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Old 27th November 2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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Which tubes would you all like to see in production again? Hopefully someone will take notice of this and try to get article in audio mags and drive a new market for replications of classic tubes. For my own part, I would love to see some new 01A and 6A8G production. The 01A could be used by the audio crowd and the antique radio crowd. The 6A8 was an extremely common converter used in many radios. Incidentally, it also is useful in making small homebrew AM transmitters- but it costs about $20 to get one if its in stock. What are your guys' choice for repro tubes?
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Old 27th November 2007, 01:57 AM   #3
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The Bendix Red Bank series would be at the top of my fantasy list.
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D3A, 5842/417A (Westrex may make these soon, but the price will be stratospheric.)

Nothing very exotic on my list..
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Old 27th November 2007, 02:29 AM   #5
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STC4212 would be cool, but not too practical i think.
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Old 27th November 2007, 02:40 AM   #6
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12BY7A for my HAM radio.
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Old 27th November 2007, 03:07 AM   #7
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Sy wants the 6LF6, I would prefer the 6LW6 which is the same tube with an octal base. Other that that, some reasonably priced 45's would be nice.
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Old 27th November 2007, 03:16 AM   #8
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Some 8233/E55L's in a octal base. (I know...I'm dreaming)

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Isn't that the heavy duty 811 also known as a 572B once made by Waters. Penta sells a Chinese 572B with a carbon plate that's basically the same thing, although probably not the old Waters quality.

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Old 27th November 2007, 03:29 AM   #9
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Some 8233/E55L's in a octal base. (I know...I'm dreaming)

Isn't that the heavy duty 811 also known as a 572B once made by Waters.
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That's what I thought.

Pretty sure the last Cetron 572B's I had were dual marked as T160L. I think I may still have some Amperex 572B that are dual marked as T160L.

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Old 27th November 2007, 03:46 AM   #10
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Hi Win,
Yes, I forgot that they were available with the Cetron name. Of course they're almost surely Chinese because Richardson owns the name and puts it on everything. And I would never buy tubes from rip-off Richardson! Didn't know Amperex had them too.
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