I stand corrected...metasonix wrote:Sorry to dredge up this thread but I had to comment.HideawayStudio wrote:To my utter amazement the 2D21 tube is still in manufacture to this day!...
http://uk.farnell.com/richardson-electr ... 0000004637
The 2D21 IS NOT "in manufacture" and has not been made since the late 1980s. Please believe me. Richardson is notorious for making any claim to get business. Also, that price is an outrage, which is also typical with Richardson. I guarantee any 2D21s they sell are merely relabeled New Old Stock. Because NOS 2D21s are still quite commonplace and easy to purchase, you do not have to pay that price. I would suggest buying them on eBay rather than from Farnell, where they usually sell for less than $5 apiece.
I thought it seemed too good to be true! - it does appear they are selling NOS parts which is highly unusual for Farnell (FEC).