[Amps] Machlett 3-500z

John Lyles jtml at losalamos.com
Sat Jul 22 15:11:24 EDT 2017

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 <warren at warrenvolz.com>
 > To: amps at contesting.com
 > 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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