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 Post subject: Sonora portable in Spain EUR 400
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:23 pm 
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Seems a very nice and rare machine. Not commonly seen.. But they have installed an Exhibition soundbox on it. Surely it carried a pot metal diaphragm that has dead.

The price seems high to me...

https://www.todocoleccion.net/radios-gr ... 152200322#

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 Post subject: Re: Sonora portable in Spain EUR 400
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:37 pm 
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You'll lose any advantage you might have had when playing electrically recorded records with the replacement Exhibition sound box, but with that very short horn--really it's just a pocket--it probably wouldn't make that much of a difference in terms of overall sound quality.

I realize that this type of portable may not come up for sale very often in Spain, but I think that 400-Euros ($450.00 USD) is WAY too much. From what I've tracked, lower end portables of this type, in the US market, normally sell for $50-$75, depending on condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Sonora portable in Spain EUR 400
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 pm 
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Yes. It's a provincial seller... Those usually charge surprisingly high price. A dealer from Barcelona or Madrid would have asked 100 eur or so...
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 Post subject: Re: Sonora portable in Spain EUR 400
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:58 pm 
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Inigo wrote:
Yes. It's a provincial seller... Those usually charge surprisingly high price. A dealer from Barcelona or Madrid would have asked 100 eur or so...


By the way, that's a Sonora No. 1 portable, original price $25.00, circa 1927:

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FROM: Sonora Phonographs by R.J. Wakeman,Page 89

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