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Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by joydivisi0n, Jul 23, 2013.
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  1. joydivisi0n
    Lyr owners looking to share their experiences with different tubes or learn where to go after the GE/JJ stock tubes can come here to consider the personal opinions of others.

    To get the knowledge base rolling, here are some resources that I have personally found worthwhile.  Others can chime in and I will update this post.

    Where Do I Start?
    Previous Lyr Tube Rolling Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/549508/schiit-lyr-the-tube-rolling-thread

    Joe's Tube Lore:http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/faq/joes-tubes.html#6DJ8

    What is the consensus?
    There is no consensus to rely upon really.  Everyone has their own preference in terms of soundstage, brightness, etc.  Further complicating the issue, different tubes may sound better with certain headphones.

    Then what good is this thread?
    If you have an idea of what you are looking for in sound reproduction, the reviews posted here can guide you toward certain tubes that are most likely to compliment your system at different budgets. 

    What are some of the more popular sub-$100 (per pair) tubes to consider?
    '60s Amperex 6DJ8 "Orange Globes"
    '70s Voskhod 6n23p "Rockets"
    National Matsush!ta 6922/E88CC

    Compatible Tubes
    6DJ8, 6922, ECC88, E88CC, 6BZ7, CV2492, CV2493, 6N1P, 6N23P
    skwoodwiva, sharktopus and hybridamp like this.
  2. mhamel
    Subscribed. Hopefully this one stays civil and on track.
  3. Zuckfun
    This link will take you right to the above mentioned section:


    Edit: Thanks :)
  4. Junior mints
    Glad to see this up and running. I will be receiving a pair of '65 E188CC La Radiotechnique RTC tubes soon. Can't wait!
  5. joydivisi0n

    I expect this is a negative, but does anyone know of any ECC89 to ECC88 adapters that are available at retail?  During the initial Voskhod hype, I jumped on an auction for 3 6n24p Rockets (2 '71s and 1 '73) not realizing that it wasn't a 6n23p auction.  I don't think I'm crafty enough to make my own.  They were incredibly cheap at least. [​IMG]  I have a pair of '79 silver shield rockets burning in at the moment.
    On another note, does anyone have a comprehensive list of compatible tubes?  I'll add what I can to the opening post but my list will be far from exhaustive.
  6. ckc527
    Favorite tubes for my Lyr / Bifrost Über stack with following headphones:

    HE-500 - Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 3-Mica
    T1 - Amperex PQ 6922 Pinched Waist

    Yes, these tubes are rare but worth the wait.

  7. billerb1
    I hope you love your La Radiotechnique RTC's as much as I do mine.  Beautiful tubes.  To me delicately detailed across the entire
    spectrum and just plain musical.  Enjoy !!
  8. gmahler2u
    My Siemens e188cc went dead the other day, it's sad day.....
  9. gmahler2u
    One question, I got voskhod 6n23p made 84. Did I get correct one?
  10. joydivisi0n

    The earlier the better it seems. rb2013 has tried experimented with a variety of rockets and this is his personal ranking.  His post also explains the difference between grey and silver shields.
  11. OldSkool
    Mom...I'm home. [​IMG]
    Favorite tubes for my Lyr / PS Audio D-Link3 with following headphones:

    HE-500 - Amperex Bugle Boys, D-getter, '58-'59
                   Mullard CV-2492/3, '60s
    HD650 - Amperex Orange Globe, halo getter '67-'69
                  Amperex USN-CEP, '60s
    Cheers! [​IMG]
  12. gmahler2u
    Mom isn't home.. Lol

  13. gmahler2u
    Thank you.

    Great tip
  14. gmahler2u

    Thank you
  15. billerb1
    I have Voskhod 75 greys, 79 silvers and 80 silvers, all matched pairs, available.  Check For Sale Forum or PM me.
    ***75 GREYS ARE GONE****
    ***79 SILVERS ARE GONE****
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