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Anybody here familiar with NOS Voskhod 6n23p tubes....

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Posted on July 19, 2010 at 08:55:02
kootenay
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with rocket logo? There's a local guy who are selling them for $15 each and $30/matched pair. I'm thinking about replacing my 6922 tubes with them on my Audio Research Ref1 pre amp. Do you think these tubes are good match with 6922.

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Cryo'ed NOS Voskhod 6N23P/6H23n Tubes Sound Even Better!, posted on July 19, 2010 at 13:36:35
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I've been using the 6N23P, or 6H23n as it's marked and refered to by many people, since last decemeber. In decemeber purchased a new tubed Goldenote Stibbert CD player to replace my 6 year old solid state Stibbert CD player and told my friends in Central Florida Audio Society, SETriodes Group and Space Coast Audio Society that I was looking for the "BEST" sounding tube in the Cca/7308/6922/6DJ8 genre of tubes.

I was given just about every tube in the family you could think of and I was given "carte blanche" to keep any one pair I wanted of these $100-$600pr tubes that I wanted! So I tried Siemens 7308, Siemens "gold-pin" 6922, Mullard E188CC, Amperex 1950's D-getter Bugle Boys, Amperex Orange and Green Globe, Amperex White Label etc. Then I finally tried a pair of $25pr Voskhod 6H23n tubes and they blew me away! These cheap tubes were so much more balanced sounding and from top to bottom were a much better tube sonically!

I know one person who told me when he compared a pair of NOS 6H23 tubes against the Telefunken Cca's he was using in his preamp, the unbroken-in Voskhod 6H23 provided 80% of the performance of his $600pr Telefunken Cca tubes! Later after the 6H23 tubes were broken-in he said "If I had known how good these tubes sounded when I was looking for 6922 variants, I might not have purchased my Telefunken CCa's.

To make a long story short I liked these tubes so much I purchased 110 pairs of cryogenically treated NOS Voskhod "rocket logo" tubes. If you'd to you can contact me via Audio Asylum's email or at thetubeguy1954(at)yahoo(dot)com and I'll be happy to tell you more!

Thetubeguy1954 (Tom Scata)

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Thanks....., posted on July 19, 2010 at 13:54:02
kootenay
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I will contact our local guy first and give these tubes a try as they are. If and when I decided with cryo'd version I will certainly e-mail you.





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RE: Anybody here familiar with NOS Voskhod 6n23p tubes...., posted on July 19, 2010 at 11:41:44
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I have some, and consider them to be the best of that family, mine are early 70's production. His price is very fair as well. I agree with the others that this tube is a sonic upgrade from the Sovtek 6922. My advice is to go for it.

twystd

 

RE: Anybody here familiar with NOS Voskhod 6n23p tubes...., posted on July 19, 2010 at 09:45:01
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These are among the only tubes recommended for use in the Audible Illusions M series preamps. They are sturdy and sound quite good as well.

If you have NOS Siemens or Philips 7308s to use in more critical areas these will make great tubes for the less critical spots as well.

Cheers

Lar

 

I'm hoping that they will...., posted on July 19, 2010 at 09:58:43
kootenay
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sound better than the ARC's sovtek 6922 supplied tubes. Do you know if they are better sounding than the Sovtek?

Thanks.






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RE: I'm hoping that they will...., posted on July 19, 2010 at 10:07:55
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IMO, they sound much better than the Sovtek/Reflektor 6922's.

 

But aren't they basically the parent tube of the EH 6922? Nt, posted on July 19, 2010 at 11:01:35
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RE: But aren't they basically the parent tube of the EH 6922? Nt, posted on July 19, 2010 at 11:19:24
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Yes, but it's the maker and not the design, IMO. The Voskhod's, particularly those from the '70's and ealy 80's, sound much better to me than their Reflektor/EH counterparts.

 

RE: But aren't they basically the parent tube of the EH 6922? Nt, posted on July 19, 2010 at 14:02:59
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Yes, and they are getting scarce.
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