[Boatanchors] Any Opinions? Amplitrex AT 1000
w_b_morton at hotmail.com
Tue May 13 23:20:40 EDT 2014
I have a slim chance to get one at a reasonable price. My plan, assuming I buy the thing, is to check it out, test a few tubes and then possibly sell it to finance other adventures.
Pros: Many positive opinions out there, based on a web search. Evidently built well, can be programmed to add new tube data, can be used as stand-alone or with a PC to plot curves.
Cons: Expensive. PC software needs Microsoft Windows 98, Vista, XP, or 7 - what about 8/8.1 or, say, Ubuntu? The discussion at this site gives me pause: http://www.jacmusic.com/Tube-testers/Amplitrex/
I already have TV-7 A/U, Hickok 605A, Triplett 3444, Heathkit TT-1. All good testers in their own right. Do I really need an Amplitrex? Or is this feeling akin to a photographer wanting a Leica M3 - a known classic with a high standard of performance that provides a bit of cachet, swagger, elan, ego boost?
Please let me know your opinions as I would like to make an informed decision. I plan to meet with the seller on Friday.
Thank you all in advance.
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