Tubes (was OT: Televisions)
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Tue Feb 16 18:40:52 CST 2010
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, David Griffith wrote:
> Slightly related is the subject of tubes in radios. I get a kick out of
> using tube radios. One big problem though is that there is no source of
> brand-new tubes anymore. It's all new-old-stock. Tube-amp enthusiasts have
> a ready supply of newly-manufactured tubes from a small variety of eastern
> European makers, but those are almost entirely unsuitable for making radios.
> I really wish some of these makers could be convinced to make new signal
> tubes. I like my new-old Philco, but the fact that it uses loktal tubes
> gives me an icky feeling when using it. Nobody is selling AA5 loktal lineups
> on ebay.
I would think that there would be a definite market for such tubes. I know
the feeling you're talking about. I use a Stereo from about 1964 for
listening to the radio and 78's. Though I know where there is a 2nd
identical stereo I might be able to canabilize if needed.
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