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Aug 15, 2021 at 3:36 PM Post #20,896 of 21,668

arjuna93

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If you wanted to ditch the SR-009 and with different tubes now all of a sudden it is soooo great - then there is “something” SERIOUSLY wrong!!

That too in the pre-amp.
 
Aug 15, 2021 at 4:07 PM Post #20,897 of 21,668

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also interested to hear more on this as I will soon choose to invest on a higher end amp for the L700 (plans to add a 007 or 9 later this year) or a tube preamp + not so hi-end amp. I was more inclined to just get the amp, wondering that preamps would change less the character of the omegas, and I have a solid state dac/HP amp that can be used as pre. Is the Lyr really a single tube?
 
Aug 15, 2021 at 4:21 PM Post #20,898 of 21,668

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How about using a SRM-T1 with CCS mod and tube change (to ECC99) drives 009 and 007 quite well and has "tube sound"!
(works also with the SRM-006t and 007t btw.)
 
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So what is everyone's opinion on the Blue Tac mod for the L700s? It is needed or useless?
Get a Schiit Loki mini+. That's what I use.
 
Aug 15, 2021 at 8:32 PM Post #20,902 of 21,668

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Wouldn't imagine tubes' brand can make that much difference.
Not all tubes are the same and not all tubes sound the same on different amps. Some tubes sound almost like solidstate. Someone recommended those particular tubes for my Schiit Lyr. They were $250 a pair, worth every penny.
 
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How about using a SRM-T1 with CCS mod and tube change (to ECC99) drives 009 and 007 quite well and has "tube sound"!
(works also with the SRM-006t and 007t btw.)
I don't know much about changing tubes in Stax amps, I would think that they have a very limited choice of tubes. I prefer to have 252S or 717 and pre-amp them with tubes. Your choices would be unlimited.
 
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also interested to hear more on this as I will soon choose to invest on a higher end amp for the L700 (plans to add a 007 or 9 later this year) or a tube preamp + not so hi-end amp. I was more inclined to just get the amp, wondering that preamps would change less the character of the omegas, and I have a solid state dac/HP amp that can be used as pre. Is the Lyr really a single tube?
Lyr3 is a single tube. I have old Lyr1 with 2 tubes. I've read that new Lyr is not as "tubby" as Lyr1.
Look for a few pages back and you'll see a link for an affordable tube pre-amp from Aliexpress.
 
Aug 16, 2021 at 12:35 AM Post #20,905 of 21,668

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Hi! Graben,
I've tried the blue tack mod and it bought out more bass but with my system it overpowered the mid frequencies and lost detail. So the blutac was removed and in my opinion the L700 sounds better without the blutac.

The L700 bass is already excellent with a good amp.

But it's an easy experiment as if done right doesn't do any damage to the headphones. Does bring out more bass and you also get the Stax fart!

A good glass of single malt and enjoy the music!

Cheers, Tony.
 
Aug 16, 2021 at 4:59 AM Post #20,909 of 21,668

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A T2 would be great to audition but living in New Zealand is not the place for auditioning any Stax products.

Probably no T2 in New Zealand.

So far quite happy with my self built KGSSHV non carbon version thank you Birgir!
Need another single malt to try! Cheers! Tony.
 
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