Schiit Lyr 3 Tube rolling thread.....
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Looks like motocrossman24 beat me to it. :ksc75smile:
Thanks Wes! A grey-glass from '51 arrived yesterday and I couldn't be happier.

Compared to the new TS that I've been using from day one, this RCA is just what I needed in order to turn that Lyr3 volume UP without breaking my ear drums. Not only that, I'm just loving the new sonic presentation.

I thought I was gonna have to get rid of the Lyr3, but I'm happy to say, she's here to stay!
 
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Thanks Wes! A grey-glass from '51 arrived yesterday and I couldn't be happier.

Compared to the new TS that I've been using from day one, this RCA is just what I needed in order to turn that Lyr3 volume UP without breaking my ear drums. Not only that, I'm just loving the new sonic presentation.

I thought I was gonna have to get rid of the Lyr3, but I'm happy to say, she's here to stay!
I am glad it worked out for you! I rolled my RCA grey glass back in last weekend, and I am loving the warm, full, and dynamic sound so much, it is staying for the foreseeable future.
 
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I am glad it worked out for you! I rolled my RCA grey glass back in last weekend, and I am loving the warm, full, and dynamic sound so much, it is staying for the foreseeable future.
My RCA grey lass and RCA GTB black plate are en route to me, probably here Thursday. That will give me an even 11 versions to play around with, LOL!
 
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Package arrived today :L3000: Yes 230VAC Lyr 3 turned up!!


Ripped the box open frantically and set it up, started with the RCA red base 5692, this tube and amp is nirvana with HE-500. If i knew what endgame was i think this would be it, and it's not even burned in yet :o2smile:
I've got it with built in multibit DAC.

Soundstage is bigger than with the Maverick D1 DAC/AMP i was using before, this is also a warm tube, treble is lovely and smooth but also detailed and airy. Bass has real heft, mids seem a little thicker.
Excellent separation too of all instruments.


Love this tube / amp / headphone pairing (Trairing?)

Downside? Can't see any tube glow :D

:L3000:

*EDIT* When bank manager allows, i'm gonna try and get hold of a fabled Swedish 33S30 tube.
 
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6N23P with adaptor sounds awesome too, this is a '78 Voskhod silver shield.

If you buy one of these adaptors from ebay make sure to check it over with a multimeter before use to check for shorts and make sure it's wired up correctly.


 
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6N23P with adaptor sounds awesome too, this is a '78 Voskhod silver shield.

If you buy one of these adaptors from ebay make sure to check it over with a multimeter before use to check for shorts and make sure it's wired up correctly.


I swore when I bought the Lyr 3 there would be no more adapter purchases. Damnit. :relaxed:
 
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:L3000:

*EDIT* When bank manager allows, i'm gonna try and get hold of a fabled Swedish 33S30 tube.
If you act quickly you can get a pair on eBay right now for just $3000 :)
 
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6N23P with adaptor sounds awesome too, this is a '78 Voskhod silver shield.

If you buy one of these adaptors from ebay make sure to check it over with a multimeter before use to check for shorts and make sure it's wired up correctly.


Awesome! I have the adapter, but I have been to scared to try it. I am glad it works! I am anxious to try my tung sol and western electric 2c51's.
 
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My 6SN7 Zoo. All burned in and ready to roll. (I think I got them all designated correctly)
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Stock New Tung-Sol / (74?) Sylvania Green Base (Print) / 60’s CBS Hytron 5692 / 60’s Russian 6H8C

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Sylvania Jan VT231 6SN7GT / Sylvania 6SN7WGT / Tung-Sol Jan early 60’s

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Raytheon 6SN7GT / Ken-Rad Jan VT231 6SN7GT / RCA 6SN7GTB 50’s / RCA 6SN7 Greyglass (48?)
 
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My 6SN7 Zoo. All burned in and ready to roll. (I think I got them all designated correctly)

Stock New Tung-Sol / (74?) Sylvania Green Base (Print) / 60’s CBS Hytron 5692 / 60’s Russian 6H8C


Sylvania Jan VT231 6SN7GT / Sylvania 6SN7WGT / Tung-Sol Jan early 60’s


Raytheon 6SN7GT / Ken-Rad Jan VT231 6SN7GT / RCA 6SN7GTB 50’s / RCA 6SN7 Greyglass
Nice pics! Thanks for posting them.
 
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My 6SN7 Zoo. All burned in and ready to roll. (I think I got them all designated correctly)

Stock New Tung-Sol / (74?) Sylvania Green Base (Print) / 60’s CBS Hytron 5692 / 60’s Russian 6H8C


Sylvania Jan VT231 6SN7GT / Sylvania 6SN7WGT / Tung-Sol Jan early 60’s


Raytheon 6SN7GT / Ken-Rad Jan VT231 6SN7GT / RCA 6SN7GTB 50’s / RCA 6SN7 Greyglass
That is quite the collection and it looks like you got all the greats. The only 1 left to get, and my personal favorite right now, the early 40's RCA grey glass. The RCA grey glass in your pic, is the latter version, that does not quite have the magic of the earlier version, but still has some warmth and is a good tube. I have one of the latter versions, as well. I really look forward to hearing your impressions of all those tubes!
 
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That is quite the collection and it looks like you got all the greats. The only 1 left to get, and my personal favorite right now, the early 40's RCA grey glass. The RCA grey glass in your pic, is the latter version, that does not quite have the magic of the earlier version, but still has some warmth and is a good tube. I have one of the latter versions, as well. I really look forward to hearing your impressions of all those tubes!
I'm going to take a guess that the early 40's RCA grey glass is highest priced and hardest to find?

It would be fun to have a second LYR 3 so the A/B's could be run simultaneously by just moving the HP cable connector.
 
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I'm going to take a guess that the early 40's RCA grey glass is highest priced and hardest to find?

It would be fun to have a second LYR 3 so the A/B's could be run simultaneously by just moving the HP cable connector.
Actually the grey glass 40's, can be found under $50 for used but still good, and around $90 for a new one. The RCA grey glass 40's go for the same as the kenrad vt231's. I have found several under $50 and here is one I just bought - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-6SN7-GT-VT-231-JAN-CRC-RCA-Gray-Glass-Hi-Fi-Amplifier-Vacuum-Tube-Code-V2E/192541463413?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

I am really interested in how that CBS 5692 sounds. I am assuming you bought that from Upscale?
 
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Actually the grey glass 40's, can be found under $50 for used but still good, and around $90 for a new one. The RCA grey glass 40's go for the same as the kenrad vt231's. I have found several under $50 and here is one I just bought - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-6SN7-GT-VT-231-JAN-CRC-RCA-Gray-Glass-Hi-Fi-Amplifier-Vacuum-Tube-Code-V2E/192541463413?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144
I'll have to shop around at some point.

I am really interested in how that CBS 5692 sounds. I am assuming you bought that from Upscale?
Yes.
 
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I was very disappointed in the GE 6SN7GTB (NOS 1965). Sounds worse than the stock Tung-Sol and LISST. The Raytheon 6SN7GT (VT-231) however is amazing... really improved bass performance with my ZMF Blackwood and opened up the sound stage a bit. Superb pairing. I'll be comparing this to a NOS National Union 6SN7GT Black Glass (early 50s), NOS Sylvania JAN CHS 6SN7WGT (50s), RCA 6SN7GTB Black Ladder Plate (1961), and a NOS Sylvania Zenith 6SN7GTB (chrome top, not sure when they were made but I don't think this will compete with the others).
 
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