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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
> rob / k5uj
> See what you're getting into.before you go there
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