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Old 8th April 2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Tube Socket Mounting - rigid or floating

I recently scrapped some old reel to reel tape recorders for parts and found some of the tube sockets were mounted suspended in a floating (vibration resistant?) setup.

Wondering why this was done and does it make sense in the tube amps us geeks are putting together today ?

A 300B power tube in a floating socket ?

What do you think?
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Old 8th April 2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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Reduces microphonics of course

I'm planning to suspend my preamplifierboard as well.. It has also been done in delicate measuring equipment..
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Old 8th April 2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use any other method for stage gear, but for home audio, it's a matter of taste, IMO.
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