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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


There are some bargains out there if you know what to look for. The thing is on these 6n23ps - they almost never come in matched pairs from the Russian/former Soviet block dealers. So you have buy batch after batch and make matched sets yourself. I hope one day they get wise.

Spoke to a US tube dealer and one in the UK. I asked them why they don't carry these '70s 6n23p. The answer - they only want large blocks of tubes (say 500) - and those are just not available in the '70s. Where as they can find blocks of Siemens, Amperexs, Mullards, and Telefunkens - except the rarest kinds.

So it's back to the dark lit alleys of ebay!! Ugg!


thankfully there someone out there digging for us !!

listening to my russians right now !! 

thanks !

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However! Without your effort and your passion.  I would get the Voskhod...so Thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


thankfully there someone out there digging for us !!
listening to my russians right now !! 
thanks !
Good to hear...you know the 100 hour breakin deal. They will open up, with deeper bass, wide soundstaging, the forwardness will settle down. Enjoy!!
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However! Without your effort and your passion.  I would get the Voskhod...so Thanks!

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No worries, I will report on the dealers as I deal with them. There's a guy named Rick Grierson on ebay from the UK, goes by pig_on_the_wing. Seems like a straight shooter. Was an original founding member on head-fi years ago. He is a huge 6n23p fan. Has a very large collection he was kind enough to sort through for me. Found 2 '75 SWGP Voskhods. Sent them off after testing. He occasionally lists 6n23ps for sale. I'll report once they arrive.
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what do you guys think of lci_electronics?
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Hey guys thinking about buying a Lyr in the next few weeks, just wondering what the stock tubes are like and whether there is any cheapish tubes that are decent upgrades from them?


I am on a budget so i cant really afford to get into tube rolling all too much (at least for a little while after buying the amp) would just like to find a set that are a good starting point if the stock ones aren't great.

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I find the stock GEs decent with the cans I use.  They do need to have some burn in hours for them to reach their potential.  Definitely listen as you are burning them in.  You need to put those hours in though to know what they truly sound like in your chain.  After that open your wallet and experiment if you want.

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This is how all tubes should be packed. 

 

 

 

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Nice!  Are they lit yet?

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Nice!  Are they lit yet?

Yup, I just did for the first time and they lit up with an audible 'ting!'
Wasn't expecting that as I don't hear it with other tubes when powering up.

I spent half an hour with the Bugle Boys to get some audio memory going before switching.

Initial impressions, slightly more emphasized bass and more intimate sounding. Very pleased so far. smily_headphones1.gif
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Let us know how they are after you get some burn time on them.

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Originally Posted by delancyst View Post

Yup, I just did for the first time and they lit up with an audible 'ting!'
Wasn't expecting that as I don't hear it with other tubes when powering up.

I spent half an hour with the Bugle Boys to get some audio memory going before switching.

Initial impressions, slightly more emphasized bass and more intimate sounding. Very pleased so far. smily_headphones1.gif
That audible 'ting' is called microphonics. How much did you pay for them? They look like 1982 Voskhod gray shields. Do the dates match?
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That audible 'ting' is called microphonics. How much did you pay for them? They look like 1982 Voskhod gray shields. Do the dates match?

I got them here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310918094116

 

How do I check the date codes? The markings look rather faint. 

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Originally Posted by delancyst View Post

I got them here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310918094116

How do I check the date codes? The markings look rather faint. 
The date is not in code (other then Roman numerals for the month in the '70s and early '80s). But it can be a bit faint, it's usually under the little rocket logo. I can see one is a 1982 from your picture. But the other is turned around. The ebay ad picture is of course the better 1970s! But burried in the ad it says they are both March 1982. That would show up as a lll 1982.
It'd be nice if they would show the picture of what they were selling! Talk about bait and switch! Especially for $72! Buyer beware.
Edited by rb2013 - 4/15/14 at 8:29am
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Don't fret - part of the tube rolling addiction is the mystery and folkore of 'ancient' (vintage) tubes!

The tubestore seller is not a good source - he is just not forth coming as to what he will send you after taking your money. As for ebay Russian/ex-Soviet state sellers it's hit or miss. The ones I'm buying about 30% are failing testing when they arrive. I did notice a new seller on ebay - goes by radioretail from Lithuania. Now here is the sketchy part - has two auctions (no buy it now) with the SAME picture. How can that be? Well that generally means you get a random selection. I did just buy two - one '74 Voskhod and one '75 Reflektor with wire getter posts. The '75 the SWGP Silver Shield - 'Holy Grail'!!!! Now the 4 week wait and the testing...

You can give one of the Russian dealers a try...if you don't have any luck PM me I have few extra matched prs that have been throughly tested.

They're excellent tubes and worth a try. Good luck!


Thank you very much for your help. If I can assist you guys with tubes from Germany don't hesitate to contact me. I will try my best.

 

I'll give this one a try: http://www.ebay.com/itm/6N23P-E88CC-ECC88-6DJ8-Matched-Selected-Quad-Voskhod-Rocket-NOS-Strong-/181364001328

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