Western Electric 300B - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Tubes / Valves

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes :) Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th December 2004, 02:22 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
serengetiplains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Default Western Electric 300B

So I was on the Western Electric website looking up tube data of some or another unavailable WE tube, and I saw several indications that WE was currently producing the 300B. So I fired an email off to several "official" WE dealers listed on the WE website, and received this response from Tube Depot:

Quote:
We have the Western Electric 300B in stock. They moved from Kansas City to Huntsville and this did cause a stoppage in prodcution for some time, but they are back....better than ever.

If you have any other questions, let me know.
By "better than ever," the Tube Depot rep meant, perhaps among other things, that 300Bs are more expensive than ever. $900 a matched pair.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2004, 03:30 PM   #2
Apex Jr is offline Apex Jr  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Torrance, Calif
To put this in perspective the older etched base WE 300B's
new in box are going for 900 + EACH.... Steve @ Apex Jr.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2004, 03:31 PM   #3
diyAudio Senior Member
 
fdegrove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Belgium
Hi,

Quote:
that 300Bs are more expensive than ever. $900 a matched pair.
Not really...It's been like this for the past 10 years or more.

Considering they're still actually "Made in U.S.A" and the number of manhours that go into manufacture that's actulally not all that expensive.

Matched pair get you a very nice wooden "cigar box" too...

Cheers,


EDIT: That said I still consider the 2A3 the bargain of the century....
__________________
Frank
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2004, 04:22 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
rcavictim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Next to an open wormhole NW of Toronto
That is just silly. One should not have to pay that much coin for a vacuum tube which is a wear item in a sound system. If you are an engineer replacing the finals in your radio station transmitter then that is another thing, and prices over $50.00/tube are quite justified IMO. Stop and consider that the mighty 833A transmitting triode (used in the $quarter million Wavac amp) is available for shy of $150 each!

I for one do not own or use a WE prayer mat.
__________________
"There are more worlds than the one you can hold in your hand." Albert Hosteen, Navajo spiritual elder and code-breaker, X-Files TV Series.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2004, 06:16 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Stanley, KS (near KC)
Send a message via AIM to newkirklabs
Default Re: Western Electric 300B

Quote:
Originally posted by serengetiplains
By "better than ever," the Tube Depot rep meant, perhaps among other things, that 300Bs are more expensive than ever. $900 a matched pair.
It is my understanding, that when the move to Huntsville was made, WE updated (supposedly) all there equipment, procedures, QA, etc. I am not sure what all that means in reality.

I personnally don't think that justifies the outragous pricefor a 'wear item.' IMHO

Matt
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Western Electric 16A Plans korneluk Multi-Way 35 26th December 2013 05:29 AM
Modify & build out (2) Western Electric 300B / 2A3 Hammond monoblock amps & UTC LS-5 quality sound Tubes / Valves 0 9th May 2009 03:59 PM
WTB: Western Electric 300B (matched pair) + Hashimoto SE Output tr.'s cartman Swap Meet 3 22nd May 2006 04:47 AM
Western electric VT1 tubes battradio Tubes / Valves 7 19th January 2004 03:29 AM
Western Electric PassFan Tubes / Valves 0 26th April 2003 01:09 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:53 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2