You get what you pay for.. With the Alpha, the quality of parts, and
protection circuits are better. While the TT is on the upper range, it's
still not the quality of the Alpha, Avcom or even the Henry (sorry they are
not making amp any longer) amps. On the otherhand, Alpha or Avcom has
the customer service that TT has. If I lived close to the TT plant, that
is what I would run, but so far my Alpha 87a has been bullet-proof.
As far as price increases, I would much rather pay the increases than see
another American Ham manufactor go out of business..
----- Original Message -----
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] re Price increases
> Well, yes, if price is all you look at? MAYBE, someone might want some
> FEATURES the TT amp has?
> Some people even buy ALPHA amps. I wonder for what reason they do that? Do
> THEY see something you don't ? MAYBE ................. as they are
> more expensive than even TT amps !
> Walt K8CV Royal Oak, MI.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 12:38 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] re Price increases
>> <<<The Centurion and Titan III amplifiers will
>> increase from $ 3095 and $ 4195 to $ 3195 and $ 4295.>>>
>> Ten Tec sadly may as well throw in the towel and get out of the amp
>> business. Let's see--I can pay $3200 for a Centurion with an inferior
>> supply or I can pay $2200 for a new AL82 from Ham Station with a power
>> supply that runs rings around the Centurion. It's a no brainer.
>> I can buy a Titan III, or for almost $1000 less get a Command HF2500 that
>> built better, looks better, and runs cleaner due it its use of triodes
>> instead of tetrodes.
>> rob / k5uj
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