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ISO-TANGO to quit

Hi!

I got news that Tamura is planning to cut back production and to delete many of their transformers from the offering.

Among others F-2000, F-5000 and F-7000 series will be stopped.

Does anybody have details about this? Very sad that after the discontinuation of Tango another major japanese audio transformer manufacturer cuts back their offering.

Best regards

Thomas
 
google chrome translates this way ... bad news

[Product is discontinued]
it becomes the termination Womochimashite orders up to and including March 27, 2014 year
F-781, -782, -783
F-2003, -2 004, -2005, -2006, -2020
(F-2021 and ※ F-2007 production continued) F-5002, -5003, -5 005, -5,006 F -7,001, -7 002, -7 003, -7,020, -7021 PC-6001, -6 002, -6003 PC-8001, -8002, -8003 PC-3005, -3 007, A-4005, -4 006 B-5002, - 5003, -5006, -5007, B-6003
 
About six months too late unfortunately. Some stock may be available at a price, and these products were already extremely expensive. There are probably alternatives available on the Japanese market that will eventually surface elsewhere.

Hashimoto makes good transformers and last I knew was financially stable.

I used the Tamura F-5002 in some of my early products, and it was excellent. Far too expensive, but excellent.. I think this is part of what killed these lines ultimately.