[AMPS] SB-220: Operate/Standby Switch

measures 2@vc.net
Tue, 6 Feb 2001 03:44:53 -0800

>Rich says:
>>Consider that the price of a 25w rheostat is under $6.  
>Yes. Which is why in a home brew amp, you'd fit one, 
>without argument.
>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.  
cheers, Peter

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