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

Fuqua, Bill L wlfuqu00 at uky.edu
Tue Jun 14 23:37:02 EDT 2011

   Not so strange. Don't like it, but not strange. 
20 or so years ago the electronic sales catalogs had to include DB-9 and DB-15 connectors. 
There were so many computer geeks calling DE-9 and DA-15 connectors DB-9 and DB-15 connectors they had
to list them incorrectly in their catalogs to maintain sales.  The second letter is the shell size. 
Bill wa4lav

From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net [boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of john [johnmb at nc.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:14 PM
To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: [Boatanchors] Antique Electronic Supply joins the dark side...

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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