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Old 7th August 2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Physical dimensions of a .45 tube

Hi

I am looking building a SE board running .45s. I have a 16 x 16 x 3 chassis - will it fit? I have been googling but I cannot find anything of the physical dimensions of a .45 tube?

Can sombody help?

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Old 7th August 2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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I take it that you're a gun lover?

How about this: http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/f...s/021/4/45.pdf
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Yeah, there's no period.

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I take it that you're a gun lover?

How about this: http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/f...s/021/4/45.pdf
In my house it's called a .45, period.
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In my house it's called a .45, period.
I think he was just posing a rhetorical question while helping you with
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Default 45 tube sizes vary

... older 45s seem to have a standard size, but my TJ 45/n are actually too big for the TSE board, and touch each other. This does not seem to affect the sound, but is not ideal and at some stage I will have to put some tube holders on short leads so I can position the tubes an acceptable distance apart.
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I think he was just posing a rhetorical question while helping you with
information about your question about the tube.
My response was tongue-in-cheek, hence the use the word of "period" following ".45" which should not have had a period.
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... older 45s seem to have a standard size, but my TJ 45/n are actually too big for the TSE board, and touch each other. This does not seem to affect the sound, but is not ideal and at some stage I will have to put some tube holders on short leads so I can position the tubes an acceptable distance apart.

Hi Alan

I have not received my board yet but I was thinking I may lay the tubes on their side to make things fit. Your comments is making me think that laying them on their side may be beneficial for more than just the height restriction.

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Might want to have a look at recommended mounting orientations for 45s, and also consider the ventilation issue if you are contemplating installing them inside the box.
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Hi Alan

I have not received my board yet but I was thinking I may lay the tubes on their side to make things fit. Your comments is making me think that laying them on their side may be beneficial for more than just the height restriction.

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