Originally Posted by draganm
I bet the seller would offer a special deal for the good guys on this forum, like free shipping or maybe a free set of upper/lower mounting plates
That would be an ok deal for someone who already has a 8500 with good tubes and wanted to convert to LC
that's being kind of picky don't you think, a new green tube and red c-element is all that set really needs to throw an excellent pic.
You can get a complete set of brand new 8" Marquee tubes from Terry F. For $1000., they are bare and ready to be glued into those LC housings. A set of new 9" tubes from VDC was around $3K last time I checked. So unless my math is really off, to go 9500Lc over 8500LC is 3 times as much money.
IN this one example yes You are right I was remembering when you bought complete set's of tubes with the lc housings on . The the 9500lc set was cheaper than the 8500lc set then .
But you are using low res 180dmb 8" bare tubes and comparing them to what vdc wants for new 9" tubes .
But With terry blowing this LAST set out and your set of housings you would be able to get an 8500LC with 180 DMB tubes . for 1500 bucks . providing you have an 8500 already.... inmo more of a sideways move .
If I was going to re tube an 8500 I would put in p16 tubes over 180dmb.
If you bought some used 9" 9 to9+ tubes from terry for around 1700 ,not 3000.
Sorry Charlez .... find any elements yet