I've been patiently waiting for the "right" cabinet, this one began life as an early FM GE phonograph, a optional cabinet of the same Radio now housing my 800b. Both with the full doors are difficult…Continue
As Norman said, this is an Export set (we have no idea about the name). See the Info Archive folder for full info on the Export. The SLRM has a very different dial face, but Scott had a lot of SLRM sets in production as the war came to an end…"
"Thanks for your comment Bob.... long story but I have 2 MP6 now with Giants. One with yet another in-house custom cabinet. Let me know your travel plans North, snow this AM !
Hi Dave, this chassis is original from the Navy yard, I'd call…"
I've been patiently waiting for the "right" cabinet, this one began life as an early FM GE phonograph, a optional cabinet of the same Radio now housing my 800b. Both with the full doors are difficult to source these days. Many discount this set as a boat anchor, I disagree wholeheartedly. The 16ohm Jensen array is an easy load and I can tell you plays easily 90dB plus loud, very clean tone, brilliant highs with excellent bass. What's special is the provenance. A friends dad removed this set…See More
Dave - I attended the auction and looked the early AW-23 Scott 5 knob radio over. No statement made of the working condition. I passed it up.
Sold for $750 plus 10% gallery fee plus 7 1/5% State tax - so pushing $890.
A lot of corroded chrome with some bubbling and pealing on the receiver and amp. Sovtec output tubes. The cabinet had been refinished with a rather flat finish which pretty well hid the beauty and depth of the fancy fiddle grain tropical Laurel veneers. Oil finish? The Richmond Designs repo Aztec speaker cloth (a darker 70% scale repo of the original gold cloth) has a bit of a green cast that, to me, did not compliment the blond cabinet.
I was not interested. Looked like more work that I was interested for result unsatisfactory to me. (I have an excellent example in that cabinet already.) Hope the buyer restores it, rather than parting it out, Properly restored electrically, a great sounding radio.