes to go through here...

post #875 of 2477
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

Well, checking in... I got the Lyr for my wife from another member on here and so far she loves it with the "69 OG's that came with it... (among other tubes lol) she rolled some Mullards tonight and seems less impressed lol... Though we do have a tone of tubes to go through here...


Glad you are making it a family affair! My wife couldn't care less about my tube collection. :rolleyes:

 

Just remember that the curse of tube rolling is that what sounds great with "X" headphones doesn't usually have that same magic with "Y" headphones.  It's all about synergy.

 

Cheers! :beerchug:

post #876 of 2477

She started getting interested when I brought home my PS500's NOW she "steals" my HD800 on occasion... usually though she listens to my AD2000x and PS500... I have a tube rolling problem lol (started with the little dot) and now it seems its spreading to her... The one good thing is I have a pretty large stash of tubes for her to roll...

post #877 of 2477
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

She started getting interested when I brought home my PS500's NOW she "steals" my HD800 on occasion... usually though she listens to my AD2000x and PS500... I have a tube rolling problem lol (started with the little dot) and now it seems its spreading to her... The one good thing is I have a pretty large stash of tubes for her to roll...


I think I can safely say...from all of us here on Head-Fi...that you are a lucky man.

 

:beerchug:

post #878 of 2477
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 


I think I can safely say...from all of us here on Head-Fi...that you are a lucky man.

 

:beerchug:


I do consider myself kinda lucky lol

post #879 of 2477
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post

It is probably also the mosfets warming up too, given they are biased to run fairly heavily in Class A (single-ended) under most loads.  I remember back when I had a Pass Aleph 3 (30w single-ended Mosfet amplifier made by Nelson Pass), he recommended (and it was easy to hear the change) that the amplifiers would sound at their best after 1 hour ... Man, those amplifiers got HOT too - almost the entire chassis was actually covered in finned heatsinks !  Wonderful amplifier, that.  Fond memories ... biggrin.gif  

Then there were the Naim amplifiers (bipolar transistors, which I believe were only run in Class B).  In those amplifiers, it was best to never switch them off - not even overnight !
Yes, Mosfets sound best toasty! I warm my Lyr and 2 other class amps up of at least an hour before playing. The difference from cold, not subtle
post #880 of 2477
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Killing time waiting for my Lyr to return from Schiit, I've been reading the old tube rolling thread (last 100 pages or so).  The July Voskhod bonanza was interesting.  Bored, I went to eBay.  4x 1974 Rockets for $47 shipped.  It was so irresistible, I jumped.  Surely at least two will pair nicely.  Then, to assuage my guilty conscience (no, not really), I threw in a few bucks for the kids.  Merry Xmas.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post

Killing time waiting for my Lyr to return from Schiit, I've been reading the old tube rolling thread (last 100 pages or so).  The July Voskhod bonanza was interesting.  Bored, I went to eBay.  4x 1974 Rockets for $47 shipped.  It was so irresistible, I jumped.  Surely at least two will pair nicely.  Then, to assuage my guilty conscience (no, not really), I threw in a few bucks for the kids.  Merry Xmas.

I don't even have an amp and I'm buying tubes.  I've got it bad, doc.  What if the Lyr never comes back?  What if those freakin' elves steal it for their workshop.  I bet they have some sweet candy cane tube rolling parties at the North Pole.  Gotta heat the shop somehow, so why not with my Lyr.  Little bastards.

No, not drunk.  Not yet, but I've got another Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout chillin'.  Gingerbread.  Christmas.  Elves.
AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I hope the Ruskies send the wire post version of these '74s...they are just phenomenal. Not listening to my cans much lately, but in my class a amp through the 1.6qr Maggies - the sound is just awesome - hours each night. Just as smooth and musical as you could ask for - loads and loads of detail with pinpoint imaging.



*skulks back into the narrow cave of C5-driven HE-500s*
I don't even have an amp and I'm buying tubes.  I've got it bad, doc.  What if the Lyr never comes back?  What if those freakin' elves steal it for their workshop.  I bet they have some sweet candy cane tube rolling parties at the North Pole.  Gotta heat the shop somehow, so why not with my Lyr.  Little bastards.

No, not drunk.  Not yet, but I've got another Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout chillin'.  Gingerbread.  Christmas.  Elves.
AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!



*skulks back into the narrow cave of C5-driven HE-500s*
post #881 of 2477
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

"I liked ThurstonX's rant so much, I'm reposting it twice!!" (rb2103 did not say ;-)

 

Yes, it was a post worth re-posting twice :D

post #882 of 2477

I always get confused on tube date codes.  Could someone interpret this one for me.  I know it's a

Heerlen, Holland tube.  Code reads:

 

7LD

delta 7I (the letter I) 4

 

Thanks in advance and is there a simple way to do it?

post #883 of 2477
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Originally Posted by billerb1 View Post

I always get confused on tube date codes.  Could someone interpret this one for me.  I know it's a
Heerlen, Holland tube.  Code reads:

7LD
delta 7I (the letter I) 4

Thanks in advance and is there a simple way to do it?

Here you go.

http://www.audiotubes.com/mullcode.htm

7LD = E88CC Batch 13
Delta 7I4 = Philips Heerlen factory, 67 or 77, 4th week of September.

I could be wrong.
Edited by Radioking59 - 12/11/13 at 5:28pm
post #884 of 2477

TUBES FOR SALE !!!!                 ******* S O L D *******

 

I'm selling a beautiful pair of NOS 1963 Telefunken 6DJ8's. Clean and balanced high-end sound across the entire spectrum. Treble is especially sweet...accurate but never harsh. Check the link below. Bought on ebay from Mercedesman on August 31st of this year. I've put less than 100 hours on them. I smudged one of the Telefunken logos...still very visible however, just not clean like the pictures shown in the link. No noise...dead quiet. Just need the cash for another project.

Great opportunity. Many consider the early Telefunkens as the best 6DJ8.

Paid $159. Will sell for $99 plus $8 shipping. I'll eat the PayPal fee.

Packaged very securely and sent USPS with tracking to Continental USA only.

PM me.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TELEFUNKEN-6DJ8-ECC88-VACUUM-TUBE-1963-DIAMOND-BOTTOM-MATCHED-PAIR-TUBE-BERLIN-/221261605097?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160


Edited by billerb1 - 12/17/13 at 9:38am
post #885 of 2477
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Originally Posted by billerb1 View Post
 

Tubes for sale.

I'm selling a beautiful pair of NOS 1963 Telefunken 6DJ8's. Clean and balanced high-end sound across the entire spectrum. Treble is especially sweet...accurate but never harsh. Check the link below. Bought on ebay from Mercedesman on August 31st of this year. I've put less than 100 hours on them. I smudged one of the Telefunken logos...still very visible however, just not clean like the pictures shown in the link. No noise...dead quiet. Just need the cash for another project.

Great opportunity. Many consider the early Telefunkens as the best 6DJ8.

Paid $159. Will sell for $99 plus $8 shipping. I'll eat the PayPal fee.

 

 

This price is a steal. As you know I have a set from the same lot and they are phenomenal. These 6DJ8 have the low distortion Telefunken sound with just a hint of tube silver. 

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