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Re: [TenTec] re Oh?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] re Oh?
From: "Toby Pennington" <toby423@embarqmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 15:49:10 -0400
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I bought a Centurion 422 B back in 04 for 2,195 plus Tennessee sales tax.
So,  in just three years the price has increased $1,000 to 3,195
approximate.  That is a pretty hefty price increase in just three years.
Toby  W4CAK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <k5uj@hotmail.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 3:38 PM
Subject: [TenTec] re Oh?

> I wish to thank Dan for a rational laying out of the facts.
> I knew my original comment in which I merely made the point that there
> in my opinion, better and less expensive options out there than what Ten
> has to offer in the amplifier line would not go over well with the
> but I believe all opinions should be aired because everyone has a right to
> hear all sides before making a purchase.
> If Ten Tec would resolve the plate transformer problem in the Centurion,
> would be a fine albeit overpriced amp.
> We can go on at length all day and night about copper, Centurion weight,
> xformer weight, power supply designs blah blah blah but none of this
> two things:  There is a problem with the stock plate transformer in the
> Centurion and the stock supply under load delivers what is to me, an
> unacceptably low plate v. for an amp that is going to cost $3200.   The
> result is such that it is almost not a stretch to say you may as well save
> $2000 and get an AL80B.
> Now, if Ten Tec can get $3200 for it good for them.  They aren't the
> dummies.   If you got your Centurion back when they were around $1700 or
> $2000 like I did good for you.  If you are in the market for an amp, take
> look around.  Consider all the possibilities, one being a used Centurion
> with the Dahl plate transformer which you would have to buy separately and
> put in.  Then like Dan, me and a few others, you would have a bit higher
> but more important, a reliable p.s.  Now, that wasn't such baaaaad Ten Tec
> bashing was it?
> 73,
> rob / k5uj
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