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Author Topic: MACHLETT 3-500ZG TUBE  (Read 720 times)
W0XX
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« on: December 04, 2017, 03:39:55 PM »

Are these tubes good tubes, as compared to Taylor, RF parts, etc?
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KM1H
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 04:57:23 PM »

Pay enough and you can get your own name on them. They all come from the same manufacturer in China
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 04:59:05 PM »

RF parts offers 3 yr warranty and Mach offers 1 year...one would think that means something...
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 06:16:32 PM »

You could still buy an old Eimac or Amperex tested by RF Parts to make sure it's good. But for the price of 2 RF Parts tubes. Don't know, may do that someday for the Amperex.   
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 11:34:11 PM »

RF parts offers 3 yr warranty and Mach offers 1 year...one would think that means something...

It means RF Parts are pocketing some extra cash on the off chance they have to replace one.

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 06:48:02 AM »

From my limited knowledge on the 3-500's I think they basically come from the same source, China..
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 11:20:20 AM »

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It means RF Parts are pocketing some extra cash on the off chance they have to replace one.

Yep! They claim they actually test them but Ive found that questionable over many years.

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From my limited knowledge on the 3-500's I think they basically come from the same source, China..

I already told you the FACTS; is that not good enough for you?
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »

Ouch
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