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    Fake Chinese "tube amp" link ..


    Bob Latino

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    Fake Chinese "tube amp" link ..

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:19 am

    In 2008 one Chinese company came out with a "tube amp" for $299 USD that was in reality a SOLID STATE amp with a tube driver section. The tube driver section offered virtually no gain but was in the circuit. If you pulled a tube out, the amp wouldn't work. After the deception was found out, these amps were discounted to $99. Below is a link with photos that explains the story of this "tube amp".

    Fake Chinese tube amp


    Captain Coconut

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    Re: Fake Chinese "tube amp" link ..

    Post by Captain Coconut on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:38 am

    I hope this company isn't making condoms! Shocked


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    Re: Fake Chinese "tube amp" link ..

    Post by GP49 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:38 am

    What I really liked was Page Two of the linked article, where he describes the conversion of one of these amps that he bought for $30, into a genuine single-ended EL84 tube amplifier. Parts cost would have been several times as much, though.

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