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Re: [Amps] Machlett 3-500Z tubes

To: J Lyles <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Machlett 3-500Z tubes
From: Rob Atkinson <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:31:35 -0600
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Taylor, Machlett and RCA have all been purchased by new companies.
Taylor and Machlett are merely brands for tubes made in China now.  A
company in Ohio?  can't remember where, bought the RCA brand to use on
television antennas and other associated products.  It has zero
relation to the old Camden RCA.


> These tubes are likely made in China unless they are very old stock. I am
> not sure I ever saw a 3-500Z in my Machlett datasheets though.
> Sounds like an opportunistic reuse of the name.
> Speaking of which, looking at the Black Friday circulars inserted in
> Thursdays Thanksgiving Holiday newspaper, I saw a lot of consumer
> electronics with the RCA name (even the stylistic logo). Obviously this is
> another reuse of a classic name in electronics, just for marketing glamor.
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