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Re: [Amps] Machlett 3-500z

Subject: Re: [Amps] Machlett 3-500z
From: Herbert Schoenbohm <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:08:54 -0400
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K5SVC buys Machlett (Chinese) in larger quantities and offers a 1 year warranty. If you are looking to replace a 3CX1500A7 (AL-1500 Ameritron) the price is about 1/3rd what vendors charge for Eimac. His price is only $600 and IMHO this is a better choice.

Herb, KV4FZ

On 7/22/2017 3:11 PM, John Lyles wrote:
One thing is known for certain, Machlett is only the name and not the original company. They have long been out of business and Eimac bought their assets and product line over a decade ago. Machlett was originally a major power tube manufacturer for industrial tubes, radar, pulsed power, and transmitters; they had association with Raytheon.

Anything using that name now is likely a knock off and is just a name, just like Taylor tubes (not the same as the old Taylor) and RCA.

Its probably not their tooling and designs unless Eimac sold them off.

> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:46:59 -0600
> From: Warren Volz <>
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> Subject: [Amps] Machlett 3-500z

> Tonight while searching for 3-500z on eBay I discovered this listing: > I know all 'new' tubes are made in China and the rfparts version seems to get the best reviews. Any idea what the deal is with these Machlett 'factory direct' models? They are $90 less than rfparts. Are they the rejects from elsewhere or the manufacturer trying to undercut the market?

> -Warren KD5YPH

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