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Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by joydivisi0n, Jul 23, 2013.
  1. TK16
    Slow, the GE tubes are unbelievably slimy and the black spray paint just rolls off. Might have to upgrade to Christmas lights.
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  2. nwavesailor
    When I was a kid I recall GE TV ads with this message: "GE....... We bring good things to Life."

    This must not have made it down to the GE vacuum tube division!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  3. newtophones07
    Why would you want to paint the tube Black?
  4. TK16
    Joke painting Telefunken ECC82 with black spray paint and selling them as the expensive G73R. Those are black painted. Thought you read this thread?!? :ksc75smile:
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  5. jb77
    First off welcome to the thread!

    A question for you, which tube amp do you have? Is it a Schiit Lyr or Mjolnir 2?

    Regarding being able to dampen the vibration, a few things for you to try,
    1. Tubemonger’s socket savers have a vibration resistant base and this can help, plus most of us here use Tubemonger socket savers.

    2. If your amp is a Lyr or Mjolnir for example, running 12**7 tubes you’ll need adapters. Tubemonger just started making 12**7 to ECC88 adapters and they are the best I have used, they also have the vibration resistant base, so like their socket savers these have the potential to help reduce noise.
    They are currently out of stock but should be getting more in very soon.

    3. Herbies Audio Lab has some really good tube dampers. They look funny but work very well, I am using the “Guitar Amp UltraSonic” it is the second link.
    And https://herbiesaudiolab.com/products/guitar-amp-ultrasonic

    For good 12AU7 Tubes take @TK16 up on his offer and PM him, he is a trusted member on this fourm and has some really good tubes and recommendations.

    Also if you haven’t already, read this fourm from page 1241 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-lyr-tube-rollers.673709/page-1241 As @AuditoryCanvas another trusted member with a vast knowledge on tubes. He put together a list of tubes that will and will not work in said amps do to heater current etc.

    Hope this helps
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
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  6. TK16
    Thanks for the 100% unsolicited, uncompensated recommendation! Unrelated, check your PayPal balance.
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  7. Oskari
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  8. bcowen
    Remember we're getting ready to flip the switch on the GE's. Now that I have thousands of them bought for pennies, they're ready to become THE tubes to have. Of course, prices will skyrocket quickly. I'll put up a "for sale" ad soon and keep prices just below $100 per tube for the time being. Shipping and PayPal fees will have to be additional at those prices though. :smiley:
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  9. bcowen
    Nicely written and great info.
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  10. TK16
    Nearly identical to my PM. Switched some A with the to avoid copyright laws, kinda like bangybangtubes copyright (c) on their reprints.
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  11. TK16
    I hear ya! Really killing me not putting GE in my number 1 spot where it deserves to be. My fake
    number 1 tube is awful. GE to the rescue!
  12. Ripper2860
    Just so everyone's on the same page -- the #1 place represents THE BEST SOUNDING TUBE. Given this new info., @TK16 will likely need to revisit his tube rankings. :wink:
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  13. TK16
    Because of this post, my list is redone but now restricted viewing on my profile.
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  14. newtophones07

    Dude this is AWESOME. I have a Xduoo Ta-20, for now. I also bought a pair of socket savers.

    Once they go in, how in the world do you remove the socket savers lol? I am also pming TK16!!
  15. jb77
    Glad the info was helpful!

    Regarding the socket savers, they are hard to get out of some amps, for me it’s my Cavelli Liquid Platnium (LP) as there is almost no room, to be able to remove them. However I have no intent on removing mine as they make tube rolling much easier and have the added benefit of “saving” wear on your gear with repeated tube rolling. They are much easier to remove from my Schiit Mjolnir 2 (MJ2) though. I will include pictures of each below.

    For you Xduoo TA-20 I believe you will have to remove the “tube protectors” to allow the tubes to fit with the socket savers.

    How do you like your Xduoo TA-20?

    @TK16 should be able to get you set-up with some really good tubes!

    If you have any other questions just ask, really good group of people here on this thread!

    Below is my (LP) with Tubemonger socket savers, as you can see there is almost no room around the socket savers.

    Below is my (MJ2) with the Tubemonger socket savers, much more room around these then the LP.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
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