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Re: [Amps] TENTEC TITAN 425 price?

To: "Jim Brown" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] TENTEC TITAN 425 price?
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 07:30:39 -0400
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> On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:44:50 -0400, Mark Robinson wrote:
>>Hi Budi,
>>I think that the price depends upon the condition. There are several
>>variations in the colour scheme of these amps. I have seen the price vary
>>from $1500 to $2800. I just bought a Gold series version of this amp ( 1 
>>only 50 made) and the price was at the high end of this range but I was
>>looking for an amp in top condition.

> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

> I own three of them, all bought used in good shape. I paid ZERO attention 
> to
> the finish, and would not have paid a nickel for gold. These are good 
> amps,
> fairly easy to work on, almost everything you might need is available at
> reasonable cost. I consider $1,500 a fair price for one with good tubes 
> and
> working fine. I would not pay more than about $1,650 unless everything was
> pristine and the tubes were brand new Eimacs.
> The oldest 425 has a HV switch on the RF deck, while newer ones have the 
> HV
> switch on the power supply and have a QSK/VOX switch on the RF deck. That
> older version is worth a bit less, because the QSK/VOX switching is quite
> awkward, and because it cannot be used to get you up to 200W on 30M, while
> the newer ones can. And that 3dB DOES help at times. :)
> Note that I'm talking the original Titans, which carry the 425 model 
> number.
> There are Titan II and Titan III. Different amps, newer.
> 73,
> Jim K9YC
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Hi Jim,

What were the differences incorporated in the later 425 models to allow 30m 

73 Mark N1UK 

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