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Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by joydivisi0n, Jul 23, 2013.
  1. TK16
    He`s still reading the 100 word instruction manual.
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  2. bcowen
    Oh. OK. All makes sense now.

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  3. Dawgfish
    I got the LYR 2 in yesterday and got a little bit of time to listen to it as both a head-amp and a pre-amp. It sounds great as both but really excelled as a pre-amp. I rolled some Amperex Bugle Boy 6DJ8s, Amperex USN 6922 Gold Pins, Matsu****a 6DJ8s, and Ediswan 6922s in it so far. To my ears it sounds best with the USN Amperex 6922s so far, but one of them had a bit of excess noise in it. I have a spare one somewhere so I'll try replacing it when I get a chance over the weekend and of course roll in the other 6DJ8 family tubes I have until the 12A*7 adapters come in.

    I see now why everyone recommends tube socket protectors with the Lyr/Lyr2. It is a total pain in the a** to remove the tubes with them being so far down into the body of the amp. Nearly every audio component I have has tubes in it, and the Lyr 2 is by far the hardest to remove the tubes out of the sockets. Can't wait to get the adapters in and now I'm going to get some socket savers just to have even when I'm using something from the 6DJ8 family to ease the rolling process. Rolling with the stock sockets is a total pita!

    I was a little surprised that it did not seem to be significantly powerful as a headphone amp even at high gain (was powering some HD650s and HE4XXs). It just seems to be slightly more powerful than the modded Little Dot Mk1+ that I have driving the above mentioned phones. Don't get me wrong it has plenty of power, just not as much as I was expecting. Maybe it's actually more powerful than I am initially realizing, but it is so smooth the total power is not readily apparent. Time will tell. I have no complaints with the sound quality however as both a head-amp and pre-amp. I was using it as a pre-amp with a Primaluna Prologue 4 tube amp with a speaker to balanced XLR headphone adapter powering some Modhouse Argons. This setup absolutely excelled! I think I'm going to get some balanced cables for the rest of my phones and use the Lyr mainly as a pre-amp. Either way it sounds great and has a lot of flexibility. This is going to be a lot of fun!
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  4. TK16
    Folks you are lucky you did not buy those Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88. No noise, microphonics, only test 13,125-12,000 12,750-12,500
    Other than the negatives I posted above, Holy Grail sounding to me ears, no burn in.
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  5. mattrudy80
    You did have the gain switch set to high on the Lyr while using as a headphone amp, correct?
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  6. Dawgfish
    I did. Nice amount of power, just not quite as much as I was expecting.
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  7. TK16
    Anybody in the USA interested in buying a 1959 Valvo Hammy PW 6201 pair? 1 tube is lower testing but the pair sounds great.$149 shipped. PM if interested.
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
  8. bcowen
    Not sure about everyone else, but personal thanks from me for taking the screwing for us on those two quiet, non-microphonic tubes that test at or above NOS levels. You're a true team player.

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  9. jb77
    Thank You @bcowen!
    Unfortunately no, it’s a chronic condition.
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
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  10. TK16
    Any time I could take one for the team like that, rest assured I will.
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  11. jb77
    Come on bro! 100 words is a lot!!! ........lol:ksc75smile:
  12. TK16
    Sorry I did mean letters, not words including spaces. Also including pronunciations.
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  13. jb77
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  14. billerb1
    OldSkool let me sample his pair on my WA2 and they were the real deal. Congrats !!!
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  15. TK16
    These Lorenz Stuttgart PCC88 are at least as holographic as the D getter 7316 Heerlen and incredible bass. Unique sound signature compared to anything I have heard. Top 5 tube at the very least and I have not gotten the GEC A2900 yet.
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