UltraSonic SS is designed specifically for small-signal tubes. By reducing microphonic anomalies, the musical result is an "undamping" or "unveiling" of the musical vitality and ambience of the originally recorded event. Firm-yet-compliant isolation pads made of an exclusive silicone/silica formulation, coupled with tempered titanium C-rings, deliver amazingly natural sound. Harsh, acute vibrations are reduced in amplitude so they do not cause irritating distortions, fuzz or glare, allowing the full musical potential of the tubes to fully blossom. With more of the inherent potential of your preamp and small-signal tubes realized, your audio system will achieve a new level of high performance.
Sleeveless pads allow use to 300° F (149° C), which is well above the temperature range of most small-signal tubes, including amplifier input and driver tubes. Not recommended for extremely hot-running 6H30 "supertubes," 5687/6900 triodes, 6973 and other beam power tubes, EL84, rectifier tubes, output power tubes, or other extremely hot-running tubes (use UltraSonic Rx or HAL-O III for these).
UltraSonic SS is our primary recommendation for all cool to warm-running small-signal tubes listed below, for use with CD player, DAC, preamp, and amplifier. (UltraSonic SS dampers fit closely around the tube; ideal for Raysonic CD Players, tube microphones, and other limited-space applications.) Also great for capacitors.
UltraSonic SS-7: This damping instrument fits small-signal seven-pin miniature tubes approximately 5/8" to 3/4" diameter (16mm to 19mm), including 0A2, 0B2, 0C2, 1S5, 12AE6, 12FK6, 12FM6, 304B, 3A5, 3S4, 403A/B, 408A, 5591, 5651, 5654, 5654SQ/W, 6005, 60FX5, 6186, 6AK5, 6AK5W, 6AL5, 6AN4, 6AQ5, 6AQ6, 6AU6, 6BH6, 6C4, 6ER5, 6FG5, 6FQ5A, 6FS5, 6FY5, 6GK5, 6J1, 6J1P-EV, 6J6, 6N4, 6P17, 6X4, 6Z4, 7543, 9001, DCC90, DL92, EC90, EF95, M8100, OA2, OB2, OC2, SBA6.
UltraSonic SS-9: This damper fits small-signal miniature nine-pin tubes 3/4" to 7/8" diameter (19mm to 22mm), including 12AT7/ECC81, 12AU7/ECC82, 12AV7, 12AX7/ECC83, 12AY7, 12AZ7, 12B4, 12BH7, 12BY7, 12BZ7, 12DW7, 12FQ7, 2C51, 396, 396A, 417, 5670, 5751, 5755, 5814, 5842, 5879, 5963, 5965, 6072, 6189, 6201, 6267, 6350, 6385, 6414, 6519P, 6688, 6829, 6922, 6955, 6AN8, 6BL8, 6BQ7, 6BZ7, 6C19P, 6C45, 6CG7, 6DJ8/ECC88, 6EU7, 6FQ7, 6GC7, 6GH8(A), 6GU7, 6GW8, 6H23N, 6H6PI, 6N2, 6N2P, 6N23P, 6N3P, 6N6P, 6S4, 6U8(A), 6V4, 7025, 7044, 7058, 7062, 7119/E182CC, 7199, 7308, 7AU7, 7DJ8, 8416, Cca, E80F, ECC40, ECC802S, ECC803/S, E288CC, E88CC, EC86, ECC85, ECC86, ECC90, ECF80, ECL86, EF86, EL821, EL86, EM84, EZ80, M8162, PC88, PCC88, T-6 1/2 bulb.
UltraSonic SS-25: Fits small-signal straight-sided octal tubes approximately 1" to 1-1/16" diameter (23mm to 28mm), including metal 12SC7, metal 12SJ7, metal shell 6F6, 6J5, 6R7, metal 6SC7, metal 6SJ7, "slim" 6SN7.
UltraSonic SS-30: This damper fits small-signal straight-sided octal tubes approximately 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" diameter (28mm to 32mm), including 12J5/GT, glass 12SJ7, 12SJ7GT, 12SL7/GT, 12SN7/GT, 5691, 5692, 68HC, 6AH4, 6AU5, 6BL7, 6DN7, 6EA7, 6EM6, 6EM7, 6EW7, straight-sided 6F6G, 6FD7, 6FY7, 6H4, 6H4GT, glass 6J5, 6J8P, 6N8P, 6N9P, 6R7GT (glass T-9 bulb), 6SC7 (glass tube), 6SF5-GT (glass tube), 6SH7, glass 6SJ7, 6SJ7GT, 6SL7, 6SN7, 6SN7GT-series (6SN7GT, 6SN7GTA, 6SN7GTB, 6SN7WGT, 6SN7WGTA), 7N7, C3G, MT8 bulb, PL504.
UltraSonic SS-35: This damping instrument fits small-signal tubes approximately 1-1/4" to 1-7/16" diameter (32mm to 36mm), including ECC33 and ECC35.
UltraSonic SS-40: This damping instrument fits bottle-shaped and other small-signal tubes approximately 1-1/2" to 1-5/8" diameter (37mm to 44mm) including Sophia Electric "bottle" 6SL7 and 6SN7.
UltraSonic SS-50: This damping instrument fits Shuguang Treasure CV 181-Z and other small-signal tubes 1-3/4" to 2-1/8" diameter.
Changing Gear? UltraSonic SS isolation pads can be slid off one titanium C-ring and onto another. If you need a different size than what you have, spare C-rings are available, so you don't have to buy a whole damping instrument to change sizes.
Very prompt service and very happy with performance of the dampers.
Deampers for preamp tubes in Cayin integrated
When I thought that tuning of my Cayin integrated amplifier was completed, I realized that when adjusting the bias of the tubes, every time I would touch the chassis with fingers or the screw-driver, a small buzz would come out of the speakers at zero volume. I realized that there was a design problem that translated in vibrations transfered to the sound. After some research I first ordered the dampers for the preamp tubes, and right the next day they arrived I ordered the dampers for the driver tubes. The improvement in performance was obvious, and results in reduction of base noise in the bass to medium bass region, which allows for better definition and imaging of bass and drums, and with diminishing returns, all the way up.
UltraSonic SS Damping
Good morning I tried out of curiosity the UltraSonic SS Damping. I was so amazed at the quality of the result that I immediately ordered 6 HAL-O III Dampers. With the UltraSonic SS I gained in realism. my sound is more articulate. A feeling that the person is singing close to you. I advised a friend to order them for his house. The result was the same as mine. I strongly order the products. Yann.
Transformed mediocre VT231 pair to magic
I prefer the look without the dampers, for sure. See title. Highly recommended
UltraSonic SS Damping Instrument
Fantastic product, fantastic service.
Great Products, Great Customer Service!
fast fair friendly transaction! great communication, items were exactly as pictured, quickly shipped at low cost and sound great in multiple A/B listening tests. i would highly recommend and happily use this vendor and their products again!
Ultra sonic ss damping instrument
Great product. I am glad I purchased it. Really makes a difference in the sound.I give it a 5 Star .Thanks Once Again.
They really work well
Greatly reduces the microphonics inherent in 6SN7 tubes. Highly recommend.
Herbies Tube Dampers
Superb as always. Wouldn’t buy any other brand. Thanks much!
These worked great, but I will not buy anything else from Texas as long as their legislature is trying to take Constitutional rights from women and voters.
Money well spent
I am glad I decided to get the dampers for my BHK Preamp and Amp. I can definitley hear the increase in clarity and space that they provide. I recommend them to anyone using equipment that utilize tubes.
seem to work well
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