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Old 2nd October 2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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Western Electric tubes factory is come back with 300B maybe the other tubes in the future as well let's dream.

Official prices per matched pair is 1299 $ and single tube cost 599 $

Probably available December 2018 in time for its 80th Anniversary.

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Old 2nd October 2018, 08:57 PM   #2
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Those 300B tubes are going to cost about $4000+ each. The $60k mono blocks are out of my price range.

But, I can't make tubes. They are advertised to last 40,000 hours. Maybe I'll buy a set and build my own 300B amp, or buy a Bottlehead amp and build it.

Glad to see that these tubes are being built again.
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Old 2nd October 2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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Western Electric library save the spirit now open 21 Century chapter
http://www.westernelectric.com/stati...-amplifier.pdf
Western Electric - Archived Amplifier Specifications

Vintage tubes datasheet's archives:
Western Electric - Archived Tube Specifications
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I guess one could always buy some originals
NOS Western Electric Engraved Base 300B, Black Plate, Late 1930's, Matched Pair
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Modern vacuum tubes from Elrog are one interesting alternative

Company - ELROG
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Western Electric new factory line is BIG and pessimistic folks can feel a bit worry
Imagine in 2020 dozen DHT models in stock at reasonable price
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I can't imagine that the business model is based on reasonable prices.
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Only $20k? That's nothing, a drop in the bucket.

I don't blame them for charging that much honestly, I'm not a hater. There is a guy out there where $20k is like spending $200 to me and they won't bat an eyelash at the price. I kinda wish I was THAT guy of course. That guy where a weekend out on the boat is $20k to pay for gas and crew. Some people have too much money. I don't have that problem that's for damn sure so sweep tubes it is for me.
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I have a problem with ripping off the poor, I'm rather fine with ripping off the rich. If they were mine I'd feel no guilt getting $20K for them.

The intriguing question is what the guy that buys will tell his pals, lies to show that he's a blessed and clever savant who found and bought them for $100 from a old TV repairman's widow, or boast that he actually paid $20K for them online.

The fun part of that TubeDepot page is at the bottom, "You might also be interested in..." Hey there, consider some spiffy new $10 EL84s to go with your NOS $20,000 300Bs!
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