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One of the sockets of my Lyr 2 is very tight as well. I needed to use a bit of force to fit the tube properly. I have no other issues with my Lyr 2 though except I do not have enough time to roll other tubes I purchased recently. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

 

yikes!  wiggly and unseating randomly??

recipe for disaster.  obviously a defect.  might not be the pins, but instead the sockets.

neither my Lyr 1 nor Lyr 2 had this symptom, and best to contact Nick at Schiit right away.  my Lyr 2 tubes are so tight it takes focused effort and strength to get them out.

 

 

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Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post

One of the sockets of my Lyr 2 is very tight as well. I needed to use a bit of force to fit the tube properly. I have no other issues with my Lyr 2 though except I do not have enough time to roll other tubes I purchased recently. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thank you guys for your feedback. My previous tube amplifiers had a very tight connection, so I suspected that this might not be ordinary. Schiit tech support suggested that I try to straighten the pins myself, so I tentatively gave it a go. Had to google how to straight tube pins as tube straighteners seem scare nowadays. Found this helpful link for anyone else who experiences this problem in the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh7PrUu9u84

 

Good news!!! I was able to set down both tubes very securely after some fiddling & now I do not even experience any distortion when I tap/touch on my amplifier. Only time will time if they will unseat randomly or if I get any random distortion, but I have a very good feeling about this. Finally was able to achieve a nice tight connection that I feel comfy with. So happy!!!! thank you everyone for all your help :):):)

 

edit: after all that work to get the stock tubes to sit tightly into the amp, I probably won't be attempting any tube rolling as I'm don't wanna take the tubes out of their sockets. luckily, I am very happy with the stock tube sound :)


Edited by money4me247 - 9/14/14 at 11:42am
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Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy!

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Thank you guys for your feedback. My previous tube amplifiers had a very tight connection, so I suspected that this might not be ordinary. Schiit tech support suggested that I try to straighten the pins myself, so I tentatively gave it a go. Had to google how to straight tube pins as tube straighteners seem scare nowadays. Found this helpful link for anyone else who experiences this problem in the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh7PrUu9u84

 

Good news!!! I was able to set down both tubes very securely after some fiddling & now I do not even experience any distortion when I tap/touch on my amplifier. Only time will time if they will unseat randomly or if I get any random distortion, but I have a very good feeling about this. Finally was able to achieve a nice tight connection that I feel comfy with. So happy!!!! thank you everyone for all your help :):):)

 

edit: after all that work to get the stock tubes to sit tightly into the amp, I probably won't be attempting any tube rolling as I'm don't wanna take the tubes out of their sockets. luckily, I am very happy with the stock tube sound :)


Buy some socket savers, they make rolling easier on the Lyr and raise the tube so you can see the captivating glow http://www.tubemonger.com/

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just curious, can you damage your headphones if you change the gain without unplugging them?

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Just make sure you have the volume knob/pot turned all the way down and you'll be fine
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I just got some Amperex Fat Bottle 6DJ8 (Hungary 1983) tubes for the Lyr 2, I can tell already they sound much better than the Amperex Bugle Boys 6DJ8 (Holland 1964) on the Lyr 2. Soundstage finally came to life on the Lyr 2 and the bass has a lot more slam, some reason the Bugle Boys were overly flat sounding on the Lyr 2.


Edited by kman1211 - 9/18/14 at 8:29pm
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