Schiit Lyr 3 Tube rolling thread.....
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Looks kinda wimpy, like the Lyr is eating it. :slight_smile:

An Amperex 7316 warming up. Interested to see if it's a contender in the Lyr 3.


Feeling a wee bit inadequate there Bill? :D


OK -- seriously, i have to get a 12au7 to 6sn7 adapter so I can try 12au7's for VH2 on Lyr 3. And while I'm at it, I should pickup some 6sn7 to 6922 adapters to try my plethora of 6sn7s in VH2. :wink:
 
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Looks kinda wimpy, like the Lyr is eating it. :slight_smile:

An Amperex 7316 warming up. Interested to see if it's a contender in the Lyr 3.


Size doesn’t matter, isn’t that what they say? :wink:
Please tell how it did compared to its bigger brothers :)
 
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Feeling a wee bit inadequate there Bill? :D


OK -- seriously, i have to get a 12au7 to 6sn7 adapter so I can try 12au7's for VH2 on Lyr 3. And while I'm at it, I should pickup some 6sn7 to 6922 adapters to try my plethora of 6sn7s in VH2. :wink:
The 12AU7 is one heck of a popular tube, at the moment! It seems that every tube rolling thread, no matter the amp, has gone to the 12au7? I think I should start stocking up on some Mullard Square getter long plates 12au7, before they are gone. . .
 
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The 12AU7 is one heck of a popular tube, at the moment! It seems that every tube rolling thread, no matter the amp, has gone to the 12au7? I think I should start stocking up on some Mullard Square getter long plates 12au7, before they are gone. . .

Specs are pretty close to 6SN7 too, only cathode resistor is the only spec that sorta wildly different.
 
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Specs are pretty close to 6SN7 too, only cathode resistor is the only spec that sorta wildly different.
I wont be trying them in Lyr, as I am happy with my 6sn7, but I do plan on building a bottlehead crack, that was actually made with the 12au7, and the reason to maybe stock up now.
 
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I wont be trying them in Lyr, as I am happy with my 6sn7, but I do plan on building a bottlehead crack, that was actually made with the 12au7, and the reason to maybe stock up now.
The above mentioned Mullard long plates are amazing in the Crack. It's what I use. Got mine from Brent Jesse
 
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I wont be trying them in Lyr, as I am happy with my 6sn7, but I do plan on building a bottlehead crack, that was actually made with the 12au7, and the reason to maybe stock up now.

Another great option is a Woo WA2 with adapters. I'm using TFK ECC801S (12AT7) now but the 6SN7 Sylvania Bad Boys were sounding amazing as well.
 
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Seems that the psvane UK isn't really a good match for HD800, treble is sometimes too much, and it makes the headphones feel closed-in compared to the melz, taking away the large soundstage their known for, my previous amp a torpedo+e90cc tubes did a much better job there but it had less clarity, bass.

The MELZ though feels much more open in the soundstage but bass/dynamics, and treble suffers a little compared to the psvane.
 
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Seems that the psvane UK isn't really a good match for HD800, treble is sometimes too much, and it makes the headphones feel closed-in compared to the melz, taking away the large soundstage their known for, my previous amp a torpedo+e90cc tubes did a much better job there but it had less clarity, bass.

The MELZ though feels much more open in the soundstage but bass/dynamics, and treble suffers a little compared to the psvane.

Brimar might be better match for HD800, overall a warmer tube, wider too but the treble is more refined compared to MELZ.

MELZ 1578 does seem a tad warm to me in Lyr 3 but Brimar definitely warmer.
 

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