[AMPS] SB-220: Operate/Standby Switch
Tue, 6 Feb 2001 03:44:53 -0800
>>Consider that the price of a 25w rheostat is under $6.
>Yes. Which is why in a home brew amp, you'd fit one,
>In the commercial world, $6 on a component is at least
>$12 on the ex-works price. In the case of a variable or
> preset control, where testing and adjustment is
>required, add another $5. These are the real costs you
>find in a production environment.
Collins Radio managed to use one in the KWS-1.
>So all of a sudden, our filament rheostat is costing $20
>plus sales tax to the end user.
wasting a $650 8877 for lack of spending $6 is bananas.
>Similar sort of add ons
>happen for step start, increased cooling for the tank
>circuit and so on. Very soon, you're talking of the $5k
>plus amplifier. Which is part of the explanation of why
>Uncle Sam pays so much for equipment. Other parts
>of that are procurement practices, but that's another
$700 crapper seats, et cetera is how the military-industrial complex
conceals "black project" funds.
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