[AMRadio] You must see this.


Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 13:33:04 EST 2010


Bob, I was referring to the tube Grommes.  Saw a nice looking one in
the flea at Dayton for around $90 and I stupidly took a pass, then
changed my mind about 10 minutes later but by then it had gone.  A
couple months later in the summer I saw another one at the Six Meter
Club/Antique Radio Club swapmeet in Wheaton IL near Chicago that was
around $80.  Now, these were fairly low powered, probably only 10 to
20 watts and mono.  A buddy of mine grabbed the one at the hamfest in
Wheaton.  I've been coveting it ever since hi hi.  Actually made a
casual offer to buy it (he hasn't used it for anything yet) not too
long ago.  No deal.  He knows it's a good one, and it is beautiful.
So, keep ur eyes open, they're out there.

Why do I want them?   I'm no audio guy.  I like the small tube amps to
boost the product detector audio to drive speakers and give that tube
boatanchor sound out the back of a solid state transceiver.   I'm
getting by perfectly well with old Heathkit 12 w. p.p. mono amps
though.  I can fill the house with 75 meter AM audio on a Saturday
afternoon if I want to.

73

Rob
K5UJ

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Bob Peters <rwpeters at swbell.net> wrote:
> Not these GROMMES Rob...These are there tube amps
> not the solid state ones... Check out their
> website... My company OEM's there Solid State
> amps...The $1500 is our cost from Grommes on the
> tube version ... He pays way too much for the iron
> but buys good stuff ...
>
> Bob W1PE
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf
> Of Rob Atkinson
> Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:19 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] You must see this.
>
> Bob,
>
> You can buy Grommes amps at hamfest flea markets
> for under $100,
> usually in the $60 to $80 range.
>
> If you find one, fix it up and give it to ur boss.
> A little job
> security perhaps.
>
> 73
>
> Rob
> K5UJ
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 8:04 AM, Bob Peters
> <rwpeters at swbell.net> wrote:
>> My GOD... I cannot understand what type of
> person
>> would spend this kind of money for an audio
> amp!!!
>> Hams complain about a $5k RF Amp or a $2000
>> broadcast transmitter. I know that people pay
>> it... My boss has a pair of Grommes Tube amps
> that
>> are in the $1500 area. They sound fantastic.
> These
>> are the same guys that are using vinyl records
> and
>> not CD's... I love clean audio but no way that
>> much  LOL
>>
>> Bob W1PE
>>
>>
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