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1962 Motorola SP29 Three channel "Portable"
« #30 : March 30, 2021, 08:14:28 AM »
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1962 Motorola SP29 Three channel "Portable"
« #31 : April 01, 2021, 11:57:38 AM »
Yes, there were consoles for way less $ than that portable!
I just picked off the curb a small lightweight GE console, so light I could pick it up myself, truly cheap & cheesy, lots of thin particle board, and with a teeny tiny tube amp consisting of 2 x 6AQ5, 1 x 12ax7, and 1 x 6ca4, mounted on a small pcb with 2 little kid-record-player-sized open frame opt xfmrs. The amp couldn't weigh 4-5 lbs.  Looked up the model # and the whole thing cost all of $129 in 1964. Of course even that was decent money then, you could still get a car for $1700.
Happy Motoring! from Roger in NY