Well, looky here....go away for a week or so and what do I come back to?!! This is certainly an interesting development. Good find, Jay!
David, I have a question for you. On the sony 7" tubes (07MS, 07MP, SD187, et al), Charlie at VDC informed me that Sony absolutely refuses to sell their internal gun hardware to any outside parties. Consequently, VDC uses a very similar gun that is close to the performance of the original Sony 07MS type, and pretty much mirror images the performance of the older SD-187 tubes. Problem is, due to tolerance differences, they just can't quite get that newer tube quality with their hardware. What have you done to address this issue? Do you use VDC's hardware, a different 3rd party, or do you possibly have better biz negotiators than VDC and are using the Sony gun?