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From: "phillip holmes" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:16 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] AM radio...Re: [ARSCLIST] NAB vs. DIN recordings
> Most modern AM radios are horrible. They have way too much roll off and
> cause listener fatigue (because of the phase anomalies, in my opinion).
> Those classic tubed consoles from the 30's-50's are SO MUCH better. One
> of these days I'm going to find a HH Scott to listen to sports and the
> local R&B/soul station. >
Don't you mean an E.H. Scott? HH was the later manufacturer of hi-fi and
I have an E.H. Scott 800-B, dated 1946 (when it cost $1,600, which was
about $4-500 more than a new Chevrolet sedan!). 24 tubes, solid mahogany
(veneered with MORE mahogany!) cabinet, both chassis chrome-plated...
25-watt output into a coaxial speaker, with a 15" main driver. It's now
in storage in Milwaukee...but when I had it in Toronto I could bring in
WGN (Chicago) at high noon...!
Mr. Scott left the firm shortly after the 800-B was designed...the company
and "goodwill" were later sold to a maker of ordinary radios, which "died"
in a couple of years as TV pretty well ended the "luxury radio" business
and household radios all became 5 (sometimes 6) tube AC/DC "All American
Specials"...mostly AM-only until stereo FM gave buyers a reason to listen
to that band...!
Steven C. Barr