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Schiit Lyr 3 Tube rolling thread.....

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  1. bcowen
    What you're hearing with the GE doesn't surprise me. I have yet to hear a GE tube (any GE tube) that doesn't sound awful. Guessing my experience isn't all that unique, as compared to other manufacturers the price of most every type of NOS GE tube is substantially lower on Ebay and through retail tube vendors.
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  2. ilikepooters
    Is it worth having tubes Cryo'd when buying from Upscale?
  3. ProfFalkin
  4. ilikepooters
    Dammit they don't ship to UK.

    Anyone US based fancy buying a 5692 Hytron from Upscale and then selling it to me in the UK? :D

    Apologies mods if this isn't allowed here.
  5. ProfFalkin
  6. ilikepooters
    Read Upscale's FAQ and they don't ship to freight forwarding companies so no idea if i can get away with using skybox.
  7. Zer0.p0int.Zer0
    I’d like to try out some of these tubes being discussed.

    Looked at Upscale, any other reputable vendors I should check out? eBay seems like a crapshoot.
  8. Motocrossman24
    Brent Jesse at audiotubes.com is the best.
    mourip and Zer0.p0int.Zer0 like this.
  9. Rhamnetin
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  10. Zer0.p0int.Zer0
    Thanks guys, appreciate it. I’ll check those out. Time to get the wallet out $$$
  11. ilikepooters
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  12. ilikepooters

    i've had a delivery today and found a tube that for £3.99 for a matched pair outperforms the £150 i paid for an RCA red base 5692. These same tubes i tried in first gen Lyr and sounded like garbage.....


    '67 6N1P-EV made in the Novosibirsk factory.

    I tried all the brands of 6N1P in Lyr 1 and none of them sounded great, worst of which were the Novosibirsk tubes, don't know what years i tried though.
    I'm guessing the plate voltage and grid bias are more friendly in the Lyr 3 to the 6N1P family than was in Lyr 1.

    Presentation is silky smooth, no harshness to be found, bass is tight and impactful and soundstage seems far more pleasing, more holographic, detail and separation are nice too. Mids are warm without being forward or recessed.

    It really is worth rolling tube you used in Lyr 1+2 judging by what i've tried so far, really some bargains to be had.
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  13. caenlenfromOCN
    Just fyi tinnitus doesn't go away it just stops ringing sometimes, but it can come back randomly even if you listen to no music ever again, you probably have it for life and will notice it one random night for now right before sleeping a slight ringing.

    I currently have the LYR 3 AND RAYTHEON navy bad boy tube 195x something year. its about 5x better than the tung-sol... Sirens of the Sea by Ocean Labs is a test song for female vocals for me. tung-sol and LISST make this song sound lifeless. Raytheon gives it sweetness to her voice, better soundstage, and overall much better energy.

    if anyone knows of a tube that has more energy, sweeter female vocals, than the Raytheon let me know please. cause i am still within refund period, and would like the best single tube i can get for this amp. ken-rad prob won't work for me since its less energetic than the raytheon, and i prefer raytheons style... sounds like i might already have my end game tube for this amp though.

    let me know folks, cheers!
  14. Wes S
    Just fyi, there is no such thing as a navy/ vt231 "bad boy". I have heard lots of good stuff about the Raytheons and will have to get a few soon.
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
  15. caenlenfromOCN
    Cool, well it sounds good that is all I know and that was what it was called in the listing when I bought it.

    Can anyone answer my question? (two posts up)
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
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