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Found a brand new article dated march / 23rd / 2021 in a german audio magazine . Western Electric 300B back in production The Production of the legendary Western Electric 300B hi-fi triode is now in full swing. Using state-of-the-art technology, machinery and workflows, the 300B is being manufactured according to the original blueprints at the Western Electric plant in Rossville, Georgia.The new manufacturing process is said to allow the required manufacturing conditions to be met many times more precisely than before, resulting in a greatly extended life and an even more dynamic sound. Each tube undergoes a 72-hour computer-controlled test and function procedure with final measurement, and each tube is supplied with its own data sheet. Based on this final inspection, a "matched" pair is assembled.In initial listening comparisons with a Western Electric NOS pair as well as tubes from other manufacturers, the new 300Bs were said to have produced a more airy and spacious soundstage that also possessed more power and dynamics than the NOS tube. Price for a matched pair ..approx $ 1.400