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    Anyone use tube vibration damping rings? Make any difference?

    Anyone recommend a seller for these items to fit ECC83 valves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Anyone use tube vibration damping rings? Make any difference?

    Anyone recommend a seller for these items to fit ECC83 valves?
    I do. I think they make a difference in terms of external vibrations etc. Look for rubber o rings. They are exactly the same but cost half the price.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    I do. I think they make a difference in terms of external vibrations etc. Look for rubber o rings. They are exactly the same but cost half the price.
    Cheers Oli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    I do. I think they make a difference in terms of external vibrations etc. Look for rubber o rings. They are exactly the same but cost half the price.
    Shouldn't that be silicone rubber rather than rubber for the greater heat tolerance? I think there are some o rings that are not up to the job of damping valves.

    Geoff

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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F252090224502

    These are what I bought. I wasn't aware I'd been swindled. They are about 3 for 50 from China!.

    You just need the right size. I'll measure an ECC83 If I get chance.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    Shouldn't that be silicone rather than rubber for the greater heat tolerance?

    Geoff
    Well, yes but my valves don't get THAT hot for it to be an issue.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    I have actually ordered some more expensive ones with 200oC melting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I have actually ordered some more expensive ones with 200oC melting point.
    Lmao. FFS Jim
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Well, yes but my valves don't get THAT hot for it to be an issue.
    Probably not an issue for an ECC83, but my EL34s get very toasty. I just played safe and bought the higher spec heat rating for all my valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    Probably not an issue for an ECC83, but my EL34s get very toasty. I just played safe and bought the higher spec heat rating for all my valves.
    Yeah, better safe than sorry. I did buy proper ones myself but quickly realised there was no difference between the cheap Chinese stuff as that's what they are. Just rebranded into "valve damping rings"
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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