[Boatanchors] Antique Electronic Supply joins the dark side...

john johnmb at nc.rr.com
Tue Jun 14 18:14:01 EDT 2011

I received AES's catalogette today and was somewhat dismayed to find the 
following gobbledegoop:

In regards "Sunrise Tubes" version of the 12AX7

" The larger bottle gives this tube a ful rich tone".


Later the astute reader will learn that the "100% larger than typical 
metallized film capacitors... provide a dramatic improvement in clarity 
focus and dynamics". Never mind my boatanchors, my wife will order some for 
*me* , since the "benefits will be immediately discernable".  Similar caps 
in the tweeter circuit (the boatanchors, not mine) will "reveal additional 
detail and nuance".

While I realize marketing is king, it's sad to see the integrity decline of 
this once respectable outfit .

John K5MO

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