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Old 01-15-2015, 11:20 AM
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Greetings,

I'm sure this has been discussed, I just can't locate the thread. I now have three ARC pieces that all have different types of tubes. The units are relatively new and I only have between 300-2300 hours on some of the tubes. I know at some point, replacement will be needed and I'm sure tube failure will be inevitable.

I need suggestions on a tube tester that will handle all the different types of ARC tubes in my system. I feel this is a wise investment with the amount of tubes I now have in my system.

Your help is appreciated.

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Old 01-15-2015, 01:47 PM
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Scott... I use the MaxiMatcher, if you google it you'll find it.
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Scott.......You might find my MaxiMatcher 2 and MaxiPreamp 2 tube tester thread interesting.
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Is there any tester that I will be able to test all the different tubes on my MC275 in one "box" solution? The maximatcher I will need two different testers (amp and pre amp) and am about to pull the trigger but I wanted to check......

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Josh.......You may want to check out the Amplitrex AT1000 for a single box solution to a tube tester.








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Josh.......You may want to check out the Amplitrex AT1000 for a single box solution to a tube tester. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLOZIy95a88
Dan thanks for the tip!!!!!
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Dan,

What about this Orange VT-1000? Seems reasonably priced......

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What about this Orange VT-1000? Seems reasonably priced......
Hmmm........... that would work for my needs. Will have to dig out some additional info.

Have ask for a quote on the AT1000 as there is no info listed on their website.
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