Tube dampers ? - Page 2
Welcome to the AudioShark Forums.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: Tube dampers ?

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    SE Pa
    Posts
    883
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tube dampers ?

    just goes to show we love the euphoric distortion of tube gear !
    Cheers ! …. Dave

  2. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Winchester UK
    Posts
    31
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tube dampers ?

    There are only two Philips PCC88's in my CJ GAT2, but the UK importer/distributor recommends listening without the supplied damping rings in situ.

    It's subtle, but I agree with his advice!

  3. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tube dampers ?

    I used some Herbie's on my KT-88 tubes, couldn't tell much difference. I probably ought to try some on the 6922's.

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tube dampers ?

    I also use the Herbie’s on all tubes of my Quicksilver full function preamp. Even the rectifier 6x4’s. My first impression was that they quieted down the preamp slightly. But to be honest, I could not say they provided any real improvement. Hey, they don’t degrade either. Like many tweaks, I gave them a try. They were cheap enough. I keep them in the preamp nonetheless. My Bedini CD demagnetizer is collecting dust in some nebulous draw though.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    100
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tube dampers ?

    Last night and again this afternoon, I tried Herbie’s RX-50 dampers around the thick parts of a pair of Philips 5R4GYS rectis in a PrimaLuna Dialogue preamp. I found they lowered the pitch not for the better and generally sucked the life out of the music. Tapping on those tubes, I heard “dead” glass, no ringing or microphonics.
    Main: Lampizator Atlantic TRP dac, PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium preamp, Ric Schulz modded Oppo 203 with Oppomod I2S card, ATC SCM19A active speakers, PS Audio PowerBase, P15 Regenerator AC-12 power cords, MG Audio AG2S2 XLR, Purist Audio Design Neptune S/PDIF and HDMI cables, iFi S/PDIF Purifier & Paul Hynes SR4 LPS, Audio Magic Ultimate Beeswax and SR Orange fuses, Furutech GTX-D (R) outlet, Samsung F8000 HDTV, Audioquest Carbon HDMI cable, CATV with Tii-220 cable filter, JL Audio e-110 subs in waiting

    Desktop: MG Audio AG2S2 IC's, Quad 12L active speakers, Synergistic Research Black fuses

 

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2