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Old 5th May 2018
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Western Electric start making high-end tubes again

WE to start making high end tubes again with "secret sauce" ingredients from the 60's.

Western Electric to Reintroduce Famous 300B Electron Tube | audioXpress
Old 5th May 2018
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Thaank you for the link!

Andre
Old 5th May 2018
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$695 for a single tube...
Old 5th May 2018
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It's pretty hard to believe, but when I looked up the price of a NOS 300B on tube world a single costs $2,648.88! I'm assuming rarity drives these prices more than cost.

Edit: Actually, new Russian and Chinese 300B tubes cost $130-380 per tube. Wow.
Old 5th May 2018
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I love the specificity of the price. A zillion dollars... "and eighty-eight cents."
Old 5th May 2018
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No it's the difficulty in building the stuff to make it special. I mean they only build them in the light of a full moon with 13 year old virgins putting them together. Does anyone have any idea how expensive virgins are today?
Old 5th May 2018
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Does anyone have any idea how expensive virgins are today?
In the words of the OP...

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I'm assuming rarity drives these prices more than cost.
Old 5th May 2018
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I wonder will it be limited to those tubes or will they go into the 12AT7, X7 market too?
Old 5th May 2018
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Thanks for posting this, I am on the south end of Lake Lanier in GA, two hours south of Rossville, GA and had no idea.

Although WE seems to be focused on the 300B, I agree it would be great if they added other high-end tubes.

Of course, I would also be interested in gear that can use the 300B.

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WE to start making high end tubes again with "secret sauce" ingredients from the 60's.

Western Electric to Reintroduce Famous 300B Electron Tube | audioXpress
Old 5th May 2018
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The Japanese will pay that and much more. That's why they are making them again.
Old 5th May 2018
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Tube-analog is unaffordable and becoming extinct. Other great things from our realm are facing the same fate.
Old 6th May 2018
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...and becoming extinct. Other great things from our realm are facing the same fate.
Sigh. Ain't it the truth.
Old 6th May 2018
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$695 for a single tube...
it's a bargain price for heating
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What units are the 300b used in?
Confused who is buying these and why?

I have a lot of tube gear (some vintage) and don't recall this tube.
Old 6th May 2018
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300B is a power triode. Used in single ended power amps.
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