5687 Brands

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5687 Brands

Post by IslandPink » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:12 pm

Just been discussing this subject with Nick .
A search of AA brought up this thread, with input from Peter Qvortrup, it seems worth posting it here for reference .
http://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/t.mpl?f=tubes&m=164958

Think I might buy some Raytheons ; the Tungsols are getting a bit pricey.
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Re: 5687 Brands

Post by IslandPink » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:24 pm

I bought a 4-pack of Raytheons for about £55 from the US .
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Re: 5687 Brands

Post by gazjam » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:15 am

The 300B amp Nick built for me runs 5687's, and been doing a bit of valve rolling and reckoned I've settled on Tung Sol JTL-5687 Black plate D-getters as the best sounding.
Actually, best sounding by quite a bit...was well worth experimenting with different types.

Tried other Tung-Sols...bronze plate, JTL's, non JTL's, WA's and the like.
Have a bunch of spares now, heh.

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