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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

    1974 :-) Donna Halper was the DJ. People called to ask if it was the new Led Zeppelin album. I envy you your early adoption and getting to see them at the Agora. I was turned on to them in 1980 and never looked back. I have fond (and not so fond) memories at camping out in the parking lot...
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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

    My wife said to me just yesterday: "I notice you haven't been buying many tubes lately." The earnest look of concern on her face almost broke my heart. Then I reminded her of the four Russkies inching their way thru NYC Customs.
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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

    About those Oktyabrs... they're positively revolutionary.
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Total gateway drug. My '59 Reflektors were the first 6N3Ps that really caught my ear. Before I knew it, I've got Soviet schiit piled up on the floor, with a quad of '53 Foton 6NS8s inbound, and you fools have me hoping they're "ribbed." God help me. I'm off to find Sammy and let him know...
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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

    Ribbed, eh? No clue. How can one tell? They were in the aisle with the KY and condoms, so... ;-) I just hope they test well and sound good. Eargasms FTW.
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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

    I just like the Ei box so prominently displayed. Ajde!! ;-)
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Pretty sure it is, yeah.
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