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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. bcowen
    You *do* remember that the loan fee is 50% per month, right? I wouldn't have mentioned that except you've had them for 5 months, so right now you're at $600. Don't worry about the shipping cost though.... :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  2. Ripper2860
    Wow. So I get 50% off per month because they're older and more used? Thanks!!!! :wink:
     
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  3. bcowen
    Um, yeah, I guess something like that. Huh? If you hold onto them for another 5+ months, then with the way this works I'll have to send *you* money? I gotta have my legal team review that loan contract….seems pretty strange to me. :grin:
     
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  4. Ripper2860
    Technically, with repeated 50% offs one will get infinitely closer to $0 but never actually reach zero, so you're safe. :wink:

    Actually -- I didn't give them a fair shot listening to them only via VH2 acting as a tube buffer into my 2-channel rig. I really need to give them a serious listen via HPs. I know I said I'd be sending them back, but they'll likely end-up like the CBS/Hytron 5692 tube you loaned me and just get bought any damn way!!! :D
     
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  5. bcowen
    And maybe try something in addition to continuous replays of the Laverne and Shirley theme song for your evaluation. Just a suggestion.

    :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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  6. bcowen
    Math was never my best subject...
     
  7. TK16
    Yellow tips on tubes usually signify dead tubes by the manufacturer so they can be disposed of before being sold.:ksc75smile:
     
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  8. Ripper2860
    @TK16 -. You're a meanie! :grinning:
     
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  9. Mr Trev
    As far as I've gathered, pretty much all ECC40s are made by Philips in their various factories.
    The pic I posted is using a Tungsram ca. 1956. NIce and sparkly sounding. Lots of detail and separation. Awesome mids
    The other tube I have ATM is a 1961 Philips from the La Radiotechnique factory in France. Not as lively as the Tungsram, but has something about it that really matches well with my Senn 58x

    Neither tube has the bass impact or big soundstage of the cleartop 6cg7 I was previously using, but I wouldn't hesitate to suggest trying them out
     
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  10. Strat1117
    Did I hear legal team? Have we discussed an appropriate retainer?
     
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  11. Strat1117
    Be careful with RTFs. At least when I was buying 12AT7s, a lot of them were from Czechoslovakia. Very nice sounding, but not the same as the Western European counterparts. Not saying stay away - I used them happily and for a long time in a VTL amp - just saying be careful before you shell out big bucks.
     
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  12. bcowen
    I misspoke earlier when I said the one I got was Holland made (a memory thing, as usual). It's a Philips and likely the same as the one you have coming from Radiotechnique. Interesting though that if Philips was behind all of these that there are Tungsram labeled ones as back in those days all the Tungsrams came out of Hungary. Never knew their was any relationship between them and Philips. But when I see 6DJ8's with obvious Russian construction labeled as "Made by Amperex" it all gets rather confusing. :slight_smile:
     
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  13. bcowen
    Good to know. When you say RTF's are you referring to Radiotechnique? Or did you mean RFT's? I have quite a few RFT 12AU7's, and I believe those were made somewhere over there in the Eastern Bloc, although I'm not sure exactly where. Good tubes, but not top tier ones by any means.
     
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  14. bcowen
    Do you accept payment in the form of tubes? I have GE's and Philips ECG's I'm willing to part with. :relaxed:
     
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  15. Strat1117
    Now I’m confused between RTF and RFT (age). I’m referring specifically to these ecc81:

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    Certainly worth the $20 or $25 I paid for them for input and driver tubes, not the worst, but not the best either.

    And to be perfectly clear for anyone just dipping their toe in - NO ONE is suggesting that a 12at7 or 12au7 is appropriate for a Lyr - we’re a little off topic (but just a little).
     
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