I Will Not Buy Valve Equipment Because
Vacuum Tubes Wear Out
by James Leahy
|I have heard
this illogical statement time and time again from confused customers
who believe for some unknown reason that their equipment should
never need servicing after the day they buy it for all of eternity.
This, as the more educated amongst us will realize is pure voodoo
logic. When I ask them if they drive a car they say, "Of course".
This then begs the question, have they not thought about how many
consumables a motor vehicle uses?
Petrol, oil, tires, brake pads and
the list goes on. However the same people who put down valve
components for needing tube replacement at periodic intervals have
no problem with the servicing of other mechanical or electrical
devices they use everyday. I do not understand this reasoning.
should not be the single most determining factor in your purchasing
decision. It is the sound quality that should govern your decision
not insignificant details like these.
never wanted to service their equipment there would not be any
turntables, with belts and cartridges needing replacement. No CD
players either with Laser Mechanism needing replacement. Servicing
your equipment is a fact of life so I suggest you get used to it.