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Friday, 31 May 2013

For Sale - Atlas A1/207 240 Volt 1000 Watt TrueFocus projector lamp - £14.99

The Atlas A1/207 240 Volt 1000 Watt lamp is an A Class projection lamp, its specifications are as follows:

Ansi or Equivalent Number -  N/A
Volts - 220-240 V
Watts - 1000 W
Base - G17q
Light Centre Length - N/A
Nominal Length - 118 mm
Nominal Diameter - 39 mm
Light Output - 36 Lumens
Average Life - 25 Hours

Atlas A1/207 240 Volt 1000 Watt TrueFocus Projector Lamp
Atlas A1/207 240 Volt 1000 Watt TrueFocus Projector Lamp

Given the relatively short life of this type of lamp it would be prudent to keep a spare or two on the shelf. Current stocks are very low for the A1/17 lamp, you will find these listed on-line from £30-60, but get one here whilst stocks last for just £14.99.

Delivery within the UK is £3.99, I can send to Europe and Worldwide too; but please ask for a quote first, as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Items will be sent in a foam padded box to ensure safe delivery intact.



Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sold - Osram A1/17 8 Volt 50 Watt projector lamp - £8.99

The Osram A1/17 lamp is an A Class projection lamp, now only available without original packaging, its specifications are as follows:

Ansi or Equivalent Number -  CXR/CXL/13120C
Volts - 8 V
Watts - 50 W
Base - P30s
Light Centre Length - 47.0mm ± 0.5 mm
Nominal Length - 96 mm
Nominal Diameter - 33 mm
Light Output - 36 Lumens
Average Life - 25 Hours

Osram A1/17 8 Volt 50 Watt Projector Lamp
Osram A1/17 8 Volt 50 Watt Projector Lamp - OMG they killed Kenny?

Given the relatively short life of this type of lamp it would be prudent to keep a spare or two on the shelf. Current stocks are very low for the A1/17 lamp,  prices for these vary on-line anywhere from £18-34. Either way get one now, whilst stocks last, for just £8.99.

UK postage & packaging costs just £2, Europe and the USA around £4.50 for regular air mail. Items will be sent in a foam padded box to ensure safe delivery.



UPDATE:

17-12-13 - All Remaining Stock Sold Out


Monday, 27 May 2013

Obsolete Lamps - Introduction

Following on from the last selection of vintage valves on offer, I am now moving on to listing a selection of obsolete lamps. They will mostly be for projection purposes in; 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film projectors and 35mm slide projectors. There is likely to be the odd photographic lamp thrown in for good measure too.
Fortunately I have my trusty "Guide to lamps" handbook at my side, so should be able to give information about the operating voltage, current, power, average lamp life, lamp holder type and physical dimensions.
If you have any queries please add a comment or use the contact form to send me a message.


Friday, 24 May 2013

Time Out - Projecting an immersive experience

If you have wondered just what you can achieve with a few carefully aligned projectors and a lot of IT know how, this interesting article from the BBC "Click" program might give you a few ideas! See the video here
Made at the ARC Festival 2013, held at Eastville Park in Bristol it shows some of the stunning 360° "Digital Skyscapes"made inside dome tents.
From outdoor music festivals and planetariums to your own front room, projector technology is being used to create immersive experiences.

Projector technology - being used to create immersive experiences.



Monday, 20 May 2013

Sold - Mullard EF95 Vintage Valves - £3.99

On offer is a single new old stock Mullard EF95 valve. This is what The National Valve Museum has to say about the EF95...
The EF95 is a low noise RF voltage amplifying pentode, designed to operate at VHF. Mullard introduced the valve in 1952 as a direct equivalent to the American 6AK5.
The quoted noise factor at 180 MHz is 3.5.
See 6AK5 for more details. See also M8100 for the special quality version.
The thin glass tube envelope is 17 mm in diameter and excluding the B7G base pins measures 36 mm tall.
Vintage Valves - Mullard EF95
Vintage Valves - Mullard EF95

So why go for old tubes?
Old tubes were made so well that they last much longer than current production tubes. Preamp tubes have been known to last around 30 years, or around 20,000 hours. That's practically a lifetime for a tube amp.
In most cases, vintage tubes sound better than their modern counterparts. The quality in manufacture of these tubes has a large effect on the sound, particularly in preamp valves. You really have to try some vintage tubes instead of modern production ones to experience just how better they sound, they make your amp come to life. The more gain your amp uses the less noticeable this effect may be, as in some high gain amps, transistors or diodes are used to get more gain instead of tubes, so the tubes will be less important.
Get them while you can - since these tubes are obviously no longer being made, once they're gone they're gone - and prices are always going up.
Perfect for vintage valve guitar amplifiers and radio restoration. If you have any questions, just ask.


Updates:

02/11/13 - Last Remaining Stock Sold Out 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Sold - Mullard PCL86 Vintage Valves - £3.99

On offer is a single new old stock Mullard PCL86 valve. Priced at just £5 to clear. This is what The National Valve Museum has to say about the PCL86...

This PCL86 was made in the UK by Mullard and was designed for the audio stage of a television receiver and offered a quality output.
In 1961 Mullard developed a combination of an ECC83 triode and an EL84 output pentode in a single envelope and this was the ECL86. The PCL86 was the series heater chain version of that work.
The separate triode section would provide the first audio amplification, and the output pentode would drive the loudspeaker. The PCL86 as a single ended audio amplifier would have a cathode resistor of 125 Ohms and an anode load of 5,100 Ohms and under these conditions would produce an output power of 4.1 Watts at a distortion of 10%.
The thin glass tube envelope is 20 mm in diameter and, excluding the B9A base pins, is 70 mm tall.
Vintage Valves - Mullard PCL86
Vintage Valves - Mullard PCL86

So why go for old tubes?

Old tubes were made so well that they last much longer than current production tubes. Preamp tubes have been known to last around 30 years, or around 20,000 hours. That's practically a lifetime for a tube amp.

In most cases, vintage tubes sound better than their modern counterparts. The quality in manufacture of these tubes has a large effect on the sound, particularly in preamp valves. You really have to try some vintage tubes instead of modern production ones to experience just how better they sound, they make your amp come to life. The more gain your amp uses the less noticeable this effect may be, as in some high gain amps, transistors or diodes are used to get more gain instead of tubes, so the tubes will be less important.

Get them while you can - since these tubes are obviously no longer being made, once they're gone they're gone - and prices are always going up.
Priced at just £3.99 to clear, it is perfect for vintage valve guitar amplifiers and radio restoration. If you have any questions, just ask.

Delivery within the UK is £3.99, I can send to Europe and Worldwide too; but please ask for a quote first, as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Items will be sent in a foam padded box to ensure safe delivery intact.


Updates:

03/01/16 - Now Sold Out

Thursday, 16 May 2013

For Sale - Mullard UC92 Vintage Valves - £3.99

On offer is a single new old stock Mullard UC92 valve. Priced at just £5 to clear. This is what The National Valve Museum has to say about the UC92...
The UC92 is a triode that is designed for oscillator or mixer use in AM/FM broadcast receivers. The UC92 is directly heated and for its intended use hum pick-up is not an issue. The anode cavity has a front to back dimension of less than 2 mm. The 8.5 mA anode rating was designed for low noise amplification at the expense of increased dissipation. The thin glass tube envelope is 18 mm in diameter, and excluding the B7G base pins is 45 mm tall.


 Vintage Valves - Mullard UC92
 Vintage Valves - Mullard UC92

So why go for old tubes?

Old tubes were made so well that they last much longer than current production tubes. Preamp tubes have been known to last around 30 years, or around 20,000 hours. That's practically a lifetime for a tube amp.

In most cases, vintage tubes sound better than their modern counterparts. The quality in manufacture of these tubes has a large effect on the sound, particularly in preamp valves. You really have to try some vintage tubes instead of modern production ones to experience just how better they sound, they make your amp come to life. The more gain your amp uses the less noticeable this effect may be, as in some high gain amps, transistors or diodes are used to get more gain instead of tubes, so the tubes will be less important.

Get them while you can - since these tubes are obviously no longer being made, once they're gone they're gone - and prices are always going up.
Priced at just £3.99 to clear it is perfect for vintage valve guitar amplifiers and radio restoration. If you have any questions, just ask.

Delivery within the UK is £3.99, I can send to Europe and Worldwide too; but please ask for a quote first, as rates vary greatly between countries and are prone to rapid price fluctuations. Items will be sent in a foam padded box to ensure safe delivery intact.




Updates:

01/01/17 - Just 2 left in stock

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Introduction - A Journey of a 1000 miles

Lao Tzu the Chinese philosopher and founding father of Taoism is reputed to have said "A journey of a 1000 miles begins with but a single step". Meaning that no matter however difficult the task, it begins with an easy action, you just have to get things started.

So to kick off this new site I will be listing a few left over thermionic valves, yes thermionic valves which are also known as vacuum tubes. Not exactly cutting edge audio visual technology, but they still have their uses in the audio world, especially for some hi-fi audiophiles, musicians and retro radio lovers.

I just hope that Lao Tzu was right, most of my journeys of 1000 miles began with a leaky tyre and a broken fan belt.