|Years ago, Lafayette Radio Electronics was one of the big 3 electronic catalog companies (Allied, Lafayette and Radio Shack). They had an excellent line of test equipment kits though not as extensive as Allied's Knight Kits. However my first VTVM was a Lafayette and a few years later, my first CB Radio. Come to think of it my first FM receiver in my first individual component stereo system was also a Lafayette. Most of my early EICO test equipment (before I became a staunch B&K and Sencore user) was purchased through the Lafayette catalog. Lafayette even franchised stores ala Radio Shack for a while. One of our local wholesalers doubled as a Lafayette outlet.|
As you might expect, LRE tubes were usually lower priced imports like you'd get from any consumer oriented sales outlet rather than first line tubes as sold by professional wholesalers. The 2 year warranty was a sales gimmick, just like Radio Shack's gold clad pins. -Added nothing to performance, but made the untrained think they were getting something.
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