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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. mattrudy80
    Good to hear that about the Mullard 6201's, I can't wait to listen to them. I think I bought the ones off of the Bay that you linked.

    Yes, I think that's him. Very attentive!
     
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  2. jb77
    Have some nice tubes incoming! let me know how you like the Telefunken ECC81.

    I have only recently been bit by the Tube Bug! All started way back in February of this year....lol

    Thanks for the impressions on the RCA 6201’s
     
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  3. TK16
    @jb77, nice looking 6N3P Reflektor 3x micas in your avatar! MJ2 as well!
     
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  4. jb77
    Thank you! The MJ2 is an excellent amp really glad I bought one, the 6N3P Reflektor 3x micas are good tubes! With just the little bit of listening I have done with these tubes I like them! will definitely make my top 10 list, just not sure where they will place yet as I have several tubes I still need to burn in.
     
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  5. mattrudy80
    After first listen, I concur that the RCA 12AU7 clear tops are a nice listen and good value, probably best suited for some types of jazz and rock/electronica. They have warmth with a smaller soundstage, the treble rolls off nicely. My first pair seem to have a dip somewhere in the midrange and I'm not sure if its due to the warmth/tubiness or the frequency response of the tubes, I'll do a comparison when my second pair arrives.

    The RCA 5963 are similar and have a larger soundstage, a bit more depth and better seperation, they also don't have the dip in the midrange. I find the greater separation to not be as good for rock music. (YMMV as these findings are quite subjective).
     
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  8. mattrudy80
    Thanks for looking out! I can't find any info on mullard even having an "S" mica.
     
  9. TK16
    They may be legit but way overpriced for a 12AT7.
     
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  10. mattrudy80
    I blew up my focal listens :frowning2: Any recommendations for a pair of closed backs with good isolation that pair well with the LYR 2 for under $500? Something neutral/slightly warm.
     
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  11. bcowen
    If you'd consider used lovingly pre-owned, the Mr. Speakers Aeon Flow Closed are worth considering. Easy to drive, slightly to the warm side, and around $500 is the going price for used ones. I'm not selling mine, but they pop up in the sale forum here every now and then.
     
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  12. mattrudy80
    Thanks!
     
  13. DRHamp
    I second that recommendation - I'm not selling mine either:)
     
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  14. mattrudy80
    Damn. A pair just sold an hour ago for $425!
     
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  15. bcowen
    Dang. If only @DRHamp had been a little more prompt with his response....

    :smiley::stuck_out_tongue:
     
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