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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.

 

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Price for a matched pair ..approx $ 1.400 

 

 

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Will the guarantee be the traditional Western Electric 20 years without failure?

JJK

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12 minutes ago, JJkizak said:

Will the guarantee be the traditional Western Electric 20 years without failure?

JJK

No , one year only

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15 minutes ago, RandyH000 said:

the  Western Electric 97a monoblocks amps are 125,000$ a pair ---

 

https://www.westernelectric.com/97a-monoblock-amplifiers

Not only as mono amps ...they offer a brand new integrated Amp the 91E  ...Price ..unknown ...

 

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https://www.westernelectric.com/91e

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, MicroMara said:

Not only as mono amps ...they offer a brand new integrated Amp the 91E  .

They  are poised  for the  Very Wealthy Clientele ,  the Most Expensive Hybrid Tube Amps in the Industry -   

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On 3/26/2021 at 8:19 PM, RandyH000 said:

 

They  are poised  for the  Very Wealthy Clientele ,  the Most Expensive Hybrid Tube Amps in the Industry -   

 

The very wealthy will buy real authentic WE300B tubes not some half baked replicas.

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6 minutes ago, seti said:

some half baked replicas.

Does that mean they are burned in?  LOL

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On 4/6/2021 at 2:29 PM, seti said:

 

The very wealthy will buy real authentic WE300B tubes not some half baked replicas.

 

WE claim the replicas are superior - I would love to see a test made on both versions --

 

How do newly manufactured 300B’s compare to those manufactured in the past?

current turbomolecular vacuum technology allows us to achieve at least two decades lower (2 x 10-6) Torr than previous runs, resulting in longer tube life. It is also easier than ever to maintain cleanroom practices for increased quality control.

 

 

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