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Old 04-06-2011, 10:08 AM
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Default Elecraft is now taking orders for the KPA500

4/6/2011 - Elecraft announced today that it is taking orders for the new KPA500, 500 watt auto-band switching amplifier is now shipping. It's available in kit form for $1999.95 or assembled form for $2399.95

Shipping will start on 4/15/2011 for the assembled unit and 5/15/2011 for the kit. You can place your order on Elecraft's website at:
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:33 AM
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Looks nice, but MAN that's pricey for a kit IMO.. 2 grand for 500W and I've still got to put it together? I'm a huge fan of DIY, and I enjoy it immensely, but usually one of the greatest parts about it is the money saved.. I get that you're saving on the cost of an assembled unit, but 2.5 grand for a fully functional 500W amp is still ridiculously high to me even with the auto band switching.. That's nothing but some relays and a microcontroller anyway.

Of course this is just my opinion.. Could be that the thing will give you head or cook you breakfast for all I know.

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For that price it should be at least 1kw.

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