Ron Castro wrote:
> The Japanese have never come close to Americans when it comes to
> amplifiers. Great names like Collins, Drake, Heath, Ten Tec,
> ETO/Alpha, BTI, Amp Supply, Henry, Dentron, Swan and others I have
> forgotten, always had the 'big iron' the JA's could never duplicate!
"Could never duplicate"? Interesting statement Ron, but could you
clarify it a bit?
The Japanese transceivers were generally complex, at least more complex
than an amplifier. Were they not trying to duplicate amps because of
power limitations in the home market? Other reasons?
If they can make something as complex as an FT-Whatever with 97 front
panel controls, it would seem that an amplifier would not present that
big of a technical challenge. After all, a couple of 3-500s or four 811s
were not rocket science. Heck, if they wanted to, you would think that
the Japanese could have at least made a "Chinese" copy of the Collins,
Drake, etc, etc :-)
Inquiring minds want to know...
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