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Post subject: stockpile CRTs!
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:58 am
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005
7:13 am Posts: 5 Location: the Netherlands
I have an idea for a smart guy that has some spare room in
his basement or wherever: stockpile CRTs!
earth, you should ask. CRTs are outphased by flatscreens
in both TV and monitor applications, so why bother?
OK, you will have to wait for some time, but after a
while I predict that the same will happen for TV that has
happened for audio: a revival of the tube.
search the net for audio+tube and you will find
'audiophiles' that prefer the warm sound of tubes. They
are prepared to pay top-dollar (or euro) for pre-second WW
triode tubes to build their special amps. There is also a
side market for capacitors and transformers. Believe it or
not, they pay hunderds of dollars for output-transformers
wound with silver wire. And they claim that they can hear
the diference! They prefer old RCA-tubes over Russian and
It might be wise to complete your
stock with linetransformers, high tension components and
deflectioncoils. Within a few years these components will
be on the market for almost nothing
Within in a few
decades you can expect 'tube videophiles' to emerge, that
build their own TV-sets completely with tubes. They will
claim better, more natural pictures with better color
quality etc.etc. You can encourage this trend by writing
some serious looking nonsense about is on the net by
This is the moment to come out with your
basement New Old Stock (NOS) CRTs and become a rich man!
I regret not to have a large basement ....
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:25 pm
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003
11:47 am Posts: 118 Location: Santa Barbara,
I have a number of them that you can have to start your
collection for FREE provided you pay for the
transportation costs to your location.
Let me know...
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