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#1 baddboybill

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

So there was a topic just recently about Telefunken Studio 1's. Well I got to thinking about rare and hard to get boxes like the Telefunken that don't come up for sale to often :hmmm: at least here in the US. I thought this may be a great post to find out who has the rare boomers :-D I will start off with the ones I have that I believe to be rare. Then you guys can also post up yours with pics. Then we can see what the rarest of these vintage boxes are :angelic: I have the....
1. Telefunken Studio 1
2. Technics SA -C07
3. Fisher PH480
4. Fisher PH492
There are a few more I consider to be rare, at least here in the states :yes:
5. Crown CSC850
6. Crown CSC950
7. Sanyo M9998K

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#2 blu_fuz

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

I'll get my pics....


Dynasty HT-959 "Wheely"
Lasonic TRC-951
Lasonic CDX-931
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#3 k2j

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

I don't have many boxes, but these are among IMO my rarer boxes

This one kills me...its a sears 2199. You'd think there would be literally TONS of these I mean its Sears? I haven't seen one yet on the bay.

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And perhaps the crown, although I've seen a few sold

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

I would´t consider the Crowns or the Hifi Studio 1 as rare, at least in Germany. It´s more difficult here to get a Conion or a Lasonic.

But I think this one is pretty rare here and there:

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It´s an Adyson 4121 and it sounds pretty good too. :stereo:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:29 AM

I think Sanyo big Ben is very rare...only seen 1 on eBay recently..also my custom bolt box.. Posted Image Posted Image

#6 baddboybill

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

I would´t consider the Crowns or the Hifi Studio 1 as rare, at least in Germany. It´s more difficult here to get a Conion or a Lasonic.


:agree: here in US Lasonics are a dime a dozen, but I have only seen one Telefunken on eBay in over a year, come to think of it crown has only come up a couple times too :yes:

#7 skippy1969

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

I would say these boxes are the rarest ones I have.
Sharp QT19R.
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Aiwa TPR300A from Germany, I've never seen another in the U.S.
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Sanyo M9500. I've seen two in my life and I've owned both of them.
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National RX-5700. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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National / Panasonic RX-F20.
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#8 JustCruisin

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

BadboyBill, where did you get your Fisher 492? I want one!!! :w00t:
All you guys have a Crown 950, I never thought they were rare.. because I have one too! :-D
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I know quite a few guys in the UK have a one, but I guess my Sharp GF-9000 could be a lil rare...?
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#9 baddboybill

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

BadboyBill, where did you get your Fisher 492? I want one!!! :w00t:
All you guys have a Crown 950, I never thought they were rare.. because I have one too! :-D
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I got the 492 from member Tha Fuzz :thumbsup:
Well I say the Crowns are somewhat rare because they don't show up on eBay in states very often :hmmm: I have seen maybe a handful of them in the last couple years. I just got my 850 from Max in Germany and its a 220v only box :yes:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

These are my rarest boxes... I consider these rarer than others I have due to how hard they are to find here in the UK
Also, checkout the Crown 950 with green top section AND power button with extra function switch on the left, I have never seen one of these before anywhere.

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#11 bklyn sound

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

hey would you guys.. consider a unit to be rare if it were in the original box and have all papers...even though the radios are not that rare? :-D

#12 mmcodomino

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

Probably my three rarest boxes would be:

SK909 - I have seen a few of those for sale but not very often after all.
RX7200 - I believe these were only made for the domestic Japanese market so I doubt there are more than 10 around in Germany
CONION CityBoy - The only one in silver I ever saw in my whole life. :-O

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#13 Zippy

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Hard to tell what's rare. I got four and a half Hifi Studio's for example :lol: But they ain't rare at all over here.
Same with the CSC-950, they are on ebay Germany all the time, I never got one though.

My Crown CSC-350 and my Pioneer SK-909 should count as rare (anywhere). Conion C-126? Or Toshiba WX-1?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

got lots --back later :-) :-) :-)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

My Crown CSC-350 and my Pioneer SK-909 should count as rare (anywhere). Conion C-126? Or Toshiba WX-1?


My C-126 is probably rare, just because it's rebranded as SHOGUN..
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

My Superscope (Marantz) CRS-3504 is very rare. I have not seen anywhere for sell except the one from hifitom before about 2 years.
Also, I can not find any more details on the internet about this unit.
It is very heavy for its size

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

My Clairtone 7979 is pretty rare in the USA.
I only know of two other members who have one.
Only ever seen one other than mine come up on epay.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

My Clairtone 7979 is pretty rare in the USA.
I only know of two other members who have one.
Only ever seen one other than mine come up on epay.
I bid and lost that one. [ Image ]


Lovely unit!

#19 hemiguy2006

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

Thanks Dave

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

That Clairtone is sweet

I guess my rarest ones are:
Grundig Party Center 2000
Williamsons Enviro Sound
Sony CFS-F5S
A few Sencors
Aiwa CS770-AH
Toshiba RT8890S
Sharp GF-305ST
Crown 980

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

http://boomboxery.co...90/sn850056.jpg


The ultimate hotness :drool:

Analog AND LED meters on a mini :-O

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hey Skippy...That RX-F20 you have, does it have a line in/line out RCA jacks, and a built-in transformer? That looks nice! I also love that RX-5700! When and where did you get that one?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

got lots --back later :-) :-) :-)


Dammit, Bill, now you've done it... :nonono: :-P :lol:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

My Clairtone 7979 is pretty rare in the USA.
I only know of two other members who have one.
Only ever seen one other than mine come up on epay.
I bid and lost that one. [ Image ]


Thats awesome!! :drool: :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

tosh 40
crown 945
sanyo 7830
sanyo 7880
vinix :thumbsup:
sharp 787
ITT touring 120
delmon :-D :-O ..
lasonic 909
grundig rr3000
philips red roller
aiwa 980
sony cs7

quite a few more ;-)

thanks for asking :-P :lol: :-D :lol: :lol: :breakdance: :drool:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

aiwa 980

dibs

delmon :-D :-O ..

double dibs

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Hmm I'll go through mine today and post some pix.. but where does 'rare' stop? Is a DiscoLite rare?
I could say a lot of my radios are rare in .au just because they've been imported from the u.s or .jp.
Lasonics are ULTRA rare here, for example.

So are we talking rare based on your locality or rare based on what you see on Boomboxery?

Setttling this will sve me a lot of work!



Rock On.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

:-D :-D
Hitachi TRK8600RM -2 of our members own it other than me
Pioneer SK750
Panasonic RX5350
Panasonic RX7200
panasonic RX7000
Panasonic RX5700
Korean version of the C-100F
JVCRC550 Rare?
SONY CF85S ZILBAP Rare?
Sharp GF9696F Rare?
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#29 baddboybill

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Hmm I'll go through mine today and post some pix.. but where does 'rare' stop? Is a DiscoLite rare?
I could say a lot of my radios are rare in .au just because they've been imported from the u.s or .jp.
Lasonics are ULTRA rare here, for example.

So are we talking rare based on your locality or rare based on what you see on Boomboxery?

Setttling this will sve me a lot of work!



Rock On.


Well I guess rare for locality :yes: for example... We already know Lasonics are not rare in the states but they are rare everywhere else. Same like Telefunken seems to be popular in Germany but less so here in the states. But when I look on EBay and Craigslist the boxes I own that don't seem to ever show up hardly are the ones I chose ;-)

And for as long as I've been collecting and searching, over three years...the Technics model Is one I have never seen before... That is before Scott showed it to me :thumbsup: But what I'd really like to know are the ones that are so rare on this Earth :-O That's why I'm asking for everyone to try and participate to rule out so we can really know the rarest :thumbsup:

Pictures are very helpful :-D

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

I would have to go with my Gold C-100's...not sure many people have one :no: :-D