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Old 15th April 2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default can this thing improve the sound??

can this thing improve the sound??
many ppl said it can reduce vibration and microphonics.
can it?
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Old 15th April 2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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Many say it can!

Have not tried if myself though..

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Old 15th April 2003, 03:16 PM   #3
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It's not that hard and costly to try it yoursef
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Old 15th April 2003, 03:21 PM   #4
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If a tube has severe microphonics, a silicone rubber o-ring can damp that a little bit. But it's a band-aid on a corpse; best to use a less-microphonic tube in the first place.
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I still have some of those: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...t=tube+dampers

The person who bought them from me, didn't return them, so they probably work OK.
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Old 15th April 2003, 05:08 PM   #6
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i tried them, yes it works musically and the glass would not ring when it is tap on. Besides it's cheap something like a few coins for it. It is called o-rings. But don't expect to much improvement out of it. A band-aid in reducing microphony as mention.
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Old 15th April 2003, 07:39 PM   #7
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Please consider the Pearl coolers and give them a try.
Aside of being what the name says they are they do a wonderful job in eliminating microphony.In fact,the Pearl coolers are the most effective anti-microphonic gadgets I ever tried!
I see some kind of EL 84 in your picture...,well,the other major benefit of Pearl's is,you guessed,COOLING!
You'll actually be amazed how a tube sounds when you reduce the temperature of the glass envelope by some degree,especially in the most heated section,this is the half-of-the-anode zone.
And,I have to mention that if you like the effects and you're skilled enough,you could make your own Pearls...
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Price check: a package of 50 silicone o-rings of the right size runs about $10 from McMaster-Carr. Let's see, if I call them "Ponn-Fahr Tube Damping Rings" and create a nice line of BS, I should be able to get $5 apiece.
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Default Re: can this thing improve the sound??

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Originally posted by takashi can this thing improve the sound
LMAO, good one.

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The last time I saw something like this, it was on a show here in Canada called the "Sunday Night Sex Show''

The host, named Sue, called it a "**** Ring".

Just goes to show you that there are many uses for an O-ring.

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