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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a couple of 12AX7/7025 tubes on ebay . I know from another post that these were rebranded tubes. Can someone look at the picture and see if they can identify the manufacturer? As you can see in the photo, They are printed horizontally with ARS Van Nuys Calif and 12ax7a/7025 in white lettering. On the side 12AX7A is printed vertically in red lettering. They have what look like short grey plates and a square getter with a flat raised dimple on the bottom of the getter.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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double rod w/circular getter? hard to see
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It has a double rod with a square getter.
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Looks like they may be chinese made.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Definitely Chinese. I hope you didn't pay premium for those things.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That tin cross rod/shielding on the side makes it look chinese or russian. But, I thought ARS went out of business in the 70's?? That would be prior to the chinese and russian market. Dont recall any chinese square getters..
Curious...I will look around later today...just out of curiosity.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The only ARS tubes that I've seen recently, were of Chinese origin.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 01:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I only paid $10.00 plus $4 for shipping so it's not too bad. I was under the impression that ARS was not
in business any more as well, so I thought they might be older tubes. Oh well. Live and learn.

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I only paid $10.00 plus $4 for shipping so it's not too bad. I was under the impression that ARS was not
in business any more as well, so I thought they might be older tubes. Oh well. Live and learn.

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Chinese Beijing.

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ARS electronics is still doing business in Van Nuys, California, with the unfortunate URL of arselectronics.com.
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ahh..all bets off...then..yep..Chinese

I had some Amperex ARS EL84 that were great..
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Well, according to that link they sell for around $16-$19 apiece, so I guess I didn't do too bad. I will try them out and see how they sound.
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Well, according to that link they sell for around $16-$19 apiece, so I guess I didn't do too bad. I will try them out and see how they sound.

That much money for a Chinese 12AX7 is absurd.
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