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post #436 of 780
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Originally Posted by jjhatfield View Post
Hey guys, a request for a little advice. I want to try these Tung Sol 5687's d-getters I hear so much about. First, when I google Tung Sol and 5687 it took me to Tube Depot:

http://www.tubedepot.com/nos-5687-ts.html

Now, they say the tubes are marked United, but they are definitely tung sol. Can I trust this? I have heard Tube Depot mentioned around here, so I am assuming they are a reputable dealer that knows their tubes.

Second, there are several "testing" options in the drop down menu there. Standard Test, High Gain, Matching, Balanced Triodes, Matched + Balanced Triodes, Low Noise + Microphonics. Any of those I should go for? And perhaps a brief explanation of each?

Thanks for the help.

I belive Mikhail now has a lifetime supply of 5687tubes in stock too.
post #437 of 780
The Bendix 6385's are nice and clear but could do with a little warmth (they may not have had chance to burn in fully yet).I have a pair from 1956 to try,perhaps these may be warmer?

I've now had the (brief) oppertunity to try three different era WE 396A's.1950's with horizontal printing on glass,1950's with vertical printing on glass and a pair from 1968 also with horizontal printing.The one's with horizontal printing had a slightly shorter shield between the two plates,the others had identical construction.All sounded mch the same clear like the Bendix but with a touch of warmth.

I'm currently trying RCA 5670's with triple mica from 1961,much warmer than the bendix or WE.More later...
post #438 of 780
hi all. I was wondering, if my dream tube combination (so far, well, I've tried a heap of tubes, so I'll say final combination) is 1951 Hytron 6SN7 and sylvania 5687 GB which of these new tube combinations should I try out next? I know for a lot of people, they wouldn't think (or stand) this combination, but man-oh-man, the detail and transparency is quite amazing with exquisite highs!
post #439 of 780
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Originally Posted by luvdunhill View Post
hi all. I was wondering, if my dream tube combination (so far, well, I've tried a heap of tubes, so I'll say final combination) is 1951 Hytron 6SN7 and sylvania 5687 GB which of these new tube combinations should I try out next? I know for a lot of people, they wouldn't think (or stand) this combination, but man-oh-man, the detail and transparency is quite amazing with exquisite highs!
I like this combo .... the Sylvania 5687 tubes are my #2 favorite 5687. If you like the Hytron 6sn7 you will probably like the Tung Sol clear glass, gray plate 6sn7gt. The TS has a very clean, fast, open sound with better dynamics than the Hytron. If you havent tried the TS D getter 5687 that tube is definitely wortha try. But the TS isnt as clean sounding as the Sylvania. The regular Sylvania 5687/ 5687wa is very similar to the Sylvania GB 5687's for less cash.
post #440 of 780
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I like this combo .... the Sylvania 5687 tubes are my #2 favorite 5687. If you like the Hytron 6sn7 you will probably like the Tung Sol clear glass, gray plate 6sn7gt. The TS has a very clean, fast, open sound with better dynamics than the Hytron. If you havent tried the TS D getter 5687 that tube is definitely wortha try. But the TS isnt as clean sounding as the Sylvania. The regular Sylvania 5687/ 5687wa is very similar to the Sylvania GB 5687's for less cash.
oops, I should have been more clear what I *meant* to say, what non-6SN7+5687 combinations should I try, given that these are my preferences.

Thanks Earl!
post #441 of 780
For info I have the following 2c51/5670 tubes:-

TS 2c51
Syl GB 5670 no gold pins
Syl GB 5670 with gold pins
GE JAN 5670 1969
WE 396A 1950's
WE 396A 1968
Bendix 2c51
Bendix 6385 1956
Bendix 6385 1964
RCA 5670 triple mica 1961
post #442 of 780

Mikhail's life-time supply of 5787s

Which 5687s does he have in stock, now? Any of those TungSol D-getters?
post #443 of 780
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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
Which 5687s does he have in stock, now? Any of those TungSol D-getters?
Call him or e-mail Singlepower. Makhail bought a very large stock of tubes so we will not have to worry about running out.
post #444 of 780

Thanks, Mark I did. Now on a different front

I have found a truely great combination (for me):

Input: RCA 5965
Outputs: Sylvania "Bad Boy" version of 6SN7 VT-231
Amos Lee: Track 8 (Night Train) on Amos Lee's new album, Supply and Demand

First Runner up (Same track):
Same input
Output: RCA Grey Glass VT-231

Second-runner up (Same track)
Same input
Output: KenRad Black Glass (short) VT-231

The other input tubes I tried: Various brands of 6N7s, 7N7, 6414s, 7062/E180CCs, and 5687s

I am not going to even try to explain why. Remember, I am partly deaf (need the gain in the inputs) and like to here detail, warmth, and wide soundstage, listening with K-701s.
post #445 of 780
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
[B][COLOR="Red"] .... and the 2399 and 7802 if you can find them.
Yeah the 2399 and 7802 are pretty rare but I've tried both in my new amp and they sound fantastic. For the soundstage freaks out there a 5965 and a pair of 2399's throws an absolutely huge soundstage.
post #446 of 780
Having some fun with my new camera and I figure most people haven't seen a 7802 so here you go:



As you can see it's a pretty rugged looking tube.
post #447 of 780
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Originally Posted by tkam View Post
Yeah the 2399 and 7802 are pretty rare but I've tried both in my new amp and they sound fantastic. For the soundstage freaks out there a 5965 and a pair of 2399's throws an absolutely huge soundstage.
Do you have your amp? or is it with Mikhail?

If you have it how about a picture.

What is so secret about your new amp?

Mikhail called me Saturday night (he was still at work at like 6:30 his time) he told me my amp was done but it no longer has the standard Supra output tube circuit because it was unnessary as he had rewired my amp using Everything for the 2 output circuit amp 6BL7GT/new Extreme curcit, for the Newest Extreme high output circuit. and the 2399 tubes, making the 6BL7GTs not nessary for my goals. I forget what gain tubes he was using but he said he could weld them in because they sound so good togeather in this amp he knows I will never change them they sound that good togeather with my new Supra Extreme XLR.

All that just to ask for a picture of the 2399 tube. Maybe I should drink decaf coffee in the morning.
post #448 of 780
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Do you have your amp? or is it with Mikhail?
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=220444
post #449 of 780
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Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
Do you have your amp? or is it with Mikhail?

If you have it how about a picture.

What is so secret about your new amp?

Mikhail called me Saturday night (he was still at work at like 6:30 his time) he told me my amp was done but it no longer has the standard Supra output tube circuit because it was unnessary as he had rewired my amp using Everything for the 2 output circuit amp 6BL7GT/new Extreme curcit, for the Newest Extreme high output circuit. and the 2399 tubes, making the 6BL7GTs not nessary for my goals. I forget what gain tubes he was using but he said he could weld them in because they sound so good togeather in this amp he knows I will never change them they sound that good togeather with my new Supra Extreme XLR.

All that just to ask for a picture of the 2399 tube.
I have one pair of 2399's .... they are a coke bottle shaped tube that look almost identical to the 5998. The gain tube he was referring to might be the GE 5965.

post #450 of 780
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Originally Posted by sacd lover View Post
I have one pair of 2399's .... they are a coke bottle shaped tube that look almost identical to the 5998. The gain tube he was referring to might be the GE 5965.
Thanks Earl.
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