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Old 13th January 2009, 12:05 PM   #21
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I'm not sure I understand what you are talking about. I've purchased a half a dozen different transformers from Plitron in the past without difficulty. They are expensive and it takes a while to get them, but Plitron's technical support has always been responsive. Needless to say, I've been pleased with my purchases from Plitron. There must be a reason that so many high end audio manufacturers choose Plitron.
I agree with you there, but the new order minimum ($250) makes it difficult for those of us who buy as we go (1 or 2 at a time). My recent exchanges with the new sales manager showed absolutely no flexibility in this matter, so I bought elsewhere. I still love their product and would even pay more for it, but it seems they are more focused now on OEMs not little guys.
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Old 13th January 2009, 12:44 PM   #22
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Where I called Avel and bought one $22 30VACX2 30VA that would have cost ~$70 AND it shipped same day and was at my door the next.

The thing is I do not think Plitron keeps any stock. It is all custom done. While you may say that is good it drives the price up with little to no benifit. I chatted with a manufaturer of amps and he told me that he believes that Plitron is working off their reputation now and is not nearly as good as they used to be cost/quality wise. As in they raised their prices above what he thought quality/service is worth. $0.02
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Old 13th January 2009, 02:31 PM   #23
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Where I called Avel and bought one $22 30VACX2 30VA that would have cost ~$70 AND it shipped same day and was at my door the next.

The thing is I do not think Plitron keeps any stock. It is all custom done. While you may say that is good it drives the price up with little to no benifit. I chatted with a manufaturer of amps and he told me that he believes that Plitron is working off their reputation now and is not nearly as good as they used to be cost/quality wise. As in they raised their prices above what he thought quality/service is worth. $0.02
Now I see what you are talking about. Plitron is screwing themselves with this inflexibility. Oh well, I guess the economy is so good that they don't need small frys and startups. I seem to remember somthing about a semiconductor manufacturer ignoring a 15 year old with crazy name (Wozniak) that ultimately suffered by never sourcing any components in an Apple product.
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Old 16th January 2009, 02:22 AM   #24
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I may pick up this GB and buy 10 of the transformers myself. Then resell 8 of them to interested parties. But the thought of being "stuck" with a bunch of transformers is daunting. Plus there really is not much of a discount in doing a GB. Rather it is overcoming Plitron's stupid minimum purchase. So are there interested US only buyers in 18-0-18 300VA Plitron transformers that would likely be delivered in 1-2 months? Payment would not be collected until shipment in 1-2 months.
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Old 16th January 2009, 03:59 PM   #25
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I am Interested In 2 pcs of that transformer but I am from Europe
there would be no problem to be shipped via USPS flat rate box at 40 USD
I think that this transformer Is best to be used not only to F5
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Old 16th January 2009, 05:36 PM   #26
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I can't commit just yet, but would you clarify the price so I can run the numbers? Is the price for the Plitron still $90 each delivered as stated earlier? Thanks!

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Old 18th January 2009, 10:47 PM   #27
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I'm still game for a Plitron 300va for a DIY F5/F1 if we can pull this off.

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Old 18th January 2009, 11:39 PM   #28
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I've ordered six 300VA 18VACx2 transformers from Plitron--model 077014201. I plan on keeping two for me and selling the remaining four. Price is $85.36 each plus shipping to you. If I get socked with an import duty (I live in USA, and Plitron is in Canada), then you will be asked to cover a portion of that as well. If you want to reserve one of these four, let me know. A paypal deposit of $40 per transformer will reserve your spot. As always Plitron takes forever, but the quality is good. Although their web page says 10 day delivery, I expect a 1 month delivery. They've always underestimated the time for delivery. Transformers will be carefully re-packaged and promptly sent to you upon their delivery to me.
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Actually, presently it takes approx 10-15 days for transformers to be ready, it says even on a website and I can confirm it by dealing with them.

PS: I see you edited your post.
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Old 19th January 2009, 11:28 AM   #30
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Tea Bag is confirmed with deposit for 2 of the transformers. That leaves 2 left. I will consider shipping internationally if no other US buyers show interest. However, my initial intent was for US residents only. These are dual primary transformers so they can be used with 115V or 230V mains.
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