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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
PostPosted: Jun Sun 10, 2018 2:32 pm 
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I don't really dream about any radios. I have a decent amount even though I have sold off many over the last 7 or 8 years.
I think for me certain sets are keepers and others you can part with, so it kinda becomes a revolving door.
For sheer looks, I would take a Zenith 16A63. And yes, I would take one over a Z1000 as I think the 16A63 is better looking. For performance, well, it is just AM radio afterall.... :roll:


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I also would love to have a Sparton BlueBird, and a 558 four dial sled.

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I was lucky enough to find my dream radio, an all original, near mint, working Federal 61. Next would be the AK breadboards I don't yet have.

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This one is mine #1 right now. Automatic Tom Thumb


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Hallicrafters Skyrider Diversity DD-1. Top of my list for sure:

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Great info on its history, design, restoration and images of more DD-1s here: http://www.radioblvd.com/DiversityDD1.html

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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Here's a radio I have been seeking for years-I'm not sure that it even exists-the factory built Daven Bass Note:


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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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RadioKev64 wrote:
Here's a radio I have been seeking for years-I'm not sure that it even exists-the factory built Daven Bass Note:


Well, it uses Marco (Martin-Copeland) widow dial assemblies of that helps. Maybe replicating it.

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Pointer dial Philharmonic in Laureate Grande cabinet
Zenith 1000z.

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RCA 811T
Stromberg Carlson 240H

Communications Receivers:

RCA AR-60
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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
PostPosted: Jun Tue 12, 2018 2:32 am 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Tim Mullen wrote:
As far as radios, the Scott with the ziggurat cabinet wouldn't get kicked out of bed.

Let me just say I completely agree with you on that!

But I can't put that one on my dream list because, if the planets align, it's being delivered this week... 8)

(I hope I'm not jinxing it.)

Nice!!!! How's the chrome? In my mind there are two radios in that category, the MS VI and the Scott. I've had the prior for some time now, and thus occasionally my eye wanders and I think about trading for the latter. :) Ah, would probably regret it if I did. But really, of the two I think the Scott is more flash (gordon).


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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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My dream radio for as long as I have been collecting was never really a radio. I had always wanted and now own a GE Bandy Advertising Doll! I love GE Radios too! I have gotten most of what I have wanted over the years but one I still hope to someday be able to buy and afford either A Zenith 10 S 452 1940 or a Zenith 9 S 244 1937 both chairsides in restored condition as I can't do it myself. They are few and far inbetween instate and pretty spendy when they do pop up! But hey, I wait decades for my GE Bandy, a wait for the right chairside will come too!! Happy dreaming and hoping everyone!!

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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I don't really have a "dream" radio as such, I've been collecting over
48 years, I have a lot of radios. I would like to have a AK model 12 breadboard,
but I'd never pay the going price for one. The one thing I do look out for
are more Clough-Brengle transmitters to go with the four I have now.
I'm always on the lookout for more unusual tube for my tube collection.

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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I have halted adding radios to my collection but I suppose I would always make some exceptions. ;-)
I have always admired this radio as my favorite Crosley. Have never seen one in person although I believe someone here on the forum has one.
It is the Crosley RFL-75, which comes as a plain front and also with this engraved front panel.
Best photo I could find was on this website - https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/124801-crosley-rfl-75

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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Well I'd like to have a Saba 400 or 410. There is one 410 for sale now, but with 2xELL80 output, I'm hesitating. I'd like more a 9T model. And any robo-dial big Zenith console.

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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Like so many others, I have a big pile of unrestored stuff, so have scaled back on collecting more. Besides that, I am running out of places to put them!

Since I started taking apart old radios at age 4, my "bucket list" radios were mostly sets from my childhood. I have always had a liking for the more complex and higher end sets, and have two big consoles with high tube counts; a Midwest X-18, and a Philco 38-116, both under restoration. The same thing goes for ham gear; although it is solid state, I'm keeping my eyes out for a restorable Heathkit HW-5400.

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Well I'd like to have a Saba 400 or 410. There is one 410 for sale now, but with 2xELL80 output, I'm hesitating. I'd like more a 9T model.

Why the hesitation vis-a-vis the ELL80s - price or functionality? I have a Continental 410US that I restored. While not for the novice or uninformed, it was a fairly straight forward albeit time consuming restoration. Without a doubt, especially with the Saba FM Stereo Decoder fully operational, it is one of my very best sounding and performing radio/receivers!

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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Tim Mullen wrote:
Nice!!!! How's the chrome? In my mind there are two radios in that category, the MS VI and the Scott. I've had the prior for some time now, and thus occasionally my eye wanders and I think about trading for the latter. :) Ah, would probably regret it if I did. But really, of the two I think the Scott is more flash (gordon).

It was delivered today, my first time seeing it in person.

The chrome is really excellent. I have to give it a 9.5/10. Almost perfect everywhere. I posted this pic plus a couple more in Finds & Losses.

I guess this one is a "dream come true" for me. :D

-Rodney

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 Post subject: Re: What are your dream radios?
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Drop. Dead. GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on snaring that beauty.

(It does look like it was designed by Dr. Zarkhov. Check inside, will you?)


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radioterry wrote:
alexandru_sorin wrote:
Well I'd like to have a Saba 400 or 410. There is one 410 for sale now, but with 2xELL80 output, I'm hesitating. I'd like more a 9T model.

Why the hesitation vis-a-vis the ELL80s - price or functionality? I have a Continental 410US that I restored. While not for the novice or uninformed, it was a fairly straight forward albeit time consuming restoration. Without a doubt, especially with the Saba FM Stereo Decoder fully operational, it is one of my very best sounding and performing radio/receivers!

GL,

Terry


It's more about the availability and the price for the ELL80. Very rare and expensive tube. Plus the radio it's about 650$ unrestored.

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What a beauty, Rodney! Congratulations!


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Dream radio? Anything with this dial on it.

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