The new 2019 WE 300b redesign. Has anyone auditioned them yet?

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ketcham

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Greetings,

I had contacted WE in May for a large acquisition of tubes and this lead into a 90 min pleasant discussion.  The tubes have some new innovations and I am encouraged by the conversation.  They anticipated shipping firsts tubes mid June.  I am curious if anyone auditioned or own them have any insight to their quality. 

My personal insight to date, Kron is the best value to sound character.  However, this is only my subjective impression and obviously with inherent limits.

I would love feedback on these tubes.  Anyone?

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Do you mind inform us the innovations?

ketcham

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The conversation was in May.  Since I am unable to post what I remember with accuracy I prefer to remain silent to prevent misinformation. 

They have reason to guarantee the tubes for 5 years.  There will be US dealers and no manufacturer stipulated price fixation. 

audio.bill

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Heard that they missed their latest target date to ship by June and are still in the production stage working out details. Unfortunately they keep making promises which they continue to break. Their integrated amp was planned to launch at $7,500 and is now targeted for $12,500 but of course it's all just talk until the 300B tubes are actually produced and released for sale.

ketcham

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Interesting. $7500 was the price I was quoted in May. 

I remain on the sidelines until people have them and approve.  They are offered at rare NOS pricing.

krustykat

As of Dec 2019, has anyone heard or seen the new WE 300b from the Rosville plant?  Its about a year since they started taking preorders, and they stopped taking the preorders in July.  I was very interested to buy, but now the long wait has me very skeptical.

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I no more received news letter.

krustykat

I found an update on their Facebook page, looks like they are still progressing. https://www.facebook.com/pg/WesternElectric/posts/