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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

Brent Jessee (audiotubes.com) and mercedesman on ebay are two trusted and very reliable vendors. Only buy from trusted vendors. Upscale Audio is trustworthy also. Upscale's Ediswans are an amazing tube for the money, with crystal clear highs and nice bass. Or if you don't want to spend a lot, many people rave about the matsu****- Upscale carries these also. Your Lyr shouldn't make noise- it should be dead quiet. Maybe try switching the positions of the tubes and see if this eliminates the noise.

Checkout www.tubeworld.com. Also a great educational resource with lots of pictures...so you can get to know what each looks like.
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Originally Posted by Overwerk View Post

only for local pick up, how many people live there wow

its confusing the way he has listed the item - shipping says pickup but in the description he offers postage

 

i got mine shipped to New Zealand so he does do it


Edited by hedphonz - 7/19/13 at 4:34pm
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i just ordered myself a bottlehead crack so will have some more tubes to hunt

 

anyone here own the lyr and the crack ? which do you prefer 

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There was so much consistent praise recently for Voskhod, I finally caved.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=350706150305

I have no clue what I bought, so if someone knows, the insight is greatly appreciated. At $20, worst case scenario, it will be the least amount I've spent on a pair of tubes that aren't very good. Hopefully I'll get lucky...Gold Grid...Uh-Oh
Edited by Zuckfun - 7/19/13 at 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

There was so much consistent praise recently for Voskhod, I finally caved.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=350706150305

I have no clue what I bought, so if someone knows, the insight is greatly appreciated. At $20, worst case scenario, it will be the least amount I've spent on a pair of tubes that aren't very good. Hopefully I'll get lucky...Gold Grid...Uh-Oh

6n1p - wrong tube. You need to find a 6n23p. Right date (1975), right factory (Voskhod)! Unfortunately the type and factory are the most important.

If it was only so easy to find them as that. :-)
Edited by rb2013 - 7/19/13 at 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

6n1p - wrong tube. You need to find a 6n23p. Right date (1975), right factory (Voskhod)! Unfortunately the type and factory are the most important.

If it was only so easy to find them as that. :-)
Is this tube even compatible? I looked on the Schiit site, it says rollable to all 6n1p. But yeah, I knew I was looking for 6n23p, couldn't find any. I saw the 75 on the glass in the picture, and figured why not. Oh well.
Edited by Zuckfun - 7/19/13 at 7:48pm
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Originally Posted by Zcompatibleun View Post

Is this tube even compatible? I looked on the Schiit site, it says rollable to all 6n1p. But yeah, I knew I was looking for 6n23p, couldn't find any. I saw the 75 on the glass on the picture, and figured why not. Oh well.

The 6n1p is compatible, unfortunately these don't sound very good in the Lyr. The '70s 6n23p (sometimes called 6h23p) Voskhods are getting really hard to find.
Trust me l've been looking. I may have a few extra pairs coming in, I'll let know. They have to pass testing and matching.
Edited by rb2013 - 7/19/13 at 7:22pm
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

The 6n1p is compatible, unfortunately these don't sound very good in the Lyr. The '70s 6n23p (sometimes called 6h23p) Voskhods are getting really hard to find.
Trust me l've been looking. I may have a few extra pairs coming in, I'll let know. They have to pass testing and matching.
Thanks for your input. Very tough to find the good ones. Please let me know if you have a good pair available. I'd like to hear what a great Voskhod is capable of.
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Thanks for your input. Very tough to find the good ones. Please let me know if you have a good pair available. I'd like to hear what a great Voskhod is capable of.

They're a great sounding tube...and at least for now relatively cheap. I'll keep you posted.
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

They're a great sounding tube...and at least for now relatively cheap. I'll keep you posted.

I bought these before I found this thread http://www.boiaudioworks.com/6N23P based solely on the Voskhod name. Based on what you say, I may have the "wrong tubes". I find them strident and too forward for my taste and have moved to Amperex 7308 JAN (green, 1968) which I love. I don't want to dismiss Voskhod however, if I got the wrong thing. Your expertise is appreciated.
Edited by teb1013 - 7/20/13 at 11:59am
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Originally Posted by christophhh View Post

They sound so good...crying



I am sorry to have caused you any emotional disturbance!
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Today I rolled 2 sets of tubes through the Lyr/Bifrost Uber setup. First, Voskhod 1979 Silver Shields (Kaluga factory). Second, Amperex Bugle Boy 1959 D Getters (recommended to me by OldSkool). Listened with both LCD-3's and HD800's.

Voskhods with HD800 - These are very nice tubes and enjoyable to listen to, and a bargain at only $10 each. However, the highs are very forward, giving the impression of inadequate bass and mids. The highs also have a slight harshness and are a bit sibilant. The soundstage is excellent; wide and medium-deep with good separation of instruments and voices. With some recordings, the "highs forward" presentation can be exciting. 6/10 on my personal rating system.

Voskhods with LCD-3 - these phones tamed the treble a bit and added a little smoothness, although highs are still very forward. Bass and mids still seem to be lacking in dense passages, although strangely, male tenor voices sounded very good. 6.5/10.

'59 Bugle Boy D-getters with HD800 - Wow, OldSkool did me right recommending these. They are not your "average" Bugle Boys. These tubes are among the best I've heard. Precise/accurate in all frequencies, with a medium soundstage. The presentation has a beautiful smoothness, but they are not warm, which so often is the tradeoff for a smooth sound. These are first-rate. 9/10.

59 Bugle Boy D-getters with LCD-3 - Same comments as with the HD800. I like them a little better with the HD800, but they sound excellent with both. 8.5/10.

Many thanks to OldSkool for recommending them!
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post

Today I rolled 2 sets of tubes through the Lyr/Bifrost Uber setup. First, Voskhod 1979 Silver Shields (Kaluga factory). Second, Amperex Bugle Boy 1959 D Getters (recommended to me by OldSkool). Listened with both LCD-3's and HD800's.

Voskhods with HD800 - These are very nice tubes and enjoyable to listen to, and a bargain at only $10 each. However, the highs are very forward, giving the impression of inadequate bass and mids. The highs also have a slight harshness and are a bit sibilant. The soundstage is excellent; wide and medium-deep with good separation of instruments and voices. With some recordings, the "highs forward" presentation can be exciting. 6/10 on my personal rating system.

Voskhods with LCD-3 - these phones tamed the treble a bit and added a little smoothness, although highs are still very forward. Bass and mids still seem to be lacking in dense passages, although strangely, male tenor voices sounded very good. 6.5/10.

'59 Bugle Boy D-getters with HD800 - Wow, OldSkool did me right recommending these. They are not your "average" Bugle Boys. These tubes are among the best I've heard. Precise/accurate in all frequencies, with a medium soundstage. The presentation has a beautiful smoothness, but they are not warm, which so often is the tradeoff for a smooth sound. These are first-rate. 9/10.

59 Bugle Boy D-getters with LCD-3 - Same comments as with the HD800. I like them a little better with the HD800, but they sound excellent with both. 8.5/10.

Many thanks to OldSkool for recommending them!


Thanks Scott! Excellent review, as always. smile.gif

 

Cheers! beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post

Today I rolled 2 sets of tubes through the Lyr/Bifrost Uber setup. First, Voskhod 1979 Silver Shields (Kaluga factory). Second, Amperex Bugle Boy 1959 D Getters (recommended to me by OldSkool). Listened with both LCD-3's and HD800's.

Voskhods with HD800 - These are very nice tubes and enjoyable to listen to, and a bargain at only $10 each. However, the highs are very forward, giving the impression of inadequate bass and mids. The highs also have a slight harshness and are a bit sibilant. The soundstage is excellent; wide and medium-deep with good separation of instruments and voices. With some recordings, the "highs forward" presentation can be exciting. 6/10 on my personal rating system.

Voskhods with LCD-3 - these phones tamed the treble a bit and added a little smoothness, although highs are still very forward. Bass and mids still seem to be lacking in dense passages, although strangely, male tenor voices sounded very good. 6.5/10.

Just found this from Upscale Audio's website:

"Rocket Logo 6H23 - This tube sounds wonderful. Great extension, nice mids."happy_face1.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by christophhh View Post

They sound so good...crying

Best quote yet on the '70s Voskhods!  o2smile.gif


Edited by rb2013 - 7/20/13 at 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post

Just found this from Upscale Audio's website:

"."happy_face1.gif

Rocket Logo 6H23 - This tube sounds wonderful. Great extension, nice mids

 

Best quote yet on the '70s Voskhods!  o2smile.gif

they sell rockets? 

 

obviously they do, but it has like zero information on date, lolz like all their other stuff, the minus about them

 

Another minus for Upscale Audio: SUPPORT SUCKS. NO RESPONSE ON REQUEST FOR 2 WEEKS. and their contact is hard to find on their site too. 

 

Another another minus: their tube date is not the only thing not provided like Mercedesman and like basically ALL OTHER SELLERS --the SCORE is given RANDOMLY, my matsu****a tubes were 11k and someone else who bought a pair after my initial recommendation here got a pair with 15k score. WTF

 

I am going to downrate them 3 from their9.5 to 6.5 out of 10 for these.

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