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4Pin 01


Order Number: 398-401-79

UX4 - Wired - Teflon - Gold - Beryllium Contacts

Yamamoto Alike

mounting options
Beryllium Contact Example
Beryllium Contact inside

Note, with sockets that have detachable clamp rings, you can attach the clamp in two positions, allowing positioning of the tube at 0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees. So always have the tube orientation as you want it.

Chassis hole 27mm.

Screw distance 35mm .

4Pin

Order Number:
399-064-59

UX4 - Large - Wired - Ceramic

Tubes like:
EL34, KT66, 6SN7, 5U4G, etc, with small octal base.

This socket is highly recommended for free wiring, because you have very large double solder lugs, with double holes each. So you can mounts a great part of the components directly on the sockets.

Chassis hole 35mm.
Screw distance 45mm


4Pin

Order Number:
399-065-69

UX4 - Large - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Chassis hole 35mm.
Screw distance 45mm

 


4Pin

Order Number:
399-066-84

UX4 - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

The classical American UX4 socket. Nicely rebuild, excellent quality with good "feel" when inserting and removing the tubes. Ceramic, gold plated Version.


Dimensions

Chassis hole 31mm.
Screw distance 38.2mm


4/5Pin


Tube Sockets. B4/B5 Tin plated.
Order Number:
399-069-93

B4 / B5 - Wired - Ceramic

B4 is the European socket from 1930....1945. Many famous tubes have this socket, like PX25, PX4 etc. Today many very nice rectifiers can still be found that use this socket. Rectifiers are RGN... types, like RGN1064, RGN2504 etc. Check our NOS pages for some very nice tubes of this series. We have many on stock!


4/5Pin


Tube Sockets. B4/B5 Gold.
Order Number:
399-070-27

B4 / B5 - Wired - Ceramic - Gold
 

4/5Pin


Tube Sockets. B4/B5 Gold.
Order number for 1x 50pcs
398-501-68

B4 / B5 - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Box of 50 pieces, for wholesale price.


7Pin


Order Number:
399-075-95

7Pin - PCB - Ceramic

Tubes like:6AU6, 6AQ5

Very high quality contacts. Socket is covered by ceramic top plate. So only thin holes for tube pins are visible.  Perfect feeling when putting in the tube.  No side force on the pins / no bended tube pins, also not when the tube is removed very often.


7Pin


Order Number:
399-076-47

7Pin - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Tubes like:6AU6, 6AQ5

All metal parts gold plated. Very high quality contacts. Socket is covered by ceramic top plate. So only thin holes for tube pins are visible.  Perfect feeling when putting in the tube.  No side force on the pins / no bended tube pins, also not when the tube is removed very often. Smooth feeling when putting in the tube.  No side force on the pins / no bended tube pins, also not when the tube is removed very often.


7Pin


Order Number:
399-073-69

P7 - Wired - German Post - Ceramic

Very rugged ceramic socket.


7Pin
Order Number:
399-074-58

P7 - Wired - German Post - Ceramic - Gold

Very rugged ceramic socket.

 

7Pin
Order Number:
399-112-85

7-Pin Septar Socket - Gold

Very rugged ceramic socket, for 6C33 and others.

8Pin

8Pins
Order Number: 399-102-43

Octal PCB - Wired - Ceramic - Gold - Beryllium Contacts

Beryllium Contact Example
Beryllium Contact inside

Chassis hole 21.2mm

8Pin

7N7 to 6SN7 Adapter
Order Number: 399-125-92

The order number is for the adapter only, not for the tube pictured with it here.

CERAMIC 7N7 to 6SN7 adapater.

We all know it, and we all don't want to know it, but.....6SN7 NOS is sold out everwhere.

What you can buy, you can only trust from very few people. We found, most NOS that is sold, is at 80...90% plate current. Good tubes still, but just not the 100% we are expecting. Well, even new RUSSIAN 6SN7 is not at 100% plate current. Anyway... real NOS Stocks are simple gone, and what is for sale are single tubes, or tubes that have been used, and put back into the boxes.

It s really a problem to buy good NOS 6SN7. We also collect them one by one until we have pairs. Best way we find a stock that has been screened 5x before in the last 25 years, and what is left is those that were not really nice. Even with cheap Russian 6H8 (= 6SN7) this is almost getting a normal situation now. This is the true reason why good NOS 6SN7 is so hard to get. However there is one MAJOR EXCEPTION, and that is 7N7. This tube is a 6SN7 with another socket. All you need, is this socket adapter, and you can Plug & Play any 7N7 into a any 6SN7 amplifier! 7N7 tubes you get offered as NOS, are useually 1st choice indeed. They appear most of the time REAL NOS. What's even nicer, they cost a lot less AND you can buy different versions easily (still). We sell a five-pack NOS SLYVANIA 7N7 for a really attractive price. (as in this picture). Try to find a five-pack NOS 6SN7 and you understand how difficult this is!

The order number is for the adapter only, not for the tube pictures.

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8Pin


Order Number:
399-077-68

Octal - Ceramic - Standard

Tubes like:
EL34, KT88, 5U4G, 6SN7

High Quality "Celch" Contacts. These have quite high pull out force, for very good electrical contact. Rugged standard product.

Octal 

Printed Circuit Board Version

Pin Radius on PCB
25,4mm  / One Inch

Tubes like:
KT88, EL34


8Pin

Order Number:
398-801-18

Octal - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Tubes like:
EL34, KT88, 5U4G, 6SN7

Cylinder Type contacts. These have higher pull out force. Recommended when you do not change the tubes frequent.

Octal 

Wired Version

Tubes like:
KT88, EL34


8Pin

Order Number:
398-802-33

Octal - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Tubes like:
EL34, KT88, 5U4G, 6SN7

With "Fork"" Contacts. These have lower pull out force, and are recommended when you plan frequent changing of the tubes. WE SUPPLY THE GOLD PLATED VERSION. THOUGH SILVER PLATED VERSION IS PICTURED HERE.


Octal 

Wired Version

Tubes like:
KT88, EL34


8Pin

Order Number:
399-103-71

Loctal - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Tubes like:
C3m, C3f, 7N7.

Optically very good looking version of this socket. Note, with loctal tubes, the pins distance is the same as with Octal but LOCTAL pins are thinner. Yet Loctal tubes have a high pull out force, and they need no retainer. The pull out force is mainly by the center contact. When the sockets are mounted in the chassis, this works good. It is not good to pull off the socket by hand directly from the tube, to test this. In the chassis it wil work fine though.



Loctal 

Wired Version

C3m, C3f, 7N7.


8Pin


Order Number:
399-079-17

Octal Large - Wired - Ceramic

Tubes like:
EL34, KT66, 6SN7, 5U4G, etc, with small octal base.

Not for KT88 or 6550 or other wide metal flange octal base. 

First: This socket is highly recommended for free wiring, because you have very large double solder lugs,that have two holes each, plus you can wind a wire around it. It has a "collar" for that, So you can mounts a great part of the components and wires directly on the sockets.

Second: These have have the great possibility to measure all signals directly through the front plate, when you make the chassis hole wide enough. There is a copper pad for this, beneath each tube contact, and these can be accessed from above. Take care for isolation precautions when do this! We say it here officially: When you do this you need a cover over the amplifier, or anything else to prevent you touch the copper pads by mistake. If you do not want this, you should make the chassis hole small enough to cover the copper pads.


Outside Dimensions only

Chassis hole 35mm.
Screw distance 45mm

 


8Pin


O
rder Number:
399-080-39

Octal Large - Wired - Ceramic -Gold


Outside Dimensions only

Chassis hole 35mm.
Screw distance 45mm

 

9Pin 01
Order Number:
398-901-01

mounting options

Note, with sockets that have detachable clamp rings, you can attach the clamp in two positions, allowing positioning of the tube at 0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees. So always have the tube orientation as you want it.

Chassis hole 21.2mm
Screw distance 30mm


9Pin


Order Number:
399-082-79

Noval - PCB - Ceramic Socket - Standard 

Original item, as used for high volume products


9Pin


Order Number:
399-082-79

Noval - PCB - Ceramic

Tubes like:
EL84, 12AX7, ECC81

Very high quality contacts. Socket is covered by ceramic top plate. So only thin holes for tube pins are visible.  Perfect feeling when putting in the tube.  No side force on the pins / no bended tube pins, also not when the tube is removed very often.


9Pin


Order Number:
399-084-36

Noval - Wired - Ceramic - Gold

Tubes like:
EL84, 12AX7, ECC81

All metal parts gold plated. Very high quality contacts. Socket is covered by ceramic top plate. So only thin holes for tube pins are visible.  Perfect feeling when putting in the tube.  No side force on the pins / no bended tube pins, also not when the tube is removed very often. Smooth feeling when putting in the tube.  No side force on the pins / no bended tube pins, also not when the tube is removed very often.

 

Plate Cap 6,3mm GOLD
Order Number:
399-399-114 27

Ceramic Plate Cap (Anode Cap), for 14mm diameter caps. Gold plated.

For tubes like PL519

 

Plate Cap 7,5mm NOT-Gold
Order Number:
399-119 97

Ceramic Plate Cap (Anode Cap), for 14mm diameter caps.

 

Plate Cap 9mm GOLD
Order Number:
399-115 00

Ceramic Plate Cap (Anode Cap), for 14mm diameter caps. Gold plated.


 
 

Plate Cap 14mm NotGold
Order Number:
399-120-47

Ceramic Plate/Anode Cap with 14mm diameter.

For tubes like 813

 

Plate Cap 14mm GOLD
Order Number:
399-116-72

Ceramic Plate Cap (Anode Cap), for 14mm diameter caps. Gold plated.

For tubes like 813