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I did not realize that the Braemar cabinets for my 16 & Phantom were different until I put them in the same room. Phantom is about 4"shorter


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Comment by Scott Seickel on September 23, 2019 at 8:05pm

This Philharmonic was being sold by Bruce from Waves in NYC.  I noticed that the power supply/amp was for a Phantom and let Bruce know.  He said he had no idea and the guy for whom he was holding it probably would not want it anymore.  He asked me what I would pay.  I offered him $900 and he agreed.  I ended up backing out.  The chrome was fair and I dislike the upscaled cabinet enough to walk away.  The Braemer looks decent with my Masterpiece, but not being huge.  It was also missing the grill center bar.  I have enough on my plate right now.  Anyway, the guy who was originally going to purchase it said that he would still take it and a buyer would probably never know that the PS/amp was wrong.    The purchaser was Estes Auctions, so expect to see it in an upcoming auction.  I was shocked how dishonest Estes was willing to be when they were notified of pieces that were wrong. 

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Comment by Y2K Bruce on September 23, 2019 at 5:43pm

A Philly-ized Braemer would be uber rare if a factory original. I have a Tasman in the larger Philly size and even though these were a free Christmas give a way one year only a handful of these Tasmans are known to exist. I hope someone took a photo of this Jumbo Braemer for documentation.

Comment by Scott Seickel on September 21, 2019 at 7:39am

To add to that list David, I just saw a Braemar that was scaled up for a philharmonic at the Kutztown radio show. 

Comment by David C. Poland on September 19, 2019 at 3:50pm

In addition, some cabinets originally sized for the AW-15 and AW-23 were upsized (taller, wider and/or deeper) when the much larger 30 tube Philharmonic receiver was introduced in 1937. 

Examples include: Warrington, Tasman, Waverly, Waverly Grande, Roslyn Grande, Laureate Grande as per  Scott price lists with cabinet dimensions.

Comment by Kent King on September 19, 2019 at 6:59am

Russ - many cabinets came in different sizes. I once had 3 Waverly cabinets sitting in a row, all different sizes. I can't say that I've noted any differences in the Braemar, but I can't say I'm surprised.


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