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post #511 of 2720
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

What about the 1980 silver plate which was the best in the world like 4 mths ago
Well this has been a learning experience for me and I pretty clearly outlined in my review post #8596 on 07/17, which still stands. I still love the '75 Voskhods Gray Shield, but came across this wire post version that sometimes sounds even better. But heck if the '75s nightflight reviewed are even close to the legendary S&H CCa - that says alot! Especially at a fraction of the cost. I never said the '80s were the best Voskhod then, certainly didn't say they were the 'best in the world'- in fact I stated the '80s were not as good as the CCa's I'd owned. Just pretty darn good - especially for $20-$30 a pair. And to be clear there maybe an even better Voskhod out there I haven't come across - who knows? But so far I've sifted through about 500 or so, and this is what I hear. Again caveat - my source is a tubed DAC feeding the Lyr and HD800 with the Moon Black Dragon V2 cables (these do change the HD800's sound).
Edited by rb2013 - 9/17/13 at 8:09pm
post #512 of 2720

Can anyone provide link for the Voskhods from reputable seller with price they are worth?

post #513 of 2720
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

Can anyone provide link for the Voskhods from reputable seller with price they are worth?
In the name of full disclosure, I have sold off most of my extra pairs of Voskhods. And have some '77s listed on ebay. The problem I have had with the Russian, Moldovian, Ukrainian dealers they rarely will tell you exactly what dates and constructions they are selling. Sometimes they will, but mostly they won't or send you something different. And get mad if you complain. So I have had to suck it up and cross my fingers and just buy a bunch. After testing on my tester about 70% fail. The bigger issue as I've gotten more focused in what l'm looking for is them sending the more common '80s grays and '90s. So I've had to buy 10 tubes to get one that passes the tube tests and is of the rare '70s vintage, even harder to find are matching '75 pairs. Not an efficient way to go about this. They either don't understand or care about what you're looking for. So it's 'Russian Roulett' if you'll excuse the expression.
Edited by rb2013 - 9/18/13 at 8:02am
post #514 of 2720
Edit duplicate
Edited by rb2013 - 9/17/13 at 8:38pm
post #515 of 2720

Thanks. Anything worth trying on Upscale Audio, tubestore  or similar sites ?

post #516 of 2720
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

Thanks. Anything worth trying on Upscale Audio, tubesng tore  or similar sites ?
As far as the Voskhods are concerned I believe Upscale only carries the '80s and '90's version. I contacted tubestore and while showing a '70s pair in the picture on his website confirmed to me at least they were not the ones he sends. I know getting the better of these can be fustrating but they are worth it. There are also many other great tubes that have been recommended here that might be easier to find.
post #517 of 2720

Any specific one for HD650/700?

post #518 of 2720
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

Any specific one for HD650/700?
Sorry I don't own those so couldn't give a specific recommendation. I did own the HE500s and Mad Dog universals for a week - the '75 Voskhod 6n23p sounded good with them. I didn't keep them for comfort reasons - and preferred the HD800/Black Dragon sound.
post #519 of 2720
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Originally Posted by rb2013 View Post


Sorry I don't own those so couldn't give a specific recommendation. I did own the HE500s and Mad Dog universals for a week - the '75 Voskhod 6n23p sounded good with them. I didn't keep them for comfort reasons - and preferred the HD800/Black Dragon sound.

 

So any specific one for HD800? :smile:

post #520 of 2720
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

So any specific one for HD800? smile.gif
Well you can checkout my review back on the old thread I mentioned above, as well as other's reviews. Depends what source you have, and your personal preferences. Some on this thread don't care for the Voskhod signature. I personally really like it, and worked hard to get the best of that signture possible. They are not the end all and be all - but what tube is? Overall I think most would agree they are very detailed, have a large soundstage and are quiet, with low noise and microphonics. Some have found them too forward with the HD800s. I haven't had that experience. Maybe try some of the cheaper and easier to obtain '80s - again I would read the review from July. I should also mention that I have two amps besides the Lyr, and a DAC that take the same tube and they have worked really well in all of them. This was a revelation for me and really scaled the sound quality across all my systems - quite a bonus.
Good luck!
Edited by rb2013 - 9/18/13 at 5:11pm
post #521 of 2720
I enjoy the 1980 silvers don't take it the wrong way you were great to deal with and you're right about the Russians they are pain to deal with
post #522 of 2720
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

I enjoy the 1980 silvers don't take it the wrong way you were great to deal with and you're right about the Russians they are pain to deal with
I think those '80 Silvers are a real bargain. I wish it was easier to buy the '75s. Now I have to explain the box of 300-400 tubes that are pretty much worthless to my wife - especially since she signed for most of the 30 boxes that have arrived over the last few months from all parts of the old USSR!:-)
post #523 of 2720
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

I enjoy the 1980 silvers don't take it the wrong way you were great to deal with and you're right about the Russians they are pain to deal with

any link to trusted seller?

post #524 of 2720

I have the mastush*ta 6922's and love them. Do you guys think I should upgrade or "sidegrade" to the Bugle Boys D getters or Orange globes?

post #525 of 2720
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Originally Posted by highrolller View Post

I have the mastush*ta 6922's and love them. Do you guys think I should upgrade or "sidegrade" to the Bugle Boys D getters or Orange globes?

I have both Matsu 6922 and Orange Globes and for me Orange Globes are little bit better with HD700 than Matsu
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