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  1. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I know after saying don't buy expensive tubes that may sound weird, but I have a Siemens E188CC coming in soon to pair with the one I recently found, I'll update you on that. If I think they're not worth the price I may sell them on the thread here first.
  2. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Actually no need to spend hundreds of $ on expensive tubes, first try some RCA or GE 6BQ7A I think they're great and you'll pay between $5 and $20 a pair. You can also have some HP-labelled Amperex for around $50 a pair which are great.
  3. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Well... I finally pulled the trigger and bought a second Siemens E188CC from tube museum to pair with the first one I found (RCA labelled) this tube rolling is an expensive disease!! Hopefully they'll sound incredible!!
  4. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I was wondering because I had never seen a getter like this
  5. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    yeah, ebay   http://www.ebay.ca/itm/TRANS-RADIO-6DJ8-6922-E88CC-7308-ECC88-tube-4-pieces-BRAND-NEW-/121157343410?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1c358a58b2&_uhb=1
  6. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Did Zenith produce their own tubes or were they sourced by another company?
  7. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Thanks for the info! I saw a double NOS pair (4 tubes) for $135 and was wondering, but that's a bit high IMHO
  8. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Does anybody know something about Trans Radio tubes?
  9. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Has anyone tested some Bugle Boy ECC189 and could tell me how they sound?
  10. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I'm really bad to describe what I ear, but at least I can say that RCA 6BQ7A black plates are really worth it if you don't want to rob a bank to have great sound! I'll have to let them burn in a little but first impression is very good!
  11. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Just got a batch of 5 NOS 6BQ7A today and was lucky enough to get 2 RCA black plates (with 2 sylvania grey plates hungary). I know these were mentioned as good sounding for the price they usually go for. Letting them warm up right now, but no noticeable hum or noise, can't wait! Also, if ever...
  12. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Man I wish there was 2 tubes in that auction! (even at twice the price) I don't know if these are THE ones, but I sure would like to try a pair of Lorenz!
  13. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    It's been a while and I tested many of the tubes I found (at least the ones I had a pair of) and among my favorites are the HP 6DJ8/ECC88 made in holland which are dead quiet and sound very nice! plus they can be found for around $60 (matched pair)
  14. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Testing the Russians ('74 OTK) 6N23P cryo treated right now and i'm not really good at this but I would say the soundstage is great however the highs are a bit too damped for my taste. On the other side though, the amp is brand new, as are the NOS tubes, so I'll have to keep listening. Also, I...
  15. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Thanks! I might just try those NOS siemens 12at7 after all!
  16. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I don't know if I could use the 12at7 in my phono preamp since it uses 12ax7, if ever I find some info about it I might try those!
  17. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Thanks for the info ilikepooters! I'll keep the tesla in mind for now since I have so many tubes to try and to burn in, even though your suggestion was highly tempting, you can't never have enough tubes :p
  18. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Just returned to my recently found pile of tubes :p and I found a pair of Amperex Holland ECC88 - don't know if these are new though (I'll try to roll them this week-end and we'll see) and a few jewels including a GE 6201 red tip, Philips 6201 SQ gold pins and 5 unopened Siemens germany 12AT7...
  19. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Oh noes, I just remembered someone in the old thread said that PCC85 would work but wouldn't be optimal... I'll roll them anyways and I'll see (hear) for myself!
  20. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Anyone here tried the PCC85 and can comment on how they sound in the Lyr? I've read from amazon reviews that these are good for rock/pop music (which I listen to besides jazz and classic)
  21. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Thanks a lot for the tips! Since it seemed popular in the old thread I have a pair of cryo'd 6N23P comming in (even if I don't believe in the cryo thing, I had to try them) Also bought some sealed Telefunken PCC189 and PCC85 for relatively cheap. I'll listen to these tubes (+ the Philips...
  22. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Great for the tubes I'll have to roll them (and find pairs!) On a a side note, the Lyr I had was one of my friend's and I just got mine this morning. I thought that stock tubes were supposed to be JJ but I got a pair of GE 6BQ7A in the box that came with it, any thoughts?
  23. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Wow, I feel lucky today :P Haha, I wish I could find another one! Some tubes are in the wrong box but everything is new and bought a long time ago, so no fakes or crap. I guess I'll have to check them all. The Telefunken is an ECC83 and I found a pair of Philips E88CC made in holland, also...
  24. Olivier11986

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Yes, there is the number 49 etched on the bottom of the tube
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