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post #691 of 696
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I 've noticed mine better with more warm up. I believe it's a temperature issue. So it may depend on the ambient temperature in the room. I live in Seattle and our house is usually kept at a chilly 65 degrees.

I've had my Lyr for several years - so I've heard it in many seasons. I have logged thousands of hours on mine, rolling over 50 different tube types, both new production and vintage.

Oh, I see.  Kinda makes more sense I guess.  My room is usually about 70 degrees here so I guess my amp doesn't take long to fully warm up.  I find it hot to the touch after about 45 minutes operating time.  And good to know your Lyr has lasted you that long.  :)  Hoping these things are as reliable as Schiit says they are.  I've only rolled one set of tubes so far but plan to do more in the future when I settle with my new current ones. 

post #692 of 696
Schiit gear should hold up well and if not they have a good warranty and they stand behind their products. Schiit is one of the few companies I buy new from and don't mind for that reason.
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Oh, I see.  Kinda makes more sense I guess.  My room is usually about 70 degrees here so I guess my amp doesn't take long to fully warm up.  I find it hot to the touch after about 45 minutes operating time.  And good to know your Lyr has lasted you that long.  :)  Hoping these things are as reliable as Schiit says they are.  I've only rolled one set of tubes so far but plan to do more in the future when I settle with my new current ones. 


They are very well built - if you become a tube roller I would recommend getting tube risers.  They'll save wear and tear on the sockets and make it easier to roll.

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I'd get me socket savers for my Lyr 2, but I think I'll like my amp better without it since it looks better.  lol  Anyways, I'm pretty settled with my new Genalex Gold Lions E88CC I've bought since last Friday of last week.  I've been burning them in ever since and so far my impressions on these tubes compared to stock ones have been impressive thus far.  My HD700's are actually so much smoother sounding in the highs without very little to no harshness compared to stock.  And mids are sweeter sounding and smooth but neutral and the soundstage are wide open and holographic without losing detail in the warmth.  And bass now has more punch and extends deeper.  Overall more refined sounding than stock tubes.  Very impressed with these tubes and I'll recommend to anyone who's looking to upgrade their stock tubes to a set of relatively inexpensive but really impressive sounding E88CC tubes.

 

 Next step would be the Telefunken E88CC, but doubt they'll be available in the future considering their rarity and high price. 

First post here, but long time lurker!  I just bought the Gold Lions on ebay today; expect to get them by the end of the month.  Very excited, as this is my first pair to replace the stock tubes. 

 

With my Beyerdynamic T1's, the stock tubes are too bright for my ears, so your comment about the Gold Lions being "much smoother sounding in the highs..." emphasises what I had researched.

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First post here, but long time lurker!  I just bought the Gold Lions on ebay today; expect to get them by the end of the month.  Very excited, as this is my first pair to replace the stock tubes. 

 

With my Beyerdynamic T1's, the stock tubes are too bright for my ears, so your comment about the Gold Lions being "much smoother sounding in the highs..." emphasises what I had researched.

Yes, the Gold Lions are indeed warm sounding tubes compared to the more shrill stock tubes.  They did tame the sometimes harsh highs on my HD700's, which are known to be bright sounding headphones anyways to the point of harshness on some tracks.  Putting the Gold Lions in helped tame that issue and now my headphones are clearly smoother sounding but still resolving and detailed in the highs while opening up a more wide open soundstage, which I've enjoyed the most out of these tubes.  Hopefully, your T1' will be smoother sounding as well once you put the GLs in.  They start to open up around 30 hours of burn in, by the 100 hour or so mark they reach their full potential.  Mines has well over 120 hours of burn in time and couldn't be more impressed.  

 

Happy listening :) 

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Awesome; thanks for the information,  Xoen.

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