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Subject: [Amps] Ameritron amp purchase decision questions
From: R Atkins <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:24:48 -0700 (PDT)
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I'm looking over all of the ameritron amps and having trouble understanding 
something... a quick breakdown reveals the following (from their web site)

AL-80B: 1000 watts,
tube cost $249. $1399 list

AL-572: 1300 watts,
tube cost $60. $1495 list

AL-800: 1250 watts, tube cost $535. $1995 list

Without getting into the "why would anybody pay $3500 for the AL-1200/1500 for 
200 watts more?" questions, let me ask...

Why would anybody pay $500 more for the AL-800 than the AL-572 when it has 
slightly lower power output and the tubes cost 9 times as much?

.. and why would anybody pay only $100 less for 1000 rather than a 13000 watt 
amp when the tubes cost 4 times as much?

I'm sure I'm overlooking something here, but not sure what.


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