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Old 27th January 2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default Vacuum Tube factory: For Sale!

See here (1/4 down the page) for more info:

Ken Rockwell's Photography Updates

and factory pictures here:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/Images/au...be-factory.pdf

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Old 27th January 2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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OK, how do I talk my wife into this....?
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Of all the places I would have expected to see a tube factory for sale, Ken Rockwell's site was not it!!

I really like that someone bought it all, Hopefully it will actually find a new home. Looks to be a bit more automated than the video I saw recently of the Eastern European tube factory!

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Old 27th January 2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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OK, how do I talk my wife into this....?
That will take 2 mortgages.

One to bye the factory.

The other to bye lots of bright and shiny stones to distract the wife .
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Old 27th January 2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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I had the good fortune to spend the day with Aspen Pitman and his lovely daughter Autumn (who works for a friend of mine) a couple of years ago. He mentioned he bought the GE equipment and shipped it to China. I wonder if that'ss where it's at.

I love manufacturing. Manufacturing tubes would be the ultimate treat. But realistically, the cost of the equipment would be cheap end of the deal. If you already have a manufacturing business and the facilities for the equipment you can probably get into the tube business fairly inexpensively (> $200,000). If you're starting from scratch you better have a bit more stuffed in your mattress. My estimate to get through the first two years $500,000.

Don't let my logic rain on your parade. Dream on boys. I'm going to.
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Old 27th January 2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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I find this worrying..(another name on the way out maybe)

I have a few copies of the tube amp book by Aspen Pitman..(I like the pics)..LOL

There was a GT shop local to me a few years back (closed) and I did spend some time in there listening to different tubes and amp combinations..

So GT have sold their equipment..(rebrand via selection)..

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Old 27th January 2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Letīs start the fundraising for Troncones new tube factory.

If we all chip in with a certain amount in return he will send us x pcs of free tubes during the next x years.

With enough enthusiast it is possible to bring tube manufacturing back to where it started.
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Why not? I can visualize the Glorious diyAudio Vacuum Tube Factory. Pumping out your dreams...
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Since my amps use a total of 16 EL34/6ca7s I could just about support the factory single-handed! Regards
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