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post #496 of 508
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After exploring every Voskhod Rocket I could find  - and all the common Reflektor 6n23p dual getter posts from the '60's and 70's - I stumbled on a very rare Reflektor version with a single curved wire getter post.  I was floored at how good these were - and only found ones made in '74 and '75.

 

Posted this review in April of 2014  - a little comparison posts #1914-1918:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/673709/schiit-lyr-tube-rollers/1905

 

Followed by a June 2014 face off with some of the outstanding US and Euro tubes post #2229

http://www.head-fi.org/t/673709/schiit-lyr-tube-rollers/2220#post_10619095

 

That had me curious as to how the best 6n23p's would compare with the finest 6922's ever made and the big review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/673709/schiit-lyr-tube-rollers/2220#post_10619095

 

Jude awarded me a front page kudo and Contributor status (And added it to my header).

 

I hope this helps those wanting to explore these amazing tubes and possibly help answer any questions folks have about them.


Cheers and Happy Rolling!

:beerchug: 


Thank you! :beerchug:

post #497 of 508
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Thank you! :beerchug:


Thanks!

 

Here is the correct link to the big 17 6922 tube shootout review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/761078/6922-tube-review-17-top-6922-6n23p-e88cc-cca-7308-e188cc-tubes

post #498 of 508

Wow rb2013! That is awesome how much research you did there. It certainly saves me a lot of work.

 

I feel these Reflektors are probably as good as it gets. Thank you much for that. They play it all, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Electronic, or whatever with equal brilliance.

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Wow rb2013! That is awesome how much research you did there. It certainly saves me a lot of work.

 

I feel these Reflektors are probably as good as it gets. Thank you much for that. They play it all, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Electronic, or whatever with equal brilliance.


Thanks!  I have a monstrous case of audionervosa.   My wife calls my office 'The Glass Menagerie' :beyersmile:

 

But seriously the payoff has been huge - the best sound I have ever had.  I run these in two integrateds, a DAC and a HP amp.  In each place they have made a tremendous difference.

 

Despite the cost  - I feel more then justified.

 

I do offer these on Ebay - not as a money making enterprise - but only for the fact that my biggest frustration with going down this road - was dealing in the dark seemly places of Moldovian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian Ebay tube dealers! No reputable tube dealer had the good stuff - just generic '80 V-R's.  So it's been rough - I don't know if it's been a communication problem or just whatever.  But let's just say it's been 'buyer beware' - it has gotten better.  But still close to 40% of the tubes I get are fails (yes I have a tester).  and very rare to find matched tube pairs by date and output.

 

So I took it on myself to buy these in groups - screen out the crap - then match up them up by date and construction.  Hand select the best ones to offer up to the audio community.  I think this where they got a bum rap years ago - mismatched dates - bad tubes - just not a quality listening experience.  Not to mention what most folks have heard are the mediocre '80s and 90s' Voskhods and the common dual getter post Reflektors.

 

It's when folks started trying the much better '70s vintage - well screened and matched - that they're reputation began to soar.  My audio legacy!

 

Cheers!

:beerchug: 


Edited by rb2013 - 8/30/15 at 3:36pm
post #500 of 508
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Anyone interested, the seller has a pair on Ebay.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/231669183154

Mission accomplished ... those tubes were sold, lickity-split :beerchug: 

post #501 of 508

Audionervosa!!! Wanna take the test?

http://www.audiophilia.com/features/aptest.htm

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Audionervosa!!! Wanna take the test?

http://www.audiophilia.com/features/aptest.htm


I failed - but closet full of hundreds of audio cables told me that! LOL!\

 

And this box!

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I failed - but closet full of hundreds of audio cables told me that! LOL!\

 

And this box!


An audio junkie would call that "Crack"!

post #504 of 508
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Originally Posted by Franatic View Post
 

Wow rb2013! That is awesome how much research you did there. It certainly saves me a lot of work.

 

I feel these Reflektors are probably as good as it gets. Thank you much for that. They play it all, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Electronic, or whatever with equal brilliance.

I hope so!  I now have a pair inbound...  Will post impressions once they get here.

post #505 of 508
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I hope so!  I now have a pair inbound...  Will post impressions once they get here.

I would be very surprised if you're not very satisfied, or better yet, blown away like me. They have gotten better since yesterday :)

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I would be very surprised if you're not very satisfied, or better yet, blown away like me. They have gotten better since yesterday :)


How are the 6N23p(s) doing in your WA2, still impressing?

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How are the 6N23p(s) doing in your WA2, still impressing?

I switched to check out a '74 Reflektor pair I just bought. They are 95% of the '75s and also awesome. Both pairs beat my CCAS.

post #508 of 508
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I switched to check out a '74 Reflektor pair I just bought. They are 95% of the '75s and also awesome. Both pairs beat my CCAS.


Great!  I have a pair of '75s shipping-in as we speak, rob2013 hooked me up!  I'm excited to compare the difference(s) between my Amperex 6922 PQ whites and the Russian HG 6N23Ps.

 

I expect good things, however,  I'll need to moderate some of my opinions until 100 to 200 hours of burn-in  as these tubes are testing NOS (i.e. Great!)

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