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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I learned in Germany that scraggly ol' mean a$$ weasels are notorious for getting under the hoods of cars and gnawing the electrics all to schiit. Who knew. And if you try moving your car, they get real ornery and do worse damage. Maybe it's just a Bavarian thing. Siemens and Telefunken had...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    They all succumb in the end. Welcome to the dark side.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    LOL.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Heretic! ... ;-) Really wanna pi$$ off Cardinal Richelieu (I think his nom de guerre might be Bill Erb): snag a pair of Tesla ECC88s (not the overpriced E88CCs), if AC hasn't convinced you already. He may be a good source, in fact. Just remember: ears/brains/rigs all vary. Rangy out.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I wish. I was turned off to PCC88s early on due to the Matsuschiita Scandal (i.e., they sucked), but now I like the others I have, esp., as you noted, AC, the Tungsrams. I've got real Tungsrams, and Tungsrams that say Made In Great Britain. Go figure. On the Russian front, I just finished...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Collectors got yr back, yo. I'm a bit envious of your Schiit Pile, though, I must say ;-) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ on a possibly related note, the '58 Foton 6N8S are sounding good after more than a year of collecting dust and having drinks spilled on them. Rolled them for a bit more...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    An' then I sez, I sez, Lenny! You gotta check out these TUUUUUUUUUUBES! TUBES, man, that's where it's at - the future - it's all TUBES, man! TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBES!!! (and then Lenny plugged me into my lithium, and it's all groovy now, man)
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Always proud to inspire a spit take :D Thanks for the photos. Once I have the actual tubes in hand ... *cue rimshot* ... sans KY ... I'll know. Sorry, now the importance of the rim j-- ... oh, I'd better stop. So, the ribbed version really are more pleasurable? The '69s '59s I have look...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I'm diggin' the Tesla ECC88s AC turned me onto, though I doubt most here would. He can speak better to what they offer, though he has recently. I seem to recall him using the term "neutral," which I'd say is pretty accurate. Certainly not "warm," but they do have a pretty good level of...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Total Russian crap. Wouldn't install them in a failing Chinese space station.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I don't have a clear picture of your rig, but this reminded me off a strange problem I was having. I'll try to keep it pithy. My Bifrost is one of two audio devices in my PC. It is not the default device, but it is the selected output in foobar2000. My default device feeds an integrated amp...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Really liked 'em; so much I bought another four from the same seller. Since I redid my Fidelizer config after installing 8.1 (now Audiophile / Audio Render), I need to listen to them again, plus burn-in the others. I've only listened to one pair so far. My recollection mirrors yours in terms...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Pretty sure it is, yeah.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    The Tung-Sol with the partial black glass came from India (that insanely fast $15 shipping). Didn't you get a pair?
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    The Ken-Rads are also worth picking up. There was an eBay seller who seemed to have quite a few. Perhaps he still does.
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