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There were over 40 tubes 'packed' into this little flimsy box, all the way from the Ukraine. I have to say the Russians make some tough glass. The original Gorilla glass! They had to survive 10gs at liftoff!
Edited by rb2013 - 3/26/14 at 10:06pm
post #1577 of 4245
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There were over 40 tubes 'packed' into this little flimsy box, all the way from the Ukraine. I have to say the Russians make some tough glass. The original Gorilla glass! They had to survive 10gs at liftoff!

Sorry to hear. I wouldn't place such a big order if its a first time deal.
post #1578 of 4245
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I sent him '83 Silver Shields. Just to mention again, I'm having a really hard time finding these '75 Reflektor Silver Shield Single Wire Getter Post. If you come across a single and want to sell it, please let me know. These suckers are to die for!

 

I wish I had a pair of these to try....  I do have some grey shield 1975 Voskhods, the wire getter post and the shield getter post, both of which are very good. How much better is the Reflector? 

post #1579 of 4245
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Here was the newspaper wrapping

That is absolutely crazy looking.  It looks like he dug them out of the trash!

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That is absolutely crazy looking.  It looks like he dug them out of the trash!

 

He probably did ;)

 

 

@rb2013

Hope you get a few usable pairs out of that mess.

post #1581 of 4245
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That is absolutely crazy looking.  It looks like he dug them out of the trash!

Lol, there should be some treasures in the trash i'm sure. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1582 of 4245
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Sorry to hear. I wouldn't place such a big order if its a first time deal.
I have bought from him before, you are right. definitely sually has a 20% fail rate, I can live with that, but 33%! That's getting ridiculus. He figures most buyers don't have tube testers, so will never know.
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He probably did wink.gif


@rb2013

Hope you get a few usable pairs out of that mess.
I'm sure he did! I fortunately did get a few NOS testing prs - but no '75 silver shield single wire Reflectors! That's what I've been hunting for.
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I have bought from him before, you are right. definitely sually has a 20% fail rate, I can live with that, but 33%! That's getting ridiculus. He figures most buyers don't have tube testers, so will never know.

The readings on the item description are something that should be taken with a pinch of salt. 

I had picked a fine pair of OGs from a reputable ebay seller that matched number for number. 

In the end, only 1 tube had sound, the other was dead (but still glowing nonetheless)

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I wish I had a pair of these to try....  I do have some grey shield 1975 Voskhods, the wire getter post and the shield getter post, both of which are very good. How much better is the Reflector? 
I will gladly trade you 2 matched and tested pairs of '80s Silver Shields for those. In my opinion the Voskhods you have are better. The construction of your VRs are the same as the same version of the Reflectors. I have some '80s Voskhods up on e-bay, if you want to take a look. PM me if you want to trade.
Edited by rb2013 - 3/27/14 at 9:21am
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I will gladly trade you 2 matched and tested pairs of '80s Silver Shields for those. I my opinion the Voskhods you have are better. The construction of your VRs are same as this version of the Reflectors. I have some '80s Voskhods up on e-bay, if you want to take a look. PM me if you want to trade.

Are Voskhods generally better than Reflectors in terms of quality? 

Both are different factories from what I understand.

post #1587 of 4245
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I will gladly trade you 2 matched and tested pairs of '80s Silver Shields for those. In my opinion the Voskhods you have are better. The construction of your VRs are the same as the same version of the Reflectors. I have some '80s Voskhods up on e-bay, if you want to take a look. PM me if you want to trade.

 

I also have '74, '76, '77, '78 and '79 Voshkods, so I am in pretty good shape. :) 

 

But of course, after your posts regarding the '75 Reflektor Silver Shield Single Wire Getter Post I am curious. But it seems that they are indeed exceedingly rare. :(

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I also have '74, '76, '77, '78 and '79 Voshkods, so I am in pretty good shape. smily_headphones1.gif 

But of course, after your posts regarding the '75 Reflektor Silver Shield Single Wire Getter Post I am curious. But it seems that they are indeed exceedingly rare. frown.gif
Nice collection! There is something incredibly magical about these '75 Reflektor SS SWGP. They have all the best characteristics of the top 6n23p, deep tight bass, great tone, wide and deep soundstage, wonderful tonality. But add to this an extrodinary musicality, a capturing quality, a natural flow to the music that doesn't let go. I have prs in both my intregrated amps, a dac, and my lyr. And only one backup pr. It sucks at night after dinner I grab a glass of wine and sit down for a song or two, intending to watch a movie or some shows I've recorded. That's it - I'm there all night. Album after album, I can't pull myself away! It just tooo darn good...like I said it's captivating magic. Sometimes I'm just in awe, especially the deep bass tone and extension. I have had $80,000 systems in the past, really near SOTA setup. This is better! I sold most of that system (kept my APL 32bit NWO DAC), as I just got bored of the boom and sizzle after awhile. Not this setup, it's freaking addictive. On this main system (driving Maggie 1.6qr Planars) I listen to a lot of Rock, Alt, Emo stuff. From classic Zep, Pink, etc...to new stuff like Rudimental, MSMR, Alt J, Lissie, etc.. I have a smaller system in my office, running 8-10hrs a day. Mostly classical background, alot of chamber music. Sometimes I just have to drop my pen and have to listen. Sometimes I'll throw the HD800s on and get that flow from a closer perspective, even more entrancing. My DVR is overflowing with unwatched shows!
Edited by rb2013 - 3/27/14 at 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by delancyst View Post

Are Voskhods generally better than Reflectors in terms of quality? 
Both are different factories from what I understand.
Yes they are different factories, but some versions, some of the very best in fact have exactly the same construction. These are the '70 single wire getter posts. Most of the Reflector dual dimpled posts are good not great, except the '74 Silver Shields which are pretty good. Overall the Voskhods are better starting in the early '80 on up. I'm sure you've read my review on the different yrs, on the old thread. Keep in mind, I wrote that before I stumbled on these rare single wire getter post versions.
Edited by rb2013 - 3/27/14 at 2:58pm
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...............There is something incredibly magical about these '75 Reflektor SS SWGP. They have all the best characteristics of the top 6n23p, deep tight bass, great tone, wide and deep soundstage, wonderful tonality. But add to this an extrodinary musicality, a capturing quality, a natural flow to the music that doesn't let go......

 

I will definitely add this tube to my daily eBay searches..... And I would like to add we are all in your debt for the tons of 6N23Ps you have purchased and tested to find the real gems.... and then not keeping them a secret! Cheers. :)

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