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post #8551 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

Man I was away...and I see Voskhod fest?  What's up with glass?  I ordered the voskhod 6n23p glass but I see I ordered the wrong one 6n1p.

 

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Can you return them...my experience with the 6n1p Voskhods and Reflecktors wasn't very good.

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Got a chance to spend a few hours today with a set of cryo'd National (Matsu) 7DJ8/PCC88 valves that I snagged from Billerb1. Let me also say that Bill is a great guy, put him on the "good seller" list. smile.gif

 

Bill had mentioned that these 7.3 volt Matsu's already had about 50 hours on them, so I'm posting my impressions assuming that these valves had enough burn-in to allow me to form an accurate opinion.

 

Let's cut to the chase...I heard nice detail, solid bass, smooth mids, and a very decent treble that wasn't overly extended. FWIW, I prefer valves that have a bit of "sparkle" on the top, but these Matsu's were more laid-back...much like a "Mullard Lite"...which makes sense as National bought their tooling from Mullard.

 

Maybe a better comparison would be to say these Matsu PCC88's are like the Honda Accord of valves. They don't do anything badly and everything pretty well...but nothing exceptional. Overall, a nice solid choice that can certainly help tame a bright system, IMO.

 

As always, YMMV.

 

Cheers! beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post

Got a chance to spend a few hours today with a set of cryo'd National (Matsu) 7DJ8/PCC88 valves that I snagged from Billerb1. Let me also say that Bill is a great guy, put him on the "good seller" list. smile.gif

 

Bill had mentioned that these 7.3 volt Matsu's already had about 50 hours on them, so I'm posting my impressions assuming that these valves had enough burn-in to allow me to form an accurate opinion.

 

Let's cut to the chase...I heard nice detail, solid bass, smooth mids, and a very decent treble that wasn't overly extended. FWIW, I prefer valves that have a bit of "sparkle" on the top, but these Matsu's were more laid-back...much like a "Mullard Lite"...which makes sense as National bought their tooling from Mullard.

 

Maybe a better comparison would be to say these Matsu PCC88's are like the Honda Accord of valves. They don't do anything badly and everything pretty well...but nothing exceptional. Overall, a nice solid choice that can certainly help tame a bright system, IMO.

 

As always, YMMV.

 

Cheers! beerchug.gif

i got my pair for the original price rated 11k scores, you got yours 50 hours used out of maybe 5k total, for half off almost, and yours are 15k scores..not that i know what scores are for, but i assume it has relation to quality or hours left?

 

either way it was ME who was supposed to buy them, but I was asking how to pay him and he got impatient while I was taking a nap and sold it off

 

you can tell how pissed i was when i realized i bought the worse pair for more money, and when i intended to grab the better deal, it's taken from me again

post #8554 of 8735
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Can you return them...my experience with the 6n1p Voskhods and Reflecktors wasn't very good.


It's too late to return it.  frown.gif

post #8555 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post


It's too late to return it.  frown.gif


Sorry to hear...well I have an extra pair of 1980 Silvers Voskhods available for $20 plus $5 shipping.  Matched and tested on my Sencor tester if you want to give them a try.  Just PM me if interested.

post #8556 of 8735
1980 silvers are worth the price my 2nd favorite after orange globe A frames I would grab them
post #8557 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

I like mine inverted.

 

 

 

EDIT:

 

If everything goes as planned. One week from Monday I will be selling.

1) Bifrost UBER. Toslink only  9 months old.   EDIT:  Keeping this.

2) Bifrost non-uber Toslink Only several hours of use

3) Lyr GE tubes. 9 months old. 10 hours on tubes

4) Audeze LCD2 Rev 1,  Rosewood with travel case.  Original cord and 3M Q-cable

 

I have not figured out the asking price.

 

Your system is looking beautiful buddy.   Is the custom amp single ended or are you doing push/pull / ultralinear?   I'm running the SLI-80 with KT120 in triode mode and I can't really tell the difference between my friend's Sophia Royal Princess 300B vs. Tung-Sol KT120s.

post #8558 of 8735

My Ebay seller - only sent me one Voskhod Rocket 1972 grey.  So I'm looking for another for purchase or trade.

 

It has a rather unique getter post - almost a single 'wire' as opposed to the flat plate on the '73s on.

 

 

 

post #8559 of 8735
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

 

Your system is looking beautiful buddy.   Is the custom amp single ended or are you doing push/pull / ultralinear?   I'm running the SLI-80 with KT120 in triode mode and I can't really tell the difference between my friend's Sophia Royal Princess 300B vs. Tung-Sol KT120s.

 

I said I wouldn't hijack the thread........but it would be rude ignore a question. biggrin.gif

 

It's a single ended design.  I have JJ 300B's but I'm looking at the Emission Labs offering.  I really like my Valvo 1958 PCC88's in it.

I finished some scrap pieces of wood for the enclosure.   Les Paul style Figured Maple and walnut...

 

 

 

oops

post #8560 of 8735
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Sorry to hear...well I have an extra pair of 1980 Silvers Voskhods available for $20 plus $5 shipping.  Matched and tested on my Sencor tester if you want to give them a try.  Just PM me if interested.


Yes, I ordered it couple of days ago. 

post #8561 of 8735

I ordered from Headphoneus Ebay.

post #8562 of 8735
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

My Ebay seller - only sent me one Voskhod Rocket 1972 grey.  So I'm looking for another for purchase or trade.

 

It has a rather unique getter post - almost a single 'wire' as opposed to the flat plate on the '73s on.

 

 

 

 

Notice the plates are fully closed too vs the open plates of the straight getters, can see the triodes in those.

post #8563 of 8735
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

I ordered from Headphoneus Ebay.


OK good luck~

post #8564 of 8735
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Originally Posted by ilikepooters View Post

 

Notice the plates are fully closed too vs the open plates of the straight getters, can see the triodes in those.


Yes, I have not heard them so I'm curious.  They do resemble some early Reflektor variants, so not expecting much.. But who knows

post #8565 of 8735
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post

 

I said I wouldn't hijack the thread........but it would be rude ignore a question. biggrin.gif

 

It's a single ended design.  I have JJ 300B's but I'm looking at the Emission Labs offering.  I really like my Valvo 1958 PCC88's in it.

I finished some scrap pieces of wood for the enclosure.   Les Paul style Figured Maple and walnut...

 

 

 

oops

 

 

Looks great! 

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