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

bcarling@cfl.rr.com bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Tue Jun 14 19:07:44 EDT 2011


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From: "Al Parker" <anchor at ec.rr.com>
To: "john" <johnmb at nc.rr.com>
Cc: <boatanchors at puck.nether.net>
Subject: [Boatanchors] Antique Electronic Supply joins the dark side...
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Ooooohhh - "Merchandising"  -- and to think, some people go to college to learn about writing that stuff!

Al, W8UT

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much
worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
Ratty, to Mole

On 6/14/2011 6:14 PM, john wrote:
> 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".
> Fascinating!
> 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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