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Offline denti alligator

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tubes loose in sockets
« on: April 20, 2019, 03:46:29 AM »
I've been running my Stereomour II for years now and loving it.

One problem I've had is that the left 2A3 tube is very loose in the socket, and sometimes I get hum from it that requires nudging it slightly. I've re-flowed the solder on the sockets but that hasn't improved the problem. I've swopped the tubes. No improvement. The right tube is also not sitting snugly, but it doesn't seem to have this issue.

For now I'm happy to nudge it every now and then. Do I maybe need to replace the socket itself, or should I re-flow and maybe apply more solder to the joints again?
- Sam

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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: tubes loose in sockets
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 05:21:11 AM »
You can pinch the contacts together a bit under the socket and that should take care of the issue.
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Re: tubes loose in sockets
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 05:22:34 AM »
perfect, thanks.
- Sam

Rega P3-24 (w/AT 150MLX) w/Groovetracer upgrades / C4S Seduction / FLAC -->J.River -->DSD256 -->Gustard X20 / Stereomour II / Klipsch Forte II w/Crites upgrades / C4S S.E.X. 2.0 +Nickel MQ Iron / Speedball Crack / Sennheiser HD600 w/Cardas cable

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