[Amps] Machlett 3-500z

Herbert Schoenbohm herbert.schoenbohm at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 07:08:54 EDT 2017

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.
> 73
> John
> > 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: https://www.ebay.com/itm/222576972694
> > 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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