I purchased an used Centurion from Tentec in Jul 2006 for $1800; the amp was
built in March 2000 and I don't know what it cost back then. My guess is
that an used Centurion today is going for around $2500 or so.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Toby Pennington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] re Oh?
>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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.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
>> 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
>> $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
>> 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
>> bashing was it?
>> rob / k5uj
>> See what you're getting into.before you go there
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