Headphone Tube Amps - The hunt for all 300B TUBE AMPS
May 18, 2023 at 2:35 AM Post #2,417 of 2,647
Those elrogs are really 3900 euro .... Jesus. They know how to set a price. That's for sure.
 
May 18, 2023 at 5:00 AM Post #2,419 of 2,647
Those elrogs are really 3900 euro .... Jesus. They know how to set a price. That's for sure.
Thatight be for four of them...

Are you requesting pricing directly from Thomas at Elrog?
 
May 18, 2023 at 5:22 AM Post #2,420 of 2,647
Those elrogs are really 3900 euro .... Jesus. They know how to set a price. That's for sure.
Are you talking about a quad of ER300-MO?
Or where did you get that price from?
 
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May 18, 2023 at 7:16 AM Post #2,424 of 2,647

300B price gouging is getting ridiculous, for both amplifiers and tubes. For that price, that money would be better spent commissioning a custom amplifier with better transformers, which will have a greater impact on the sound. And transformer don't have a finite lifespan.
 
May 18, 2023 at 8:05 AM Post #2,425 of 2,647
300B price gouging is getting ridiculous, for both amplifiers and tubes. For that price, that money would be better spent commissioning a custom amplifier with better transformers, which will have a greater impact on the sound. And transformer don't have a finite lifespan.
Yea I agree. I would comisson a 2a3 and 45 amp for that price and have lots of different flavours instead.
 
May 18, 2023 at 8:25 AM Post #2,426 of 2,647
Over 4 grand U.S. for a pair of tubes? Is that a typo?
It is the TM version so not sure. (Built with unobtanium :) )

The ER300B-Mo are 2,520 euro so that is the confusion.
Might as well go for original WE 300Bs for the price of the TM300B .
 
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May 18, 2023 at 9:39 AM Post #2,427 of 2,647
Over 4 grand U.S. for a pair of tubes? Is that a typo?
It is the TM version so not sure. (Built with unobtanium :) )

The ER300B-Mo are 2,520 euro so that is the confusion.
Might as well go for original WE 300Bs for the price of the TM300B .

The TM801A cost €2,550 a pair. I can't see how the material cost is significantly different, so the difference is the 300B is more popular than it's ever been in the last 20 years.

I know others don't see it this way since they are not into DIY necessarily, but here's how I look at it: I have a transformer order pending from Intact Audio. For $4,000, I am getting a pair of 2W output transformers, two pairs of 20mA gapped interstage transformers, a pair of 30mA gapped 1:1 line output transformers, and a set of four LCR chokes. That's eight transformers and four chokes, all permalloy cores wound by one of the most talented transformer makers in the world. Or one pair of tubes.
 
May 18, 2023 at 9:52 AM Post #2,428 of 2,647
Over 4 grand U.S. for a pair of tubes? Is that a typo?
It is the TM version so not sure. (Built with unobtanium :) )

The ER300B-Mo are 2,520 euro so that is the confusion.
Might as well go for original WE 300Bs for the price of the TM300B .
In the US you will not pay the 19% tax so it is less than 4$K, closer to $3K.
If the WE are what you are looking for in a 300B and they have the sound you may prefer, save some money and snag those. I really ike the Elrog ER and MO and wanted the version Thomas liked best.
I would never buy a power cord or pair of IC's for $3-4K but others might.
We all have our priorities and where we want to spend our money
 
May 18, 2023 at 9:58 AM Post #2,429 of 2,647
The TM801A cost €2,550 a pair. I can't see how the material cost is significantly different, so the difference is the 300B is more popular than it's ever been in the last 20 years.

I know others don't see it this way since they are not into DIY necessarily, but here's how I look at it: I have a transformer order pending from Intact Audio. For $4,000, I am getting a pair of 2W output transformers, two pairs of 20mA gapped interstage transformers, a pair of 30mA gapped 1:1 line output transformers, and a set of four LCR chokes. That's eight transformers and four chokes, all permalloy cores wound by one of the most talented transformer makers in the world. Or one pair of tubes.
You are an experienced amp builder and these transformers and chokes are what you may choose to build X component. I do not build amps so these would be nice pieces of some of the best iron on the planet and of no value to me.
 
May 18, 2023 at 10:06 AM Post #2,430 of 2,647
You are an experienced amp builder and these transformers and chokes are what you may choose to build X component. I do not build amps so these would be nice pieces of some of the best iron on the planet and of no value to me.

I understand that, but a custom amplifier maker could use these components. $4,000 goes a long way.
 

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