[AMRadio] You must see this.


Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Tue Jan 12 14:55:28 EST 2010


All I can say is WOW... That is the most unreal
buy ever.. If those are the ones manufactured in
the 90's they are worth a mint.. If they are the
original made in the 40's and 50's then that is
the right price... The owner Jeff has gone crazy
with transformers all of which are Peter Dahl...

Bob W1PE

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf
Of Rob Atkinson
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:33 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] You must see this.

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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