eBay find: the “mythical” Sony CRF-V21

Image source: Universal Radio

Image source: Universal Radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Anil, who writes:

Here is a link to an Ebay auction for the mythical Sony CRF-V21. In all my years, I have never seen one for sale before and it might be interesting for some blog readers…

Click here to view on eBay.

Mythical is, indeed, the correct word for the Sony CRF-V21, Anil!

Check out our previous post that mentions the Sony CRF-V21.

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4 thoughts on “eBay find: the “mythical” Sony CRF-V21

  1. Mark Coady

    I remember when this receiver first came out and Sony Canada brought it to an ODXA convention in Scarborough, ON. The owners’ manual was in Japanese. I sat down at it and started to play with it and had it all figured out within 5 to 10 minutes. The engineers from Sony were amazed and figured they could write an English manual from just watching me.

  2. Dan Robinson

    No, actually these do come up on Ebay, perhaps once or twice a year. There was one a few months ago in virtually new condition, and which also had all of its aging capacitors replaced. So, this is definitely not in the ultra-rare category (in that category are the National HRO-600, one of which appeared in 2015, and the Squires Sanderes SS-IBS receiver, one of which appeared in December). We must remember that the V21s suffer from this issue of aging components which can be a huge problem unless you know how to replace the capacitors or know someone who can…

  3. Scott Gamble

    Holy cow. €2000 and it is not functioning!

    First one I have ever seen for sale. I remember seeing photos of that radio in my WRTH back in the days and dreaming of that wefax printer.


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