What you guys mean by rejects?
OK. “Unofficial sale channels” or in other worlds stolen from factory before scrapping them makes sense.tubetvr said:
Tubes rejected in the final quality control at the factory due to worse performance than specified, normally these tubes should be scrapped or in some cases sold as a type with less performance.
There is however a risk that rejected components can be sold trough unofficial sale channels as faultfree which gives the original manufacturer bad reputation. This is unfortunately not uncommon in the electronics industry.
Alastair E said:...
My 6C's are 1977, Uylianovirsk C-B versions with an OTK number of 17
My idea when I ordered was to ask for some Mid 70's tubes, of the C-B version as I reasoned that any 'rejects' would be of a much later date, and the tubes from the 70's would probably be kosher, being made during the 'Cold-War' period, where rejects would have probably been destroyed, as this valve had little use in the civilian market at the time.
GS has but they cost as much as the tubes themselves!!!How can that be?
The pins are silver (Ag) plated and will oxidize pretty badly