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5687 Twin Triode (5687: Vfil=12.6V @ 450ma, Vplate max=330V (from RCA manual 1959) (Typical Class "A" Circuit: Vplate=180V, Vgrid=-7V, Iplate=23ma, Mu=17, Gm=8500, Rp=2000 ohms) (Plate dissipation (both plates) = 7.5W max) (6900, 7044, 7119 are all substitutes for a 5687)


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5687 GE
5687 Raytheon
5687 RCA
5687 Sylvania
5687 Tungsol


5687 / 5687WA / 5687WB GE 1960 - 1980's Audio Note DAC Sound Carrier 300B Marsh Manley TO BUY 5687 GE PAIRS
5687 GE single tubes: -------------------- 1 platinum tube $22) 5687 GE branded IBM like new 1961-1962 very good IBM printing (35.4/36ma) 1 platinum tube $15) JG-5687WA GE like new around 1960's smeared printing (40/41ma) 5687 GE with GREEN printing: --------------------------- 1 platinum tube $22) JAN-5687WA GE NOS 1969 (34.6/35ma) 1 platinum tube $22) JAN-5687WA/5687WB GE like new 1969 smeared printing (40/41ma) 1 tube $10) JAN-5687WB GE used/good 1973 (37/39ma) 1 tube $9) 5687WB GE used/good no printing 1970's (36.4/38ma)
5687 Philips USA 1 tube $10) 5687WB Philips ECG JAN NOS black plates 1980's
5687 Raytheon Black Plates 1959 - 1973 - Modwright Sony SACD player - Modwright Denon 3910 CDP - Audio Note M5 - Manley JRP-5687 Raytheon black ribbed plates "square getter halo" 1956-1957 Kuhl-Tube cryo treated: ---------------------- 1 low noise tube $70) CK-5687WA Raytheon NOS 1960 large "O" getter halo - yellow printing (35/37.4ma) 10 slightly microphonic tubes $29 each) JRP-5687 Raytheon NOS black plates D getter NOS 1955-1957 in white boxes, reddish-orange printing, good as driver tube or output buffer tube SINGLE TUBES NOS not cryo treated: ---------------------------------- 1 platinum low noise tube $55) JAN-5687WA Raytheon bronze plates NOS original box 1971 (38/38.5ma) 1 platinum low noise tube $55) JAN-5687WA Raytheon black plates NOS original box 1971 (33/34ma) 1 slightly microphonic tube $30) 5687 Raytheon black plates NOS "square" getter halo 1950's original box (34/37ma) USED: ---- 1 tube $25) CK-5687 Raytheon black plates used/like new 1963 small stain on glass (33/35ma)
5687 RCA Black Plates and Bronze Plates 1960's (very good sounding, more dynamic and spatially open than the Tungsols and excellent bass and instrument separation, the best yet in my Modwright...Ken) - TRON preamp - Modwright 9.0 - Emotive Audio SIRA - Ray Samuels B52 - Manley Shrimp - Audio Note DAC 4.1 - Almarro 340 amp TO BUY 5687 RCA
KUHL-TUBE CRYO TREATED PAIRS AND SINGLE TUBES: --------------------------------------------- 1 platinum low noise tube $65) 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo around 1970 (31/32ma) (recommended) 1 low noise tube $60) 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo around 1970 (34.6/37ma) 1 low noise tube $50) 5687 RCA "bronze plates" "O" getter halo like new 1963 (34/36ma) (recommended) 1 low noise tube $35) 5687 RCA "black plates" "O" getter halo tests like new mid-1960's - slightly faded top getter (36/37ma) (good value, recommended) 1 low noise tube - slightly microphonic $29) 5687 RCA "bronze plates" "O" getter halo NOS 1974 - good as driver tube or buffer tube (38/39ma) (good value, recommended) NOT CRYO-TREATED: ---------------- 1 platinum low noise pair $109) 5687 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo 1964-1965 original boxes 1 tube) 34.0/34.5ma 1964 1 tube) 34.6/35ma 1965 1 platinum low noise tube $55) 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo 1969 slightly tilted glass (Gm=3220 and 3240) (recommended) 1 platinum low noise tube $55) 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo 1964-1966 sold) 5687 RCA NOS "black plates" "O" getter halo original boxes 1962-1964 smeared-poor printing (recommended) 1 platinum tube $49) 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo original box around 1970 (32.5/33.8ma) (recommended) 1 platinum tube $49) 5687 RCA NOS "bronze plates" "O" getter halo original box around 1970 (35.5/36.5ma) (recommended) 1 tube $32) 5687 RCA like new "bronze plates" "O" getter halo 1963, smeared printing, original box (35/37ma)
GB-5687 Sylvania Gold-Brand Gold Pins or Nickel Pins (very smooth, articulate 5687 with good bass, nice presence and long-life) 1 tube $50) GB-5687 Sylvania Gold Brand nickel pins NOS 1970's - yellow printing SONIC COMMENTS: -------------- Dear Mr. Biever, I recently ordered a pair of Sylvania Gold Brand 5687GB tubes from you. They arrived yesterday in perfect shape. I removed them from the USPS box and installed them as soon as I could. I wanted to let you know that I just finished five hours of listening and I am very impressed with the Sylvanias! They were installed in a ModWright 9.0 SE preamp. All the music I listened to had more of a "3D" sound to it, and detail was extraordinary, without being to hard or "etched" sounding. The music was sweet and inviting in the positive sense of the words, not a dulling of detail or a rolling off in the extreme frequencies. Female vocals were right there with you, and piano, one of my favorites, had such a real "lifelike" presence. Most of all, I appreciate the time you take to test and match the tubes. The tubes are absolutely quiet, and there is nary a trace of tube rush! I love this as the ModWright is a very quiet preamp, and I have come to expect the quiet passages of the music to be just that, quiet! This adds such a sense of realism to the listening experience. My concern with NOS tubes is that they are often times noisy, and it ruins the moment when a quiet passage in the music then sounds like Niagra Falls. This is definitely not the case with the tubes you sent to me. To be redundant, it was such a welcome benefit to not only get an excellent looking set of tubes, but a pair that is just a joy to listen to! My thanks for the wonderful work, and the excellent service you provided to me! My regards, Bob J."
5687 Sylvania 1960's - 1980 - Wheatfield Audio HA-1 2002 TO BUY 5687 Sylvania
1) JAN-5687WB Sylvania NOS 1974 $15 1) JHS-5687WA Sylvania NOS 1965 $25
5687 Tungsol 1950's (Special Selected 5687 cryogenically frozen for 36 hours, the best sounding 5687 in stock; exceptionally sweet and smooth, nice punchy bass. Superb in Audio Note "Ongaku", Emotive Audio "Sira" and MFA. All 5687's are specially selected for cryogenic treatment by Tube World.) CUSTOMER COMMENTS ON 5687 CRYO treated: -------------------------------------- I am extremely pleased with the 5687 Cryo tubes I received recently. I concur with the testimonials from other buyers on your site, but I would further add that once you have listened to a Cryo tube, you quickly lose interest in all other types regardless of make or pedigree. The cryo treated tube does things no other tube can do. Even tubes that normally would be considered mediocre under normal circumstances, once treated exceed the performance of the more exotic varieties. The last similar performance experience I had was when an Audionote Japan amplifier was trialed in my system. Unfortunely I could not afford the Ongaku, but I can afford the .
5687 Tungsol 1953 - 1960's (5687 Tungsol are recommended; smooth sweet punchy sound, Tungsol developed the 5687 around 1949) recommended for: --------------- - Audio Note M3 - Manley Jumbo Shrimp - Ayon CD player - Audio Note DAC 5 Signature and Audio Note amp kits, M5 preamp, M9 - KR Enterprise 32BSI integrated SET amp - Modwright 9.0 and Modwright Sony and Denon modded CD players - Modwright Sony NS999ES CD player - Opera Audio Consonance Cyber 800 - Zanden - Manley amps - LUX 300B amp - Kondo M1000 - Artemis Labs linestage - Emotive Audio Sira - Ray Samuels B52 and Raptor - Audio Tekne TFM-9412 - Sonic Frontiers Power 2 Amps - Audio Experience BALANCED A2 preamp (YS-AUDIO, HONG KONG) - Ongaku and Audio Note[ TRUE SOUND (Campbell, CA) ] - New Audio Frontiers Legend II preamp - Loth X JI300 - Audio Thrills - Mastersound - Sophia Electric KT88 Tube Amplifier - Icon Audio PS3 phono power supply - Almarro TO BUY 5687 Tungsol
5687 TUNGSOL NOT CRYO-TREATED: ----------------------------- 5687 Tungsol Black Plates "U" getter halo: ----------------------------------------- 1 platinum low noise tube with tilted glass $49) 5687 Tungsol NOS black plates "U" getter halo rebranded Raytheon 1957 original box (32/33.3ma) - best value on a single tube 5687 Tungsol Bronze Plates "U" getter halo: ----------------------------------------- listed below: 5687 Tungsol NOS bronze plates "U" getter halo 1959 TO BUY 5687 Tungsol
TO BUY 5687 Tungsol
1 platinum tube $50) 5687 Tungsol NOS rebranded National bronze plates "O" getter halo - copper grid posts - 1960's (36/36.5ma) good value 5687 Tungsol USED singles: ------------------------- 1 tube $35) 5687 Tungsol 1959 bronze plates "U" getter halo rebranded "IBM" used/tests like new (33/35ma) 1 platinum tube $35) 5687 Tungsol bronze plates 1950's "U" getter halo used/tests like new (30/31ma) 1 tube $30) 5687 Tungsol black plates rebranded "Brush Instrument" used/tests like new smeared printing, "U" getter halos 1950's (35/35.5ma) 1 tube $25 slightly microphonic) 5687 Tungsol black plates used/tests like new "U" getter halo 1953-1954 (35/36.5ma)
5687 Tungsol Kuhl-Tube cryo-treated 1950's - 1960's SINGLE TUBES: cryo-treated ------------ 1 platinum kuhl-tube $75) 5687 Tungsol Bronze Plates NOS "U" getter halo 1950's, copper grid posts (32/34ma) (recommended) 1 platinum kuhl-tube $75) 5687 Tungsol Kuhl-Tube rebranded JAN-5687WB Raytheon NOS "U" getter halo 1950's partially smeared printing #692 (Gm=3150/3230) (33.8/35ma) 1 platinum kuhl-tube $75) 5687 Tungsol Kuhl-Tube rebranded JAN-5687WB Raytheon NOS "U" getter halo 1950's partially smeared printing #693 (Gm=3100/3170) (32.5/34ma) 1 kuhl-tube $69) 5687 Tungsol Kuhl-Tube branded JAN-5687WB Raytheon NOS "U" getter halo 1950's slightly smaller top getter (30.3/32ma) 1 kuhl-tube $65) 5687 Tungsol Black Plates NOS rebranded "JAN-5687WB Raytheon" with "U" getter halo 1950's, copper grid posts (33.5/38.5ma) 1 platinum kuhl-tube slightly microphonic $35) 5687 Tungsol rebranded GE used/like new - black plates - U getter halo - 1956 - in white box good value (30.5/31ma)
BEST SOUNDING 5687 and APPLICATION NOTES BEST SOUNDING 5687: ------------------ 1) 5687 Tungsol Kuhl-Tube cryo treated black plates from the 1950's (best for Audio Note, see Kuhl-Tube pages for stock and printing) 2) 5687 Tungsol ribbed plates 1949-1953, extremely rare (SOLD OUT) 3) GB-5687 Sylvania Gold Brand Gold Pins 1960's - 1970's (softer sound than Tungsol, Tungsol has more detail) 4) 5687 Tungsol black plates and bronze plates 1950's - 1960's 5) 5687 Raytheon 1950's - 1960's, many are branded CK-5687, JRP-5687 or JAN-CRP-5687 6) GB-5687 Sylvania Gold Brand "standard nickel pins" 1970's 7) 5687 RCA bronze plates 1960's - 1970's 8) 5687 Sylvania 1970's, some ara JAN 9) 5687 GE 5 Star 1960's - 1970's 10) 5687WB GE JAN 1970's - 1980's 11) 5687/5687WB Philips USA by Sylvania 1980's APPLICATION NOTES: ----------------- Exceptional high performance and tremendous reserve emission Out-performs all other tubes in its class Performance potential equivalent to 2 1/2 times that of 6SN7GT