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I've got a day's worth of cabling to do. I'll be back later. Here's a pic for you to all fight over. :playful:

 

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Output jack tester?
Audible signal confirms jack is good?
 

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I know what it really is but I need to know how it compares to a transistor radio in audio quality.
 

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I know what it really is but I need to know how it compares to a transistor radio in audio quality.
Yeah I figured it out after post #2, too, but didn't want to spoil the fun.
Audio quality?
This is for collectible and oddball appeal.
I'd be surprised if audio quality is even a consideration.
But given the likely construction I suspect yes it's equal to the finest transistor radios Japan had to offer in 1965.
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Jeez, the least you could have done was wipe the dust from the disintegrating foam speaker grille off of it!
 

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Jeez, the least you could have done was wipe the dust from the disintegrating foam speaker grille off of it!
Given that every one I saw on the net didn't even have the foam anymore, I think the dust may be the only thing holding it together.
In fact I bet the little black flecks all over it are actually particles of foam decay.
Kinda like radioactivity.
Eventually it'll all just disappear.
 
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I’m thinking a guitar would be louder without that thing plugged into it.
 

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I bet the input leads to a tiny cassette player with Record and Pause pushed in.
 

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I knew y'all would get close to the truth. That image is a photoshop! Here's the original for comparison. I was honestly thrilled to find one in the condition that it was in! And yes - a detailed review is pending. :encouragement:

 

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Grot That is the only one I’ve seen like that. Might you have a higher-res pic?
 

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Grot That is the only one I’ve seen like that. Might you have a higher-res pic?
Probably, I'll try to remember to email it to you from home tonight.

In thinking about, I couldn't swear it came from the factory that way!
 

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I can't imagine that thing sounds fantastic, but what gets me is what it's like actually trying to play a guitar with that thing hanging off of it.
 

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I can't imagine that thing sounds fantastic, but what gets me is what it's like actually trying to play a guitar with that thing hanging off of it.
A truly elegant design, to be sure.

 

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Looks like there were multiple revisions, some I had seen have toggle switches without the two screws.

Here's actually a picture I just found:




That's the mother of them: Aria Pro II "Loco Boy" LA-40, also in two versions with toggle and slider switch:





Ralf
 
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