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Old 10th May 2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Possible intermittent Micalex tube socket?

anyone ran into or heard about these problems? like the belton style micalex sockets? PC mount, I'm more used to ceramic...and I think ceramic has more clarity while the micalex/belton types bring out more even order harmonics.
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Old 10th May 2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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like loss of grid voltage symptoms....lol
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Old 10th May 2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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OR like totally whacky grid readings....Usually lower....
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Old 10th May 2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I think ceramic has more clarity while the micalex/belton types bring out more even order harmonics.
You must be joking.
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Old 10th May 2013, 04:54 PM   #5
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Lol just trying stir up you ol' audiophile cork sniffers lol
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Old 10th May 2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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If there is a difference its probably very slight
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Old 10th May 2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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I swear there is something different about ceramic sockets though compared to amps with micalex maybe its just me lol
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Although you should have used the magic words "stage depth"
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Old 10th May 2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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haha
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Old 11th May 2013, 12:36 AM   #10
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To answer your question, there is not a type of socket made that has never failed, and intermittant is one common failure mode for any socket.

SOme tubes have slightly fatter pins than other, and once shoved into a socket, they can spread the female elements some, loosening their grip. This alone is enough to cause intermitancies. The material of the socket housing has absolutely nothing to do with the metal contact pins. All the material does is hold them in place. I certainly will not be dragged into some esoteric discussion of tone of sockets, but the FUNCTION of the socket is to make contact with the tube pins, and THAT will not be affected by the material.

Pins can oxidize and make poor contact, likewise tube pins can oxidize and work poorly in sockets. Bent or angled pins can also spread the female pins and loosen them. SOlder to the circuit board or to wires can fail or crack, causing such troubles.
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