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Elecraft is now taking orders for the KPA500

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Moleculo, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    Apr 14, 2002
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    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:
    Elecraft Product List


  2. eagle1911

    eagle1911 Active Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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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.
    #2 eagle1911, Apr 6, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  3. dd18

    dd18 Davo

    Dec 30, 2008
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    500w amplifier

    For that price it should be at least 1kw.

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