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RE: Tonal Characteristics of 6922/6dj8/EC88

Thanks for posting that. Between that list and Joe's Tube Lore, that covers a BUNCH of the known universe of 6DJ8 types.

Do wonder about the comments about the 6N23P. I heard my first one back in early 2001 (Voskhod). Had an initial love affair with them, and bought a couple of dozen pairs all made in the 1970's and 80's, from a fella in Lithuania for like $4 a piece delivered. They worked nicely in the Counterpoint preamp I had at the time. I eventually lost interest in them and ultimately found them a little hard/strident sounding. And I never did find the Reflectors worth listening to. Just a few days ago, I got an email from the manufacturer of my current preamp. In that email the director of sales said the following:

"We recently got a line on some NOS Sovetek 6922 tubes made in the 1990s. Tube aficionados will tell you that these are better than current production and they are correct! They are quieter, more transparent and are more open with a lively engaging character. We believe that these are the best neutral sounding 6922/6DJ8/E88CC tubes ever made!"

Now after reading what Audiofool said, I'm wondering if maybe I was wrong about the Reflector 6N23/6922?

Maybe, just maybe, I'll slip some back into my pre and see. Although I am pretty damned happy with the way the Tele 6922's and the JJ gold 6922's sound in it now.

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