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October 01, 2008

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Paul

Another Sony 5900W on ebay. Item 280273207089.

jeffrey McMahon

I saw it. It scratches on the tuning dial. How easy is that to fix?

Brian (Scooby214)

I looked at purchasing a Top Boy, but it was gone before I got it. It's probably just as well, as it may have been the radio you purchased.

It's certainly a shame that the modern Grundigs, like the S350DL, do not have that legendary Grundig sound.

I've never heard the "legendary Grundig sound," but I've heard enough about it to believe that it really exists.

jeffrey McMahon

The legendary sound is subjective, but eBay is selling a Panasonic RF-888 and it has a very good, full sound on AM too.

Brian (Scooby214)

Full AM sound is hard to come by in a modern radio. If I do decide to purchase another portable radio, I may go the route of the 888.

I know that the Panasonic table radio has beautiful AM sound. 720 WGN Chicago sounds like a local station tonight, and it is about 800 miles away.

jeffrey McMahon

Yeah, I forgot: You have a vintage Panasonic performer. Those Pannys specialize in AM sound.

gerald j

jeff, regarding your question about removing scratches from the tuning dial, toothpaste and brush.it works wonders.ive also used brass cleaner, but with care. not too aggressive.

Carrie

Thanks, Gerald. I meant scratchy sound when you tune.

Mike W

Perhaps it's not possible to say how easily a scratchy tuner could be remedied without examining the particular unit, but there is a product called DeoxIT which often helps.

It comes in a spray tube and can be bought for $15 at Radio Shack, but is bundled with a related product :

http://www.radioshack.com/sm-deoxit-progold-twin-pack--pi-2104746.html

It silenced the volume potentiometer on my Satellit 800, which had been a little scratchy since I bought it in 2000, and also on my computer speakers.

Scratchy tuning could get trickier than scratchy volume because there are more moving parts.

jeffrey McMahon

Thanks, Mike. I'll assume it's the same spray for scratchy volume control as well.

Mike W

That's right, I mean DeoxIT for both. There's also a generic category called "contact cleaner" that I use, but DeoxIT is the one that works wonders sometimes.

jeffrey McMahon

Thanks. I'll need to get some for the volume control on my Sony 5500.

We're having a heat wave. No one can sleep. It's like the Bayou in California.

Tom Welch

The Grundig sat 700 was also manufactured in Portugal, not Germany.

Patsy Delph

I have a Grundid 860 for sale .Anyone interested?

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