Counterfeit & Fake Products
Counterfeit products sometimes surface here and there, apparently via thieves falsely using our name or logo. Contact us with your product serial number to determine its legitimacy as a genuine Milbert Amplifiers product. Authorities may offer reward for identifying thieves. If you've been victimized, let us know the details; we'll post here. Wouldn't it be nice to get your money back, possibly also get a reward, and help identify thieves who are unwilling to put their own name on what they sell to unsuspecting victims?
The following products are illegitimate fakes; we never produced them. Several people have contacted us for service, however, attesting to poor quality and no support. If you own one of these fake products then you have been swindled and you are in possession of an illegitimate copy while thieves are in possession of your money and your pride:
- M275 or M-275 (2x75 hybrid tube)
- BA 235
- BA 331
- TC-5r serial number H277098
"There is scarcely anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey." - John Ruskin
"The people who can play will continue to play, and the people who steal and copy will continue to be bad imitations and thieves." - Buddy Rich, drummer
"The cost of undetected counterfeits for electronic companies is upwards of $100 billion per year, and just faux semiconductors alone has cost the industry $10 billion." - Business Week, 9 March 2010; ECN Magazine, Sep 2011, p. 26
Known Missing or Stolen Products
Contact us if you would like products or information added to this list.
- California, 2006 — a BaM-235 car tube amplifier was stolen along with an expensive vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered, the amplifier was not. Please email any relevant information and we will forward it to the owner.
- In 1994, five BaM-230 amplifiers disappeared off a delivery truck in or around Dulles, Virginia. The freight carrier, DHL, may still offer reward for information and/or recovery. Contact us for details.