Wonderful old Grundig 650

Wonderful old Grundig 650

Post by Burr Patterson, » Sun, 02 Jun 1996 04:00:00

     Sent my wonderful old 650 to the hospital yesterday, called the
doctor and talked about it and then shipped it.
     It has gone to Act in Long Beach, going to cost a little but it had
got to the point where it woudn't run right on 12vdc and the potts where
dirty. The shipping with UPS cost $20 for slow fright and $60 next day.
     For what it cost to repair the 650 I could buy another YB400 (I use
it in the motor home) the best thing about the 650 is the sound as a table
model
     I'l let everyone know how it works and what it cost. Grundig
recommemed Act.

With best wishes
for peace profound,

Burr

 
 
 

Wonderful old Grundig 650

Post by D. Brent Wils » Mon, 03 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>     Sent my wonderful old 650 to the hospital yesterday, called the
>doctor and talked about it and then shipped it.
>     It has gone to Act in Long Beach, going to cost a little but it had
>got to the point where it woudn't run right on 12vdc and the potts where
>dirty. The shipping with UPS cost $20 for slow fright and $60 next day.
>     For what it cost to repair the 650 I could buy another YB400 (I use
>it in the motor home) the best thing about the 650 is the sound as a table
>model
>     I'l let everyone know how it works and what it cost. Grundig
>recommemed Act.
>With best wishes
>for peace profound,
>Burr

Does anyone know where I can buy a nice 650?  Since Grundig stopped
making these, they seem to be almost impossible to find, although I
admit I haven't looked for one lately.  Any ideas on where to look?
How much to expect to pay?

Thanks for any info.

Brent Wilson

 
 
 

Wonderful old Grundig 650

Post by Mark Gluske » Mon, 03 Jun 1996 04:00:00


> Does anyone know where I can buy a nice 650?  Since Grundig stopped
> making these, they seem to be almost impossible to find, although I
> admit I haven't looked for one lately.  Any ideas on where to look?
> How much to expect to pay?

I have one for sale for $585, in excellent condition with owner's and
service manuals.  The 650 has a well deserved reputation for fabulous
audio quality and is one of the best sets for extended listening to
shortwave stations.

For those unfamiliar with the 650, it is a very large "portable" (approx
20" wide x 9" high x 8" deep), general coverage longwave through 30 MHz
with no gaps. It also receives 88-108 MHz FM.  A distinctive feature is
an automatic motorized preselector with its own analog dial scale, which
can be manually tweaked with a knob concentric with the main tuning
knob.  Other features include digital display, keypad tuning, station
memories, on/off timer, battery operation using 6 "D" cells.  It was
produced for around 6 years starting about 1986 and cost about $1000
when new.

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