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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?
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I bet Norman did also!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
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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?
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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?
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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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 Post subject: Re: Anybody need a Baby Quaranta?
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I'd like to add a little to Norm's comments here on the AW27. I believe this May a new AW27 was found, SN Z-634 in a Warrington cabinet. This new find brings the total up to 20 AW 27s found to date that are recorded in Kent Kings very detailed records. Many of King's Scott SNs come from radio collectors reporting them to him by posting their finds on his E.H. Scott Enthusiasts website.

Go to: http://ehscott.ning.com/forum/topics/found-aw-27

I had the radiostratosphere.com for over 10 years. It was a website dedicated to the Zenith 1000Z Stratosphere. I collected 14 new Stratosphere serial numbers of which 10 were 1000 Z serial numbers from my website over the years. These 1000Z SNs were merged just over a year ago with a much larger, older collection of 1000Z serial numbers. The new total for Stratosphere serial numbers is now 54 after merging the two serial number souces. This means there are 34 more 1000 Zs than AW 27s, nearly 3 times more. Only 350-1000z Stratosphere’s were produced according to the Zenith records. We do not know how many AW 27s produced but if we project off of 1000Zs produced and found to date, which is 15% found of the 350 produced, we can guess that around 100 AW 27s were produced, making the Scott AW 27 a very rare radio.

I own an AW27 in a Rivina Grande cabinet with a Garrard RC 1 turntable and a 1000 Z Stratosphere. I agree with Norm that the AW27 is a better performing radio over all than the 1000Z. I do prefer the sound of the 1000Z's two Jensen A-12s speakers, Jensen Q tweeter with the Stratosphere bass-boost circuit over the 15" Magnavox speaker and the two Jensen Q tweeters. The AW 27 is much more quitter, more sensitive across all bands and has less distortion.

The only known promotion piece for the AW 27 is a letter Norm owns where Scott makes reference to a radio that fits the description of the AW-27. The letter was written to a potential AW-23 customer trying to up selling the customer to an AW-27.

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