Imagine a tube tester that is smart and knows all about thousands
Imagine a tube tester that is programmable.
don't have to imagine. A unique marriage between modern computer
technology and a fantastic Hickok built tube tester from days gone by
in an instrument unmatched in the industry. It is everything you
have ever wanted in a tube tester and more.
is a lot of information here. Please feel free to kick back, stay
a while, take it all in, and ask questions!
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OVERVIEW: This is a custom built
device that wires into the Hickok or Western Electric Cardmatic Tube
Testers (any Cardmatic model except the 121/123). If you are not
with the Cardmatic testers, click here.
They are designed and built very well, and since they contain rock
steady programmable power supplies they provide an ideal platform for
with a comprehensive tube database, the device controls the tester just
a card would. Except, now that it is under computer control, all
kinds of possibilities open up. The tester itself is not modified
in any way, a wiring harness simply connects to the same points the
connects to. If you already have a Cardmatic tester, you can ship
it to us and we will return it to you refurbished, wired, and ready to
use with your computer.
Here are some of the highlights:
Very easy to use,
and it is by far the fastest way to test tubes on the planet!
Turns your tester
into an exquisitely sensitive curve tracer. Print
curve charts with just one keystroke.
Your tester is
completely refurbished (except for the card
the wiring harness is installed. Saves hundreds on future repairs.
No cards needed --
even the calibration cards and the instruction cards are programmed into the
The database contains the equivalent of 3,924 Cardmatic cards.
The Bitmatic was a godsend for
our business.....a rugged, reliable unit, with an incredibly easy to
use ergonomic computer interface, which not only has an incredibly
extensive built in library of tubes, but the ability to customize tests
(and parameters), and add additional tube types, by the end user
themselves. Well done Phil ! Not sure how we did it
before...but like the introduction of E-Mail and the FAX machine before
it, the Bitmatic has become an indispensable tool for our tube
business. Moreover, the customer service in support of it
(software updates, etc...) is first rate.
Over the last year and a half,
Phil's tube tester has become an integral part of our daily
operation. As we guarantee the performance and reliability of
every tube we install in our clients' equipment, we have to be
confident in the test results of each unit. Phils' tester is the center
piece of our Quality Assurance process.
tube tester has speeded up our tube testing and it tests an amazing range of tubes. We had to
keep several tube testers around to test different tubes. Now they have
become standby units. The support has been great.
You have done the industry a
definite service with your unit.
Your tube testing should become THE standard. I think that anyone that has any quantity of
tubes to test should order one
or they are nuts.
Signal Systems Industries, Inc.
"Don't let that clown get a hold of a Tek 570."
One year warranty on materials and workmanship. Any
repairs made to your tester are extra. Allow 4 to 12 weeks for
delivery. Please do not send your tester without prior authorization.