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  1. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Only available from a very old electronics shoppe in Toronto. It's located in a secret room in the basement of an even older bakery on Yonge St. ... not at the corner of Danforth & Pape, as many have discovered much to their chagrin. Should you complete this quest, and if you ask nicely, you...
  2. ThurstonX

    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...
  3. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Welcome back, Sammy :-)
  4. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I saw him at the latest Bilderberg Group meeting and gave him the Evil Eye.
  5. ThurstonX

    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.
  6. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I double-checked my eBay purchase history: $60 it was ($45 + $15 shipping, IIRC, which was totally worth it given the speed of delivery). Now shipping is FREE! LOL.
  7. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    About those Oktyabrs... they're positively revolutionary.
  8. ThurstonX

    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...
  9. ThurstonX

    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.
  10. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Ladies, ladies, you do know the Russkies still stick tubes in some of their aircraft, right? I think a little Ukraine PS/USPS rough ride is like basic training in tube boot camp. That said, I was a little surprised to pick up a pair from Serbia in a very basic padded envelope. Tubes were...
  11. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    I just like the Ei box so prominently displayed. Ajde!! ;-)
  12. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Worth every penny.
  13. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    My 1966 Fotons are right there with the '59s; so much so I bought another coupla pairs from the same seller... though the latter might be Reflektors. Older really is better. Tell yourself that each and every day ;-)
  14. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    There it is ;-)
  15. ThurstonX

    Mission: Replace the HiFiMAN ear pads with other brand ear pads

    Direct from the company: http://www.zmfheadphones.com/pads-and-cables/ori-pads There are 3(?) types available, not just lambskin.
  16. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Yes, that can be confusing. I did what I could to clarify ;-)
  17. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Here's a handy site for Soviet-era tubes, complete with drop down menu with the various factories: http://www.rutubes.com/category/foton-tube-tashkent-kazakhstan/ Well, pretty meh in the end.
  18. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr & Lyr 2 Tube Compatibility List

    Pretty sure the new Head-Fi site broke the table. It was there, but didn't format properly (due to transition?). Anyway, try this, which is basically the same: http://www.just-hifi.com/Schiit-Lyr-Lyr-2-Tube-Compatibility-List_10054723.html
  19. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Probably(?) Foton, then, esp. if the tube type is inside the rhombus. Do you have a pic with the symbol? Ah, I see the type printed there. No clue base on that photo...
  20. ThurstonX

    Mission: Replace the HiFiMAN ear pads with other brand ear pads

    Just put the Ori version of these: http://www.zmfheadphones.com/pads-and-cables/zmf-suede-earpads on my HE-560. Interesting change from the lambskin version. After a cursory three-hour session, I'll agree that there is "a slight reduction in mid-bass compared to leather earpads", and maybe...
  21. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    My experience with DHL is less than stellar, so I'm not all that surprised. As long as they get here, I don't mind being the guinea pig, but I will certainly let the seller know with a Neutral eBay rating.
  22. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Curious when you placed your order. I ordered a pair of the fancier metal case adapters from that seller on Jan. 5. On Jan. 11 DHL says it was in Germany (go figure). Nothing since then. I'm not in a hurry, since I have a pair of what you're getting. Hope you get yours faster than mine seem...
  23. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Yes, that's the one. Sorry about this, though: "This seller is currently away until Feb 27, 2018. If you make a purchase, there may be a delay in processing your order." Hopefully they'll ship it today, otherwise it'll be nearly two months 'til you get them.
  24. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Hopefully you ordered the reverse of that (see TK's link), since you'll be adapting 6N3P/5670 (et al.) TO ECC88/6922 (et al.), which is what your Lyr 2 uses natively. Hope that makes sense. But yeah, otherwise, you're good to go.
  25. ThurstonX

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    He can't afford it on his salary. No Bonus For Him! ;-)
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