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 Post subject: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 4:17 am 
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These don't come available very often. Scott AW27 in the Waverly cabinet, 15" speaker and a pair of Q4 tweeters.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/atq ... 54805.html

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 4:22 am 
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Wonder if Norman is aware of it?

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 4:34 am 
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I bet Norman restored it!


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 4:54 am 
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I bet Norman did also!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 10:04 am 
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That's the first Scott AW-27 "Baby Quaranta" I've seen with non gold escutcheons.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 3:29 pm 
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Although I have rebuilt a couple AW-23 receivers for Merle, I did not rebuild this AW-27. This set was first purchased from a Craigslist ad near Atlanta in the summer of 2010 by Anthony Trease, a radio amateur and collector of communications receivers. The set was rebuilt by Anthony. I have reason to believe his electronic restoration work is good but I cannot speak to his workmanship (physical characteristics of work - solder joints, etc) because I have not seen it.

A little information on the AW-27:

The AW-27 was introduced early to mid-1937 after the first Quaranta receivers were built and consists of an AW-23 with an integral volume range expander. They were advertised until around the end of 1937 after the Philharmonic became the flagship offering of EH Scott Radio Laboratories. Not a lot were built. Today there are approximately twice as many 25-tube Zenith Stratospheres in collections as there are Scott AW-27s. My personal opinion is that the Scott AW-27 outperforms the Zenith Stratosphere on many counts but not because of the added volume range expander. The set being offered is the only set of which I am aware that has bronze finish escutcheons. They are original to the set.

The AW-27 is most commonly found in the Waverly console. One in a Rivinia Grande console sold at the Muchow auction for around $25,000. I purchased one in a Rivinia Grande console with a Presto record lathe for a little over $12,000 prior to 2008. Others have been found in the Warrington cabinet and one in a rare Warwick Grande console.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 9:16 pm 
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The same seller also has a nice AW23 with the tweeters for sale- both are also on the Seattle Craigslist site:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/atq/ ... 76021.html


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
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What was the asking price??
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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 8:52 pm 
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Brewmasterjoe wrote:
What was the asking price??
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I believe that the AW27 was $6500.00 and the AW23 was $4500.00.

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