There is a new brand in the tube market: Linlai Translated means “The Beauty of Music”, as heard from BTB Elektronik Vertriebs GmbH based in Fürth, which has recently added the Chinese manufacturer’s electron tubes to its own product portfolio – and is now distributing them across the EU.
The aim of Linlai is not to serve “mass production within the niche”, but to accentuate the Boutique tube amplifier area to put. “Such goals cannot be achieved with large quantities, but only through selected tube types, a good team, a high level of quality awareness with functioning quality control and high-quality raw materials,” says Michael Kaim, the boss and owner of BTB Elektronik.
The captain of the new tube brand Linlai is Mr. Li, who – according to the press release – was able to gain experience with electron tubes for military technology in the Chinese navy at a young age and after leaving the company for several years at the large Chinese tube manufacturer Shuguang, where he was responsible took over for production.
At Linlai there are currently tube types such as 300B (from 327.90 euros / pair), 845 (from 149.80 euros / pair), 211 (from 137.90 euros) and 274B (from 44.80 euros / piece) in production. Pentodes such as EL34, 6550, KT88, KT120 and KT150 are also planned for the future, the EL34 is currently being developed and should be available shortly. Small-signal double triodes such as ECC83 or 12AX7 or ECC82 are already at the start.
As an EU distributor, BTB Elektronik not only supplies end customers, but also specialist dealers and dealer colleagues – inquiries are welcome!
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