Originally Posted by Joe Egan
I've had a Brauner Valvet for about two years. I just replaced the rubber O rings on the shock mount for the fourth time due to their cracking and snapping. Has anyone found a a better source for these than their local hardware store? I'm thinking some kind of ozone-resistant rubber or silicone would work better, but I dunno. Any suggestions?
So I take it you have a Sonic Ionizer thingie? The air cleaner that detroys rubber?
If you can enclose the rubber/elastic in cloth, that works better. You see some shock mount cords are enclosed in cloth, like the Brauner VM Series and the Soundelux', Neumann's, etc.
Unfortunately the rubber rings that Brauner uses on this shock mount can't be sealed up in cloth and maintain the right diameter. So I'm afraid that we are stuck with rubber.
Get a better (non ozone generator) air cleaner and your problems will stop.